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Articles by Jamie Packs

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Week in Interpretive Resistance

News, Feb 03 2017

by Sam Samore, Pia Mileaf-Patel & Jamie Packs

PUNCH A NAZI, TAZE A COP? There may be many occasions in the coming four years where it seems fitting to …

Thrown Under the Bus

RIPTA Revokes No-Fare Passes

Metro, Feb 05 2016

by Jamie Packs

“RIPTA helps seniors get out and be more active, a good way to feel better about life.” Thus begins a video …

Aim for the Stars

Yelp Reviewers Take On Providence

Metro, Nov 13 2015

by Jamie Packs, Shane Potts & Kim Sarnoff

Yelp is the democratic scream. Rate the restaurant, the local record store, the dental hygienist. People love your advice—from Yelp, we …

Industrial Nostalgia

Images from the Providence City Archives

Metro, Oct 30 2015

by Jamie Packs

The Hadley Co., Watch Bracelet Factory Ceco Manufacturing Co., Radio Tube Manufacturing Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Co. Gorham Manufacturing Co., Silver …

Stepping Up to the Plate

Rhode Island Seeks a New Image

Metro, Oct 09 2015

by Jamie Packs

In October of last year Governor Lincoln Chafee unveiled his design for a new Rhode Island license plate. The simple proposal …

Walking to Not Forget

The Changing Place of HIV/AIDS Activism in Rhode Island

Metro, Sep 25 2015

by Jamie Packs

Blocks away from the State House, Usher’s “Yeah” reverberates through the empty streets. The day is grey and wet, but I …

Not Your Mother's Tongue

Language Troubles in Rhode Island's Schools

Metro, Sep 18 2015

by Jamie Packs

“I’m from Guatemala,” Leandro tells me the moment I enter Ms. Lopez’s fifth grade classroom at William D’Abate Elementary School in …

Stuffed to the Gills

An amateur dissection of taxidermy

Science & Technology, Apr 17 2015

by Jamie Packs

Prepare the form In Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, the protagonist pulls up
to an empty motel and has an unsettling dinner with its …

Week in Sponsorship

News, Apr 10 2015

by Jamie Packs & Elias Bresnick

Whopper of a Wedding Wedding announcement photos are surely the pinnacle of elegance. Typically set in some idyllic pastoral scene, or …

Week in Education

News, Mar 13 2015

by Jamie Packs & Sebastian Clark

Easy as ABC Substitute teachers have an almost mythic allure. They alone offer high school students the prospect of a brief …

Tastes Like Chicken

Sizing Up Alternative Meats

Science & Technology, Jan 30 2015

by Jamie Packs

Although we live in a culture replete with red paint on fur coats, images of warehouses crammed with livestock, and non-stop …

Genetic Poetics

Christian Bök gets experimental

Science & Technology, Dec 05 2014

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, …

Towards a Greener Future

The environmental impact of cannabis cultivation

Science & Technology, Oct 03 2014

by Jamie Packs

A pair of sultry eyes sunken into a frighteningly unblemished face appeared on the screen. Beneath a wisp of smoke ascending …

Talk of the Town

Exhibition, redesigned

Arts, Mar 07 2014

by Jamie Packs

If you let your eyes linger for a moment, you’ll notice that there is something a little off about the images …