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The Urgency of Shame

A conversation with writer Garth Greenwell

Arts, May 01 2020

by Jacob Alabab-Moser & Evan Lincoln

Near the beginning of Garth Greenwell's first novel What Belongs To You, the narrator checks into a seedy hotel on the …

On Huikau

Tensions simmering in the melting pot

Features, May 01 2020

by Jacob Alabab-Moser

I have photos that help me recall the day my Aunty and Uncle took me to the summit of Maunakea around …

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 …

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 …

On the Almost Liberating Possibilities of Moshing

A Personal Politics of Mosh Pits

Features, Feb 15 2020

by Jaime Serrato Marks

I was first introduced to moshing by the massive bruise on my coworker Dannyboi’s cheek. Dannyboi shuffled into the ice cream …

Chile Despertó

Paula Pacheco Soto on the Chilean student movement in historical perspective

News, Dec 06 2019

by Jacob Alabab-Moser, Izzi Olive & Paula Pacheco Soto

October 26 Chile has long been heralded as one of the most prosperous countries in Latin America and an example of …

23 Years in My Body

Reflections on a Civil War

Features, Nov 15 2019

by Rachel Rood-Ojalvo

content warning: eating disorder, bulimia, sexual violence i. When I was in 4th grade, I was friends with two girls in …

Collected Poems (no theme)

Literary, Nov 15 2019

by Kanha Prasad, Jane Freiman, Isabelle Rea, Andy Rickert, Catherine Habgood, Sandra Moore & Gemma Brand-Wolf

Shades of Sick I woke up, sick of today, still a golden caterpillar, high as balls on buttery dreams. My open …

A Common Cold War

The political history of phage therapy

Science & Technology, Sep 27 2019

by Mohannad Jabrah

Mount Sinai Hospital in Brooklyn has a fungus problem. In May of 2018, a patient was admitted for abdominal surgery. He …

Social Determinants

The DRC Ebola outbreak, explained

News, Sep 20 2019

by Jacob Alabab-Moser & Izzi Olive

“They were dying slowly—it was very clear. They were not enemies, they were not criminals, they were nothing earthly now—nothing but …

Queering Bollywood

LGBTQ representation goes mainstream

Arts, Apr 12 2019

by Saanya Jain

The last time a mainstream Hindi-language film featuring a lesbian lead was released in India was in 1996. The movie, Fire, …

Keep Your Tongue in its Cage

Protest art and revolution in Kuwait, Sudan, and Egypt

News, Apr 12 2019

by Mohannad Jabrah

On February 25th, the Kuwaiti government abruptly announced that it would be cancelling a performance by Mashrou’ Leila, a five-member Lebanese …

From the Editors

FTE, Mar 22 2019

by JAM

There are rotting bunches of kale in our fridges; our floors are still sticky with the residue of melted snow trekked …

A Tale of Three Cities

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion in Seattle, New Orleans, and Pawtucket

Metro, Mar 22 2019

by Rachel Rood-Ojalvo

Jails and prisons have become the United States’ largest housing complex and healthcare system for people with mental health and substance …

Week in Jam

News, Mar 01 2019

by Jacob Alabab-Moser & Gemma Sack

LOST IN TRANSLATION, ONCE AGAIN Ariana Grande, America’s sweetheart as of late, continued our country’s long-standing tradition of getting a tattoo …

Overdue Justice

Establishing adequate reparations for the victims from the U.S. Public Health Service S.T.D. inoculation experiments in Guatemala

News, Mar 01 2019

by Jazmin Piche Cifuentes

content warning: torture, gore, sexual abuse The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments were an infamous and unethical series of clinical studies conducted on …

"Solving" Translation

Women's labor on the page

Arts, Feb 08 2019

by Saanya Jain

“In Urdu, the only language she knew, all things, not just living things but all things—carpets, clothes, books, pens, musical instruments—had …

State of Affairs

Protests build momentum in Sudan and France

News, Feb 01 2019

by Jacob Alabab-Moser & Jessica Bram Murphy

Media outlets largely focus on specific moments in time, framing events as singular instances while often ignoring their historical and political …

Invenergy

The last stand of RI's fossil fuel zombie

Climate, Dec 07 2018

by Jack Brook

This article is the third installment of a month-long series, “Through the Muck,” tackling climate change in Rhode Island. Governor Gina …

