From the Editors: Know Your Rights // Conozca Sus Derechos - ASK: to see identification. STOPPED FOR QUESTIONING: you don’t have to give police any information. Anything you say can be used against you in court. ASK: if you are being DETAINED. Walk away if answer is no. DO NOT AGREE: to...
Providential -   When Massachusetts exiled him for his radical religious beliefs in 1636, Roger Williams trekked south through an icy New England winter, reaching the Seekonk River as early spring thawed the riverbanks. Accompanied by Narraganset Sachems who lived along the bank...
A Sad Anniversary - Thirty years ago on Wednesday, 40 metric tons of toxic gas escaped from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. Wind carried the plume into the surrounding community, where it entered people’s homes and irrevocably changed life in Bhopal. While...
Building Exclusion into College Hill - The old saying goes, ‘If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.’ But what if the right tool for the job is a hammer, and the only tools you have are a badge and...
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Black and Blues -   On Thursday September 10, at around 9:30 PM, John Prince heard someone “hollering” outside his house on the Southside of Providence. According to a complaint he filed with the police department and his comments at a pre-hearing press conference he...
Notes on Connection -   Technology—and more relevantly, those who make/use it—very much wants to work within a language of disruption. Tech has always defined breaks in eras—the printing press, the steam engine, the Internet—but the modern invocation of “disruptive innovation” goes one step further,...
Toe Tags -     Eddie lives in a pink room with two copies of Gravity's Rainbow. He's not a vegetarian, but sometimes people ask if he is. Maybe it's the honey in his voice, though his toned, protein-packed musculature says Chipotle barbacoa all...
After Whitman -   “What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman,” sighs Allen Ginsberg at the beginning of his 1955 poem “A Supermarket In California.” But across a century Whitman retorts, “Are you the new person drawn toward me? / To begin...
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An interview with lo-fi legend R. Stevie Moore

by Dash Elhauge
  Before there were hipsters in faded t-shirts digging through garage sales for vintage tube amps, before kids swiped their grandparents record players to spin vinyl they bought at Urban Outfitters, before there was an Internet on which to have pissing contests about obscure bands, there was R. Stevie Moore. R. Stevie Moore has been writing and recording music since 1968....
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by Kyle Giddon, Tristan Rodman & Alex Sammon
  MISSING BRAINS!! PLEASE READ!! Missing: 200 human brains. Where: The University of Texas, Austin, TX. When: Sometime between the year 1987, when the brains were given to the university for research purposes, and this week, when it was announced that the brains were missing. How did the brains go missing? Unknown at this time. Whose brains? Dead inmates from the...
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by Zeve Sanderson
We want you. Yeah, you, the one in the jersey. I couldn’t figure out why, but every fall, as financial institutions flock to campuses across the country for recruitment, emails filled the inboxes of student-athletes requesting their physically fit presences. The dozens of emails I received all started the same way: “Hi Bob,” the informality suggesting years of previous correspondence with...
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Infinity and humanity in Interstellar

by Erin Schwartz
  When I was little, I was afraid of the woods and outer space. My still-forming suburban consciousness might have already known that my survival skills would be better suited to handling a long abandonment in the mall than 10 minutes alone in nature, or, god forbid, on a spaceship with Lance Bass. But space and the woods were also lumped...
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Christian Bök gets experimental

by Jamie Packs
“The word is now a virus” —William S. Burroughs Something deeply radical is pulsating under poet Christian Bök’s seemingly normal exterior, something that is belied by his blonde crew cut and crisp button-down shirt. With his mind-shattering Xenotext Experiment, Bök is set to catapult the esoteric realm of experimental poetry firmly into the minds of anyone with an interest in science,...
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A journey to the inside of the earth

by Camera Ford
The earth can seem impenetrable, unexplainable, whether you are flipping through the pages of an earth science textbook or staring up at the face of the cliff you are about to climb. That cliff was once completely covered by the sea.The footholds you seek have been carved from the remnants of molten rock risen from deep inside the earth. I learned...
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by Andrew J. Smyth
  To have been delighted by a jumpsuit. An unusual circumstance in which to find oneself, granted, and perhaps even an uncomfortable one, but not, as you can see, or rather as we can agree to be shown, an altogether unreasonable position. It’s not that the jumpsuit has any inherent advantages in respect to other garments. Indeed, having entered and then...
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Arca and the digital boundary

by Malcolm Drenttel
On November 1, Venezuelan electronic musician Arca released his debut album Xen, named for Arca’s alter ego, a genderless—though feminine—figure whom he first developed while a closeted child in Caracas. The album is unlike any of the vocal-heavy material Arca produced before, eschewing that familiar territory in favor of letting his machines speak for themselves. The album’s single, “Thievery,” is a...
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