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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


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


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

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

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