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Looking for Love in the Pleasurebot Years

Literary, Apr 10 2020

by Jaime Serrato Marks

creation story [2020-2024] VC flicked through four dating apps every night looking for someone to hold. He promised, in his bio …

Caged Lives

Revisiting Tehching Hsieh’s Cage Piece During Self-Quarantine

Arts, Apr 10 2020

by Chong Jing Gan

On September 30, 1978, a man walks alone into a cage in a small studio in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. …

Documenting-in-Place

Dorothy Wordsworth, ruin-porn, and a call for sensory ethnography

Science & Technology, Apr 10 2020

by Tara Sharma

Between May of 1800 and January of 1803, while living in a cottage in England’s northwest Lake District, Dorothy Wordsworth diligently …

Week in Wiping vs Washing

News, Apr 10 2020

by Gemma Sack

OUR ANUSES, OURSELVES In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the last few weeks, Americans have begun to …

White Terror

Notes on Race and the Politics of Fear in America

Features, Apr 09 2020

by Osayuwamen “Uwa” Ede-Osifo

content warning: anti-Black violence, police violence +++ I, without a thought of conquest, find myself among a people whose culture controls …

Holding Space for Uncertainty

A Conversation with Writer Maggie Nelson

Features, Apr 09 2020

by Mia Pattillo & Mara Dolan

These are certainly peculiar times. Many of us are spending more hours of the day with ourselves than ever before. We …

Shelter from the Storm

Gov. Raimondo needs to open up hotels, dorms to people experiencing homelessness

Metro, Apr 09 2020

by Peder Schaefer

The front-page headline of the Providence Journal on April 4 proclaimed, in bold type: Raimondo: Stay home, or ‘more people will …

In the Mood for Love

Literary, Mar 27 2020

by Emily Yang

He saw the first one when he caught its corner behind a dust-bound volume of textbooks. A wrinkled page torn from …

Civic Duty Calls

Contested Civic Education in Providence

Metro, Mar 27 2020

by Marina Hunt

Standing in front of a poster board she had prepared for the Providence Community Day at Asa Messer Elementary, Chloe Feit, …

Buying, Selling, Being

Gen-Z Self- Advertisement on Tiktok and Depop

Science & Technology, Mar 27 2020

by Anabelle Johnston

Scrolling through TikTok is not unlike dissolving into a loop of repeating soundbites and punchlines as the definition between each video …

It's Personal

The Low-Tech Future of the Future of Learning

News, Mar 27 2020

by Asher Lehrer-Small

At Springfield High School in Southern Vermont, the entryway stairs not only lead students inside the school building—they serve as a …

Week in Worship

News, Mar 27 2020

by Amelia Anthony & Alisa Caira

SOYlent Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter. This time mimics the same long 40 days in which Jesus …

Success Stories

Succession and the soap-satire

Arts, Mar 27 2020

by Cate Turner

Last October, then-presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg told the Hollywood Reporter that he was “struggling” to get into a buzzy HBO show …

March Madness

Body, Mar 27 2020

by The Indy Staff

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Criminalizing Peaceful Protest

Anti-ICE Activist Sentenced to 30 Days in Bristol County Jail

News, Mar 23 2020

by Sara Van Horn

photograph by Steve Ahlquist content warning: police violence In New Bedford District Court on Monday, activist Sherrie Andre was found guilty …

Call for Pitches - Vol. 40!

by The Indy

The College Hill Independent—the largest weekly newspaper in Southern New England—is a Providence-based publication written, illustrated, designed, and edited by students …

Chalked Up

Introducing an Indy series on public education in RI

Metro, Mar 13 2020

by Deborah Marini, Ricardo Gomez & Miles Guggenheim

In 1993, the Public Education Fund—a nonprofit organization composed of Providence business leaders, educators, and citizens concerned about local schools—sponsored a …

A Panoptic Education

How Public Schools Teach Us to Watch Ourselves

News, Mar 13 2020

by Adrian Oteiza

What does it mean to fix the very system of public education in America? As engineer W. Edwards Deming said of …

KAINAN SA DUWAR

Finding Home at a Filipino Restaurant in Amman

Features, Mar 13 2020

by Olivia Mayeda

Across the traffic circle, through screens of dust and exhaust, I could see that the long line of sandy buildings met …

"I Let The Establishment Into My Home"

a modern sob story

Ephemera, Mar 13 2020

by Sindura Sriram

I live in the little blue house on Kim Street with my mommy, my dad, and our small feline overlord. His …

School District Déja Vu

Two Education Reports, Two Decades Apart

Metro, Mar 13 2020

by Alicia Mies

This is the first installment in the Chalked Up Metro series The year was 1993. The Providence River was still covered …

love poem melting + Other Poems

Literary, Mar 13 2020

by Stella Binion

love poem melting in the swell of the moving shifting bits of I can’t hear anything but the wind running against …

Flesh Without Blood

Grimes, Digital Embodiment, and the Distinction Between Live and Recorded Performance

Science & Technology, Mar 13 2020

by Andy Rickert

​ Grimes delivered her performance at The Game Awards in traditional cyberpunk fashion. Hunched over a bulky computer terminal while lasers …

Haunted Paintings

The Female Ghost in Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Arts, Mar 13 2020

by CJ Gan

​ The vocabulary of film discourse contains a rather reductive palette of praise, one critics love to slather on every striking …

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 …

Tropical Burn

X, Mar 07 2020

by Corinne Ang

Turning,

[Meat’s bit dry tonight, remarks Aldrin]

Literary, Mar 07 2020

by Bowen Chen

Our neighbors are busy undressing and dressing, entombed in black velvet, over-the-elbow gloves if she wants to make a statement—does this …

Healing Through Theater

How a Trinity Rep actor helped Sheila Bentley tell her version of PVD history

Metro, Mar 07 2020

by Clara Gutman Argemí

For Rebecca Gibel, the actor who played Sheila Bentley in Trinity Repertory's fall 2019 production of The Prince of Providence, the …

Muddy Matiello

A look at the RI Speaker of the House’s Abuses of Power

Metro, Mar 07 2020

by Osayuwamen "Uwa" Ede-Osifo

Speaker of the House Nicolas Mattiello, arguably one of the most powerful figures in Rhode Island politics, has been shrouded in …

Windows

The Stories We Tell

Features, Mar 07 2020

by SG

[CW: intergenerational violence, eating disorders, depression] I was five when I was first shown the window behind which my grandfather sat, …

God, Death, and the Florida Keys

Joy Williams’s Literature of the Guidebook

Arts, Mar 07 2020

by Jango McCormick

Random House was doing this series—Virginia, the Hamptons, the Keys. The Keys were still kind of strange and unspoiled in the …

A Love Letter to Spontaneity

Features, Mar 07 2020

by Nell Salzman

My friend is a chronic soul-searcher. His favorite pastime is to sift through the empty shells of people around him, trying …

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 …