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Fracture/Conjure - Passage He arrived in Miami on a ship. One of his brothers had arranged the voyage, fashioning a plan involving a make believe narrative about him being a sailor just in case questions were asked at the shore. From Miami he...
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Paranoia at the Picture Show - At the center of Inherent Vice, the latest feature film from Paul Thomas Anderson, lies the impenetrable Golden Fang. At turns a red-sailed ship, an Indo-Chinese heroin cartel, the office for a syndicate of dentists organized for tax purposes, and a...
AN EGALITARIAN TUMOR - In downtown Providence, at the intersection of Washington and Empire Streets, stands AS220, a popular bar, restaurant, and performance space. AS220 was founded by Umberto (“Bert”) Crenca in 1985. Since then, it has expanded exponentially. In 1992, the venue moved to...
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Courting the Couture - In honor of New York Fashion Week and the NBA All-Star Game’s alignment in New York City, the Indy takes a look at the innovative, poetic, and occassionally revealing intersections of fashion and basketball. Dressing the Part Conservative heartthrob Rush Limbaugh...
Vandalism at the Islamic School of Rhode Island - At 1:11pm on a glacial Friday, February 20th, about sixty people gathered in the back half of a small gymnasium, a makeshift prayer hall for the jumu’ah prayer. Shoeless men in heavy winter garb sat in rows, their clunky forms interspersed...
Letter To My Unborn Child -   We are in the midst of a disturbing trend: the intentional, no-consequence murders of Black bodies by law enforcement. The path forward for the ongoing Black freedom struggle is unclear in a world where racism manifests itself both outwardly and...
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by Indy News
In a recent address at the country’s annual National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama invoked the name of an ancient atrocity in order to contextualize a modern, ongoing one. Sermonizing on what he explains as ISIS’s misinterpretation of foundational Islamic texts, Obama aimed to point out that Christianity too has been guilty of past offenses. “And lest we get on our high...
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by Rick Salamé
The PawSox’s new ownership group wants to relocate the team to Providence and—my regrets to Pawtucket—a baseball stadium would be good for the city. At press time the target site appears to be I-195 land on the west bank of the Providence River. Most of the lot currently lies vacant and the alternative proposal to create a park on the land...
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by Wilson Cusack
“I founded 4chan eleven and a half years ago at the age of 15, and after more than a decade and a half of service, I’ve decided it’s time for me to move on,” began Christopher Poole’s letter of resignation, posted on 4chan last month. 4chan is a completely anonymous online image board, most famous for birthing memes that crowd the...
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A Conversation with Rebecca Traister

by Sophie Kasakove
Every time Rebecca Traister sees someone wearing a “THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE” T-shirt, she feels a rush of excitement. Traister, a senior writer at Salon and regular contributor to the New Republic, The Nation, the New York Observer and others, has been writing about women in politics, media, and entertainment for almost two decades. When she started writing...
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by Kyle Giddon & Dominique Pariso
  One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Picture it: you’re swimming through the Gulf of Mexico. Surrounded by a school of your friends. The water is so warm today, you’d think, if you were human and understood the concept ‘warm.’ What a day to be a red grouper. Happy as a clam. Except not really, because you hate those...
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by Dash Elhauge, Lisa Borst & Alex Sammon
No Uglies On a warm autumn day in 1963, President John F. Kennedy sat calmly beside his wife, Jackie, in the back of a limousine. Nellie Connally, the First Lady of Texas, turned back and smiled at John. “Mr. President,” she said. He leaned in to hear her. “You can’t say Dallas doesn’t love you.” He looked to the sky as...
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by Emma Phillips
With the image of New York and Boston before it, Providence is designing a bike share. Providence’s bike share will be a public-private partnership. In 2010, Alta Planning + Design—the same company that controls New York’s Citi Bikes—completed a feasibility study to assess the possibility of implementing a bike share in Providence. This positioned the company as the obvious frontrunner when...
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the aesthetics and business of videogames

by Cheyenne Morrin
Pastel squares crumble beneath your feet. You poise your fingers, held equidistant from weapon schematics and a twitch key. Usually a reactive tap would save the hero from semi-deletion. But not on this yellowing cliff face. Not when 32 conspiring pixels form a gaping, toothed blackness; not when decadence creeps through his veins towards a final portal without respawn. This is...
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by Stefania Gomez
NASA engineers asked Ride, “Is 100 [tampons] the right number?” She would be in space for a week. –American Prospect, June 19, 2014 [Playtex] triumphed over the more politically connected, engineering-driven Hamilton-Standard to win the Apollo lunar space-suit contract…by drawing on the craft-culture handiwork and expertise of seamstresses, rather than on the hard-line culture of engineering. –Smithsonian Magazine, August 27th, 2012...
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by Miles Taylor
Watching the Atlanta Hawks play is like watching chaos. On offense, no one stops moving. The court is a constant whirlwind of picks, cuts, and passes. Center Al Horford moves up to set a pick for point guard Jeff Teague, rolls away a second too early, gets the pass, kicks to shooting guard Kyle Korver, who swings to forward Paul Millsap,...
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by Yousef Hilmy
12/23 Still on the plane. I wonder how much of Egypt will simply (or not so simply, I suppose) be the void left after my grandmother’s death—will I miss her more acutely once I pass by her apartment, now empty? There’s so much about her that I feel I never got to learn. When I try to remember her, I can...
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