Glass House, Shattered

A walkthrough of Philip Johnson’s famed residence

Features, Nov 30 2018

by Jacob Alabab-Moser & Alex Westfall

We visited Philip Johnson’s Glass House on a chilly Friday morning in autumn. After multiple failed attempts to reserve a visit …

Walking on Eggshells

Tlatelolco, UNAM, and Mexico's resurgent student movement

Features, Oct 26 2018

by Jacob Alabab-Moser

content warning: state violence, gore, gender violence I am WhatsApping my friend Carolina on a Wednesday night in early October in …

Soft Power

Petra Collins and the problem with the female gaze

Arts, Apr 12 2018

by Jane Argodale

Two women press their cheeks together, with dark hair falling in their faces and lips parted to reveal the radiant white …

Week in Hot Takes

News, Apr 12 2018

by Jack Brook, Marly Toledano & Lucas Smolcic Larson

With Flying Colors When Nick Burchill arrived at Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel in April, 2001, he was carrying a suitcase full …

From the Editors

FTE, Apr 06 2018

by JA

I romanticize air travel far too much. When I'm slogging through school and work, I fantasize about the departure and arrival …

Walking Out

The West Virginia teachers strike and the future of American labor

News, Mar 15 2018

by Jane Argodale

On February 22, 35,000 teachers in all 55 West Virginia counties walked out on their jobs, shutting down public schools statewide …

A Loss for Words

Do we have to change our language before we can change our ideas?

Features, Feb 16 2018

by Jane Argodale

Contemporary debates on free speech, political correctness, and identity politics have all taken up language as a site of contention. Figures …

Kebab a ČÍna

Veganism, multiculturalism, and culinary tradition in the Czech Republic

Body, Feb 02 2018

by Jane Argodale

On a Saturday afternoon in the Czech city of Brno, my friend and I sat inside Forky’s, a vegan restaurant, shoveling …

Call Against Arms

A new RI law restricts gun ownership for domestic abusers

Metro, Nov 10 2017

by Jack Brook

content warning: suicide, murder, infanticide In 2013, a Providence woman, fearing for her life, applied for a final protective order against …

Revolution Navigators

Empowerment and critical thought in the Rhode Island Urban Debate League

Metro, Oct 27 2017

by Jack Brook

Inside an auditorium in Brown University on Saturday afternoon, October 21st, the Joker, Darth Vader, and Rosie the Riveter listen to …

Reading Comprehension

Literary, Oct 20 2017

by Kasturi Pananjady

Inspired by Arundhati Roy content warning: sexual harassment A Note to a Safety Presentation by a Commissariat de Police de Paris …

Week in the Home of the Whopper

News, Sep 22 2017

by Julia Petrini, Eve Zelickson & Jack Brook

Burger Kremlin? Step aside, loyalty cards. Cryptocurrencies are set to revolutionize reward programs by enabling trading of one’s accumulated assets online. …

Defending DACA

Metro, Sep 15 2017

by Marianna McMurdock, Katrina Northrop & Saanya Jain

What you need to know: On September 5, 2017, President Trump announced his decision to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood …

An Artist's Contract

Visions toward a more just art economy

Arts, Sep 15 2017

by Jack Manoogian

On May 17th, New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s piece Untitled was bought at auction for $110.5 million. The painting, sold at …

Week in the Munchies

News, Apr 21 2017

by Zack Kligler, Julia Tompkins, Jamie & Chris Packs

KIDDIE MEAL It was 7PM, supper had come and gone, and our hero’s tummy had the rumblies, the phantom taste—his favorite …

On Fathers

Features, Apr 14 2017

by Jacqueline Gu

After "mothers and fathers" by Irene Hsu content warning: racism, xenophobia The ones who know how to keep spices for years, …

In Pursuit of a Living Wage

When working hard isn't enough

Metro, Apr 07 2017

by Jack Brook

Marcia Ranglin-Vassell knows what it’s like to struggle to provide for herself and her family on a minimum wage salary. A …

The Indy Classifieds

Metro, Mar 24 2017

by Jane Argodale, Shane Potts & Jack Brook

PERSONALS—WOMEN SEEKING MEN Will You Be Mine, Lincoln Chafee? Me: An attractive and successful 31 year-old professional, recently moved to Providence. …

