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In the woods with the Rhode Island Men’s Gathering

Beat the Drum
In the 1950s, President Dwight Eisenhower occasionally traveled to the backwoods of Rhode Island to hunt and fish on the sprawling property of oil tycoon W. Alton Jones.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  February 20, 2013

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At Rhode Island College: ‘Bee School’

Buzz
Honeybees have sex in mid-air, Betty Mencucci tells her audience in a Rhode Island College lecture hall.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  February 06, 2013

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Gordon Fox’s Motown moment

Music Dept.
If there are partisan grumblings at the Rhode Island School of Designs's Fleet Library amid Speaker of the House Gordon Fox's "History of Motown" lecture, they're drowned out by the music.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  February 06, 2013

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Smokestacks and stereopticons: 19th-century Providence in 3D

History Dept.
Forty strangers walk into a bar, turn off the lights, and put on 3D glasses. It's not the build-up to a bawdy punch line; it's the Tuesday evening scene inside the Roots Cultural Center on Westminster Street.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  January 30, 2013

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Paul Geremia joins the Rhode island Music Hall of Fame

Blue Notes
"I've played in almost every state in this country," says Paul Geremia.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  January 23, 2013

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Digital Rhode Island: Vital links and apps for your tablet and phone

Vital links and apps for your tablet and phone
The streets overflow with slush. The sun goes down shortly after lunch.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  January 23, 2013



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Rhode Island's poet laureate on the work verse can do

Q&A
When Governor Lincoln Chafee appointed Rick Benjamin to a five-year term as Rhode Island State Poet last week, he said Benjamin was already an "unofficial" state poet. He had a point.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  January 16, 2013

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A Providence designer steps onto the Runway

Fashionisto
"I worked as a sugar cookie decorator," Joseph Aaron Segal says.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  January 16, 2013

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Last tango in Pawtucket

Dance Dept.
"This is an end of an era for Providence Tango," Robin Pfahning says.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  January 07, 2013

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At the Arcade, micro-living

Real Estate
Once upon a time, Providence's Westminster Arcade represented a novel idea: an indoor shopping mall where customers could find a variety of merchants under one roof.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  December 26, 2012

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Donuts from the sky

Baked Goods
Just after 6:30 on Tuesday evening, a metal bucket tied to a white rope descends from a third floor window at AS220's 115 Empire Street artist residences.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  December 19, 2012



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This winter, discover sex and revolution at Rhode Island's libraries

Hit the stacks
There is plenty to do outdoors during a New England winter: skiing, skating, snowboarding, ice-yachting. I just don't do any of it.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  December 05, 2012

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Everything you need is on Westminster Street

Heart of the city
I guarantee you nothing in here is in the mall," Amy Vitale says.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  December 05, 2012

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GZA explores the universe

Sounds of Science
In the mid-1970s, Gary Grice and his cousin Robert — ages 11 and 8, respectively — traveled for hours by ferry, train, and bus from Staten Island to the Bronx.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  December 05, 2012

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Sketching anarchy

Graphic Design
"THEY SURVEIL. WE HACK." "THEY BOMB. WE FEED." "THEY EVICT. WE SHELTER." "THEY FUCK SHIT UP. WE FIX SHIT UP."
By: PHILIP EIL  |  November 14, 2012

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Providence becomes a new crossroads for the thriller

Thrilltown
There is a scene in Jon Land's forthcoming thriller novel Strong Rain Falling — set for release next summer — where Caitlin Strong finally arrives in her author's hometown: Providence, Rhode Island.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  November 07, 2012



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Brain suckers and walls that shake at the RI Horror Film Festival

Thrills Dept.
A Canadian short film called Attack of the Brain Sucker . A Kuwaiti screen adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass .
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 24, 2012

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At the gallerie Nomad, Lovecraft comes home

Art Department
"All right, our next one we have is called 'Nyarlathotep,'" Janis Cimerol says. It is Sunday night, October 7, and Cimerol's broodingly psychedelic band, Hemlok, is playing a special gig before heading on a European tour.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 17, 2012

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Breaking a 330-year-old code

Cryptography
Last Saturday morning, a small crowd gathered inside the entrance to Brown University's John Carter Brown Library.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 18, 2012

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In Killer Show, Rhode Island gets its Perry Mason moment

The Station Fire
We already know the story. On an icy night in 2003, a half-forgotten band in a half-forgotten club in a half-forgotten town ignited fireworks to kick off its set of 1980s nostalgia rock.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 10, 2012

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Going once, going twice . . . mayor for sale

Auction House
The bidding for Mayor Angel Taveras starts at $500.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 03, 2012


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