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The Great Escape: Little Rhody leads the charge toward helping inmates kick the habit

The Great Escape: Little Rhody leads the charge toward helping inmates kick the habit

Jan 16, 2019 | No comment

RI is a small state known for its circuitous politics, but there is proof that when push comes to shove,

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Humanity Prevails: Local woman lives her truth by heading to the border

Humanity Prevails: Local woman lives her truth by heading to the border

Jan 16, 2019 | No comment

The Trump presidency has been making me feel appreciative, as I see examples of people speaking out against injustice, engaging

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Thoughtful American: Chef Ben Lloyd keeps it local

Thoughtful American: Chef Ben Lloyd keeps it local

Jan 16, 2019 | No comment

For those who knew Ben Lloyd as a younger man, his career as the owner/chef of Providence’s warm and welcoming

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AltFacts: Kicking and Screaming: The adults in the room continue to ride out the presidential tantrum

AltFacts: Kicking and Screaming: The adults in the room continue to ride out the presidential tantrum

Jan 16, 2019 | No comment

Pt 1: Going Bye Bye There’s yet another controversy in the White House as the president stormed out of a

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News Analysis: RI to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

News Analysis: RI to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

Jan 16, 2019 | No comment

[See also “Opinion: Governor’s Proposal to Legalize Recreational Cannabis – A Self-Inflicted Wound”, Jan 16, 2019] Gov. Gina Raimondo will soon formally

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Is This Jazz?: Passion Reverence Transcendence -- A Tribute to McCoy Tyner

Is This Jazz?: Passion Reverence Transcendence — A Tribute to McCoy Tyner

Jan 9, 2019 | No comment

On December 11, the legendary jazz pianist McCoy Tyner turned 80 years old. A few months earlier, I received an album

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Epic Journey: Trinity's Black Odyssey Is a Powerhouse

Epic Journey: Trinity’s Black Odyssey Is a Powerhouse

Jan 9, 2019 | No comment

Trinity Rep opens the new year with a play that is epic indeed: Marcus Gardley’s Black Odyssey, which transposes Homer’s

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  • The Great Escape: Little Rhody leads the charge toward helping inmates kick the habit
  • Humanity Prevails: Local woman lives her truth by heading to the border
  • Thoughtful American: Chef Ben Lloyd keeps it local
  • AltFacts: Kicking and Screaming: The adults in the room continue to ride out the presidential tantrum
  • News Analysis: RI to Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • Is This Jazz?: Passion Reverence Transcendence -- A Tribute to McCoy Tyner
  • Epic Journey: Trinity's Black Odyssey Is a Powerhouse

Books

Been a While: Sex Camel is pillow talk for modern lovers
December 5, 2018 No Comment

Been a While: Sex Camel is pillow talk for modern lovers

Muggs Fogarty tackles not only the subject of sex, but all the complications and emotions that come with it in ...

Cannabis

Cannabis: Doctor, Doctor!: Prohibition causes people dealing with medical conditions to needlessly suffer
January 16, 2019 No Comment

Cannabis: Doctor, Doctor!: Prohibition causes people dealing with medical conditions to needlessly suffer

With the increasing cost of healthcare and the prevalence of chronic disease in the United States, it’s really no surprise that ...

Dare Me

Global Scavenger Hunt
April 19, 2017 No Comment

Global Scavenger Hunt

“Win a Free Trip Around the World!” the subject line said. Because I suffer from wanderlust, I apply to every ...

Environment

How I Became the <i>Motif</i> Weatherman
February 28, 2018 No Comment

How I Became the Motif Weatherman

Weather is an endlessly fascinating topic: It affects everybody and can literally be a matter of life and death. Forecasting ...

Film

Code Name: Dynastud – A raunchy romp through a dystopian future
November 14, 2018 No Comment

Code Name: Dynastud – A raunchy romp through a dystopian future

A substantial raunch-com, this latest Scorpio Film Releasing movie follows a gay secret agent/superhero who combats the forces of repression ...

Fine Arts

Providence Street Art Festival 2018
October 20, 2018 No Comment

Providence Street Art Festival 2018

The Providence Street Art Festival was held at the downtown skating rink on Oct 20, 2018. Photos by Cristina Berrios ...

Food

Thoughtful American: Chef Ben Lloyd keeps it local
January 16, 2019 No Comment

Thoughtful American: Chef Ben Lloyd keeps it local

For those who knew Ben Lloyd as a younger man, his career as the owner/chef of Providence’s warm and welcoming ...

Got Beer?

Happy New Beer! 2019 brings new places and faces
January 16, 2019 No Comment

Happy New Beer! 2019 brings new places and faces

The new year has ushered in some “new” places to get your beer on. Let’s start with the evolution taking ...

Keep on Moving

Keep on Movin’: New Year, New You: Resolve to end your music dry spell this year
January 16, 2019 No Comment

Keep on Movin’: New Year, New You: Resolve to end your music dry spell this year

I’m already toward the end of my annual “go though an exercise routine for two weeks and pretty much give up” ...

Lifestyle

Don't Gluten Me, Bro!: Celiac is a thing, not a fad, and restaurants need to step up their game
January 16, 2019 No Comment

Don’t Gluten Me, Bro!: Celiac is a thing, not a fad, and restaurants need to step up their game

For fad diets, gluten-free means cutting out bread, pasta and beer; it’s a preference, not a necessity. Celiac disease, on ...

Lunar Notes

Lunar Notes
January 16, 2019 No Comment

Lunar Notes

Aries: Recent events have shifted your focus and set you off in a new direction. You are energized and ready for ...

News

Rhody After Dark
January 17, 2019 No Comment

Rhody After Dark

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Opinion

Letter to the Editor: RI's Infant Mortality Rate
January 17, 2019 No Comment

Letter to the Editor: RI’s Infant Mortality Rate

Pregnant Lashonda Hazard walked into Women & Infants on Sunday [1/6/19] because she had excruciating abdominal pain; in her own ...

Pin-Up/Profile

Pin-Up: Wayne St. Vincent
November 14, 2018 No Comment

Pin-Up: Wayne St. Vincent

What’s your biggest pet peeve? I’ve got a lot of ’em. The biggest one is people on the phone when ...

Roots Report

The Roots Report: Beating a Deaf Horse: Protect those gorgeous lugholes, music lovers!
January 16, 2019 No Comment

The Roots Report: Beating a Deaf Horse: Protect those gorgeous lugholes, music lovers!

Okee dokee folks… Sometimes I feel like I am beating a dead horse, err, DEAF horse, when I talk about ...

Shopping

Know Your Mom and Pop: Super V Toys -- the Latest Local Spot to Feed Your Need
January 2, 2019 No Comment

Know Your Mom and Pop: Super V Toys — the Latest Local Spot to Feed Your Need

The superhero movies that have dominated pop culture over the past decade or so are a boon for small businesses. Comic ...

Sports

PRD: Wrapping up the shakeup
September 19, 2018 No Comment

PRD: Wrapping up the shakeup

The year of the skater shakeup is coming to a close in Providence Roller Derby. Many of the veterans of ...

Theater

Word of Mouth: The cross-cultural magic of storytelling comes alive at Funda Fest
January 16, 2019 No Comment

Word of Mouth: The cross-cultural magic of storytelling comes alive at Funda Fest

Oral storytelling is one of the oldest traditions known to man; the intimacy of storytelling was how groups of people ...