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Among the Iguanas

On life and the pursuit of death in Guantánamo Bay

Features, Mar 15 2019

by Jessica Bram Murphy

content warning: descriptions of death and torture In Taíno, an indigenous language of the Caribbean islands, Guantánamo means “land between the …

State of Affairs

Protests build momentum in Sudan and France

News, Feb 01 2019

by Jacob Alabab-Moser & Jessica Bram Murphy

Media outlets largely focus on specific moments in time, framing events as singular instances while often ignoring their historical and political …

The Children Who Leave and the Burden They Carry

Professor, activist, and journalist Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj on her commitment to justice and fighting for Indigenous communities in Guatemala

News, Nov 09 2018

by Jessica Bram Murphy

content warning: state violence, racism “They leave because they want to break the curse that steals their dreams the moment they …

Week in Post-Apocalypse

News, Dec 01 2017

by Mark Benz, Sophie Kasakove, Patrick McMenamin, Eve Zelickson & Will Weatherly

A Fizzling Housing Market Like a specter haunting Middle America, the remnants of Cold War industry are making for a strange …

The Lights Coming Down

An oral history of Aurora

Features, Oct 27 2017

by Will Weatherly, Sophie Kasakove, Maya Björnson & Nora Gosselin

If you live in Providence, it is likely that you have attended an event at Aurora at some point during its …

When Will the Sentence End?

A call to end public housing discrimination in Rhode Island

Metro, Apr 14 2017

by Sophie Kupetz

Edwin Rivera is an active member of Behind the Walls, Providence grassroots organization Direct Action for Rights and Equality’s (DARE) prison …

At The Presiding Moment

US media’s coverage of Trump’s strike in Syria

News, Apr 14 2017

by Sophie Kasakove, Jonah Max & Will Tavlin

In the wake of last Thursday’s supposedly retributive airstrike against the Syrian Army and Bashar al-Assad, the Trump administration’s actions were …

Week in WTF is Happening in the UK?

News, Mar 10 2017

by Sophie Kasakove, Lance Gloss & Will Weatherly

“The Pub is Closed, Long Live the Pub!” The walls of the nation-state are looking a bit knackered, but the walls …

Know Your Earth

The Necessity of Earth Science Literacy: Two Perspectives

Science & Technology, Dec 04 2016

by Fatima Husain & Christopher Monschauer

In the weeks following the election, a few subjects have generated more interest than others, such as a purported Muslim registry …

Forward Thinking

Inclusion and diversity in STEM

Science & Technology, Nov 11 2016

by AS & PH

The practice of science is not only analytical, it is subjective, emotional, and creative. Our approach to science is influenced by …

Week In Alt-Right

News, Oct 28 2016

by Sam Samore, Jack Brook, Emma Phillips & Malcolm Drenttel

@JESUS An effective way to schematize nascent changes in conservatism in the United States, namely what one might call the transition …

On Territories

Features, Sep 30 2016

by Raphaela Posner

There’s always a moment in an art museum when I want to reach out and touch my companion. Often this urge …

Decriminalize Driving

Bill H-7610 and the Fight for Undocumented Rights

Metro, Apr 22 2016

by Emma Phillips

On March 25, the Rhode Island State House rattled. The halls, lined with portraits of the state’s sternest founding fathers, echoed …

My Own Ghosts

What We Talk About When We Talk About Empathy

Features, Apr 08 2016

by Joseph Frankel

In a nightmarish story called A Country Doctor, Kafka writes about a night when the titular character has to ride miles …

Clear Site

Urban Renewal in Cathedral Square

Metro, Apr 08 2016

by Sophie Kasakove

There are four parking lots within a two block radius, but parking on the empty cement plaza of Cathedral Square is …

And How Does That Make You Feel?

On AI and Mental Health Care

Science & Technology, Mar 18 2016

by Joseph Frankel

The word “therapy” might evoke some archaic characters and images: the patient lying on a leather couch, the older male therapist …

A Concrete Tent

Architecture and Occupation in Palestine

Features, Mar 11 2016

by Sophie Kasakove

Tranquil dwellings Chapter 32, verse 18 of the Book of Isaiah reads, “My people will abide in peaceful habitation, in secure …

Whose Buddy?

