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‘Uncle Jimmy’ and Miss USA do Cranston
"We've had a few people pass out. We've had a few people jump off the front of the stage because the lights are so bright . . . We've had a few wardrobe malfunctions," Jim Donovan says.
| September 13, 2012
RISD carves up history’s silent witnesses
Dale Broholm was touring the Civil War battlefields at Gettysburg a few years ago when his friend, a former historian with the National Parks Service, described a landscape project that involved clearing trees.
| September 05, 2012
Patrick Conley’s fiery turn as historian laureate
Man About Town
Patrick Conley stands in a hallway lined with framed New York Times and Providence Journal articles about his campaign to lure high-end businesses to Providence's industrial waterfront.
| August 29, 2012
StumpChair takes to the streets
Arts and Crafts
StumpChair — the street-art superhero who whimsically glues the tops of wooden chairs to tree stumps — won't tell me his real name.
| August 22, 2012
The local cagefighting scene takes off
"You cannot eye poke. You cannot gouge. You cannot strike to the groin. You cannot knee to the head of a downed opponent."
| August 08, 2012
Images of a highway departed
There's a lot of talk these days about the 40-acre footprint in the center of Providence left by the old Route 195.
| August 01, 2012
Fiction for the digital age
Matthew Derby and Max Winter will have some explaining to do before their reading at the Dirt Palace August 9.
| August 01, 2012
Summer Sizzle comes to Foster
"They come wearing "My Barn, My Rules" T-shirts and cowboy boots.
| July 25, 2012
At Providence Provision, lentil soup and clever ideas
"How many of you like plants?" Kate Venturini shouts. "Fruits and berries?"
| July 18, 2012
With soda under siege, Yacht Club
If soda were a person, it would need a publicist. Those sweet, sugary bubbles — once the image of wholesome Americana — have lately been blamed for rotting teeth, obesity, even teenage aggression.
| June 20, 2012
Mothers News tackles cheesecake and Left-Handers Day
This Just In
"No offense, but you guys are no competition," Jacob Berendes tells me.
| June 06, 2012
In DeSilva’s mystery Cliff Walk, fact and fiction blur
There is a moment in Bruce DeSilva's new book, Cliff Walk , when the novel's hero — a wisecracking, coffee-swilling investigative reporter named Liam Mulligan — flops on his mattress to read a book by former Tampa Tribune reporter Ace Atkins. "Crime novels were his parachute out of the newspaper business," Mulligan says. "If only I had that kind of talent."
| May 30, 2012
A spoon-bending mentalist takes on the Gaspee affair
Plaques and parades are nice, but the real story of the HMS Gaspee — the British customs schooner looted and burned off the coast of Rhode Island in the run-up to the Revolutionary War — is not rated "G."
| May 23, 2012
OBEY THE GIANT debuts
A black Lincoln Town Car drives through the darkened streets of Providence.
| May 16, 2012
When the hipster label hurts
Don't call it a "cool church," pastor Andrew Mook says.
| May 09, 2012
The launch of PVD Pudding Pops
Valeria Khislavsky woke up in the middle of the night last summer with an idea: she was going to sell pudding. It was a mysterious vision, she says. She didn't have any particular attachment to pudding as a child; she isn't obsessed with pudding pop pitchman Bill Cosby. But it was, in a way, perfectly logical.
| May 15, 2012
Are Rhode Islanders finally ready to recognize Providence-born H.P. Lovecraft's legacy as a horror writing hero?
Brett Rutherford was walking down College Street on an overcast day in the late 1990s when a car with Oregon license plates pulled up next to him.
| April 25, 2012
Concert tickets: how the public got scalped
As the founder of jambands.com, the author of The Phishing Manual: Compendium to the Music of Phish (1996), and an editor of Relix magazine, Dean Budnick knows how live music works.
| April 18, 2012
Coffee with Brown University’s Puzzlemaster
In September of 2010, the New York Times published a week's worth of crossword puzzles created by Brown University students
| April 11, 2012
ULTRA takes in the Pauly D Project
It was just after 10:30 at the ULTRA nightclub in Providence last Thursday night and general manager Garry Williams was sitting in the office, watching one of the club's former bouncers, "Big Jerry" Gialanella, on television say, "You got the fog goin'. You got the music bumpin'. The lights are strobin'."
| April 04, 2012
Meditations on 'My Friend Dahmer'
It's possible that you already know how the cartoonist, Derf Backderf's, latest graphic novel ends.
| March 21, 2012
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| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
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| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
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