From the Editors

FTE, Mar 17 2017

by JA & DP

March is never really a warm month in Rhode Island, but it’s definitely the wrong month for a snow day. We …

Dispatches From the DMV

Confronting bureacracy and emerging victorious

Metro, Mar 10 2017

by Jane Argodale

Distractions can be physical or mental in nature and are often a combination of both. A physical distraction is one that …

Restricting the Public

The Trump administration and the exclusion of trans people from public spaces

News, Mar 10 2017

by Jack Brook

content warning: transphobia Gavin Grimm had a speech written down, but he didn’t bother to look at it. When he took …

Week in Animal Disasters

News, Mar 03 2017

by Signe Swanson, Jack Brook & Sam Samore

NUCLEAR MELTDOWN IS (NOT) A BOAR It’s safe to say that the weather has been wrong these days on planet Earth. …

Foul Comix

X, Feb 17 2017

by Jack Lawler

Sex and Its Discontents

The Indy weighs in...

Metabolics, Feb 10 2017

by Dominatrix Pariso & Jane Argodildo

What’s your advice for when you feel too disgusted by your own body to have sex with someone even though you …

Finding Refuge

A new model delivers healthcare and perhaps more

Metro, Feb 03 2017

by Saanya Jain

Omar Bah ran through the Gambian night. Echoes of soldiers shouting and dogs barking came from every direction. The memory of …

Week in Interpretive Resistance

News, Feb 03 2017

by Sam Samore, Pia Mileaf-Patel & Jamie Packs

PUNCH A NAZI, TAZE A COP? There may be many occasions in the coming four years where it seems fitting to …

A Springsteen Fan's Daughter

Arts, Dec 02 2016

by Saanya Jain

When I was 14 years old, my father sat down on the piano bench with me and placed some sheet music …

Week in Minor Democratic Victories

News, Nov 18 2016

by Kelton Ellis, Andrew Deck & Jane Argodale

Heck Yeah Harris To temper your cynicism, if only just a little: last week, amid the presidential election’s literal upset, Kamala …

Providence, The Day After

Metro, Nov 11 2016

by Jack Brook

+++ The day after the election, Mary Piñeda, 28, worried about whether or not she would be able to stay in …

An Abbreviated Timeline of Voting in Rhode Island

Metro, Nov 04 2016

by Jane Argodale & Marianna McMurdock

After a year that’s felt a little like an episode of Survivor, featuring older contestants and more liberal use of spray …

Week in Election Prep

News, Nov 04 2016

by Hannah Maier-Katkin, Jack Brook & Eve Zelickson

DUMB-SHINE STATE If there is anything we’ve learned to expect from a presidential election year, it is that Florida will inevitably …

Week In Alt-Right

News, Oct 28 2016

by Sam Samore, Jack Brook, Emma Phillips & Malcolm Drenttel

@JESUS An effective way to schematize nascent changes in conservatism in the United States, namely what one might call the transition …

Taking Action Towards Community Safety

Inside the movement to end racial profiling in Providence

Metro, Oct 21 2016

by Jack Brook

From the center of Burnside Park came the brash blasting of trumpets, the pounding of bass drums, the snapping of snares, …

Found in Translation

Jhumpa Lahiri in Italian

Arts, Sep 30 2016

by Saanya Jain

Try reading without reading. The first thing your eyes encounter is the appearance of the words, the absurdity of the shapes, …

Disjoint Destinations

The 6-10 connector's future

Metro, Sep 30 2016

by Jane Argodale

Scrapping earlier plans for a redesign, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced on September 7 that it would rebuild …

Week in Animal Control

News, Sep 30 2016

by Jack Brook, Kelton Ellis & Andrew Deck

DOGGED LOVE Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? 11-year old Apollo, of Jacksonville, Florida, would beg to …

Week in Bad Public Relations

News, Sep 16 2016

by Jane Argodale, Camila Ruiz Segovia & Liz Cory

DOUBLE DOUBLE TWITTER TROUBLE When considering whether or not to take a day off of school or work, most of us …

The Never-Ending Sentence

Rhode Island's Expungement Problem

Metro, Apr 29 2016

by Jack Brook

“I was young and dumb in the early ’90s and got into some trouble,” Michelle says, shrugging. By trouble, she means …

