Opinion

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 ...

Primaries -- Should We Hold Them at All?
August 6, 2014 No Commentby

Primaries — Should We Hold Them at All?

I was asked to write about the three primaries I find most interesting. I am not the person to be ...

It's the Economy, Stupid!
August 6, 2014 No Commentby

It’s the Economy, Stupid!

It’s hardly any secret that the Rhode Island economy is in bad shape. In the most recent monthly data from ...

The Female Playwrights Issue Takes Center Stage
August 6, 2014 2 commentsby

The Female Playwrights Issue Takes Center Stage

I’ve been lamenting the representation of women playwrights on the American stage since I learned that only 17 percent of ...

The Gubernatorial Races -- A Prediction
August 6, 2014 10 commentsby

The Gubernatorial Races — A Prediction

As we enter the final stretch of the Rhode Island Gubernatorial primary races, we are faced with four viable Democrats ...