Continue Victory Day in RI: Legitimate historical commemoration or triumphalist celebration?
As our world inches closer to nuclear war than it has in decades, we prepare to observe the anniversary of the Allied victory over Japan ending World War II, finally […]
Gay Rights v. Free Expression: Latest installment in a long history at the Supreme Court
In the United States, laws prohibiting discrimination against protected classes regulate “public accommodations,” a term of art legally that describes businesses and other facilities open to the public on substantially […]
Opinion – Don’t Lose Hope, America: A republic if you can keep it
I’m disturbed by many of the social media posts I see on July 4th denigrating the United States, saying Independence Day is not worth celebrating, displaying inverted flags as distress […]
Will The Real PVD Please Stand Up?: PVDFest changes prompt conversations about city identity
The people of the internet are generally displeased with Mayor Smiley’s PVDFest changes. Well, the people of the internet are generally displeased, period. But let’s take a look at some […]
Enough with Boring Budgets: Mayor Smiley’s first PVD Budget Leaves Opportunities on the Table
I used to believe that boring government was good government, that if you didn’t hear about scandals, corruption, and other sensational news stories about leaders, that meant that things were […]
Trump Arraignment: Smoke but no fire?
Former President Donald J. Trump was finally arraigned yesterday in New York state court on felony charges with a bare-bones 16-page indictment alleging 34 separate counts of “falsifying business records […]
Sports Betting Mellows Out
Twin River Casino in Lincoln has announced the launch of a dispensary and craft brewery in their Sportsbook Bar & Grill, which will take place on April 20. Public Relations […]
Block Ness Monster Unearthed!
“These are the photos they don’t want you to see.” Says Carl Q. Hog, of the Instagram post he made after finding what might be the final remains of the […]
Bats Attack! Gulls Defend!
The afternoon skies went dark as an estimated 14,653 bats swarmed above the State Capital building in Providence, RI. “At first it looked cool,” said Melford Glum, a tourist visiting […]
Wanted, Providence Creative Revolution: Art, Culture, and Tourism’s PVDx2031 plan falls short
On March 1, the who’s who of PVD’s creative scene gathered at the Providence Public Library downtown to attend the unveiling of the Art, Culture, and Tourism Department’s new cultural […]