A Gift of God

Mother Teresa's Canonization and Her Complicated Legacy

News, Apr 08 2016

by Jane Argodale

In December, Pope Francis approved a second miracle attributed to the Albanian-born nun Mother Teresa. A Brazilian man claimed that in …

Week in Campaigning

News, Apr 08 2016

by Will Tavlin, Hannah Maier-Katkin & Jack Brook

Getting Colder Rhode Island kicked off its new tourism campaign last week only to face immediate international ridicule, accusations of financial …

A River's Decline

Metro, Mar 18 2016

by Jane Argodale

The Woonasquatucket River begins in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, running through the Providence neighborhoods of Olneyville and Federal Hill, then below …

Brand Name Reality

VR and Journalistic Ethics

Features, Mar 04 2016

by Jack Brook

Chris Milk believes we have found “the ultimate empathy machine” in the form of Virtual Reality (VR). Formerly a renowned music …

Week in Overreactions

News, Mar 04 2016

by Jack Brook, Alif Ibrahim & Julia Tompkins

Precious Memes The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, thought it would simply be another case of swiftly repressed political satire. …

"Gentrification is Breaking Our Hearts"

The Affordable Housing Crisis in Providence

Metro, Feb 18 2016

by Jack Brook

Roline Burgison has been forced to leave from over ten different houses in South Providence despite never missing a day of …

Week in Divas

News, Feb 12 2016

by Jane Argodale, Liz Cory & Corey Hébert

SLAY While most people who watched the Super Bowl 50 halftime show were blown away by Beyoncé’s fierceness, dancing, and profound …

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 …

Aim for the Stars

Yelp Reviewers Take On Providence

Metro, Nov 13 2015

by Jamie Packs, Shane Potts & Kim Sarnoff

Yelp is the democratic scream. Rate the restaurant, the local record store, the dental hygienist. People love your advice—from Yelp, we …

High Hopes

The Movement for Marijuana Legalization in Rhode Island

Metro, Nov 06 2015

by Jane Argodale

During the winter of 2012, residents of Colorado and Washington state lit up in celebration of the legalization of recreational marijuana. …

Industrial Nostalgia

Images from the Providence City Archives

Metro, Oct 30 2015

by Jamie Packs

The Hadley Co., Watch Bracelet Factory Ceco Manufacturing Co., Radio Tube Manufacturing Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Co. Gorham Manufacturing Co., Silver …

Week in Necromancy

News, Oct 30 2015

by Ben Berke & Jay Mamana

On Zombies and Vampire Capitalism Politically interested visitors to the Highgate Cemetery in North London will spy some great names on …

America Runs on Racism™

A Steaming Cup of #BlackLivesMatter

Metro, Oct 23 2015

by Jane Argodale

The Providence Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3 (FOP), a local chapter of the national Fraternal Order of Police which has …

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 …

Walking to Not Forget

The Changing Place of HIV/AIDS Activism in Rhode Island

Metro, Sep 25 2015

by Jamie Packs

Blocks away from the State House, Usher’s “Yeah” reverberates through the empty streets. The day is grey and wet, but I …

Upper Limit

The Refugee Crisis and Islamophobia in Europe

News, Sep 25 2015

by Jane Argodale

On September 8, a video surfaced of Hungarian journalist Petra Laszlo kicking refugees as they ran past police out of a …

Week in Phantasms

News, Sep 25 2015

by Jay Mamana, Dominique Pariso & Tristan Rodman

Ladies’ Night There are those who would argue that the ’80s were a day-glo cultural vacuum best left unremembered. But it …

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 …

OLD TIRED ETHICS

Sex Work In Rhode Island

Metro, May 01 2015

by Jane Argodale

Early in April, undercover Providence police posted escort ads on the website Backpage.com, and arrested 22 respondents for soliciting sex at …

Stuffed to the Gills

An amateur dissection of taxidermy

Science & Technology, Apr 17 2015

by Jamie Packs

Prepare the form In Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, the protagonist pulls up
to an empty motel and has an unsettling dinner with its …

Week in Sponsorship

News, Apr 10 2015

by Jamie Packs & Elias Bresnick

Whopper of a Wedding Wedding announcement photos are surely the pinnacle of elegance. Typically set in some idyllic pastoral scene, or …

