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Tractors, cow poop, nunchucks, and cider donuts

The Great Outdoors
The cow poop has everyone excited.
By: MATTHEW LAWRENCE  |  October 15, 2014


The Athenaeum aims for the under-50 crowd

The Literary Scene
Meet the Contemporaries.
By: MATTHEW LAWRENCE  |  October 08, 2014


Geekin' over comix and zines at RIPExpo

Printed Matter
Get yer pulp here!
By: MATTHEW LAWRENCE  |  July 30, 2014


Locals join fight to end a bogus blood ban

Bad Policy Dept.
The drive’s founder argues that the ban promotes stigma and misinformation about gay men.
By: MATTHEW LAWRENCE  |  July 09, 2014


Summer Guide: Offbeat Ocean State

A unique collection of summer diversions
From a polo match and a shark-hunting tournament to ethnic festivals from the old and new world.
By: MATTHEW LAWRENCE  |  June 11, 2014


In Burrillville, Peepshow Popeye and electric shocks

Fun and Games
Few Rhode Islanders seem to know it, but the World’s Oldest Penny Arcade is located in the northwest corner of the state.
By: MATTHEW LAWRENCE  |  June 04, 2014


Ocean State Jingle Lot, at your service

Advertising Dept.
“Did you know that the Block Island Ferry jingle and the Martha’s Vineyard Ferry jingle are the same song?”
By: MATTHEW LAWRENCE  |  April 23, 2014


In Olneyville: Bright lights, blood, and bag lunches

Contact Sports
The wrestling fans are chanting.
By: MATTHEW LAWRENCE  |  March 26, 2014


Cold case, good cause

Roy Weber's 2003 murder remains unsolved. But his death inspired Project Weber, a harm reduction program for male sex workers in Rhode Island
Shortly after 10 am on Christmas Day, 2003, a Johnson & Wales campus safety officer patrolling a desolate stretch of road near Allens Avenue in Providence discovered the body of 22-year-old Roy Weber.
By: MATTHEW LAWRENCE  |  December 18, 2013


30 days. 50,000 words. NaNoWriMo.

Literary Experiments
As you read this article, the clock is ticking for participants in the 15th annual National Novel Writing Month, commonly known as NaNoWriMo.
By: MATTHEW LAWRENCE  |  November 26, 2013


What DO we celebrate on Federal Hill in October?

Festivals Dept.
“Everyone has to have their heroes,” says John Brown, a historic preservationist for the Narragansett Indian Tribe. “But you just have to understand that one person’s hero is another person’s despot or dictator."
By: MATTHEW LAWRENCE  |  October 09, 2013

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