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Hiking - “You know I’ve actually been wanting to do this for a while,” my sister said, sitting in the passenger seat with her feet on the glove compartment. She wore small shorts and a headband to catch her little hairs. We had...
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You End Up Becoming Yourself -   Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, which finished its run at the Cable Car last week, is not afraid to date itself. The film, shot incrementally over the course of twelve years, chronicles the twenty-first century Texas childhood of a boy named Mason...
Making Space -                        To get to Yellow Peril Gallery, you take the ninety-two bus west, passing through downtown Providence and Federal Hill. Get off at the stop variably named Price Rite/Eagle Square/ Valley...
Pigskin Pigs - The NCAA, a non-profit institution with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, is governed by a Board of Directors—eighteen college administrators and NCAA officials, seventeen of them white—who vote on rules that determine everything from recruiting guidelines to eligibility standards. Though not able...
Closed Doors, Sealed Mouths - Trigger warning for sexual violence   The building that stands at 385 South Main Street is a three-story brick structure: nondescript, its windows papered over from the inside. A weathered sign hangs over its awning: “OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE / UP...
Ten More Years -   Picture Atwells Avenue. A few minutes shy of 5 AM. The surveillance camera shows a young man sporting a baseball cap and cutoff jeans, a skateboard tucked under one arm, casually tagging a wall. As he turns to leave, the...
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by Rick Salamé
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by Elias Bresnick
  In June of 1972, two little-known journalists working for The Washington Post were assigned to report on a burglary at Watergate, an office building in downtown Washington, DC that happened to house Democratic Party headquarters. Though it appeared they had no more evidence than reporters at any other news outlet, over the next two years, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein...
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by Sebastian Clark
For some, the summer was long and lonely. While most of you rollicked in sunlit fields to the sweet sound of harmoniums, others languished in bleak seclusion. For a taste of the abject, we offer you a week in isolation.    SPACE ODDITY Curious little kids have been putting lizards in glass jars for years. It was a simple numbers game...
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by Eli Pitegoff
The following is a brief window into a day of genesis: the virtual origin of a Facebook prophet. Posting as many as 2,000 words a day for the last two years, his status updates are, as he puts it, “relentless.” His aim is complex in its simplicity: spread the Truth. His name and the wording and dates of his posts have...
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by Layla Ehsan, Sara Khan & Pierie Korostoff
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singing towards death from The Sacred Harp

by Eli Petzold
We have gathered together to sing about death. The sun shines through the windows of the Providence Friends Meetinghouse, brightening the spare and spacious room. Four sections of pews face inward, forming a square: about a hundred people sit in the pews, and I stand in the center. In one hand, I hold my copy of The Sacred Harp, a collection...
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by Houston Davidson
H.D. Davidman  is running for public office with the hope of defeating D.H. Benjamin of the incumbent party, FTRPRTY (not an acronym—pronounced with the elided vowels “Future Party”).  FTPRTY is a breakaway party founded by a group of wealthy Silicon Valley investors and CEOs who, having “changed the world” with their technological innovations, have now turned their sights to “changing Washington.”...
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technology and the future of basketball

by Zeve Sanderson
Up, up, and away Nestled high up in the rafters of every NBA stadium, six cameras are slowly transforming basketball. In 2005, the Israeli company SportVU converted its missile technology into a soccer player tracking system. STATS, a sports analytics company, purchased SportUV in 2008 and immediately adapted it for basketball. Installed in stadium catwalks, one camera is placed above each...
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by Matthew Marsico & Molly Landis
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by David Adler & Sam Rosen
CLIPPED It’s the 10th Anniversary of Mean Girls this week, and people are making a big deal about it. There are screenings on college campuses and retrospectives from major magazines. It seems weird, this level of fanfare over a movie that’s very good but no better. But a quick mental run through the movie’s highlights explains it all. The phone scene,...
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a conversation with poet & translator Paul Legault

by Greg Nissan
Paul Legault is an interstitial poet. He marries a classic lyric sensibility with class-clownery. Sometimes he speaks with the dead, cracking jokes about the living. He is, simply put, between: between the poetic forms of yesteryear and the digital experiments of today, between centuries, and between friends as if in a game of telephone.      The Sonnets, the first book from...
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Providence’s revolutionary socialists strike a separate path

by Abigail Savitch-Lew
It’s hard to foment revolution when you’re getting overthrown by your own comrades. Over the past few months, Providence’s revolutionary socialists have faced multiple charges of insubordination from their own organization. On February 17, the International Socialist Organization (ISO) expelled the Renewal Faction, a group formed last November to challenge a perceived lack of democracy, transparency, and effective strategy within the...
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