Stuck with You: Was Granny ultra modern or out of line?
Dear C and Dr. B; My grandmother is 76 now, which means she grew up back in the days when men were the masters of the house and a woman’s main job in life was to please them. But listen to this story about her wedding night! I really want to know what you think! After a […]
Heavy-Handed: Should this reader’s daughter apologize?
Dear C and Dr. B; My daughter Hannah got on her high horse at her high school about another student wearing a Hamsa religious symbol. She said that it was a cultural appropriation and that it was inappropriate for the other student to wear it because she was of a white non-Jewish race. Actually, Hannah […]
Queer as Art
The Queer Art Collective Gallery opened its doors on Exchange Street in Pawtucket on March 5. It was an act of sheer optimism in the midst of many closures. The gallery founder, Taylor Davis, is a remarkably focused young entrepreneur on a mission – to create a safe space for queer art, where artists are […]
Poison Pen: What should this reviewer do with an artist who did her wrong?
Dear C and Dr. B; Ten years ago, I was part of the music and performance culture; that’s where I met Penny. She was from a wealthy family, spoiled, and saw the world as her personal stage, but she was actually very talented, which was why I started to collaborate with her – I felt […]
US Misinterpretation: Social anthropologist Dr. Ian Clarke reacts to article on Biden’s Taiwan policy
In a recent article in the NYTimes (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fR22YKqv3XNf2caYiTyEDreu6rEyfQBr/view), journalist Peter Beinart raises an alarm. In it he says US recognition of Taiwan would be a dangerous move, certain to incite China to wage full-out war on Taiwan. Many in the West are deeply concerned over the current show of Chinese military force along its border […]
Love Triangle: Her boyfriend’s married sister is into her roommate. Now what?
Dear C and Dr. B; I’m caught in the middle of someone else’s love triangle and don’t know what to do. Kendra and I have shared an apartment 5 years. Neither of us have a steady relationship, but we both date. She’s a real hottie, but she is respectfully hands off when it comes to […]
Road Rage: One reader notices some bad driving going on
Dear C and Dr. B; On my way to the grocery store I had three close calls. First, a car nearly drove into me coming out of a side street – the guy didn’t even pause at the stop sign! Then, I’m pulling into the parking lot and some bozo starts backing into me. If […]
Gallery Night Goes Virtual
Gallery Night Providence found a creative solution to COVID restrictions by performing a quick pivot from in-person to virtual. They have now hit their stride on Facebook Live with an engaging format that takes viewers on a virtual trolley ride through Providence. “We didn’t miss a single Gallery Night,” said Shari Weinberger, Gallery Night president. […]
Advice from the Trenches: Dealing with the new wife
Dear C and Dr. B; I’ve been divorced for about 20 years now. It was totally demoralizing – he left me for another woman. I don’t ever want to see him again, especially not with his new wife. My daughter has come to her own understanding with Dad and includes him in most milestone events […]
Trying on Something New: Her friend’s gender identity is changing — how can she be supportive?
Dear C and Dr. B; My friend Donny has me confused. We’ve known each other since high school and she has always dated guys, just like I have. When we were growing up, there just weren’t as many “gender identities” out there. Being gay was gradually becoming more acceptable, but the idea of transsexuals gaining […]