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Summer Guide: Street eats

Cupcakes, pulled pork, and other roadside culinary delights
Get ready to get hungry.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  June 16, 2014

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'Wait and see' about pot legalization? Let's not, says Regulate RI

The Political Scene
Plus, legalization at a glance
By: PHILIP EIL  |  June 11, 2014

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The heart of the city

The new documentary, 'Haven Brothers: Legacy of the American Diner,' celebrates the iconic Providence food truck
Haven Brothers Diner will be parked outside the Columbus Theatre on Saturday, June 7 when Jeff Toste’s documentary, ' Haven Brothers: Legacy of the American Diner ,' premieres inside.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  June 04, 2014

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At Slater Mill, a people's history of Pawtucket

Hidden Heritage
The story behind "The Mother of All Strikes."
By: PHILIP EIL  |  June 04, 2014

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Code Island hacks for the greater good

Plugging In
“Are you at a computer?” John Speck says. “Go to localwiki.net/ri.”
By: PHILIP EIL  |  May 28, 2014

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The commencement speech we needed to hear

Rant
Of course, the logistics of a 38 Studios-focused commencement address would be tricky.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  May 30, 2014



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Are we losing our minds?

A graduation season guide to discussing Rhode Island's so-called "brain drain"
But how big of a problem is the “brain drain”? How much of our economic malaise can we rightly pin on this donkey?
By: PHILIP EIL  |  May 21, 2014

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Local heroes 2014

Making Rhode Island a better place
Meet PrYSM and Andy Cutler
By: PHILIP EIL  |  May 14, 2014

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In Kennedy Plaza, a small booth for a big problem

The (Rising) Ocean State
Two cardboard signs on the front of a table read “CLIMATE ANXIETY COUNSELING 5¢” and “THE DOCTOR IS IN.”
By: PHILIP EIL  |  May 15, 2014

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Nonviolence by the numbers

Public Safety 
The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence saw nearly a million dollars in funding dwindle over the last few years.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  May 07, 2014

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No excuse not to be informed about RI's addiction and overdose epidemic

Public Health
By now the fact that Rhode Island is in the midst of what Dr. Fine calls an “epidemic” of drug addiction and fatal overdose isn’t news. But the recent news coverage of that crisis is, well, newsworthy.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  April 30, 2014



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Is our government bloated?

The Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity has a weight loss plan
We’ve prepared a dossier to help you study up.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  April 23, 2014

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Looking for a growth industry in RI? Eat something local

Taste Buds
A conversation with RI’s unofficial Food Laureate.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  April 23, 2014

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Why isn't Rhode Island the greenest state in the country?

As Earth Day approaches, we look for answers
Rhode Island’s 400 miles of coastline may be our top tourism selling point, but they’re also a reminder of how vulnerable we are.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  April 17, 2014

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Is Alex and Ani University a university?

"Learning"
Rhode Island’s loudest jewelry company, Alex and Ani, was recently featured in an intriguing newspaper article.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  April 09, 2014

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Guns, taxes, and a few things we all might agree on

The Political Scene
Tuesday, April 15 is Tax Day.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  April 10, 2014



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The seat of power

 When the Speaker speaks, people listen. Here's why
The most important election of 2014 — for Speaker of the House — already happened. And you didn't get a vote
By: PHILIP EIL  |  April 03, 2014

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Meet Franny Choi, your new favorite poet

Stanzas
From a catcall to the mantis shrimp.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  April 03, 2014

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Rhode Island horror story

Bruce DeSilva revisits the Craig Price case in his novel, 'Providence Rag'
Bruce DeSilva has a knack for timing.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  March 26, 2014

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What's so funny?

 Comedy goes under the microscope at URI
When guests arrive at URI’s first-ever humor symposium, “Open Mic, Open Minds: An Exploration of Social Issues Through Stand-up,” on Saturday, March 22, they will receive “gag bags” that contain a whoopee cushion or rubber chicken or electric hand buzzer in addition to the usual conference swag (folder, pen, water bottle).
By: PHILIP EIL  |  March 20, 2014

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Bert Crenca talks nooses, nuclear meltdowns, and 'Building AS220'

Institutions
Our initial plan for interviewing AS220 co-founder and artistic director Bert Crenca involved a third participant: longtime Providence Journal arts writer Channing Gray.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  March 24, 2014


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