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When We Are Apart We Are Not Alone

A conversation with Fred Moten and Stefano Harney

Features, May 01 2020

by Zach Ngin, Sara Van Horn & Alex Westfall

In the first issue of the semester, we published areflection on Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s The Undercommons, a book that …

Fire From Ashes

A conversation with sound maker Nicolás Jaar

Science & Technology, Apr 24 2020

by Alex Westfall

Collage by Alex Westfall /Photo courtesy of Nico Jaar with drawings by Somnath Bhatt A twinkling piano riff grows louder as …

Politics is a Feeling

A conversation with writer Jenny Zhang

Features, Mar 13 2020

by Alex Westfall

There are mistakes in Jenny Zhang’s titles. The name of her 2012 poetry collection, Dear Jenny, We Are All Find, misspells …

Cabbage: A Cultural History

Features, Mar 07 2020

by Alex Alverson

“Cabbage guy,” or the cabbage merchant, is one of the most iconic characters in Avatar the Last Airbender, an animated TV …

Week in Bureaucracy

News, Mar 03 2020

by Alex Valenti & Ben Bienstock

Antiques Rhode Show From lawmakers’ struggles to understand Facebook during Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional hearings to Rudy Giuliani’s horizontally inserted AirPods, we …

Week in Unlikely Vessels

News, Nov 15 2019

by Tammuz Frankel & Roxanne Barnes

RUNNING ON WATER Last month, a pair of sneakers embedded with vesicles of holy water sold out within minutes of its …

Rhode Island is Where the Wild Things Are

Coyote culture in New England sparks fear of infestation

Metro, Oct 04 2019

by Roxanne Barnes

Before announcing its plans to close all its US locations, Shiru Café severely limited its free options. This fact has nothing …

Week in Invasion of Privacy

News, Sep 13 2019

by Gemma Sack & Roxanne Barnes

SHE KNEW HE WAS TROUBLE “I think he knows his footprints/On the sidewalk/Lead to where I can’t stop/Go there every night,” …

Week in the Sky

News, Apr 12 2019

by Sara Van Horn, Roxanne Barnes & Kevin Dong

WOW! AIRLINE FAIL! For months, the fiscal winds had been changing for WOW Air’s fleet of pink aircraft: fourth quarter reports …

Cybernetic Ghost Towns

New pathways of communication, histories of warfare, and the practice of listening

Arts, Mar 08 2019

by Alexis Gordon

Norbert Wiener first outlined the theory of cybernetics in his 1950 book The Human Use of Human Beings. Cybernetics describe a …

The World as Picture, Exhibition, and Target

Angkor Wat, neo-colonialism, and opacity

Arts, Mar 01 2019

by Alexis Gordon

Postcard for the Angkor Wat Pavilion, 1931 I want to talk about some phenomena in the violence against Southeast Asian peoples, …

Week in (Mis)communication

News, Feb 14 2019

by Roxanne Barnes, Alina Kulman & Theia Flynn

LMS for Salvation Pope Francis wants you to know he’s not a regular pope, he’s a cool pope. With the recent …

Glass House, Shattered

A walkthrough of Philip Johnson’s famed residence

Features, Nov 30 2018

by Jacob Alabab-Moser & Alex Westfall

We visited Philip Johnson’s Glass House on a chilly Friday morning in autumn. After multiple failed attempts to reserve a visit …

Week in Double Deals

News, Nov 16 2018

by Roxanne Barnes & Mia Pattillo

Flushing the Swamp Never in the history of electoral politics has the accusation “My opponent is full of shit” been used …

To Be a Composer is Not Enough

The life and music of Julius Eastman

Arts, Oct 19 2018

by Julian Fox

The last known recording of composer Julius Eastman is his performance in 1981 of an original song cycle entitled “Taking Refuge …

Judge, Jury, and Executioner

Life and Death in Nebraska

News, Sep 28 2018

by Julian Fox

cw: graphic depictions of death, racial violence On the night of September 1, 1994, local news anchors Loretta Caroll and John …

