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International intrigue

Not crying wolf; after-the-war stories; journalism notes
Phillipe and Jorge know a bit about US embassies abroad, so when the US government starts shutting down more than 19 of them throughout the Middle East and Africa as they have in recent weeks, be afraid. Be very afraid.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 07, 2013


A different kind of 'New York System'; shore report; J.J., Boomer, and Ernie
No, this is not a review of the Cranston eatery of the same name.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 01, 2013

Frankie goes to Hollywood. . . er, Rio

The Pope on parade; kudos for Naula; sounds by the sea
P&J have had little good to say about the Catholic Church hierarchy, but Pope Frankie seems to at least have a proper sense of decorum.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 24, 2013

Maybe we're not so bad

Parsing the pols; the trouble with tolls; a new film fest
P&J recently encountered a heavy-duty power broker at our local dry cleaners who had an interesting insight.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 10, 2013

Good girl gone bad?

Plus, my cousin Zimmy, lucky sevens, and Byrne-ing down the house
Phillipe and Jorge can’t imagine a nicer and more charming young lady than our own General Treasurer Gina Raimondo. But she must choose her company more wisely.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 02, 2013

Changing climate at White House?

Weather report; sailing with Sprague; disorder in Family Court
On June 25, President Barack Obama appeared to grow the pair of cojones he has been sadly missing for years in trying to address climate change.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 26, 2013

Eyes under the water

High-tech baywatch; budget follies; a super man
High-tech baywatch; budget follies; a super man
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 19, 2013


Maniacal machinations in Foxboro; facts are stupid things
It was only fitting that when the New England Patriots signed professional God-botherer Tim Tebow on Tuesday, they let go of back-up quarterback Mike Kafka. Tebow’s coming to the Pats was indeed a disorienting metamorphosis moment that old Franz K. and Gregor Samsa would have recognized.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 12, 2013

At Whit's end

The 'ProJo' loses a strong voice; a medical emergency; take a stand
There is a common misconception that Phillipe and Jorge aren't enamored of The Other Paper, especially its editorial stances. Nothing could be further from the truth.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 22, 2013

How things work

Inside 'the system'; government at its worst; Dylanology
Politics as usual in the Biggest Little.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 14, 2013

Thous shalt not tell a lie?

Untrue confessions; gun control at URI; Wolpaw's 'Best Judgment'
We recently heard about the booking of Worcester Bishop Robert McManus for a DUI and hit-and-run on the night of May 4 in Narragansett, where the good Bish has a vacation home in Bonnet Shores.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 08, 2013

Circulation problems

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World
The ProJo's mounting woes; bus riders unite; making musical memories
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 01, 2013

Wedding bells?

Another step toward equality; Big @#!%-ing Papi; musical musings
There is little mystery where your superior correspondents stand on marriage equality. We are for it, as we have been for full equality and rights for Vo Dilanduhs of all sexual orientations for the entire 33 years of this column.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 24, 2013

New kids on the block

Congrats to Marcel and Karen; reading with Sheldon; farewell, Jonathan
Though he spent a stint as executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation under Governor Lincoln "Missing Linc" Almond, Marcel Valois — the newly named head ramrod of the beleaguered EDC — is hardly a household name in The Biggest Little. (Unless, of course, you live in a household with a lot of people named Marcel or Valois.)
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 17, 2013


Gina burnt

Forbes reams Raimondo; raging with Riley; chewing out Brown
Forbes magazine recently torched Vo Dilun Treasurer Gina Raimondo with a blog post titled, "Rhode Island Public Pension 'Reform' Looks More Like Wall Street Feeding Frenzy."
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 10, 2013

Play ball; when 'wireless' meant radio; on the green

161 to go
Phillipe was on suicide watch when news broke that the New England Patriots had allowed Wes Welker to sign with the Denver Broncos. And when the Red Sox opened the season April 1 against the damn Yankees in New York, P. had his gun to his head once again.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 03, 2013

An Arctic adventure; documenting Daniels; hoop dreams

Ice cream
Sprague Theobald, the local filmmaker and author you may remember as a co-host of Channel 10's old 'PM Magtazine' (also a jumping-off point for Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira), has produced a wonderful documentary which just premiered in New York City: 'The Other Side of the Ice.'
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 27, 2013

Ethics, shmethics; bottom-feeding in Florida; Roomful of news

St. Patrick?
In one of the most appalling abuses of power P&J have seen at Halitosis Hall, Speaker of the House Gordon "38 Studios" Fox recently cashiered Representative Patrick O'Neill from his position on the House Judiciary Committee because he had the gall to push through the committee — on a unanimous vote, mind you — a badly needed ethics reform bill.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 20, 2013

What is Linc hiding?; the Big East gets small; blunders at Halitosis Hall

Show us your hands
"What's that you're holding behind your back?"
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 13, 2013

Ya gotta have heart; hoping for fresh air; more dirt at the Vatican

Thanks, Dr. Koop
You may have noticed the passing of former US Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, who turned in his famous braided Salvation Army captain's uniform on February 25, at age 96.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 06, 2013

Picking on the Pope; pithy phrases; creative economy stimulation

Stolen jokes of the week
While Phillipe and Jorge are bona fide yucks-a-minute geniuses, we must occasionally draw on other sources for the boffo humor our readers deserve.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 27, 2013

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