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Iron and Fields - 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...
Three Velvet Boyhoods -   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...
Cyborgs in the Club - 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...
The Ore'groin Toast - ...
Take It From The Top - It’s easy to wrap oneself up in the cushy utopian promise of music on the Internet: almost anyone can release an album or recruit a fan-base without the aid of some slick-suited corporate appendage. Democracy at long last, you might cry....
Sketching the Outlines - Last week, Little, Brown, & Company released The David Foster Wallace Reader, a sort of Greatest Hits collection of some of the most acclaimed and best-known works (both fiction and non-) of a writer who, in the six years following his...
Set, Jump, Release - When I was young, I played basketball in the winter, soccer in the fall, baseball in the spring, flag football in the summer. Soccer required too much running; baseball was painfully boring; football was for much larger children. So when my...
Facing Eviction - Last month, I biked down to Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE) at 340 Lockwood Street for a public forum on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s foreclosure and eviction policies. Unfamiliar with housing issues in the city, I wasn’t quite...
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The faces of Thayer Street

by Kalie Boyne & Tom Sullivan
It’s impossible to miss the changes on Thayer Street. The deep black of smooth asphalt bears the bright white stain of a new bike lane. The chain convenience store Tedeschi is gone, and in its stead sits an empty glass-walled space at the corner of Thayer and Euclid. Gone too is the group of motorcyclists that once revved their engines in the parking lot. Whizzing...
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by Kyle Giddon
Last week, political reporters across the globe who use the adjective “embattled” whetted their typewriter keys as the ninth annual G-20 summit kicked off in Brisbane, Australia, bringing together embattled heads of state and embattled central bankers from the world’s twenty largest (embattled) economies. Now, in an article that is half public-policy treatise, half gossip column, The Indy is here to...
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by Sebastian Clark & Elias Bresnick
In Kindergarten, we called it “gimme, gimme.” Now we call it privatization.    OPEN SEASON The Tanzanian government backtracked this week on its promise not to sell 370,000 acres of Maasai land to the Dubai royal family. In April of last year, the parliament of Mizengo Pinda struck a deal with the Ortelo Business Corporation (OBC), a company set up by...
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How some of the world’s most famous discoveries started with mistakes

by Elena Suglia
  In 1879, chemist Constantin Fahlberg came home from a long day of experimenting with coal tar. Upon sitting down to eat, he noticed that his dinner rolls were sweeter than usual. When they tasted unspectacularly bland to his wife, he realized the taste must have been coming from his unwashed hands. As Fahlberg noted, “I had discovered some coal tar...
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Growing up on Internet forums

by Connor McGuigan
  This is the most famous post in the history of Internet forums. On July 14 2004, a user registered as “lonely” posted it to the forums of moviecodec.com. The first reply came six days later. “Why are you lonely? Are you on your own?” Fairylady asked. Three days after, the third reply: “Dude, I typed in ‘I am lonely in...
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by Layla Ehsan, Sara Khan & Pierie Korostoff
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by Katherine Long
It's a leisurely 20-minute walk—25 if there's traffic at the Ledra Street checkpoint—between the two Museums of National Struggle in Nicosia, the divided capital of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. They are both bright and immaculately kept. On a weekday morning, chances are they will be full of schoolchildren on field trips. One museum is in the southern Greek-speaking Republic of...
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A conversation with Keith Cooper, founder of Providence Granola Project

by Erin West
In the corner of my closet, the Treasu(RED) Gap shirt that was so cute during seventh grade sits dejectedly alongside its friend, my string bracelet braided by Guatemalan children. These products are just two among many that supposedly helped someone, somewhere, at some point. The concept of “consumer activism” is hardly foreign to many of us. Companies often market products as...
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by Janey, Pull My Teeth
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by Cherise Morris
Every time I talked with a family member or neighbor about my impending matriculation at Brown that summer, now nearly three years ago, they offered a similar caveat: “now you know...” They’d usually whisper this next part jokingly, but sometimes not so jokingly: “there aren’t many black folks up in Rhode Island.” When my mom came to help me move in...
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Chapel Haven’s program for adults with disabilities

by Sara Winnick
To pick up my brother, I drive 10 minutes on the highway from my parent’s house, take a right at the exit, and another right at the sign with the swirly sun. I text him from the parking lot, wait as he lugs his laundry downstairs and signs himself out at the front desk. While I sit, someone rides past me...
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Television reaches a point of desperation

by Elias Bresnick
Last Tuesday, Nik Wallenda attempted a truly staggering feat. A luminary in the field of tight-rope walking, Wallenda twinkle-toed 1,000 feet across a wire suspended between two skyscrapers, each more than 500 feet tall. He did it without a harness or safety net, ensuring that one false step would send him plummeting to his death. Far above a boisterous crowd, Wallenda...
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