Week in Shiny Objects

News, Sep 24 2018

by Roxanne Barnes, Sara Van Horn & Liby Hays

Somewhere Under the Rainbow Just over 13 years ago, a pair of iconic ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz was …


Bio/digital computation and flucuations of form

Science & Technology, Feb 16 2018

by Jonah Max

I. Forest The peat bogs and flooded fens of Northern Rhode Island are rich entanglements, marshy lands where matter collides with …

Hard Coding

DNA, digital storage, and the matter of memory

Science & Technology, Sep 15 2017

by Jonah Max

The world is beset by a global hunger for memory. SD memory cards, solid state drives, CD-ROMs, reels of magnetic tape—these …

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 …

Caring for the Degenerating Brain

Barriers to addressing Alzheimer’s disease in Rhode Island

Science & Technology, Feb 17 2017

by Liz Cory & Anna Xu

In 1994, former president Ronald Reagan was officially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, a neurodegenerative disease characterized by memory and language impairments that …

Sex and Its Discontents

The Indy weighs in...

Metabolics, Feb 10 2017

by Dominatrix Pariso & Jane Argodildo

What’s your advice for when you feel too disgusted by your own body to have sex with someone even though you …

Holding Ground

Defending a home in Palestine

Features, Nov 18 2016

by Max Schindler

When asked what her family will do if the army demolishes the village, Soraya, 16, hesitates: “We’ll go to Yatta,” she …

Corrupted Installation

Protecting privacy under the 45th president

Science & Technology, Nov 18 2016

by Jonah Max

When Donald J. Trump assumes the presidency on January 20, he will be stepping into an office whose powers have swelled …


Exploring the limits of the home

Arts, Nov 04 2016

by Ryan Rosenberg, Dolma Ombadykow, Malcolm Drenttel & Jonah Max

Mall-House In 2003, artist and RISD graduate Michael Townsend devised a plan to create a luxury apartment in a 750-square-foot space …

Close Listening

Privacy, Security, and an Open Records Requet

Science & Technology, Sep 23 2016

by Jonah Max

During an immobilizing snowstorm in 2014, residents of Johnston, Rhode Island could watch through their foggy windows as military-grade Humvees drove …

Getting In Touch With Your Body

Going Beyond Numbers, Diets, and Standards

Science & Technology, Apr 22 2016

by Anna Xu

Mainstream US society is obsessed with thinness and perfection. In magazines, newspapers, and television, models are regularly photoshopped down to size …

Week in Modern Warfare

News, Mar 18 2016

by Wilson Cusack, Piper French, Jonah Max & Will Tavlin

Protocols and Transgressions On the night of March 1st two Israeli Defense Force troops found themselves in the Palestinian refugee camp …

How's My Driving?

Science & Technology, Mar 04 2016

by Julian Fox

I remember the feeling of driving a car for the first time. The freedom I felt, most likely ingrained in me …

Documentary Analysis

The PDF, the STL, and the Future of Documentation

Arts, Feb 05 2016

by Jonah Max

In an early effort to digitize their libraries’ vast archive of texts and documents, the archivists and librarians of MIT began …

Predator and Prey

On the Brief Life and Instant Death of Internet Hunting

Metabolics, Dec 04 2015

by Jonah Max

In early 2005, Internet entrepreneur John Lockwood hooked a .30/06 rifle up to an improvised electronic rig and wired the contraption …

Dear Indy...

