Book Review: Alexander Smith’s The Perfect Man and Other Stories of the Supernatural

For his second published work, Alexander Smith packs a plethora of thought-provoking circumstances into seven stories that take up 60 total pages. While each story is short, Smith manages to spin a complete tale, proving that less can be more. He created intriguing story ideas that all encompass other realms of reality, though most of […]

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Calling All Bibliophiles: New PVD book festival arrives in Downcity

From seasoned authors to aspiring writers to book-lovers young and old, hundreds are expected to celebrate the inaugural year of the Providence Book Festival being held April 26 and 27. With the aim of connecting readers with writers, more than 75 authors will be available to share their expertise. The event kicks off Friday, April 26, […]

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Cannabis Books: A Very Short, Opinionated List

I emphasize history, politics and personal experience. Books on science and pharmacology grow quickly out of date. I don’t know anything about horticulture. Science and Medicine • The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. 486 pages, 2017. […]

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Loki Ragnarok

Rhode Island’s Mark Binder was named a finalist for the 2019 Audie Awards for Best Original Work for his audiobook titled Loki Ragnarok. This 77-minute audiobook is based on Norse mythology and weaves a tale of Viking Armageddon from the titular character’s point of view. Listeners might come away from the experience with a greater understanding of violence and […]

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