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My misbegotten creative career
Still waiting for Slugot; fan feedback; Gatorgate
Vo Dilanduhs know R.J. Heim, the veteran Channel 10 meteorologist and news reporter, as a charismatic and engaging fellow but, primarily, as a local weatherman.
| August 03, 2011
Oh Captain, my Captain
Bruce Sundlun was larger than life; judicial musings
Dominating the news in the Biggest Little at the end of last week and over the weekend — and rightfully so — was the passing of former Governor Bruce G. Sundlun.
| July 27, 2011
That sense of entitlement
Musing on “me, now, more”; hope in RI; marriage doesn’t need defending
I read myriad newspapers. I also listen to radio and television news reports (with an affinity for the BBC, which has always seemed to know how to do broadcast news).
| July 20, 2011
Tips for young artists
Express your self; bus fumes; bands behind bars
This region of the country is, and always has been, a magnet for artists. If I spent some time thinking about why this is the case, I could probably conjure up a few convincing theories. But that's not my purpose today.
| July 13, 2011
The proposed RIPTA cuts are totally unacceptable
Last week, the Rhode Island chapter of the National Federation of the Blind (NFBRI), sent an email blast to folks around the state, which contained the first two paragraphs of a press release issued by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority on June 30:
| July 06, 2011
Another town, another story
Rodney King has advice for North Kingstown. Plus, a few clarifications
One of the great things about my day job as director of Insight Radio (part of Insight, a non-profit in Warwick that promotes independence and opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired) is that I get to see just about every news website or publication in the state.
| June 29, 2011
Charm City looks for inspiration
Where? La Prov and the Bucket. Plus, how to stay plugged in
This is not the only area in which Maryland and the Biggest Little are seeking synergy.
| June 22, 2011
Talkin' 'bout a revolution
Parading in Pawtuxet; a matter of Pride; perlow heats ’em up again
As Vo Dilunduhs with the slightest sense of our state's history know, we have just finished Gaspee Days, a celebration of what was one of the first (and most dramatic) blows for freedom in the years leading up to the Revolution.
| June 15, 2011
Notes from the New York Underground
All Phoebe, all the time; "An Orgy of Corporate Gluttony" at the ProJo
When I last saw Ms. Phoebe Legere, she was smiling and waving goodbye from the backstage area of the Met, where she'd opened for my band the Young Adults.
| June 08, 2011
Spoonem's turns 30
Celebrating an Edgewood treasure; it’s time for Waltonpalooza!!
If I want to experience the best of Vo Dilun, all I have to do is walk around the corner from my house.
| June 01, 2011
State struggles, Gina good!
The treasurer has integrity; resurrecting baseball; other musings
I don't know the solution to our state's fiscal and political problems. If I did, I'd probably run for public office.
| May 25, 2011
The Great Tattoo Protest of 2011
An inky situation; Weekly World News; Farewell to Cornell
Last Saturday was just another typical day in the Cool, Cool World. Joe Kernan, the features editor and author of the best police log reports in the Biggest Little for the Beacon Communications string of newspapers, was coming to my place.
| May 18, 2011
Thanks all around
Words for Waldrop; GOP = fun; some god news; random notes
"Thanks All Around" is the title of the opening section of Jaimy Gordon's novel, Shamp of the City-Solo (published in 1974).
| May 12, 2011
Obama, Osama, oh Mama!
Life after Bin Laden; Trump the Clown; under the big top; all we need is love
The news story of the week, of the year, of the decade — the military taking out Osama bin Laden — will lead, I predict, to a classic example of what I like to call Moon Landing Syndrome.
| May 06, 2011
Bob's Karma: A little more red meat
Woe is Watson; the Chi Chi cha-cha; getting warmed up in East Providence
What has befallen Republican State Representative Bob Watson — arrested for driving under the influence and caught with marijuana in his car — is not all that surprising to me.
| April 27, 2011
Poetry and prose; not-so-young adults; the return of invective
You have to give the BeloJo some credit for publishing Tom Chandler's missives on the local poetry scene.
| April 20, 2011
Conflict or what?
The Journal takes out an ad; siding with Keith; mad about Phoebe
With Passover just around the corner, I detected a decidedly non-kosher element in the Other Paper on Monday.
| April 13, 2011
The State vs. the People, Pt. 1
A variety of cesspools; the right to know; taking aim
On Monday, the most prominent headline on the front page of our daily paper or, as the Bud-I calls it with a unique mixture of glee and sadness, "The Pamphlet," was "Cesspools given notice."
| April 06, 2011
Chi chi chi chi changes
Cicilline's rapid decline; riding RIPTA; the art of architecture; two artistic losses
The title of this item sounds like I blatantly lifted if from some old David Bowie song. Would I stoop so low? (Don't answer that.)
| March 30, 2011
Looking for proof
Give credit to film; Armenia calling; on the town; the shaper of our spaces
Denise Perreault reports in this week's Providence Business News on the ongoing battle over whether or not to retain the controversial Rhode Island Film and TV Motion Picture Tax Credit. The Lincster, Governor Chafee, proposed eliminating the film tax credit in his March 8 budget address as part of an effort to close the fiscal 2012 budget shortfall.
| March 24, 2011
The Current Issue
Table of Contents
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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