Reptilian Pontifex and Lord Levant Give Counsel

Features, Oct 02 2015

by Reptilian Pontifex & Lord Levant

Q: Dear Indy, I don’t understand how money works. A: Dear Anonymous, Money is paper, sport. cf. The Merchant of Venice; …

Just Business

Trump, The Apprentice, and the Labor of Reality TV

Arts, Sep 25 2015

by Jonah Max

As a helicopter emblazoned with the Trump logo veers over a rendering of the New York City skyline, the O’Jays sing …

Week in Farewells

News, May 01 2015

by Kyle Giddon & Alex Sammon

Jack Bruce is dead. Kurt Cobain is dead. Cream and Nirvana are gone while SUM41 is going strong. There is no …


A Conversation with James Hoff

Interviews, Apr 17 2015

by Jonah Max

Over the past decade, the New York-based conceptual artist James Hoff has distributed his work as paintings, LPs, cufflinks, used hard …

Culture Shock

A Short Timeline of Controversial Art

Arts, Apr 10 2015

by Max Genecov, Joshua Kurtz, Eli Pitegoff, Erin Prinz-Schwartz & Maya Sorabjee

To simply be offensive in one’s artistic practice is to engage in a hollow act of provocation. It is to be, …

The History of Life on Earth

The Work and Life of Elizabeth Fulda

Features, Apr 10 2015

by Eliza Dexter Cohen

Photo is reproduced courtesy of AMNH Special Collections The American Museum of Natural History keeps detailed records. The museum, founded in …


Features, Feb 27 2015

by Diane Exavier

Passage He arrived in Miami on a ship. One of his brothers had arranged the voyage, fashioning a plan involving a …


News, Feb 13 2015

by Dash Elhauge, Lisa Borst & Alex Sammon

No Uglies On a warm autumn day in 1963, President John F. Kennedy sat calmly beside his wife, Jackie, in the …

Week in Flesh

News, Dec 05 2014

by Kyle Giddon, Tristan Rodman & Alex Sammon

MISSING BRAINS!! PLEASE READ!! Missing: 200 human brains. Where: The University of Texas, Austin, TX. When: Sometime between the year 1987, …


Ephemera, Oct 17 2014

by xxx

A second cut on top of the first hurts more. Incision #1:They told Zeina that her sister Maha was a martyr. …


Ben Lerner, Tao Lin, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and the net-inflected novel

Arts, Oct 17 2014

by Jonah Max

In 1997, computer scientist Michael Lesk published a paper on the size of the Internet, estimating it to be roughly two …

Week in Horticulture

News, Apr 25 2014

by Alex Sammon, Maya Sorabjee & Emma Wohl

Have you had your head in the ground all week? Or, um, up in the clouds? Indy News is here to …

Start Up Your Week

News, Apr 11 2014

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. …

The Week in Suspension

News, Apr 04 2014

by Kyle Giddon & Alex Sammon

PULLING THE TRIGGER There was a time, not long ago, when Arnold Schwarzenegger served as the governor of California. A state …

New Shit

Bacteriotherapy and the universe in your gut

Features, Feb 28 2014

by Doreen St. Félix

I’ve come into the habit of considering myself a human being. Dr. Charles Raison seems to disagree with me. Biologically, my …

A Week of Confusion

News, Feb 28 2014

by Vera Carothers, Sebastian Clark & Alex Sammon

Asking “what’s happening?” is often a mindless exercise in small talk. It doesn’t demand an answer. But this time, when you …

Week in Passion

News, Feb 14 2014

by David Adler & Alex Sammon

CYBERSEXY Some grievances of digifuckers: laptop heat on bare stomach skin, distorted speaker vocals, implied volume constraints, and frozen pixels. Always …

Digital Boom

the coming Internet land grab

News, Feb 07 2014

by Alex Sammon

America has forged many frontiers. British colonists initially considered their fledgling communities in New England to be nestled in frontier land. …

Week in Delivery

News, Jan 31 2014

by Alex Sammon & Emma Wohl

This holiday season was tough. Surely, no one at UPS wished for the harsh snowstorms that prevented the timely arrival of …

We Are All In This Together

Dissecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership

News, Jan 31 2014

by Sebastian Clark, Alex Sammon & Emma Wohl

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a free trade agreement between 12 Pacific Rim nations (Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Singapore, the US, …

