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Savor these urban (and suburban) oases
It's not a huge state, but Rhode Island, you may be realizing, is abuzz with activity. There's music, poetry, theater, gallery shows, social gatherings, and all sorts of events at the colleges.
| September 27, 2011
Rewriting the history of capitalism
Brown University president Ruth Simmons has made it hard to ignore the school's ties to slavery — and by extension, the ties of well-known Providence families.
| March 30, 2011
Greening the knowledge district
Christopher Bull is on the engineering faculty at Brown University, but what he teaches is a vision. “We all bear some responsibility in the direction the world goes,” he says, “and we need to accept that responsibility and act on it.”
| March 09, 2011
Catapulter wants you to travel smarter
Point A to Point B
You’re headed to New York and you need to keep the trip as cheap as possible, but also want WiFi, so you can work. Or perhaps you’re due in Boston’s Back Bay area, ASAP, and you need the ride to be quick and direct, even if it costs a little extra.
| February 23, 2011
At RISD: 2x4s, tape, and 'Co-Habitation'
In photographs, it looks like a giant spider web. But up close, it's shiny and transparent under the golden light. It's big enough for a person to climb into and crawl through — or you can poke your head in from a hole underneath or on the sides.
| February 09, 2011
The return of Complex World
Stanley Matis had no acting experience when, in 1987, Jim Wolpaw asked him to star in his movie. Matis had been opening up for bands at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel for years, and Wolpaw was a fan.
| November 04, 2010
Building a better world, by design
What if architects across America agreed to make every building they design 50 percent more energy-efficient — and keep improving until, by 2030, they're at carbon-neutral?
| October 06, 2010
Savor the local flavor
Hungry? You've come to the right place
In some college towns, you're lucky if you can find two or three good eateries. In Providence, you could get through med school and still not be done exploring — especially if you're willing to venture deep into the city and out across Rhode Island.
| August 31, 2010
Human contact is at the heart of Pecha Kucha
Meeting of the minds
The setting was perfect: outdoors at the Steel Yard, on the city's West side, on a clear summer night, with free wine and beer, a Haven Brothers truck, and big, spectacular art all around — from a sculpture made of bicycle parts to the Flower Tower, a 10-foot pyramid of plants.
| August 04, 2010
A Providence non-profit loans out the future
Where Credit Is Due
Eva Jiménez came here from the Dominican Republic in September 2001.
| May 12, 2010
Looking for a new kind of mayor
Perhaps you've seen the ads ...
| February 24, 2010
Rhode Island’s own stab at health reform
Health care reform, if it survives the election of Republican Scott Brown to Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat, will make insurance accessible and provide a slew of new consumer protections for millions of Americans.
| January 20, 2010
A ’stache grows in Providence
Sex Confident Dept.
Beards are easy. Almost any guy can grow some scruff, and in some circles, it's almost de rigueur. But a mustache — that takes work, and it takes guts. A mustache is bold.
| November 18, 2009
Hell on wheels
Providence roller derby — fast action, big fun, and grrrl power on skates
There are rules. No hands, no feet, no heads. No tripping, no hitting from the back — just thighs, hips, upper arms and torso, from the side or front.
| October 14, 2009
Where to get your geek on
Essential geek grounds
| September 03, 2009
RI goes DIY at the Maker Faire
Makin' It Work
Kipp Bradford builds things. For commercial clients, he puts together high-end mini-computers and other electronic gizmos. For his friends and himself, anything goes — a sea of LED-lit balloons, sound-activated light displays, circuit boards strung around partygoers necks programmed to "like" and "dislike" each other.
| August 19, 2009
On the farm
Market Mobile supplies the demand for local food
The menus at Chez Pascal in Providence often feature local meats, fish, and produce, but on Mondays, owner-chef Matt Gennuso goes all out. A recent menu featured burgers from Aquidneck Farms; greens from Arcadian Fields; clams from Matunuck Oyster Farm; ricotta from Narragansett Creamery.
| July 15, 2009
Providence bets on creativity
The vision is grand and ambitious, both in the big picture and in the details.
| July 02, 2009
Can 'solar as service' work in Rhode Island?
A bright idea
As Alteris Renewables sees it, this is the game-changer.
| April 29, 2009
A bad development
The most telling thing about this week's report on the R.I. Economic Development Corporation may be how many people didn't want to talk about it
| April 22, 2009
The Current Issue
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Where To Follow Me
| March 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Mo Takes His Turn
March 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM
[Q&A] KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko on art, Columbine and having balls
On The Download
| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
Outside The Frame
| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
March 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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