A Lack of Care - You can’t ask your co-worker for narcotics the same way you can ask for extra Advil stashed in their purse or backpack. There are good reasons for this. Drugs like Advil or Tylenol carry no association with danger and can be...
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Pink Sky -   She is dressed as toilet paper. He wears Groucho Marx glasses. They meet at a Halloween party. At the wedding his mother’s dress is blue with thin yellow and red stripes. “That dress was way ahead of its time,” she...
The Kingdom of God Is Within You: A Closet Drama in Two Acts - Thomas Engler replied, “Okay. The church was very Southern, very charismatic, sort of scorched-Earth. Weekly services in the high school auditorium. There were times when I didn’t take the whole thing too seriously, but this was a bad year: I was hitting...
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Scatterbrained Sex-Ed - In December 2007, the Rhode Island branch of the Heritage Foundation, an abstinence-only-until-marriage education provider, shut its doors. For over two years, the provider had faced scrutiny from the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), parents, and the American Civil Liberties...
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Week in Robber Barons - FORD FIESTA It is with sadness that The College Hill Independent confirms what other sources have reported: Canada’s great picaresque has reached its coda. On Monday, the City of Toronto elected a new mayor, John Tory, spelling the end of four...
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Examining the globalization of gluttony

by Stephanie Hayes
  Every evening at 8 PM, The Diva sits before her laptop in her South Korean apartment, turns on a camera, and eats for the world. “I’m going to eat the pizza,” she tells her viewers in singsongy Korean. “It was baked in a wood-fired oven, so I think it’ll taste really clean and delicious.” She dangles a cheese-slathered slice before...
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by Layla Ehsan, Sara Khan & Pierie Korostoff
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On King James's return and Cleveland's salvation

by Zeve Sanderson
We look up to the heavens: birds chirp, sunlight wrestles through the cloudy sky. As a soft piano ballad fades in, the camera brings us back to earth. We’re driving. We pass rundown city blocks, tired apartment complexes, a local burger joint with its changeable sign reading “Welcome Home LeBron,” children playing basketball. A tender female voice speaks over our journey...
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by Layla Ehsan, Sara Khan & Pierie Korostoff
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by Lucia Iglesias
  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 slatey plume. Hellebore’s Solarium—asylum for the diluvian displaced. A falcon abandons his snood of shadows in the latticework to skim...
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Solar panels in historic Providence

by Estelle Berger
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, to add what went unsaid, the Commission’s lack of foresight. Greenwald, a computer science professor at Brown University, and her...
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Fiction and reality in John Darnielle’s Wolf in White Van

by Raphaela Posner
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 heavily over his black outfit. Formed in 1991, The Mountain Goats were originally known for homemade, lo-fi recordings. Now, they...
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by Chung Bologna
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by Kim Sarnoff
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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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by Katherine Long
    "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 1979, radio broadcast calling for a ban on all music in the new Islamic Republic of Iran Iranian musician and...
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Ideas for your next tongue-in-cheek, Providence-specific novelty tumblr account

by Wiz Khalisa
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