Vol. 34 Issue 8

Apr 07, 2017

From the Editors

Last week, I accidentally booked an 11:20PM flight instead of one at 11:20AM. But I'm not the only one who’s been having airplane trouble this week. Two 15-year-old girls were kicked off a United flight last Friday for wearing leggings (#LeggingGate). More seriously, Qatar Airways started lending laptops to business class passengers following the US and UK’s laptop ban on flights from some Middle East airports. I’m not exactly clear on how moving a potential explosive to the underbelly of a plane solves the problem, but at least some have been able to make light of the new laptop regulations. Royal Jordanian Air recently tweeted:

        “Every week a new ban

        Travel to the U.S. since you can

        We are now poets because of you son

        No one can ruin our in-flight fun

        We have good tips for everyone”

Luckily, I will be keeping my feet on the ground for the forseeable future.

– SJ


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Reflections on Dana Schutz's Open Casket

Arts, Apr 07 2017

by Ruby Aiyo Gerber

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Beneath Your Bootsoles

Feeling backward at New York City's AIDS Memorial

Arts, Apr 07 2017

by Lisa Borst

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Ephemera, Apr 07 2017

by Ethan East

Dear Indy...

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by P

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Farm to Bargaining Table

The farmworker fight against exploitation by fast food

Features, Apr 07 2017

by Mitchell Johnson & Erin West

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by Kela Johnson

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Running out of Shore

The future of Providence's seaport

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by Patrick Orenstein

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In Pursuit of a Living Wage

When working hard isn't enough

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by Jack Brook

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Week in High School

News, Apr 07 2017

by Sam Samore, Josh Kurtz & Brionne Frazier

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Politics Down Under

Renegotiating Australian-Chinese Partnerships

News, Apr 07 2017

by Hannah Maier-Katkin

On Tuesday, March 28, after weeks of warming relations with The People’s Republic of China, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull abruptly …

Science & Technology

Chemtrails Over the State House

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by Chris Packs

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