Tastes Like Chicken - Although we live in a culture replete with red paint on fur coats, images of warehouses crammed with livestock, and non-stop chatter about global warming, we continue to eat meat. And enjoy it.      This is not a new conversation. The...
The Revolution Will Not Be In English - Roberto Tijerina was eight years old when he was first asked by his aunts and uncles to accompany them to doctors’ visits as their interpreter. The first in his family to be born in the United States and speak both English...
Class and the American Montessori Movement - Providence, 2014 The foyer features a grand staircase and crown moldings. The mansion-turned pre-school’s hallway is lined with offices that used to be living rooms. Hooks have been attached to the wall approximately the height of my hip for Angel Care...
Week in Shelter - There’s an App for That It’s been confirmed—that was a blizzard this past Tuesday. That powdery shit wrapped around your knees? Yup, that was snow. Those trucks with shovels on the front? Snow plows. Those punk kids (Brown students) tearing down...
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Hooking Up With History - It might read blasphemous to call today’s cult fixation with Berlin parochial.  Yet, to enter the city’s most infamous club, according to an article that appeared in Rolling Stone last February entitled “Berghain: The Secretive, Sex-Fueled World of Techno’s Coolest Club,”...
Artificial Giants - I was once given directions, drawn on a paper napkin, to a longstanding Bombay secret. It took me eight months before I finally followed them. It was on a random afternoon, when I realized I was in the area that the...
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Surveilling Protest

by Cherise Morris
December 5, 2014 – “Heads up. It’s supposed to pour. So the protest may not last as long as you think.” A friend texted. I scoffed at her naiveté. Protests don’t work that way, or at least they’re not supposed to. Expressing political discontent shouldn’t be dependent on whether or not it rains.        There was constant, cold drizzle. Swarms of...
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Playing 'Gay' in Providence Professional Wrestling

by Will Underwood
The South Attleboro Knights of Columbus auditorium is an unassuming building. Small with brown faux-wood siding, it is dwarfed by its parking lot, at the end of which stands a sign advertising rental opportunities. The structure is typically home to Council 5876 of the eponymous Catholic community organization, but when four friends and I pull into the parking lot on Friday...
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Shelly Silver and the Status Quo

by Elias Bresnick
The events that culminated in the arrest this past Tuesday of long-standing New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver call to mind a kind of bastardized T. Rowe Price commercial. You know, those ads for the investment firm that claim to know how rice production in India affects rubber in Brazil and shipping in Norway? The plot that came to light last...
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by College Hill Independent
The College Hill Independent would like to salute the life and career of one of its most admired and beloved editors, Olivia Taylor Barker.  She died on December 7 at the age of 40 after a four-year battle with breast cancer.  Olivia, while serving as managing editor for two semesters between 1995 and 1996, inspired countless classmates to pursue journalism on...
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by Rick Salamé, Stephanie Hayes & Zeve Sanderson
The ground freezes in winter and makes it hard to bury dead dogs and I think a new war will hit the Middle East before the snow melts and—sorry, I’m just telling you things. December is the season for things; this is the season for promises. Frozen to the cores of our appendixes, we grit our teeth and make pledges that...
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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 a search. If the police had the right to search you, they wouldn’t ask for CONSENT. IF THEY BELIEVE YOU...
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by Layla Ehsan, Sara Khan & Pierie Korostoff
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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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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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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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