Remembering Providence's Infamous Mayor

Metro, Feb 05 2016

by Lisa Borst, Sophie Kasakove & Rick Salamé

A corrupt Machiavellian bully, a benevolent populist, a talk radio personality, a marinara-sauce entrepreneur, a meme—rarely does a local politician acquire …

BUSES INTO LAND SHARKS

Alternative Theater in Providence

Metro, May 01 2015

by Sophie Kasakove & Lisa Borst

This is Rapid Transit They changed it last week, the 11 Broad St And the 99 in Pawtucket The opposite of …

A POND AND THE PEOPLE

Metro, Apr 17 2015

by Emma Phillips

Mashapaug Pond, even as the largest freshwater pool in Providence,is easy to miss. It’s tucked behind the grey concrete facades and …

The Arms Race

Bodybuilding and the Muscular Dead-End

Metabolics, Apr 17 2015

by Stephanie Hayes

“This is unacceptable,” said Arnold Schwarzenegger, placing emphasis on all the wrong syllables. “We don’t want to see the biggest guy …

New Windows

A Conversation with Rebecca Traister

Interviews, Feb 27 2015

by Sophie Kasakove

Every time Rebecca Traister sees someone wearing a “THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE” T-shirt, she feels a rush of …

Courting the Couture

Metabolics, Feb 27 2015

by Kyle Giddon, Sam Bresnick, Stephanie Hayes, William Underwood & Zeve Sanderson

In honor of New York Fashion Week and the NBA All-Star Game’s alignment in New York City, the Indy takes a …

BROKEN SPOKE

Metro, Feb 13 2015

by Emma Phillips

With the image of New York and Boston before it, Providence is designing a bike share. Providence’s bike share will be …

From the Editors V.30 N.1

News, Jan 30 2015

by Rick Salamé, Stephanie Hayes & Zeve Sanderson

The ground freezes in winter and makes it hard to bury dead dogs and I think a new war will hit …

The Revolution Will Not Be In English

Interpreting in Social Justice Spaces

Metro, Jan 30 2015

by Sophie Kasakove

Roberto Tijerina was eight years old when he was first asked by his aunts and uncles to accompany them to doctors’ …

Building Exclusion into College Hill

Metro, Dec 05 2014

by Stephanie Hayes

The old saying goes, ‘If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.’ But what …

Watch Me Eat

Examining the globalization of gluttony

Metabolics, Oct 31 2014

by Stephanie Hayes

Every evening at 8 PM, The Diva sits before her laptop in her South Korean apartment, turns on a camera, and …

Scatterbrained Sex-Ed

Examining Rhode Island’s patchwork sexual education policies

Metro, Oct 31 2014

by Sophie Kasakove

In December 2007, the Rhode Island branch of the Heritage Foundation, an abstinence-only-until-marriage education provider, shut its doors. For over two …

What the Mind Scares Up

Fiction and reality in John Darnielle’s Wolf in White Van

Arts, Oct 24 2014

by Raphaela Posner

I am sitting in the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, MA, admiring the proscenium decorated with Grecian women made of sheet …

Better, Faster, Stronger

Is there a limit to human performance?

Metabolics, Oct 24 2014

by Stephanie Hayes

On September 28, 2014, Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto became the first man to run a marathon in under two hours and three …

The Girl with the Serpentine Arm

News, Oct 03 2014

by Stephanie Hayes

Jo-Jo Cranfield stares boldly at the camera as a twelve-foot long albino python wraps itself around her prostrate, bikini-clad body. Her …

Like a Whisper

Rhode Island's quiet depopulation

Metro, Sep 26 2014

by Sophie Kasakove & Rick Salamé

In late July I saw James Diossa, the 20-something mayor of Central Falls, shaking hands with supporters of state representative candidate …

Pushing Back Silence

Science & Technology, Sep 19 2014

by Stephanie Hayes

“Imagine a world where we never again hear the symphonic startup of a Windows 95 machine. And when the entire world …

Homeward Bound

Metro, Sep 19 2014

by Sophie Kasakove

Over the past three years, lifelong Providence resident Roline Burgison stood by and watched as her friends, family, and neighbors left …

Running the Numbers

predicting suicide bombings

News, Apr 04 2014

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 …

Root of Mallows

Literary, Apr 04 2014

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 …

All Too Common

Drug overdose in RI

Metro, Feb 28 2014

by Sophie Kasakove

When Jim Gillen arrived for work at the Providence Center on February 4, he found a crowd of his clients dressed …

Les Femmes Du Film

Women on screen at the Providence French Film Festival

Arts, Feb 28 2014

by Stephanie Hayes & John White

The Providence French Film Festival runs from February 20 to March 2 at Cable Car Cinema. Showtimes are available at cablecarcinema.com. …

Fool's Gold

corruption and human rights at Sochi

News, Feb 14 2014

by Sophie Kasakove

Sochi is where Russians go in the winter to escape the winter. The resort town, whose streets are lined with palm …

Punk Politics

The Music, The Message

Metro, Nov 19 2013

by Sophie Kasakove

“I DON'T WRITE SONGS ABOUT BEACHES OR LOVE,” says local musician and activist Joey DeFrancesco, “Those things just aren’t a part …

SoundWaves

Arts, Nov 04 2013

by Ephemera

Risky Business

An interview with Jodi Kantor

Arts, Oct 10 2013

by Sophie Kasakove

The New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor is a self-proclaimed “journalism junkie,” and it shows. Even over the phone, Kantor’s enthusiasm …

Vestigia

Science & Technology, Oct 03 2013

by Steph Yin & Sandeep Nayak

WE WERE BORN AND GROW UP in the briny blue, and even when we evolved to invade land, we never left …

“Benje een Buitenlander?”

