Advice from the Trenches: Dealing with coronavirus anxiety
Dear C, As you’ve probably noticed, the entire world has suddenly gone to hell. I am feeling sick to my stomach. Every job I had for the spring has been cancelled. The reception for an art show I was supposed to have this week was cancelled. I am not sure what I am going to […]
Radical Women: URI celebrates women’s history month
This year, URI Providence Campus Arts and Culture Program and the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island present a very special Women’s History Month Exhibit: RADICAL WOMEN: Politically Engaged Art through March 27. Director Steven Pennell has taken this opportunity to curate a show that revels in the powerful force and vision of the female mind. […]
Advice from the Trenches: Is it unethical to flash pics of your teen?
Dear C & Dr. B, We were at the gym when my husband showed the front desk a photo he had on his phone of our very beautiful teenage daughter in a bikini. He said, “She thinks she is not pretty! I ask you: isn’t she pretty?” I was somewhat mortified. According to him, I […]
COVID-19: How will this pandemic change our way of life?
And so it began. On March 11, 2020, COVID-19 officially became a world pandemic. So, what does this mean for you? First, let’s talk about the major health issue, which is transmission. There’s no point in giving you numbers, because they change at such a rapid rate, they could easily double between the time I […]
Passion!: One reader is advised on whether to keep a career or pursue her art
Dear C and Dr. B; I’ve been teaching at inner city middle schools for a while now, but what I really want to do is art and music. The songs I write are my passion, and my art is inspired by people, by the real life social, economic and racial issues that are a part […]
Growing Connections: Newly named gardener in residence brings community gardens together
At first, MJ Robinson may seem an unlikely choice as community gardener in residence for the City of Providence Parks Department, a position created by the city to determine how best to serve the city gardens. MJ found the position through sheer chance while looking over a city job board for opportunities for a friend. […]
Masc.: Exploring the power dynamics of gender-driven domination
Set amid the quaint taverns and curio shops that line lower Thames Street, Coastal Contemporary Gallery is an anomaly in the tourist town of Newport. When Shari Weschler opened her gallery in May 2018, she also opened the door to a world of art that was a distinct departure from the usual seascapes and souvenirs. […]
Life Blows: Our advice columnists help a writer at her wits’ end
Dear C & Dr. B; It feels like there is a storm raging in my head. My entire life sucks. First, there was my mom who decided she was gay, then dumped my dad for an absolute monster of a woman to whom she devoted the rest of her life, while totally neglecting her first […]
It’s Not You, It’s Me: What’s to be done with Mr. Almost-Right?
Dear C and Dr. B; I’m dissatisfied with my relationship and something has to change, but I keep putting it off because I feel guilty. I am still trying to figure out if this is the right thing. I’m 26 and have been with my boyfriend, Steve, since I was 16. He is a great […]
Advice from the Trenches: One reader gets the shock of her life
Dear C and Dr. B; I got the shock of my life when I was sorting through some CDs and found one with text files I didn’t recognize. They looked like scripts, but one of the characters had my name, so I started to read and discovered these were “conversations” from an interactive cyber sex […]