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17 illustrations found.


Selling Small

(Mis)Adventures in branding the Ocean State

Metro, Mar 09 2018

by Lucas Smolcic Larson

In March 2016, Rhode Island made an ill-fated foray into the wild world of state-branding. Lawmakers put $5 million into the …

Silk on the Brain

On biotechnology, poetry, and worms

Science & Technology, Sep 22 2017

by Paige Parsons

The domesticated silkworm, bombyx mori, has become more human than its wild counterparts: its silken cocoon inflated to be more lucrative …

Indivisible Labor

Vermont’s migrant farmworkers organize for justice

News, Apr 21 2017

by Piper French

content warning: xenophobia, violent death Patricio Hernandez, Pato for short, lives and works on a dairy farm that sits just off …

Running out of Shore

The future of Providence's seaport

Metro, Apr 07 2017

by Patrick Orenstein

While the presidential election dominated media coverage on November 8, 2016, another item on the ballot in Rhode Island had potential …

She Shall Inhabit the Streets

Walking and Watching in the Arab World

Features, Oct 21 2016

by Isabelle DeBre

In Assia Djebar's novel Fantasia, an Algerian woman walks alone through the streets of Paris. She screams. But her cry is …

Against the Pipeline, the Standing Rock Struggle

An interview with Jennifer Weston

News, Sep 30 2016

by Camila Ruiz Segovia

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is a 1,100-mile pipeline under construction by Energy Transfer Partners, slated to carry a half million …

Surveil the Surveillors

In Conversation with Glenn Greenwald

Interviews, Mar 11 2016

by Elias Bresnick

In 2013, Glenn Greenwald published a series of articles in the Guardian outlining the stunningly invasive and widespread data-collection tactics of …

The Right to Power

Fighting For Utility Justice In Rhode Island

Metro, Mar 11 2016

by Kimberly Meilun

“I want to make sure that National Grid will pay for my funeral please. Make sure that they will pay for …

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 …

Empire, Limited

Writing in Transience

Features, Dec 04 2015

by Julia Tompkins

Amtrak’s Empire Builder train departs from Chicago Union Station, arcing northwest along the border with Canada and passing through Milwaukee, St. …

Clash of Symbolizations

Bush, Obama, Hollande, and a War of Words

Features, Dec 04 2015

by Henry Staley

Presidents don’t just authorize wars—they author them. This became especially clear during the second Bush administration, a tenure that will be …

A Day in the Life

The Quantified Self and the Stream of Consciousness

Features, Nov 20 2015

by Ben Berke & Henry Staley

When Nicholas Felton lectured at RISD last month, he wasn’t giving the typical alumni success speech. The 1999 graduate was introduced …

"Quel Monde!"

On Literary Rivalries

Features, Nov 06 2015

by Piper French, Yousef Hilmy & Henry Staley

The Spanish Baroque poet Francisco de Quevedo clanked rapiers with lyric poet Luis de Góngora on the page, sparring over the …

Studs, Spikes, and Sprinklers

Hostile Architecture and its Woes

Features, Oct 30 2015

by Yousef Hilmy & Marcelo Rivera-Figueroa

Public spaces aren’t always so. In his 1990 book City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles, Marxist urban theorist …

The Seventh Day

Stories in My Cereal

Arts, Oct 23 2015

by Abbey Perrault

In 1898, a young doctor from Michigan removed a batch of disfigured granola from his oven. Flat, he observed. His failed …

Late Payment

Jane Austen and the Future of our Debts

Features, Oct 09 2015

by Zeke Reffe-Hogan

When we act in the world we initiate new beginnings whose ends cannot be known. In the chaotic unfolding of action, …

Ashes and Digressions

Ruminations on Death

Features, Sep 25 2015

by Piper French, Yousef Hilmy & Henry Staley

Margaret Wise Brown, a children’s book author who generally shunned the company of children, is buried where she once lived—on a …