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Will the 3D printer make Santa's sleigh obsolete?

Child's Play
When Wayne Losey was introduced at last week’s holiday-themed Providence Geeks gathering at AS220, co-host Jack Templin described him as “an action figure god.”
By: PHILIP EIL  |  December 18, 2013

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The Season: Local literature

Food, history, addiction, and a kid who can fly
The past year has brought a bumper crop of books from the little speck of earth we call “Rhode Island."
By: PHILIP EIL  |  December 11, 2013

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The Season: A Pauly D Christmas

Ho, ho, yeah, buddy!
We don’t present the following list of Pauly D merchandise because we think you should buy any of it.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  December 11, 2013

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News that you need

Can ecoRI News sustain its efforts to be a vital environmental watchdog?
When was the last time you saw a news organization share the details of its finances with the world?
By: PHILIP EIL  |  December 06, 2013

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7800 cookies in one room. Any questions?

Grazing
There are two ways we can set the stage for the RI Food Fights “Spectacular Cookie Smackdown” happening Sunday, December 8, in Providence.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  December 05, 2013

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35: What does it mean to be 35?

Five Rhode Islanders muse on their lives, three-and-a-half decades down the road
By the time you hit age 35, you can legally vote, drink, enlist, star in a porn, rent a car, and run for president.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  November 20, 2013



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35: 2048: An Ocean State odyssey

Some big ideas -- and wishful thinking -- for Rhode Island 35 years from now
When we reached out to various local thinkers about what 2048 means to them, they came back to us with fully-formed treatises, roadmaps, laundry lists for change and, in the case of Matthew Derby, a strikingly vivid image of futuristic Pawtucket.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  November 20, 2013

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35: The paper of record

35 sentences for 35 years
“Do you have the worst job at thePhoenix?"
By: PHILIP EIL  |  November 21, 2013

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At a 'Latino mayors' conference, a prof speaks truth to pols

Campaign Notebook
There were no major surprises when Angel Taveras delivered the keynote address last week at the “Latino Mayors: Politics and Policy in the City” conference at Brown University’s Taubman Center for Public Policy.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  November 20, 2013

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The pros — but mostly cons — of surveillance

Future Shock
Amie Stepanovich isn’t shy about describing the stakes of her work.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  November 13, 2013

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Veterans every day

Six military members reflect on life before and after war
“Did you kill anyone?”
By: PHILIP EIL  |  November 06, 2013



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Girls Rock! plugs into a new reality

Disparities
Girls Rock! Rhode Island director Hilary Jones swore that she wasn’t picking on Rolling Stone when she took to the TEDx Providence stage at RISD in May.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  November 06, 2013

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All eyes on Gina

The embattled general treasurer talks pensions and politics — and answers her critics
Life after " Raimondomania."
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 30, 2013

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In Kingston, a tour of Rhode Island's 'Shadow City'

Art Dept.
Ian Cozzens prints are as complex and captivating a love letter to this city as you’ll encounter.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 31, 2013

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The good fight

Reflections on the 100th anniversary of Rhode Island's NAACP branch
On November 5, 1913, the President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s New York branch stepped to the podium of Beneficent Congregational Church in Providence.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 25, 2013

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Dracula's Rhode Island lineage

Dept. of the Undead
When Dracula author Bram Stoker died in April of 1912, he left a number of papers and notes to his wife. Among them was a February, 1896 New York World article headlined, “VAMPIRES IN NEW ENGLAND, Dead Bodies Dug Up and Their Hearts Burned to Prevent Disease.”
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 23, 2013



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What's the big idea?

From Andera to Ximedica, Providence has startup fever
Before we dive into a discussion how, someday, you and I — and an untold number of other Rhode Islanders — may work for a startup company, perhaps it’s helpful to explore exactly what the word “startup” means.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 16, 2013

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From custom Ts to a mobile soup kitchen

A closer look at six companies
A closer look at six companies
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 16, 2013

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Newspapers are a great bargain — until they're gone

As The ProJo Turns
Longtime Providence Journal writer Mark Patinkin went out of his way in last Sunday’s column, “Penny for Penny, A Newspaper Is the Best Bargain Going,” to describe the editorial hierarchy at 75 Fountain Street.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 16, 2013

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Gunning for votes


The Rhode Island Republican Party wants you to know that political groups often raffle off gift baskets containing alcohol. This much was abundantly clear last Sunday, October 6, in interviews that took place at separate times and places throughout the day at the South County Rod & Gun Club in West Greenwich.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 10, 2013

Anatomy of a scandal

Crowd-sourcing the news trail
From a local tweet to The New York Times' editorial page . . .
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 09, 2013


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