Week in Education

News, Mar 13 2015

by Jamie Packs & Sebastian Clark

Easy as ABC Substitute teachers have an almost mythic allure. They alone offer high school students the prospect of a brief …

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 …

Tastes Like Chicken

Sizing Up Alternative Meats

Science & Technology, Jan 30 2015

by Jamie Packs

Although we live in a culture replete with red paint on fur coats, images of warehouses crammed with livestock, and non-stop …

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, …

Towards a Greener Future

The environmental impact of cannabis cultivation

Science & Technology, Oct 03 2014

by Jamie Packs

A pair of sultry eyes sunken into a frighteningly unblemished face appeared on the screen. Beneath a wisp of smoke ascending …

Ending the Polimigra

Metro, Oct 03 2014

by Jane Argodale

On July 18, Rhode Island resident Antonio Mejia was released after seven months in prison for driving without a license,a crime …

On The Market

the other side of free agency

Metabolics, Apr 25 2014

by Jake Coonin

In September 1992, eight football players filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the National Football League. They publicly called into question the …

Playable Art

Chinese indie video games at the Ace Hotel

Arts, Apr 04 2014

by Ashwini Natarajan

Computerized sounds echo across the room and Chinese characters flash across screens. Faces hang over them, brows furrowed in confusion. This …

Talk of the Town

Exhibition, redesigned

Arts, Mar 07 2014

by Jamie Packs

If you let your eyes linger for a moment, you’ll notice that there is something a little off about the images …

Lara and the Real Girl

Crofting the Female Body

Arts, May 03 2013

by Emma Janaskie

[start hero] [end hero] A russian henchman pins Lara Croft against the plyboard of a shantytown hut, pawing his hands down …

Pleasure Reading

Open Sesame, Read a Fucking Book

Arts, Apr 27 2013

by Emma Janaskie, Alex Ronan, Erica Schwiegershausen, Doreen St. Félix, Ellora Vilkin & Emma Wohl

Today, we decided we would stop. We took off our shoes, we did not go to work, we forgot about our …

From Water

Arts & Culture, Mar 20 2013

by Emma Janaskie & Kate Van Brocklin

“And have you seen the water that you drink? Is it you who brought it down from the clouds, or is …

From Water

Arts & Culture , Mar 15 2013

by Kate Van Brocklin & Emma Janaskie

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Poems

Literary, Mar 08 2013

by Jack De Tar

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Hog Wild

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by Doreen St. Félix, Emma Janaskie & Ellora Vilkin

Imbolc, or the Festival of the Lactating Sheep This day, Imbolc,¹ splits the year between winter solstice and spring equinox. On …

Nerf War

urban taggers v. the law

News, May 11 2012

by Jamie Brew

Martyn Yang of Canberra, Australia says his blog, UrbanTaggers, as “dedicated to all things to do with toy blasters, be it …

The Return of the Two Headed Boy

Arts & Culture, Nov 28 2011

by Emma Janaskie

“How strange it is to be anything at all,” Jeff Mangum mused on the closing line of In the Aeroplane Over …

Over the River

Arts & Culture, Nov 28 2011

by Emma Janaskie

For the past twenty-something years, installation artists Christo, and his late wife, Jeanne-Claude have been wrapping and draping the world in …

Regarding the Guard

Arts, Nov 03 2011

by by Emma Janaskie

At its core, McDonagh’s The Guard is hardly more than a romp on the old cops ‘n’ robbers jaunt. Brendan Gleeson …

Frankly, Somewhat Pro-Pun

Interviews, Nov 03 2011

by conducted by Jamie Brew

There are four kinds of people in this world. There are those who do not yet know Frank Lesser. Then there …

Bridge Over Digitally Rendered Water

Arts, Dec 09 2010

by Sonja Boet-Whitaker

The abandoned section of I-195, which crosses the Providence River just north of the Point St. bridge but south of WaterFire, …

Extremists Under Cover

featured, Oct 20 2010

by Jack Fujito

The political Right's focus on illegal immigration is often maligned as racist, extremist and intolerant. When Jim Gilchrist, co-founder and president …

