Unfinished Business - Time passes differently when you’re dead. An investigation into the temporality of death would make a great documentary, but until we can reliably communicate with deceased cameramen, East Asian genre films provide a pretty good place to start.      In the...
Child's Play - NO RULEZ Calvinball, taken from the comic Calvin and Hobbes, is the essential game of my childhood. It took sports, and then removed the three things I hated most about them: teamwork, hierarchy, and organization. This left the things I liked,...
Big Business, Big Problems - In the late 1970s, Richard G. Butler, founder of Aryan Nations, established the neo-Nazi world headquarters on 20 acres of land in Hayden Lake, Idaho. In the two-and-a-half decades that followed, members would gather in this small town, with a population...
Cut Losses - Memorials are mnemonic devices: built in order not to forget things lost, people loved. Memorials, however, frequently have a political function. Often governments commission memorials as a way to negotiate the idea of negative heritage, events that are a wound on...
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Grit, Grime & Graft - Bruce deSilva now lives in New Jersey, but he’s definitely Rhode Island’s crime writer-laureate. His three novels—Rogue Island, Cliff Walk, and Providence Rag—all take place in Rhode Island, where deSilva worked as a reporter for the Providence Journal for over a...
Ditching the Frame - Art has always favored the rectangle. Since humans began moving our paintings off of cave walls and onto formal and constructed surfaces—essentially, since we began framing our art—we have, by and large, framed it in rectangles. A Romanian study from 1999...
Steel-Framed History - High, arched windows define The Barbizon's second floor, each opening bound by a twisted iron railing marked with a cursive B. The building shifts from rose to green to black in 23 stories. The Barbizon, which was completed in 1928, is...
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by Sebastian Clark, Connor McGuigan & Alex Sammon
Late April means one thing: startup season. As DisruptNY, the East Coast’s most prestigious startup showcase, approaches, the excitement is palpable. And for good reason: the tech giants of tomorrow are often the fledging ideas of today. But getting in on the hottest new startups is not easy. Tickets to DisruptNY go for $2,000, and the thirty hottest startups, on display...
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by Philippa De La O
There is nothing I fear more than the meandering pace of light, marking its celestial time across the lawns of our neighborhoods, yes moving also in crawling drips from our shoulders to our feet in the summer’s sticking dust that waves itself over everything eventually, in the course of a day. Some hemlock please, some quick choking here, in the bed...
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predicting suicide bombings

by Sophie Kasakove
Zeeshan-ul Hassan Usmani communicates best in numbers. The 35-year-old Pakistani is the founder and CEO of GoFig Solutions, an IT firm that has produced a software program that forecasts when and where suicide bombings might happen. GoFig’s BlastSim, a suicide bombing simulator, has the potential to permanently alter the state of international terrorism response and control. +++ Over the past decade,...
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Chinese indie video games at the Ace Hotel

by Ashwini Natarajan
Computerized sounds echo across the room and Chinese characters flash across screens. Faces hang over them, brows furrowed in confusion. This is Art Video Games in China, an exhibit at the Ace Hotel in New York, which closed at the end of March. The exhibit featured video games from independent game designers based out of mainland China. The exhibit, which was...
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a woman drinking Jodorowski’s Dune

by Addie Mitchell
I will present you with some facts about the documentary film Jodorowsky’s Dune: Jodorowsky’s Dune, a 2013 documentary film directed by Frank Pavich, allows Alejandro Jodorowsky—psychedelic filmmaker, actor, comic artist, musician, and spiritual guru—to recount the story of how in 1974, Jodorowsky, already renowned in the underground for his cult classic films El Topo and The Holy Mountain, began the two-year...
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union battles of disenfranchised workers in RI

by Abigail Savitch-Lew
Adrienne Jones, a bartender at the Providence Hilton, says she was regularly required to work 15-hour days without breaks. She tried and failed to negotiate her hours so she could spend more time with her seven-year-old son. Hotel managers also refused to honor her request for floor mats behind the bar. Krystle Martin, who worked in the hotel’s restaurant, says that...
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Andy Warhol’s photographs at the RISD Museum

by Eli Pitegoff
The Rhode Island School of Design Museum’s most recent display of Andy Warhol’s photography is an art exhibition with an identity crisis. Somewhere between art works and artifacts, the selection of 105 color and 52 black-and-white prints in Andy Warhol’s Photography comprise a unique view into Warhol’s relationship to the medium of photography. Whether the alluring images that Warhol produced while...
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labor organization in the NCAA

by Zeve Sanderson
Student-athlete. The ordering stresses the primacy of scholastics over sports, and the hyphen suggests they are two parts of an inseparable whole. It’s a celebration of the confluence of academics and sports—the amateur ideal. But the term was not created to simply be a descriptor. Sports economist Andrew Zimbalist argues that it was crafted to help universities “fight against workmen’s compensation...
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