Articles by David Adler

32 articles found.

This Last Week

News, May 02 2014

by David Adler & Sam Rosen

CLIPPED It’s the 10th Anniversary of Mean Girls this week, and people are making a big deal about it. There are …

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 …

Week in Grand Finales

News, May 03 2013

by David Adler

[start hero] [end hero] GIANT FINISH His legs are well-muscled, taut, rippling. He is nimble. When you hear his name you …

Week in Little Things

News, Apr 27 2013

by by David Adler & Rick Salamé

Parks &Historical Recreation Here lies Mills End Park. A cup of soil, two feet in diameter, sitting between opposing lanes of …

Where the Frontier Ends

News, Apr 26 2013

by David Adler

The real work, the heavy lifting, starts where the frontier ends. The pioneers, the Lewis and Clarks, just drew their index …

Spring Break

Arts & Culture, Apr 12 2013

by Lizzie Davis, David Adler & Benson Tucker

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Week in the Future

News, Mar 18 2013

by Barry Elkinton & David Adler

(YOUR) MISSION TO MARS Private finances will be key to the future of space exploration. We’ve known that for a while …

Week In Bovines

News, Mar 08 2013

by David Adler & Barry Elkinton

There's Something About Dinner HORSEMEAT IS—secretly, quietly—everywhere. Monday, British food regulator finds horsemeat in Taco Bell products in the UK. The …

Here I Am

Ephemera, Mar 08 2013

by David Adler

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Week in Plastics

News, Mar 01 2013

by David Adler

Print Out Your Ear Always begin with the infomercial. Does your newborn love eating dirt? Print him a pacifier! Are you …

Heists 2000

News, Mar 01 2013

by David Adler & Barry Elkinton

It’s always been a three-act plot. First, the preparation. There’s the shoot-n-grab, but that’s too obvious; maybe the switch-n-swap, or better, …

Optimize Your Valentine's Day

A Communication Guide

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by David Adler & Erica Schwiegershausen

You have champagne, chocolate, candles, and a copy of Casablanca. All the pieces are there, but now it’s go-time and your …

Week In Airplanes

News, Feb 17 2013

by Barry Elkinton & David Adler

Eligible Dirigible Last Friday, worldwide Aeros unveiled the Aeroscraft “Dragon Dream”—the company’s latest stab at a fully functional prototype. A gobsmacked …

Saving Babies

News, Feb 05 2013

by David Adler

In the year 1198, there were a lot of babies in the River Tiber. Unmarried mothers had few choices beyond depositing …


Features, Sep 28 2012

by David Adler

Last Friday, in the calm, early hours of the morning, Delhi University prepared for Student Union elections. Stout men with heavy …

Revival In Warwick

Mitt Romney and the missing middle ground

Metro, Apr 25 2012

by David Adler

Everyone packed into the lobby of Warwick’s Crowne Plaza Hotel last Wednesday knew that Rhode Island is a blue state. Their …

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 …

Neck Deep

Three tales of student debt

Arts & Culture, Nov 28 2011

by David Adler

"Comes out to about $30,000,” she says with a sigh. “And it’s all on my shoulders.” Mali’o Kodis B’14 is among …

The NBA is Bleeding

Sports, Nov 03 2011

by by David Adler

In The Wealth of Nations Adam Smith professed the importance of “public diversions.” These diversions, he argued, are central to the …

Israel On Its Own

Features, Oct 27 2011

by by David Adler

When Doron Shiffer-Sebba first walked the fifteen minutes from his house in West Jerusalem to the Old City in East Jerusalem, …

Arab Summer

News, Sep 19 2011

by David Adler, Kate Welsh & Erica Schwiegershausen

Lowdown on Libya Libya spent more than 40 years under the erratic rule of Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi before apro-democracy revolt pushed …

Week In Review

News, Sep 19 2011

by David Adler, Erica Schwiegershausen & Kate Welsh

What Are You Hungary For? Is it possible for bureaucracy to be sexy? The country of Hungary seems to think so. …

Week in Review

News, Apr 21 2011

by David Adler, Mimi Dwyer & Erica Schwiegershausen

4/20 Update Detroit is a decrepit city—its former industry in dark shambles, its slums rife with poverty. But don’t worry! Gubernatorial …

Underdogs through History

arts & culture, Apr 09 2011

by David Adler, Gillian Brassil & Erik Font

Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) in Scream, Scream 2 and Scream 3. Neve was already in a bad mood when she went …

Cinderellas on the Court

Why Underdogs in the NCAA Aren’t Actually Overcoming Odds

Metabolics, Apr 09 2011

by David Adler

No one roots for Goliath, and the sports world is no exception. Underdog stories are perennial headline grabbers, from the 1980 …

Week in Review

News, Mar 25 2011

by David Adler, Anna Matejcek & Emma Whitford

Operation Odyssey Dawn-s Saturday, March 19 marked the beginning of Operation Odyssey Dawn—an assault led by American forces on the Qaddafi …

Week in Review

News, Mar 18 2011

by David Adler, Sam Levison & Anna Matejcek

In Putin’s Russia, Alcohol Drinks You! Russia’s parliament is currently grappling with a question that could force us all to re-examine …

Sweat and Blood: Musical Theater with Girl Talk and Gwar

Arts, Mar 06 2011

by David Adler

That Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel was sold out on Friday, February 25, for Girl Talk, né Gregg Gillis, reflects little about the …

The Oak Tree Massacre: Sports Rivalries Then and Now

Sports, Mar 06 2011

by David Adler & Edward Friedman

On the evening of January 27, a man’s gruff voice came over the AM radio to football fans across the state …

Spreading the Cheese

Sports, Feb 14 2011

by David Adler

With Christina Aguilera holding the final note of the National Anthem for over 10 seconds, it was easy to forget who …