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Review: Iron Works Tavern

Fittingly hearty fare (and much more)
They damn well better serve steaks at the Iron Works Tavern.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 29, 2012


Courthouse dusts off Nunsense

Old habits
Nuns, the ones dressed to look like they belong to some Antarctic bird-worshiping cult, are still considered cute.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 15, 2012


Review: The ROI

Comfort food for kings and commoners
Anyone who liked DownCity Diner when Paul Shire opened it in 1990 or Oak when the chef was in charge there will love his newest restaurant, the ROI.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 15, 2012


Brown/Trinity Rep MFA’s revolutionary Tango

Old World order
A totalitarian regime can persist for many reasons: widespread timidity, complacency, political expediency, fear, and so on.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 08, 2012


The mind is the battleground in the Gamm’s 1984

Reality check
"War Is Peace" and "Freedom Is Slavery" were government slogans in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four , his dystopian fever dream.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 02, 2012


2nd Story’s uproarious Sister act

Divine comedy
Pity the poor nun. The hours are terrible, she's the butt of penguin jokes, and most people have gotten their impression of her from old movies.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 02, 2012


Review: Lim’s

A welcome addition to Thai restaurant ranks
Another Thai restaurant in Providence? Well, since Lim's has solid offerings that can stand up to comparisons, maybe they have a shot.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 02, 2012


Trinity’s Boeing-Boeing

Come fly with me . . . and me and me
Oh, what a tangled web they weave.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 24, 2012


Review: Cuban Revolution

Viva la ropa vieja!
As restaurant themes go, there must be some odder than that of Cuban Revolution.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 18, 2012


Joseph and the Dreamcoat at the Courthouse

Redemption songs
Bible stories can be interesting whether you hear them at church or elsewhere.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 03, 2012


The play’s the thing in PC’s Poor Murderer

I is another
Political allegories, whether between book covers or on stage, can be swampy complexities because their authors usually want to get into the weeds of specificities.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 03, 2012


More musings on death at Trinity Rep

Alone together
Death can be easiest for the dead themselves, who don't have to deal with the emotional aftermath, after all.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 27, 2012


Mixed Magic’s Moby Dick: Then and Now

A whale of a metaphor
Herman Melville's epic and innovative novel Moby-Dick , the linchpin of 19th- and 20th-century American literature, is quite the ambitious model for imitation.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 27, 2012


Review: SoHo

Funky and chic in Narragansett
When you walk in to SoHo, an elaborate panorama of Manhattan skyscrapers catches your eye above the bar.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 27, 2012


The Addams Family get altogether ooky at PPAC

A ghoulish love story
Musical comedies can sometimes be cartoonish, but rarely are they drawn from actual cartoons.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 21, 2012


Trinity’s moving Mourners’ Bench

Life after death
You die, you're dead and buried. But if you survive a loved one's death, or anticipate soon having to, you shamble about wounded.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 21, 2012


The Gamm’s boom is a matter of life and death

The end (or the beginning?)
If the end of the world were coming, how would you spend the time?
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 14, 2012


2nd Story’s riveting August: Osage County

Truth and consequences
Considering that the play begins and ends with depressing quotes by T.S. Eliot, Tracy Letts's August: Osage County is remarkably fun-filled.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 14, 2012


Review: Mario’s Risto/Bar

Excellent dining in Knightsville
We don't usually think of Mario's when we're passing through Knightsville.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 07, 2012


Trinity Rep’s dysfunctional Sparrow Grass

Emotional wreckage
In "Three by Three in Rep," Trinity Repertory Company is taking on an especially ambitious project, cycling three world premieres in a demonstration of the juggling act that used to be common in this country and still is in Europe.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 07, 2012


Review: Persimmon

Perfection, earthbound and rarefied
As national press has informed us in recent years, Rhode Island has certainly, and deservedly, earned a reputation as one of the prime culinary hotspots in the country, so it has plenty of fine restaurants vying for of top honors.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 28, 2012

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