For Play

Features, Dec 06 2013

by Alex Sammon

A scene from 1973’s The Mack: Pretty Tony and Goldie are embroiled in a high-stakes game of dice. China Doll emerges. …

The Week To Be Determined

News, Nov 19 2013

by Joe de Jonge & Alex Sammon

FRUIT FUTURES IT'S WELL KNOWN THAT THE BlackBerry and the iPad stand at opposite ends of the Tech-Cool sliding scale. The …

Still Spying

News, Nov 02 2013

by Joe de Jonge, Alex Sammon & Meghan Sullivan

EDWARD SNOWDEN IS A RELATIVELY FREE MAN. Four months into his year-long Russian asylum, he has managed to fly under the …

Week In Pests

News, Oct 26 2013

by by Joe de Jonge & Alex Sammon

Careful—they’re in the floorboards and behind the walls and there are billions of them. Just turn on the shower: the head …


a restaurant in East Providence

Metro, Oct 25 2013

by Xhesi Hysi

Just after exiting I-95 onto Warren Avenue in East Providence, a sign stands tall above the street: Campino: Portuguese and American …

Perils of Lampedusa

North African Immigration to Europe

News, Oct 10 2013

by Alex Sammon

BROWN WOODEN CASKETS FILL the loading bay. There are 194 in total. They are split into three parallel lines, with a …

Week in Last Stands

Arts, Oct 03 2013

by Alex Sammon, Emma Wohl & Sam Rosen

Taking a stand may be hard on your knees, but it means you can back up what you believe in, at …


Features, Sep 26 2013

by Sam Adler-Bell, Doreen St. Félix, Alex Ronan & Ellora Vilkin

On Saturday September 21, fifteen attackers laid siege on Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. At press time, the official casualty …

All Apologies

News, Sep 19 2013

by Alex Sammon

The video footage is grainy and tough to make out, and seems like it may have been shot on a cell …


Arts, May 03 2013

by Ellora Vilkin & Doreen St. Félix

[start hero] [end hero] …


News, Apr 27 2013

by Alex Ronan

[start hero] [end hero] There is a candy shop on Boylston Street. Grace says something happened. Before it is called the …

Pleasure Reading

Open Sesame, Read a Fucking Book

Arts, Apr 27 2013

by Emma Janaskie, Alex Ronan, Erica Schwiegershausen, Doreen St. Félix, Ellora Vilkin & Emma Wohl

Today, we decided we would stop. We took off our shoes, we did not go to work, we forgot about our …

The Men in Her Hair

Literary, Apr 27 2013

by Doreen St. Félix

Windsor was going to see the girl with men in her hair. The pharmacy was dark. Everywhere else on Church Avenue …

Knives Down

by Lizzie Davis, Grace Dunham, Alexander Sammon & Benson Tucker

Like any city worthy of the title, Providence has a long and troubled history with knives. Precision instruments among humanity’s earliest …

Cups and Needles

Uncategorized, Apr 13 2013

by Alix Taylor

If you wind your way past a wholesale pottery store to 14 Imperial Place in Providence’s Jewelry District and climb up …

Week on the Border

News, Apr 12 2013

by Rick Salame & Alex Sammon

BUTTERFLY KISS(INGER) They have no visas and don’t pay customs. This winter there were some 60 million of them: Monarch butterflies, …

Of Mindless Men

Arts & Culture, Mar 18 2013

by Doreen St. Félix

She has no photograph, but when Marie Jane recalls the morning the zombi broke down the side door of her home, …

Up In the Air

Metabolics, Mar 08 2013

by Alex Ronan, Greg Nissan & Sam Rosen

[start large] [end large] “I'm not quite sure I believe the final shot, though” Roger Ebert said of Love and Basketball’s …


Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by Doreen St. Félix

From follicles in the middle layer of skin, out sprouts the dead thing. Hair begins in the bulb-shaped organ called the …

