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Matt Jerzyk goes to City Hall
From activist to insider
Not long after helping David Cicilline win election as mayor of Providence nearly a decade ago, Matt Jerzyk, then a ponytailed activist and budding political operative, made a decision that has come to define his place in the rough-and-tumble world of local politics.
| April 18, 2012
Here's the essence of Rhode Island
The nifty fifty
Long after you've left the state in search of greener pastures and cheaper taxes, there will come a time when you have to explain to a child, lover, friend, or therapist why you chose to attend school in Rhode Island.
| January 24, 2012
Gaming: the next level
Providence will be the center of the video game universe this weekend when it hosts Major League gaming's national chamionships
Remember the days when being a video game champion meant having the high score on Pac-Man at your local arcade?
| November 16, 2011
We the People don't like Washington
If you can't quite figure out where Brian Crowley and his buddies stand on the issues, neither can they. All they know is that they love America, the First Amendment, and public access television.
| September 07, 2011
The Old Timer’s Tap, once a dealmaker’s den, looks for a buyer
Tucked away in the most forgotten neighborhood in Providence, a little piece of the city's colorful political history sits on its last legs.
| August 17, 2011
How a Rembrandt wound up on a pig farm
The next time you're bored on a Friday night and considering a caper at the RISD Museum, Anthony Amore wants you to consider this: you're more likely to make a few bucks begging the high school crowd on Thayer Street.
| August 10, 2011
Don’t fear the sphere: The tao of wiffleball
The Sporting Life I
If you're the type of person that spent your youth perfecting that Nomahh Garciaparra batting ritual, or you still find yourself bragging about the wicked riser you used to throw in your backyard, then head to Slater Park this weekend and show your stuff.
| August 03, 2011
Tales of the Providence Ghost Tour
You know what you get when you're a 375-year-old New England city where many homes are known more for their past occupants than their current ones? Ghosts. Lots of ghosts.
| July 13, 2011
First step for the freak fest
The three key components to any successful underground music concert are good bands, cheap booze, and a sketchy venue whose identity is a semi-well-kept secret.
| June 29, 2011
Bringing the noise at Brown
Remember when you were just a little tyke and you considered banging Lincoln Logs on the heads of Gobots music to your ears?
| May 12, 2011
Obama's medical marijuana crackdown
Rhode Island's medical marijuana community took another hit this week — only this time it didn't result in any healing.
| May 04, 2011
After 'Black Friday,' a local poker player's lament
Know When To Hold 'Em
If you think the only thing on television these days other than those silly P90X infomercials is poker, then you're probably on to something.
| April 27, 2011
Of King Midas and ancient beer
The next time you're chugging that seemingly endless cup of stale Keystone Light following a losing game of beer pong, Patrick McGovern wants you to think of it as a liquid time capsule.
| March 16, 2011
The Renegade Wrestling Alliance vs. the Town of Cumberland
In his career as a backyard wrestler, Anthony “T-Phoenix” DiIorio has faced challenges from cults, masked men, and a scoundrel named Dirt Deville. Now the 29-year-old squares off with a villain that made the Iron Sheik look cuddly: the town of Cumberland.
| February 23, 2011
The Renegade Wrestling Alliance goes Raw
For most boys growing up, professional wrestling, with its salacious storylines and otherworldly characters (who could forget the Ugandan Giant, Kamala?) serves as a rite of passage into adulthood. Most grow out of it, but not Anthony DiIorio.
| February 02, 2011
A guide to the real Rhode Island
From A to Z
Why don't you do yourself a favor and make a belated New Year's resolution to actually enjoy the quirky city you'll call home for the next four, five, six years? To help, we've put together an A-Z survival guide complete with everything you need to know (and plenty you don't) about Lil Rhody.
| January 27, 2011
A room of your own
What to do — and not to do — when you're ready for your first apartment
It's about time you move into your own place, where you don't have to hide the bong and friends can visit whenever they want. But first, you probably need some advice.
| January 27, 2011
Corsets, goggles, and game geeks in Warwick
Are you an aspiring warlord, dragon slayer or munchkin? Do you find Queen Victoria strangely sexy? Well TempleCon 2011 might be right up your alley.
| January 26, 2011
Four questions for a hypertext pioneer
As both an author and illustrator, Shelley Jackson has looked beyond the limitations of singular genres or techniques to create a novel style of work.
| December 08, 2010
The Current Issue
Table of Contents
Where To Follow Me
| March 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Mo Takes His Turn
March 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM
[Q&A] KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko on art, Columbine and having balls
On The Download
| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
Outside The Frame
| 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
March 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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