Opinion

This Veterans Day, Don't Thank a Veteran
November 5, 2014 No Commentby

This Veterans Day, Don’t Thank a Veteran

In thinking back on the days of Easy Company, I’m treasuring my remark to a grandson who asked, “Grandpa, were you ...

Don't Hate the Shopper, Hate the Game
November 5, 2014 No Commentby

Don’t Hate the Shopper, Hate the Game

If the thought of the holiday season fills you with an icy, quivering dread, if the sound of silver bells ...

What's in a Vote?
November 3, 2014 No Commentby

What’s in a Vote?

The election 2014 is nigh upon us, and I’ve been contemplating the Mayoral race more than any of the others. ...

Time to Vote
November 3, 2014 No Commentby

Time to Vote

Other voting thoughts: Vote Bob Healy in the Governor race – not so he’ll win, but so he’ll get a ...

Profiles in Tribulations -- Alfred Dente for Governer
November 3, 2014 No Commentby

Profiles in Tribulations — Alfred Dente for Governer

Rhode Island is at a crossroads. A fumbling economy that can’t seem to get itself on track, corruption everywhere, and ...

Not So Great Gatsby: The Diminutive Demon of Dorrance Street 
October 21, 2014 No Commentby

Not So Great Gatsby: The Diminutive Demon of Dorrance Street 

Dear Nick, Imagine this: a pudgy, tiny, toupee-sporting man hatches a cocaine- and alcohol-fueled plot to recover his divorce settlement ...

Ty Davis: NewPaper Founder on the Closing of the Providence Phoenix
October 21, 2014 No Commentby

Ty Davis: NewPaper Founder on the Closing of the Providence Phoenix

The closing of The Providence Phoenix last week after 36 years is “a sign of the times,” said Ty Davis, ...

Providence Phoenix Folds Its Wings
October 10, 2014 No Commentby

Providence Phoenix Folds Its Wings

The Phoenix Media/Communications Group (PMCG) announced today that, after 36 years, it will stop publishing the venerated alt-weekly The Providence ...

Question 5: A Creative and Cultural Economy Bond
October 2, 2014 No Commentby

Question 5: A Creative and Cultural Economy Bond

In the upcoming election, Question 5 is an important issue for arts-aware voters to consider. The first of its kind ...

Alt-Parenting: Farewell Summer ... Don’t Let the Door Hit You in the Ass
September 4, 2014 6 commentsby

Alt-Parenting: Farewell Summer … Don’t Let the Door Hit You in the Ass

There are many realities no one mentions to parents before they have kids: sleepless nights last well past the newborn ...