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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

Just a gag

A comment on "no comment"; fun in Sochi; musical notes
Nothing gets the media in more of a tizzy than people not speaking to them.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 12, 2014

Fox caught in the hen house — again

Ethics shmethics; Thursday morning quarterback; music news
Isn’t it nice when the state’s Speaker of the House, Gordon Fox, arguably the most powerful politician in the state, gets jacked up once again by the Rhode Island Ethics Commission?
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 05, 2014

Laughs from the Gray Lady

The High 'Times'; exploring Planet Hillary; best wishes for Buddy
The New York Times isn’t known for being a laugh-a-minute publication, but the Sunday, January 26 edition brought a few chuckles — whether intentional or not — from P&J.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 29, 2014

Doing the right thing

Linc's inspiring vision thing; a coupla ex's in Texas; look at that owl!
Kudos to Governor Linc Chafee for going out in style with proposed bond issues for Little Rhody that would benefit public transportation, the environment, and the arts.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 22, 2014

Bridge envy

How to play hadball in Vo Dilun; postcard from Florida
You can just imagine that Vo Dilun politicians are absolutely green with envy over New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration’s idea of shutting down lanes on the George Washington Bridge
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 15, 2014

New year, same old same old

Vital issues for '14; Olympics on thin ice; remembering Susan Mabry
Have you heard? It's an election year!
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 08, 2014

Take it as it comes

Getting ready for 2014; Benghazi boogaloo; RIP, Jimmy Reynolds; so long, Tazza
As the old line goes, people can complain about the weather, but no one does anything about it. That’s true from P&J’s vantage point, where we have bitched, moaned, cheered, and/or celebrated life in The Biggest Little for more than three decades.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 31, 2013

The mentor

Kudos to Bill Hutchinson; party patter; farewell to a jazz giant
Last Sunday, your superior correspondents were at Nick-a-Nee’s for the raucous “Bedtime Revue” Christmas show.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 24, 2013

Sorrentino turns up the heat

More on the WPRO imbroglio; a theatrical giant; bad snow job
Longtime Vo Dilun radio listeners are very familiar with P&J’s friend Mary Ann Sorrentino.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 18, 2013

Independent Mannequin

DePetro puts both feet in his mouth; honoring Mandela
WPRO News Talk 630’s “Independent Man” John DePetro is involved in another controversy, to no one’s surprise. And, as usual, it is a quagmire of his own making.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 11, 2013

Octocopters -- pull!

Amazon dreams of drones; farewell, Norman and John; the return of the Ditchdiggers CEO and innovator extraordinaire Jeff Bezos triggered a buzz this week when he announced that his company is looking into using drones to deliver purchases to customers within a 10-mile range.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 04, 2013

Pulling the money plug

Alex and Ani and John DePetro are strange bedfellows
Plus, Rhody film news and notes from the Phoenix 's 35th anniversary bash
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 26, 2013


Along for the 35-year ride

The origin story, the kerfuffles, the nicknames, and who's who
It is only fitting that Phillipe and Jorge would hit their 35th year of writing our “Cool, Cool World” column along with The Providence Phoenix celebrating 35 years of telling you whose what is where, when and why in The Biggest Little.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 21, 2013

Roll tide

After the tsunami; big jaws in Newport; songs for Joyce
In 2004, P&J were involved in the aftermath of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami that inflicted its most damage on the coasts of Indonesia and Thailand.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 13, 2013

Speaking truth to power

Bill honors Bobby; the governor's race has a loooong way to go
There was a very nice piece by Urinal sportswriter and old friend Bill Reynolds on November 3 about his now-former colleague, Bobby McGarry.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 06, 2013

The Brute fan club

Flanagan's fingerprints; trouble afoot; so long, Jackie and Lou
Phillipe and Jorge believe we saw the fine hand of our old pal Bill Flanagan in October 20 edition of CBS’s wonderful Sunday Morning show.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 30, 2013

Roots rerouting

Changes for Providence Inner City Arts; Magaziner gets in the race
For those of you who have enjoyed the Roots Cultural Center for the past two-plus years, we’re sad to note that they sent out a press release Monday announcing that the building at 276 Westminster Street that housed Roots has been sold.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 23, 2013

A hundred pounds of clay

More election intrigue; hey Moe!; the Pope is born to be wild
P&J were interested to read a report this week that Clay Pell, the grandson of legendary United States Senator Claiborne Pell, is mulling a run for Vo Dilun governor in 2014.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 16, 2013

Crapio family reunion

Dreaming of a Vo Dilun Camelot; where's the rooster?; Greg's get-together
Big Daddy Frank Caprio, star (honk!) of the local TV staple 'Caught In Providence' and chief municipal judge in Providence, has obviously put down his foot and made his son, Frank “Shove it” Caprio, run for state general treasurer once again.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 09, 2013

Happiness is a warm gun

Taking aim at gun ads; Taibbi grills Raimondo; Plus"R"Us
P&J don’t know whether to laugh, groan, or puke at local radio ads aimed at “gun enthusiasts” selling firearms to anyone who doesn’t come in the door drooling, with meth caked around their nose.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 02, 2013

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