Hog Wild

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by Doreen St. Félix, Emma Janaskie & Ellora Vilkin

Imbolc, or the Festival of the Lactating Sheep This day, Imbolc,¹ splits the year between winter solstice and spring equinox. On …

On Yogurt

Literary, Feb 17 2013

by Alex Ronan

I. In the fifties yogurt was hip. Yogurt was so hip it was even spelled yoghurt. Today, yogurt is mainstream, yogurt …

Milk Teeth

Arts & Culture, Nov 16 2012

by Doreen St. Félix

At the age of six, in some cases earlier and in others later, the process of shedding teeth begins with the …

Week in Review

News, Nov 02 2012

by Alex Ronan & Kate Van Brocklin

Stop Spreading Yr Seeds Birth control is taking center stage in today’s political arena, and the sensitive topic is about to …

Hallowed Whisperings

Arts & Culture, Nov 02 2012

by Grace Dunham, Robert Merritt & Alex Ronan

A while ago, I went to the Met with a boy my age, and also his mother. We were walking around …

To His Coworker

Literary, Oct 26 2012

by Doreen St. Félix

Dear name from the Greek word margarites meaning “pearl,” Hey, second-person-pronoun. Yeah, second-person-pronoun. I cannot control myself when I see you. …

Bump and Grind

Metro, Oct 26 2012

by Doreen St. Félix

Middletown High School is on an island. It’s the only public high school in this almost beach town on Aquidneck Island, …


Arts & Culture, Oct 21 2012

by Alex Ronan

I. The newspapers say a slender girl with a long, blondponytail blonde ponytail held by a ribbon of pink yarn and …

Pulling a Swift One

News, Oct 05 2012

by Alex Ronan

There is no mention of the Horace Mann School for the Deaf on the webpage for the win-a-Taylor-Swift-concert contest, which is …

Bama Mama-Jama

Sports, Oct 05 2012

by Dixon Johns

You could say I was born with a Crimson spoon in my hand. My father has always been an avid follower …

Quebec Student Strike

Interviews, Sep 28 2012

by Benson Tucker & X

After a winter semester of massive student strikes and repressive government reaction, Quebec university life may finally be returning to normal. …

Week in Review

News, Sep 28 2012

by Alex Ronan & Kate Van Brocklin

Current EventsAfter floating in the north sea for 98 years, a message in a bottle was pulled in by a Scottish …

Birthright: Rhode Island Adoptees Win Access to Birth Certificates

Metro, Sep 28 2012

by Doreen St. Félix

This past July, Gary Osbrey, 50, drove from his home in Putnam, Connecticut to Capitol Hill to learn his birth name. …

Week in Review

News, Sep 21 2012

by Doreen St. Félix, Marcel Bertsch-Gout & Kate Van Brocklin

In Defense By Wednesday morning, a quiet had finally settled outside the Chicago Public Schools headquarters on 125 South Clark St. …


Friction in Fur Coats

Science & Technology, Sep 21 2012

by Eric Axelman

“People have an idea of what scientists are like, and how scientists are supposed to act, and how scientists are supposed …

Win Big, Lose Bigger

News, May 18 2012

by Alex Ronan

Financial security,” NightStalker explained, adding “I’d go into more detail, but since you are a college kid, I don’t want to …

Week in Review

News, May 11 2012

by Malcolm Burnley, Alex Ronan & Caroline Soussloff

Ghost of Gaddafi Somewhere outside Misrata, the body of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi lies buried in an unmarked grave. But 197 days …

The Island Country

Literary, May 02 2012

by Doreen St. Félix

The prime minister awoke without dreams. He looked out his window, stone-framed and small, to make certain he had risen before …

Earth Daze

how a radical anti-corporate movement got lost in the lamest holiday on the planet

News, Apr 25 2012

by Alex Ronan

There were rumors that NASA had the capacity to take satellite images of the Earth. It was 1966 and Stewart Brand, …

