Opinion

Phillipe and Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Traffic Snarls, Political Fools and Art Makes Everything Better
April 15, 2015 No Commentby

Phillipe and Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Traffic Snarls, Political Fools and Art Makes Everything Better

Newport Nightmares Ah, Newport. Sailing Capital of the World. City by the Sea. Rhode Island’s #1 tourist attraction. And seemingly ...

Phillipe and Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Hernandez, Concrete Projo and Arc Iris
April 1, 2015 1 commentby

Phillipe and Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Hernandez, Concrete Projo and Arc Iris

A Small Favor This request will doubtless set the bad taste bell a-ringin’, but Phillipe and Jorge are at their ...

Phillipe and Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Gordo Golightly, a Hill of Scandals, and Some Local Talent
March 18, 2015 3 commentsby

Phillipe and Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Gordo Golightly, a Hill of Scandals, and Some Local Talent

Bribes and Bullshit There are bribes and then there are “contributions,” the latter of which won’t pass the laugh test ...

Fifty Shades of Criticism
March 4, 2015 No Commentby

Fifty Shades of Criticism

Criticism is not about the conscious refusal to distance oneself from the audience, but about trying to explain why or ...

Opinion: Questions Surround the PawSox Sale
March 2, 2015 1 commentby

Opinion: Questions Surround the PawSox Sale

Ben Mondor, after buying the franchise out of bankruptcy in 1977, turned the Pawtucket Red Sox into a national model ...

Opinion: Sony Appeases North Korea
December 19, 2014 No Commentby

Opinion: Sony Appeases North Korea

North Korea is one of history’s most brutal, irrational, vicious, and cruel regimes. The so-called Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ...

Ask Brilliant Cliche and the Granny Doctor: I Can't Pee In Public!
December 10, 2014 No Commentby

Ask Brilliant Cliche and the Granny Doctor: I Can’t Pee In Public!

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, This is a bit embarrassing, but it’s bothering me and I really want to do something ...

Alt-Parenting: The Elf Must Die
November 25, 2014 No Commentby

Alt-Parenting: The Elf Must Die

December 26, 2013: I wake up in a cold sweat. My heart is racing. Panic sets in. It’s the Elf ...

Make Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
November 6, 2014 No Commentby

Make Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

When my husband and I were dating, I decided to replace his holey pajama pants with a handmade pair. I ...

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 ...