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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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Pronk! returns, with a new tune

Horn Section
If you're walking in Fox Point October 8 and you hear hundreds of horns blasting, don't be alarmed.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 03, 2012

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They call the state Rogue’s Island. Here’s why!

Local color
Time flies when you're in college. So before you disappear, here's a cheat sheet of Rhode Island tales that you probably didn't hear on your campus tour.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  September 26, 2012



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Nico Muhly, wunderkind, comes home

High Note
It would be nearly impossible to summarize everything Nico Muhly has accomplished since graduating high school in Providence in 1999 — though, certainly, plenty have tried.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  September 26, 2012

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Where to find the real Rhode Island

Hit the road
It was the first semester of my freshman year and I had passed out in a bathroom in my friend's dorm.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  September 26, 2012

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Preppies and mozzarella sticks: polo comes to URI

Sport
It's a beautiful day for polo at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. The sky is clear. The sun is bright. The grass is green and fragrant.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  September 19, 2012

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‘Uncle Jimmy’ and Miss USA do Cranston

Pageantry
"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.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  September 13, 2012

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RISD carves up history’s silent witnesses

Wood Shop
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.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  September 05, 2012



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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.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  August 29, 2012

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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.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  August 22, 2012

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The local cagefighting scene takes off

Combat
"You cannot eye poke. You cannot gouge. You cannot strike to the groin. You cannot knee to the head of a downed opponent."
By: PHILIP EIL  |  August 08, 2012

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Images of a highway departed

Picture Show.
There's a lot of talk these days about the 40-acre footprint in the center of Providence left by the old Route 195.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  August 01, 2012

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Fiction for the digital age

Letters
Matthew Derby and Max Winter will have some explaining to do before their reading at the Dirt Palace August 9.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  August 01, 2012


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