Newport's Cup

Formerly Schmancy Sailing in the Ocean State

Metabolics, Apr 23 2012

by Alex Seoh

In the world of competitive sailing, winning the America’s Cup signifies the best—the best team of sailors in the best boat …

A Diocese In Arms

Metro, Apr 11 2012

by By Doreen St. Félix

On February 22, hundreds of Rhode Island’s Catholic faithful filled the pews of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, located …

Aspirational Aesthetics

Arts, Apr 10 2012

by By Alexandra Corrigan

What kind of spaces do we make now? And how are they made? Architecture teaches, more purely than philosophy, what our …


Sports, Mar 12 2012

by By Alex Seoh

After declaring for the 2010 NBA Draft out of Harvard, Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin got passed over for 60 other players. …

Cash Rules Everything

Three perspectives on the rise of casinos in RI

Arts & Culture, Mar 12 2012

by Malcolm Burnley, David Adler & X

Betting Wars: Gambling taxes, Narragansetts, and the politics of casinos in Rhode Island On Tuesday, March 6, the Rhode Island House …

Week in Review

News, Feb 19 2012

by Christina McCausland, Alex Ronan & Barry Elkinton

There is a Lot I Don’t Understand About You Hamza Kashgari, a 23-year old columnist for Saudi Arabia’s Al Bilad newspaper, …

What "The Point" Is

Reconstructing a Cape Verdean narrative in Providence’s Fox Point

Metro, Feb 19 2012

by Doreen St. Félix

"We got letters. The interstate was going to cut us in half.” says Johnny Britto, a Cape Verdean resident of Fox …

Week in Review

News, Feb 15 2012

by Caroline Soussloff, Alex Ronan & Erica Schwiegershausen

Bad Ro(bo)mance For a generation taught responsibility with Furbys and Tomagatchis, whose dating rituals are facilitated and structured by websites and …

Horoscopes 17 November 2011

Occult, Nov 28 2011

by Alexandra Corrigan

Oh, love. It's all you need. Isn't that right, @YokoOno? Easier said than done, sadly. So while we proclaim to be …

WEEK IN REVIEW 17 November 2011

News, Nov 28 2011

by Stoni Tomson, Alex Ronan & Seth Kleinschmidt

Fight back app Although today’s most popular smart phone app provides users with an arsenal of angry birds to battle apple-stealing …

WEEK IN REVIEW 10 November 2011

News, Nov 17 2011

by Barry Elkinton & Alex Ronan

Cuba CribsLockeans, get out your party horns. Cuba, one of the world’s last communist holdouts, announced on November 3 that private …

Crying Over the Eurozone

News, Nov 03 2011

by by Alexandra Corrigan

On Oct 19, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy gave birth to her first child with the sitting French president. Brushing off media paparazzi, Bruni-Sarkozy …


Occult, Oct 25 2011

by by Alexandra Corrigan

Want us to figure out what your moon or rising sign is? Tweet @INDYOCCULT .CapricornGAGA: Money HoneyCapricorns are the most successful …

Occupy Providence

INDY BLOG, Oct 16 2011

by Alexandra Corrigan

Images from the occupation protest in downtown Providence's Burnside Park. To start the occupation, the hundreds of protesters  marched downtown. The …

The abortion bill scares me

INDY BLOG, Oct 14 2011

by Alexandra Corrigan

Today, the house of representatives passed the HR 358 -- the "Protect Life [of an unborn fetus rather than the mother's] …

A History of The Indy Pt. 1

INDY BLOG, Oct 12 2011

by Max Lubin

This week at Midnight Hour convenes a new series uncovering the history of the Independent through interviews with staff, alumni and …

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 …

October Horoscopes

Occult, Oct 06 2011

by Alexandra Corrigan

We're here for your monthly horoscopes! Do you want to know your moon sign, rising sign, or have other anxieties we …

