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The one-third majority

Doing the mayoral math; a word for the Warriors; get your sparkly on
The entrance of former mayor Buddy “Vincent A.” Cianci into the Providence mayoral campaign has claimed its first casualty.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 16, 2014

The loyal (non-)opposition

The perpetual status quo; pennies, no sense; Kim, Bud-I, and Bill
While the vox populi screams, “Throw the bastards out!” it seems that approximately four in 10 candidates for House and Senate will have a free pass to return to the scene of the (multiple) crimes in 2015.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 09, 2014

Gina dives in

Pols and pools; the US embraces the beautiful game; see a genius on the 4th
General Treasurer Gina Raimondo definitely stole a march on Providence Mayor Angel Taveras on his own turf at the opening of the Davey Lopes Recreation Center pool.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 02, 2014

Welcome baq!

Waist deep in the big muddle; futbol fever; a local hit parade
Phillipe and Jorge spent the weekend lolling around Casa Diablo in our Iraqi Army fatigues.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 25, 2014

Long-distance tribute

Farewell, Casey Kasem; the Spurs do it right; summer solstice fun
P&J were saddened to hear about the passing of Casey Kasem, the famed radio jock (and TV host) who gave us the 'America’s Top 40' countdown show.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 18, 2014

Billary rides again

Waiting for the shoe to drop; missing McCarthy
Phillipe and Jorge have been forced into writing about Hillary “Dead Broke” Clinton due to the recent media onslaught following publication of her new memoir, ' Hard Choices .'
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 11, 2014



General Assembly police log

The 38 Studios morass; Baldwin for books; TV eye
Your superior correspondents always find it difficult to keep up with potential and actual criminal activities at Halitosis Hall.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 04, 2014

Lusi, you've got some 'splainin' to do

Higher "learning"; room disservice; a Red Bandana for Henry
It truly pains P&J to see our alma mater, Ashley University, dragged through the mud in the current Providence School Department imbroglio.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 21, 2014

Hope for the Urinal?

Hey, Belo — sell to the locals; a bridge too far; RIP, Al and Bob
As the A.H. Belo Corporation moves toward selling the august Urinal to the highest bidder, it appears that a local group is still in the hunt to purchase Vo Dilun’s rag of record.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 14, 2014

Bet on it

High-stakes games in Newport; I-195 opens the books; flushed in Brazil
The old saying goes that there is no such thing as being “a little bit pregnant.”
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 07, 2014

Sterling-Silver

Big Bad Don gets clipped; meanwhile, in Spain . . .; musical memories
It’s always rewarding and almost heartwarming to see an unrepentant bigot get his comeuppance.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 30, 2014



House hunting

Some realty tips for Gordon Fox; less credit, mo' problems; getting powdered
It looks like former Rhode Island House Speaker, Rep. Gordon Fox, is in the market for a new domicile.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 23, 2014

One fine lady

Remembering Nuala; the governor's race is warming up; offspring on the bases
Nuala Pell was a woman whom Phillipe and Jorge liked, admired, and respected, and we are saddened by her death this week at the age of 89.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 16, 2014

Man of more than letters

Mad for Mattheissen; swimming with sharks; RIP, Dave and Mickey
Peter Matthiessen, one of the greatest American writers of his generation and a longtime hero to Phillipe and Jorge, passed away on April 5.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 09, 2014

The good news

No, really — good news; let's be friends; more political posturings
We like to highlight the inspiring things that occasionally happen in the Biggest Little.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 02, 2014

Vote them all out!

It's time to clean house; send in the clowns; thank you, Mr. Brown
Rhode Island’s newly-christened Speaker of the House, Rep. Nicholas Mattiello (D-Cranston), makes Phillipe and Jorge think of someone who, if you went mountain climbing with him and if you started to fall, would be sawing with a knife furiously at the safety line connecting you in case you might take him down with you.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 26, 2014



Dude, where's my car?

The Pells and the Prius; unfriendly skies; the long slog to 2016
The story of the Prius stolen from Mrs. Clay Pell — aka Michelle Kwan — has reached farcical proportions.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 12, 2014

Fun at the Follies

A big night in Swansea; it's broke, let's fix it; honoring Richard Walton
Most folks who read ”Cool, Cool World” on a regular basis know about "The Follies" — i.e., the Providence Newspaper Guild Follies.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 05, 2014

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Keep up with the climate crisis; digging through the stacks; singing for Seeger
In a most self-serving item, since he spent two years working on it, Phillipe is proud to help the University of Rhode Island Climate Change Collaborative Team launch a major new website.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 26, 2014

Gag us with a spoon, part two

The pension lip-zip; defining the RI GOP; another miracle on ice
Last week, Phillipe and Jorge wrote about the downside of the gag order imposed on principal players in the state’s ongoing pension reform case.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 19, 2014
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