Illustrations by Pierie Korostoff

32 illustrations found.

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 …


The Language of the Financial Crisis

Arts, Feb 05 2016

by Eli Neuman-Hammond

Vocabulary Short When someone “shorts” a security, they are betting that it will fall in value at some point after the …

A Galaxy Closer to Home

Star Wars' Next Chapter

News, Nov 06 2015

by Dominique Pariso

On October 19, the official trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens debuted during halftime of ESPN’s Monday Night …

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 …

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; …

"Too Much World"

On Hito Steyerl

Arts, Sep 18 2015

by Alec Mapes-Frances

At Artists Space in Tribeca, the disembodied voice of Bruce Lee booms from Hito Steyerl’s video Liquidity, Inc., amid the distant …

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 …

Vultures on the Island

In Defense of Debtors

News, Sep 18 2015

by Francis Torres

Few concepts in Judeo-Christian theology are as emancipating as the Jubilee year. Celebrating the end of seven sabbatical cycles, each seven …

Without a Doubt

Choice & the Church in Rhode Island

Metro, Mar 06 2015

by Jane Argodale

In the United States, Catholic women will have abortions at about the same rate as other women—one in three by age …

To Be Ourselves

Science & Technology, Feb 27 2015

by Wilson Cusack

“I founded 4chan eleven and a half years ago at the age of 15, and after more than a decade and …


Features, Feb 13 2015

by M & P

My mom got a cat now that I'm at college. I don't want her to be lonely, but I can't help …

Syrizian Greece: Democracy 2.0?

News, Feb 06 2015

by Malcolm Drenttel

Last week, on a warm evening in Athens, Alexis Tsipras stepped on stage to announce his party’s victory, declaring through a …

Artificial Giants

India's Troubling Memorial Plans

Arts, Jan 30 2015

by Maya Sorabjee

I was once given directions, drawn on a paper napkin, to a longstanding Bombay secret. It took me eight months before …

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, …

Facing Eviction

Metro, Nov 21 2014

by Eli Neuman-Hammond

Last month, I biked down to Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE) at 340 Lockwood Street for a public forum …

Week in Displacement

News, Nov 21 2014

by Sebastian Clark & Elias Bresnick

In Kindergarten, we called it “gimme, gimme.” Now we call it privatization. OPEN SEASON The Tanzanian government backtracked this week on …

Pink Sky

Literary, Oct 31 2014

by Sara Winnick

She is dressed as toilet paper. He wears Groucho Marx glasses. They meet at a Halloween party. At the wedding his …

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 …

A History of Violence

Science & Technology, Sep 19 2014

by Connor McGuigan

The Australian shark cull and the plight of apex predators “As long as Homo sapiens has been sapient... alpha predators have …

Cookie's Junk Shop

Metro, May 02 2014

by Vera Carothers

On the side of Route 3 in Exeter, RI is a low building painted tongue pink with white trim. A sign …

Your Worst Nightmare

the Red Bastard and bouffon clowning

Arts, Apr 25 2014

by Vera Carothers

At first, we see only his wagging tongue, set in a chalk white face with red-rimmed eyes. Playing striptease with wicked …

Ditching the Frame

user interface and the blurring of digital boundaries

Science & Technology, Apr 11 2014

by Lisa Borst

Art has always favored the rectangle. Since humans began moving our paintings off of cave walls and onto formal and constructed …

Buy Me Some Peanuts

the new frontier of cracker jacks

Metabolics, Mar 14 2014

by Nicholas Catoni, Kyle Giddon, Lili Rosenkranz & Zeve Sanderson

Sitting and cheering for three hours is hard work. But stadium food isn’t just about sustenance—it’s about the identity of the …

Holding Notes

Thinking through St. Vincent and Holly Herndon

Science & Technology, Mar 07 2014

by Tristan Rodman

“Entombed in a shrine / Of zeroes and ones / You know” –St. Vincent, “Huey Newton” Placing two artists on a …

Web Exclusive: Interview with Holly Herndon

Interviews, Mar 07 2014

by Tristan Rodman

Editor’s note: This unexcerpted interview accompanies “Holding Notes: thinking through St. Vincent and Holly Herndon” from Issue 5. The biographical information …

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 …


Crafting with corn syrup

Metabolics, Feb 14 2014

by Sara Winnick

February 14 is the only day of the year well-suited for red construction paper, public displays of affection, temporary cupid tattoos, …

Here, Here, Here

Literary, Feb 07 2014

by John White

The first night we saw each other, I was wearing red shorts. Someone told me that he was from England and …

Two Hours in Providence Politics

chatting nonviolence with electoral candidates

Metro, Jan 31 2014

by Kat Thornton

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014, the candidates for Rhode Island governor and Providence mayor gathered in a softly sunlit …

Booty Over Brains

Lily Allen's New Video Gets it Twisted

Arts, Dec 06 2013

by Grier Stockman

Last month, Lily Allen emerged from a preemptive retirement to box with the entertainment industry in the best way she knew …