Zwarte Piet and Blackface in the Netherlands

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by Sophia Seawell

From mid-november until December 6, his grinning face was omnipresent. I saw him in the festively decorated windows of shops’ and …

Let Them Eat Cake

consuming the other

Arts & Culture, May 02 2012

by Sophia Seawell

At the World Art Day celebration on April 15 at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, gallery-goers ate cake. It …

"So What Does It All Mean?"

Gossip Girl At Its apotheosis

Arts & Culture, Apr 25 2012

by Stephen Carmody

Diana: Well, I didn’t intend for things to get as serious as they did with Nate. And then I thought… if …

Week In Review

News, Mar 12 2012

by By Sophia Seawell, Elizabeth Koh & Oyinkan Osobamiro

Grade GrubbingOn February 24, the New York City Education Department released “value-added” rankings of 18,000 public school teachers to the public, …

A Pint Sized Perspective

Arts & Culture, Dec 08 2011

by Chris Cohen & Stephen Carmody

As someone who is reaching adulthood, it is easy to lose sight of the lives of those younger than yourself. To …

College Hill Christians

Opinions, Nov 03 2011

by by Christopher Unseth

Many Christians on College Hill identify with the struggle to align a conservative Christian upbringing with the academic atmosphere of the …

(Stop) Watching Jon Stewart

Opinions, Nov 03 2011

by by Stephen Carmody

People should probably stop watching Jon Stewart. The Daily Show on Comedy Central has been self-described on numerous occasions as “throwing …

Week In Review: Pirate Party Parade

Week in Review, Oct 11 2011

by by Barry Elkinton, Stephen Carmody & Alex Ronan

Pirate PartyIn case you missed it, September 19th was International Talk Like a Pirate Day, celebrated on social media sites around …

Encounters With Autism: Sizing Up the Treatment of ASD

Opinions, Sep 19 2011

by Stephen Carmody

As autism awareness grows, our society must address issues in healthcare, publically-funded special education, and general social accommodation for people with …

Unnatural Disaster

Features, Nov 01 2010

by Meghna Philip

"We are here at the request of the Government of Pakistan to help them respond to the worst natural disaster in …

Issue 2

Cover Art, Feb 11 2010

by Sophia Narrett

Notes on Chinese Factory Work

Literary, Nov 19 2009

by Phil Kaye

For weeks after I stopped working on the factory assembly line, my skin smelled like Chinese vinegar. I know now (and …

What’s the Matter with Health Care?

how right-wing fear-mongers are killing America's best chance at viable reform

Opinions, Oct 05 2009

by Raphaela Lipinsky-Degette

Over the past months, the healthcare debate has degenerated into a seriesofscare tactics designed to engender opposition to any Democratic effort …

"BLAME IT:" THE SLOW FADE OF HYPE WILLIAMS

Arts, Mar 19 2009

by Stephanie Pottinger

In the past two weeks, musing over how Jamie Foxx got a puffy-eyed Ron Howard to feature prominently in the music …

I SAY

Opinions, Feb 26 2009

by Phinneus Q. Huxworthy

"To destroy this invisible Government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of …

HALT COUTURE: "THIS IS NOT A PHOTOGRAPH" AT INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Arts, Feb 05 2009

by Stephanie Pottinger

In these times, what most people might benefit from is not the industry's useless pandering to their tightened means, but a …

BETWEEN ROCOCO AND A HARD PLACE: ARTIST KEHINDE WILEY AT THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM

Arts, Oct 23 2008

by Stephanie Pottinger

For its inaugural Hip Hop Honors program in 2005, VH1 commissioned Nigerian-American painter Kehinde Wiley to render the likenesses of Ice-T …

Papa's Got A Brand New Bag

evolution/revolution at the RISD museum

Arts & Culture, Mar 20 2008

by Sophia Narrett

Evolution/Revolution, currently on view at the RISD museum, includes fake Chanel and Balenciaga bags of a different species than the Canal …

If I Had A Rocket Launcher

war games for Cambodia's tourists

Arts & Culture, Feb 28 2008

by Christopher Hudgens

The commando waited until we had driven several miles beyond Thunder Ranch before he turned to me from the front seat …