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Hellebore Leaves Solarium -   In Hellebore’s Solarium the leaves have begun to scab. They flake verdigris, all celadon and coppery. These exfoliations flurry round a marble caryatid, sheathing her nude limbs in scale. Quails burl the caryatid’s scooped shoulders and fringe her scapula in...
Set the Roof Aflame - The Providence Historic District Commission (PHDC) failed to show up to its own meeting. On October 14, Amy Greenwald and her husband Justin Boyan were notified that their special hearing before the Commission was canceled due to lack of quorum, and,...
What the Mind Scares Up - I am sitting in the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, MA, admiring the proscenium decorated with Grecian women made of sheet metal. John Darnielle, the driving creative force of the band The Mountain Goats, walks onstage, his brown corduroy jacket falling...
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Better, Faster, Stronger -   On September 28, 2014, Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto became the first man to run a marathon in under two hours and three minutes, crossing the finish line of the Berlin Marathon with a time of two hours, two minutes, 57 seconds—26...
Meditations on Fusion -     "Music is like a drug; whoever acquires the habit can no longer devote himself to important activities. We must eliminate music because it means betraying our country and our youth. We must completely eliminate it." —Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, July...
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by India Ennenga, Sebastian Clark & Elias Bresnick
SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM It’s 3 AM, you’ve been up all night working, and you’re hovering somewhere between vindictive frustration and utter hopelessness. Your roommate has been chatting away mindlessly for what feels like hours now, periodically asking you if you’ll refill the water or maybe make a midnight snack. And you just can’t help it anymore, you know you’re on...
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Animal liberation at the movies

by Will Fesperman
There’s a moment in 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes that made me shiver. A human repeats the famous line from the 1968 version, “Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!” But in 2011, the human is the oppressor, and our chimpanzee hero, Caesar, sounds his first articulate word: "NOOOOO!” in response. The cry is follwed...
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Brad Troemel's athletic aesthetics

by Erin Schwartz
  Before coming onstage, artist Brad Troemel hits play on a YouTube music video. It’s a song called “Bewitched” by scenester electro-pop duo Blood on the Dance Floor. The video seems to be a sort of cautionary fable about trusting (goth) girls. They’re probably witches, planning to leave their spiky-haired, YRU-boot-wearing lovers to enchant normie guys who drink beer and tote...
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by Eli Neuman-Hammond
This September, after two rejected applications for federal funding, the City of Providence was approved for a $13 million federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant in support of a streetcar project. The proposed streetcar would begin on Thayer Street in College Hill, run over the Providence River through downtown, and then veer through the Jewelry District towards Rhode Island...
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by Rebecca Mears
On Monday, October 6, the first day of its new term, the United States Supreme Court declined to review seven decisions concerning state bans on same-sex marriage. By denying review, the Court quietly cleared the way for same-sex marriages in Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah, Virginia, and Oklahoma. As a result, same-sex marriage is now legal in 30 states and the District of...
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Jamie Packs, Dash Elhauge, & Kyle Giddon

VIAGRA FOR WOMEN Well, not exactly. Viagra, the maker of the world’s top selling erectile dysfunction drug, recently released an advertisement featuring a female spokesperson for the first time in the company’s history. Gone are the days of all-male boating excursions and hard-hat laden construction scenes. Instead, the company has chosen to eschew its macho image and appeal to the softer...
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by Jake Soloff & Rick Salamé
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  A second cut on top of the first hurts more. Incision #1: They told Zeina that her sister Maha was a martyr. Incision #2: Some people from her village, or possibly from a regional Hezbollah chapter, had the fresh bodies from Khirbet Selm dug up in the government mass grave in a distant town. The bodies were driven back to Khirbet...
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by Mark Benz
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by Patrick McMenamin
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by Layla Ehsan, Sara Khan & Pierie Korostoff
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by Athena Washburn
1:00 am January 17: Man: Well Hello Melinda and isn't it a pretty day Melinda: It sure is Man, it sure is. Man: But I sure could use a— Melinda: I could use a a a a-- Man: What? Melinda: A part, but apart from the particles, it’s been said before, it’s a pretty day—there are yellow bits of cube on...
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