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With Occu-Stock, a movement seeks direction

Futures
Occupy Providence has only just begun to sink its roots into the dusty turf of Burnside Park. But already, there is talk of what comes next.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 26, 2011

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Occupy Providence on the march

Protests
It's 11:30 am on Day 3 of Occupy Providence and a small group of activists has gathered at the foot of a statue in Burnside Park to plot a march on Bank of America's Kennedy Plaza branch.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 19, 2011

The strike that changed America

Action Speaks!
Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at AS220, wraps up its fall program with a look back at Ronald Reagan's firing of striking air traffic controllers in 1981 — a watershed moment for organized labor.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 19, 2011

Providencejournal.com arrives with a thud

As the ProJo Turns
The Providence Journal 's much anticipated new web site,  providencejournal.com , made an underwhelming debut this week.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 19, 2011

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Conservative donors eagerly fund Brown University's Political Theory Project

Ideological tug-of-war
Last month on a bright fall day, hundreds of Brown University students spurned sun and Frisbee for a debate on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care reform law.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 12, 2011

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Looking back on An American Family

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Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues its fall series with a look back at An American Family , a documentary that chronicled the lives of the Loud family of Santa Barbara, California.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 12, 2011



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Our games, ourselves

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Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues its fall program with a look at the rise of video games.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 05, 2011

In Olneyville, Fête opens its doors

Venues
There is a bit of a Doctor Who feel to Fête, Providence's newest music venue.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 05, 2011

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Dark side of the future

Utopia or the end of humankind? A URI forum explores “the Singularity”
When the University of Rhode Island kicked off its invigorating "Are You Ready For the Future?" speakers series a few weeks back, there was only one man for the job: inventor and provocateur Ray Kurzweil.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 28, 2011

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URI’s ''Are You Ready For the Future?'' colloquium in brief

Robots and lab-grown bladders
The future is about more than the singularity, of course. It's about robots, lab-grown organs, and watching hopelessly as the Chinese pilfer our military secrets.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 28, 2011

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On the rise of militainment

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Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, kicks off its fall program next week. The theme for the coming months — "Conflict and Amusement in America: How Can It Hurt If It's So Much Fun?"
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 28, 2011



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Our quirky, compelling senator

Profiles
Any faithful reader of the Providence Journal is familiar with the talents of G. Wayne Miller — a reporter with a remarkable knack for storytelling.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 28, 2011

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Don't read these books!!

Censored
The Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union will host its annual Banned Books event on September 23 at 6 pm at the Providence Athenaeum.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 21, 2011

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Providence Community Library’s 16mm surprise

At the Movies
Behind the librarian's desk at the Knight Memorial Library in the Elmwood section of Providence, a narrow staircase leads to a three-level basement below.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 21, 2011

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Organized labor's big moment

How much clout do Rhode Island's unions wield, circa 2011? We're about to find out
The public discussion around organized labor's influence on Rhode Island politics is a crude business.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 15, 2011

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The Providence Journal makes its move

As The ProJo Turns
The Providence Journal , in a wraparound on the front section of its September 13 issue, announced in bold print: WE'RE CHANGING.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 14, 2011



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A decade of turmoil

Rhode Island’s brightest minds on where we are now
9/11 has become such a given — such a fixed star in American culture and politics — that as the tenth anniversary approached, it was easy to imagine we had somehow come to terms with the attacks.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 07, 2011

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The heartbreak and hilarity of Rhode Island amateur baseball

Endless summer
By the eighth inning it's clear the Dodgers, a middling team in the 22-plus age division of Rhode Island's largest amateur baseball league, aren't going to win.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 01, 2011

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Before Irene, the Hurricane of ’38

Calamities
The winds kicked up near the West African coast and shot across the Atlantic Ocean. Two weeks later, they barreled past Puerto Rico and turned north.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 31, 2011

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The artist who stayed behind

Olneyville Stories
I meet Peter Glantz in front of the faded Atlantic Mills complex in Olneyville and we walk around back.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 25, 2011

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From top cop to capitol hill?

Former State Police superintendent Brendan Doherty could mount a serious challenge to Congressman David Cicilline. But first he has to tame his restive GOP
It is hard to imagine a better Republican candidate for Rhode Island's First Congressional District than Colonel Brendan Doherty, the retired superintendent of state police.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 17, 2011


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