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Angel Taveras: Puritanical progressive?

The Political Scene
Orange has become the new scarlet.
By: STEPHEN BEALE  |  January 08, 2014


'Infidel' author Ayaan Hirsi Ali on her journey out of Islam

Hirsi Ali is no stranger to the brutalities of fundamentalist Islam.
By: STEPHEN BEALE  |  October 16, 2013


Tea, tin men, and Tomasi’s tome

Libertarians have been labeled many things, but compassionate isn't one of them.
By: STEPHEN BEALE  |  August 15, 2012


Chafee, fighting the death penalty, takes a most conservative course

Irony Dept.  
Governor Lincoln Chafee has won plaudits from liberals for refusing to hand over accused bank robber and killer Jason Pleau to federal authorities, because a conviction could lead to the death penalty.
By: STEPHEN BEALE  |  March 28, 2012


At the Hardware Hackathon: the Kegerator goes digital

Engineering Dept.
One team turns a glowing tube of epoxy into a prototype for the next generation of lava lamps. Another rewires a Home Depot doorbell to send tweets, rather than ring. A third team wants to use Xbox to create a virtual dance floor.
By: STEPHEN BEALE  |  February 01, 2012


Kafka, Radiohead, and the making of the modern doctor

The Art of Medicine
It was their worst nightmare. Or so Professor Arnold Weinstein told the class.
By: STEPHEN BEALE  |  December 14, 2011


In Providence, Pokémon perseveres

Pokémon — the video-game, trading-card, and anime franchise — may have reached its high water mark in the late 1990s. But at the Rhode Island Convention Center in downtown Providence this past weekend, the 20th Century geekery lived.
By: STEPHEN BEALE  |  November 16, 2011
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