YOGA//PVD: a guide for all to yoga in Providence

LOVE, Sep 29 2011

by Alexandra Corrigan

Yoga, commonly known as only a practice here in the USA, was contentiously debated in ancient Indian philosophy. In Buddhism and …

From Houston to Outer Space: Tributes to 9/11

blog, Sep 09 2011

by Max Lubin

Even as New York City and Washington D.C. ramp up security in anticipation of new threats , most tributes honoring the …

The Oneness of Being

Sufism in downtown Manhattan

arts & culture, Apr 15 2011

by Dia Barghouti & Alexandra Corrigan

Last fall, controversy poured out of a block less than a mile from Ground Zero. News agencies voraciously covered the tension …

D.I.Y. Jungle Videography

Arts, Feb 14 2011

by Alex Spoto

Consider this: the Waorani, a people indigenous to the Ecuadorian Amazon, are some of the most isolated humans in the world. …

Boat Livin'

Features, Nov 22 2010

by Alex Spoto

We approached the vessel by canoe—the Seekonk River was placid and frigid at 7:30 in the late October morning. A hoodied …

First Flex

Features, Oct 26 2010

by Alex Spoto

In somewhat of a head on collision, New York City hip-hop car culture met local Rhode Island flavor with a bump …

Form Follows Function, Which Follows Form

Arts, Oct 07 2010

by Alexandra Corrigan

As a war of words rages on Fox News, the designs for the Park 51 Islamic Cultural Center in downtown Manhattan …

PVD Talks: Sebastian Ruth, B'97

Arts, Oct 07 2010

by Alexandra Corrigan

Sebastian Ruth started Community Music Works fourteen years ago with a small, year-long grant from the Swearer Center for Public Service. …

Original Pranksters

Arts, Sep 26 2010

by Alexandra Corrigan

//September Gauguin Exhibit Invites New, Sillier Perspective on Post-Impressionists// [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="630" caption="“I think,” he bragged, “it is a pretty …

drizzle-down economy

Metro, Apr 08 2010

by Alexandra Corrigan

The Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) doubled Rhode Island’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) in February 2009, granting it $20.07 …

A Year of Infidelities

Features, Feb 11 2010

by Alexandra Corrigan

If the last ten years have taught the fame-producing world anything, it’s that publicity is publicity is publicity. While good press …


Features, Feb 04 2010

by Alexandra Corrigan

I had heard rumors about Condessa on Thayer Street, and her upstairs boudoir full of Lay-Z-Boys and Jesus figurines. And sure, …

Glass House

Arts, Feb 04 2010

by Alex Verdolini

A preliminary question: If you went out and found a really good sculptor, sat him down and said, “Make me a …

The Republic of Dreams

navigating Bruno Shulz's Drohobych

Arts & culture, Oct 22 2009

by Alex Verdolini

Drohobych, Galicia, 1942. The region had changed hands many times over the preceding half-century—at the turn of the century, Galicia belonged …

Of Floating Poets and Sorrowful Whores

“Echoes of Heian-Kyo” at the Boston MFA

Arts & Culture, Sep 28 2009

by Alex Verdolini

The art of juxtaposition is subtle, difficult to understand. Put two colors,scents, or images beside each other without further explanation, and …

History Pictures

new installations at the Nightingale-Brown House

arts & culture, Apr 30 2009

by Eve Essex

The newest object in the Nightingale-Brown House collection was, until recently, their somewhat infamous Goddard "secretary" desk and bookcase. Adorned with …

How to Prolong Your Senior Year

Features, Apr 30 2009

by Alexandra de Jesus

AWhen John Foster graduated last May, the Art History department handed him a prop--"a fake diploma," he told me. "I was …


Arts, Apr 23 2009

by Eve Essex

A Chicago-based artist with roots in theater, Catherine Sullivan has developed a multi-media practice that merges choreography, theater and cinema into …

The Making and Taking of Space

Features, Apr 16 2009

by Alex Werth

1. There's been a kidnapping. We've taken a life-size reproduction of the main social chamber of Brown's future Creative Arts Center …