Airwave Renaissance

Features, Sep 28 2010

by Natalie Jablonski

On Friday, November 25, 1960, radio drama died. Goodbye, Ma Perkins. Farewell, Amos ‘n’ Andy. It was the end, too, for …

The Big Greasy: a voyage to the Oil Capital of the US

Features, Sep 10 2010

by Natalie Jablonski

In June several friends and I bicycled through Louisiana. Headed for New Orleans, we took the River Road from Baton Rouge, …

IN PLEASANT COMPANY

Arts, Apr 08 2010

by Marisa Calleja

By the time I was old enough to read, the American Girl Company had found its way into schools and homes …

Cross-country Grandma

News, Mar 18 2010

by Marisa Calleja

The land of strip-malls and stoplight highways lost a state gem this week when New Hampshire native, campaign finance reformer and …

Hey Now, So Cow

Arts, Mar 04 2010

by Emma Janaskie

February 19, AS220: A crowd of twenty stood silent. Gangly and guileless, So Cow fumbled about the stage as they set …

Speed-Date Your Candidate

Metro, Feb 18 2010

by Marisa Calleja

Democratic Candidates The Front Runner: Frank Caprio, General TreasurerThe son of a judge with a court show on the local ABC …

Minor Celebrity

Arts, Dec 03 2009

by Marisa Calleja

Last week, Michele and Tareq Salahi left their Virginia home dressed to the nines and successfully evaded security to attend an …

Steamboat Willie on the Yangtze

News, Nov 19 2009

by Natalie Jablonski

Last week, the Walt Disney Company announced that China’s central government had finally approved the Company’s plans for a theme park …

THE LITERARY LION, THE WITCHES, THEIR WARDROBE

Arts, Oct 29 2009

by Marisa Calleja

Since it was published in 1984, John Updike’s Witches of Eastwick—an outlandish fantasy/satire about provincial life in a fictional Rhode Island …

The Elephant in the Dorm Room

Brown’s discriminatory student housing policy

Arts & Culture, opinions, Oct 29 2009

by Jack Fujito

There is a little-known, and I assume little-used rule at the Office of Residential Life. The terse statement, composed of only …

ARTS*bar

arts & culture, Oct 05 2009

by Marisa Calleja

A scary America Roman Polanski's apprehension on Saturday at the Zürich airport hasFrench cultural and politicalspheres in a considerable uproar. As …

Not Just Jazz Hands

Cabaret at the Trinity Rep

Arts & Culture, Sep 28 2009

by Marisa Calleja

When I told people I was seeing Cabaret on Saturday, there were a few snickers and a few raised eyebrows. One …

RISD, Without Hope

the mysterious resignation of a museum director

arts & culture, Sep 18 2009

by Marisa Calleja

The Rhode Island School of Design Museum reopened after summerholiday this month with a new director. The previous director, HopeAlswang, announced …

I Had the Time of my Life

arts & culture, Sep 17 2009

by Marisa Calleja

Patrick Swayze, grinder of hips and heartthrob extraordinaire, died Monday after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. Swayze was born in …

SOUL SISTER #1: INTERVIEW WITH SHARON JONES, FORCE OF NATURE

Arts, Apr 16 2009

by Benjamin Bernstein

Few ladies bring the soul today like Sharon Jones. Frontwoman of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings--an old-school funk band whose sound …

ON THE ISSUES: A CLOSER LOOK AT LESSER-KNOWN BALLOT MEASURES PASSED NOVEMBER 4

News, Nov 13 2008

by Marisa Calleja

$2.5 MILLION FOR OPEN SPACE BONDSDespite an ailing state economy, Rhode Island voters followed an electoral tradition of supporting land conservation …

ONE MORE NIGHT: NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST

Arts, Oct 23 2008

by Marisa Calleja

When Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist came out two weeks ago, it seemed like it would be the flagship film for …

GONNA BUY ME SOME PURITY: HOW TWEEN-POP COMMODIFIED CHASTITY

Features, Sep 25 2008

by Marisa Calleja

There was a time when MTV was about sex and rebellion, when the hottest accessories worn to the Video Music Awards …

72 Hours in Berlin

Arts & Culture, Mar 06 2008

by Jade Starr Noik

Graffiti-walled and glass-domed, the city of Berlin shouts its morning greeting. Barbed wire fences and orange cranes intersect beneath an overcast …