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AltFacts: Oh, Yeezus! If that's a smart cookie, we'd hate to see a stupid one

AltFacts: Oh, Yeezus! If that’s a smart cookie, we’d hate to see a stupid one

Oct 17, 2018 | No comment

Kanye West: Voice of Reason Forget the sage observations of the Dali Lama and the resolute reassurances of free world

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Yes We Can! NE CANN plants seeds among enthusiasts

Yes We Can! NE CANN plants seeds among enthusiasts

Oct 17, 2018 | No comment

This weekend will mark the fourth annual Rhode Island Cannabis Convention, hosted by NE CANN and taking place at the

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Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Electile Dysfunction: Use it or lose it ... the right to vote, that is

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Electile Dysfunction: Use it or lose it … the right to vote, that is

Oct 17, 2018 | No comment

Poor Little Rich Girl Phillipe and Jorge’s TV watching time has been significantly reduced of late, because we run screaming

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True Blue: As a diversity of people enter the Democratic party, so does a diversity of ideas

True Blue: As a diversity of people enter the Democratic party, so does a diversity of ideas

Oct 17, 2018 | No comment

Rhode Island is a decidedly blue state with a decades-long run of nearly every major statewide office, General Assembly, congressional delegation

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Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! There's more than one way to drink a pumpkin

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! There’s more than one way to drink a pumpkin

Oct 17, 2018 | No comment

We’ve all seen the memes, and we’ve all made fun of the white girl in yoga pants sipping her Starbucks

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Letter to the Editor: Don’t Vote for Kavanaugh or Anyone Who Believes Him

Letter to the Editor: Don’t Vote for Kavanaugh or Anyone Who Believes Him

Oct 5, 2018 | No comment

    We, the attorneys of the National Lawyers Guild of Rhode Island, strongly condemn confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the

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How Women Warn: Disillusioned with law enforcement, women seek informal methods of recourse

How Women Warn: Disillusioned with law enforcement, women seek informal methods of recourse

Oct 3, 2018 | No comment

Janelle C had had enough. The local woman said she was a victim of a violent physical assault in January

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  • AltFacts: Oh, Yeezus! If that's a smart cookie, we'd hate to see a stupid one
  • Yes We Can! NE CANN plants seeds among enthusiasts
  • Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Electile Dysfunction: Use it or lose it ... the right to vote, that is
  • True Blue: As a diversity of people enter the Democratic party, so does a diversity of ideas
  • Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! There's more than one way to drink a pumpkin
  • Letter to the Editor: Don’t Vote for Kavanaugh or Anyone Who Believes Him
  • How Women Warn: Disillusioned with law enforcement, women seek informal methods of recourse

Books

Book Review: Frank Di Filippo's The Big Get-Even
September 26, 2018 No Comment

Book Review: Frank Di Filippo’s The Big Get-Even

The Big Get-Even follows a mixture of somewhat (or formally) bad people who ultimately end up doing a positive thing all in ...

Cannabis

Yes We Can! NE CANN plants seeds among enthusiasts
October 17, 2018 No Comment

Yes We Can! NE CANN plants seeds among enthusiasts

This weekend will mark the fourth annual Rhode Island Cannabis Convention, hosted by NE CANN and taking place at the ...

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

Diversity of Expression: An interview with Gary Glassman, producer of Native America
October 17, 2018 No Comment

Diversity of Expression: An interview with Gary Glassman, producer of Native America

Native America occupies a shady area in the mainstream national consciousness, but the indigenous people of the Americas have neither ...

Fine Arts

Designing for Doris: David Webb Jewelry and Newport’s Architectural Gems and “To Preserve and Restore”: Newport Restoration Foundation at 50
April 25, 2018 No Comment

Designing for Doris: David Webb Jewelry and Newport’s Architectural Gems and “To Preserve and Restore”: Newport Restoration Foundation at 50

  What happens when you put jewelry and Newport history in parallel exhibitions? Amazing things. The Newport Restoration Foundation marks ...

Food

I Scream!: Chef Melissa Denmark whips up a fall dessert
October 3, 2018 No Comment

I Scream!: Chef Melissa Denmark whips up a fall dessert

  A number of students go to culinary school without much culinary experience, but this wasn’t the case for the ...

Got Beer?

Got Beer? Taste Test: Foolproof’s Irish Rhode brings all the Irish with none of the cultural appropriation
October 17, 2018 No Comment

Got Beer? Taste Test: Foolproof’s Irish Rhode brings all the Irish with none of the cultural appropriation

The next local beer in my infinity-part series of locally made refreshments is Foolproof’s Irish Rhode, which we alerted readers ...

Keep on Moving

Keep On Moving: Alt-Nation Gets a Makeover
June 20, 2018 No Comment

Keep On Moving: Alt-Nation Gets a Makeover

After like 13 years of writing under Alt-Nation, it is weird to say fuck that, but I’m nobody’s go-to for ...

Lifestyle

They're Everywhere: We interviewed prominent Rhode Islanders who now slumber beneath our soil
October 17, 2018 No Comment

They’re Everywhere: We interviewed prominent Rhode Islanders who now slumber beneath our soil

As the veil between the worlds thins this Halloween night, this time-travelling Irishman stepped into the land beyond the horizon ...

Lunar Notes

Lunar Notes
October 17, 2018 No Comment

Lunar Notes

Aries:  Love and money — sometimes they work together and sometimes they don’t. This is one of those times when ...

News

In Their Own Words: We spoke to Providence mayoral candidates about their plans for the city
October 17, 2018 No Comment

In Their Own Words: We spoke to Providence mayoral candidates about their plans for the city

We asked the following questions of candidates running for Providence mayor in the upcoming November elections. This is part one of a ...

Opinion

AltFacts: Oh, Yeezus! If that's a smart cookie, we'd hate to see a stupid one
October 17, 2018 No Comment

AltFacts: Oh, Yeezus! If that’s a smart cookie, we’d hate to see a stupid one

Kanye West: Voice of Reason Forget the sage observations of the Dali Lama and the resolute reassurances of free world ...

Phillipe & Jorge

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Leader of the Free World ... for Me to Poop On!
August 1, 2018 No Comment

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Leader of the Free World … for Me to Poop On!

Trump, the Insult Dog Every day, Phillipe and Jorge awaken in hopes that America and President Pussy-Grabber will have finally ...

Pin-Up/Profile

Pin-up: Kayla Girard
September 5, 2018 No Comment

Pin-up: Kayla Girard

  What’s your favorite part about fall in RI? The color change in the trees. What’s your favorite book? I’m ...

Roots Report

Roots Report: Dark Times: And we're not just talking about setting the clocks back
October 17, 2018 No Comment

Roots Report: Dark Times: And we’re not just talking about setting the clocks back

Okee dokee folks… I hate to beat a dead horse, mostly because I am an animal lover, but it is ...

Shopping

Locale Profile: The Joint on 6
April 18, 2018 No Comment

Locale Profile: The Joint on 6

  Sometimes, a spontaneous idea quickly comes together, turning into a successful business model. Christopher Langevin lost his job as ...

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

Struggle at Home: Watch on the Rhine explores conflicting political leanings within one household
October 17, 2018 No Comment

Struggle at Home: Watch on the Rhine explores conflicting political leanings within one household

Watch on the Rhine, written in 1941 by Lillian Hellman (and winner of the New York Drama Critic’ Circle Award ...