Arts, Mar 19 2009

by Eve Essex

In the aftermath of the "Me" Decade's market crash in the late '80s, collaboration and community seemed to be on everybody's …


Arts, Mar 12 2009

by Alex Verdolini

Like Nietzsche's madman, the twenty-first century prophets are running out onto the streets, their lanterns burning brightly in the daylight. They …


Literary, Mar 12 2009

by Max Posner

The kitchen of an office. A nice office, where serious businessmen wear serious clothes and talk numbers. The lighting is mildly …


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 …


Arts, Feb 26 2009

by Alex Verdolini

Un Dimanche √† KigaliSet in the now-famous H√¥tel des Mille Collines (cf. Hotel Rwanda), Un Dimanche √† Kigali (A Sunday in …


Arts, Feb 05 2009

by Eve Essex

Brown and RISD alumus Paul Ramirez Jonas has returned to Providence this winter as the resident artist of RISD Sculpture's Artist …


Literary, Feb 05 2009

by Alex Verdolini

i.a. mysterious confluence of parrotsThe eagle is an omen of victory. The owl is an omen of enlightenment and death. The …


Metro, Nov 20 2008

by Eve Essex

In the 16th century, King Philip II of Spain commissioned the construction of a mechanical monk--a 15-inch automaton made in wood …


Arts, Nov 20 2008

by Alex Werth

Sultry emcee Velocity Chyaldd wrapped her fingers around the microphone, hands bound in leather and lace. "Who's ready for some burlesque, …


Arts, Nov 13 2008

by Alex Verdolini

As a Friend New Directions, 2008; 192 pp.The greatest difficulties of Forrest Gander's novel, As a Friend, lie in the first …


Metro, Nov 13 2008

by Alexander Guerrero

Citing the Modern Diner's (at 364 East Ave, Pawtucket) Lobster Benedict as possibly the most evolved diner food, he explained how …


Metro, Oct 23 2008

by Eve Essex

A former resident of Fort Thunder and member of the Forcefield collective, artist Jim Drain is part of Providence legend. Straight …


Arts, Sep 25 2008

by Alex Verdolini

It should have been a flop. Just a week before "Beautiful Inside My Head Forever," Sotheby's gargantuan sale of new work …


Arts, Sep 18 2008

by Alex Verdolini

On Easter Day at the turn of the twentieth century, the Tsar Nicholas II presented the Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna with a …


Metro, Sep 18 2008

by Eve Essex

Despite pouring rains as Hurricane Everywhere made its way through Providence last Friday, crowds cloaked in RISD ponchos flooded North Main …

A Home Away From Home

moving into the home show

Arts & Culture, Mar 20 2008

by Aaron Cutler & Alex Eichler

One of your correspondents' fathers is a homebuilder. For years the youth has been regaled with tales of construction in rural …

Some Bondage, Little Restraint

the sex workers' art show comes to Providence

Arts & Culture, Feb 28 2008

by Alex Eichler

More than a week after the sex workers came to town, I'm still not sure how I feel about them. This …

Week In Review

News, Feb 14 2008

by Aaron Cutler, Liam Pierce, Max Emont & Robert Moor

Mitt Romney Flip-Flops, Talk Radio Flips Out "Unless America changes course, we could become the France of the 21st century," Mitt …


A story

Literary, Feb 14 2008

by Alex Verdolini

1 I met her at the young girl's funeral. We were sitting in the tenth pew, I remember. Our island is …

Paralysie Francaise

Or shit, it was a dream

Arts & Culture, Feb 14 2008

by Alex Verdolini

THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY Directed by Julian Schnabel [Miramax Films/Pathe Distribution, 114 minutes] It's not so easy to make …

Respekt Her

Arts & Culture, Mar 10 2005

by Alexandra de Jesus

If you've never heard Regina Spektor's music, your life is probably a little sadder than it would otherwise be. Spektor, a …