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Articles by Katie Okamoto

22 articles found.


The Decade's Wars

Opinions, Dec 03 2009

by Katie Okamoto

New decades, like presidential inaugurations, have a certain hopeful flavor, a hint of fresh things to come. But new decades, like …

THE OCEAN VS OUTER SPACE

Opinions, Nov 12 2009

by Katie Okamoto

POSITION: OCEAN > SPACEBadass. That’s the ocean. Everything aboutit—its direct beauty, its intense and originalperfume, its physical and spiritual powerto move, …

From the Editors

FTE, Nov 12 2009

by Katie Okamoto

The significance of Wednesday’s Veterans Day remainsprofound. Americans still fight and die abroad, and thosewho return bear the physical and emotional …

The Ocean vs. Outer Space

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, Nov 12 2009

by Katie Okamoto

Badass. That’s the ocean. Everything about it—its direct beauty, its intense and original perfume, its physical and spiritual power to move, …

Yo, Beaver!

amphibious architecture in New York

arts & culture, Oct 09 2009

by Katie Okamoto

September 29, 2009, 10:50:00 PM. I received this SMS text: Jose hr b4 u ask yes still single.not a single female …

Objections

Opinions, arts & cultures, Oct 09 2009

by Gillian Brassil, Jonah Delmar, Tarah Knaresboro, Kaela Myers, Katie Okamoto & John Szymanski

Things, historically speaking, go badly when only one person is allowedto have an opinion.It’s how dictators happen, and Hugo Chavez’s variety …

Sea Change

New England groundfishermen face new management plan

Metro, Oct 05 2009

by Katie Okamoto

Tom Osmers is a Martha’s Vineyard fisherman—wiry, with close greyhair under a baseball cap, a good beard, a narrow nose in …

FISH TALES: INTERVIEW WITH NEW ENGLAND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL INDUSTRY MEMBER, RODNEY AVILA

Features, Apr 09 2009

by Katie Okamoto

This is the first time I have met Rodney Avila. I meet him at his house, a split level just outside …

ATOMIC IMAGINATION

Features, Mar 12 2009

by Katie Okamoto

There is something about its translation to cinematic spectacle that inspires nausea for reasons other than the gore and pancake-flat lines. …

NBC JOUSTS WITH JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY

Opinions, Mar 05 2009

by Katie Okamoto

As if we needed more proof that television news is produced in a spirit of sensationalism and incompetence. In December, NBC …

THE BIBLIO FILES: THE FUTURE OF PROVIDENCE'S NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARIES

Metro, Feb 26 2009

by Katie Okamoto

The fate of Providence's neighborhood libraries will be decided in less than a week. Currently, the Central Library in Downcity and …

PROVIDENCE IS DROOLING: AN INTERVIEW WITH SUSAN RUSSO, FOOD BLOGGA

Metro, Feb 05 2009

by Katie Okamoto

Providence native Susan Russo is a food writer based in San Diego. She posted her first story on her food blog …

POEMAS

Literary, Nov 20 2008

by Katie Okamoto

When Toya was little she liked the taste of metal, especially cast iron, which is what her mother cooked in. Mom …

ALONE IN VICTORY: THE SYMBOLIC POWER OF RHODE ISLAND'S WWII HOLIDAY

Features, Nov 13 2008

by Katie Okamoto

The way we name official holidays is political; little is ever just a matter of words. When November 11 changed from …

YOU'RE A MORON: UNPACKING THE INDECISION STIGMA THIS ELECTION SEASON

News, Oct 30 2008

by Katie Okamoto

T he Daily Show With Jon Stewart can offer sophisticated commentary on American elections, even while using words like "douchenoggles." Sure, …

ECONOMIES OF SCALES: MARINE ENVIRONMENT WON'T BENEFIT BY PUTTING LOCAL FISHERMEN OUT OF BUSINESS

Opinions, Oct 30 2008

by Katie Okamoto

All along the docks at the fishing port of Point Judith, at the very tip of southern Rhode Island, big draggers …

WEEK IN REVIEW

News, Sep 18 2008

by Katie Okamoto

GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK?By now, the so-called death of local print media seems an old story; if once there was …

SEASONS OF GIVING: PUTTING GOOD FOOD ON RHODE ISLAND TABLES

Features, Apr 03 2008

by Katie Okamoto

Bob Jaffe is like beef jerky: long, narrow, unknown age, skin like dry leather. Yet he's playing Bobby, a seven-year-old boy …

Check Out My Sweet Archaeopteryx

thinking of inking in a time of cultural polarity

Opinions, Mar 06 2008

by Katie Okamoto

"The tat is of a sea urchin egg, two cell embryo, blastula, gastrula, prism stage and pluteus larval stage. Or, as …

Citizen Science

whose fault is it that nobody understands science writing

Opinions, Feb 28 2008

by Katie Okamoto

The public's knowledge of science relies for the most part on scientists, who are as well known for their eloquence as …

Birth Control Uncoverage

One doodle that can be undid, homeskillet

Arts & Culture, Jan 31 2008

by Katie Okamoto

From teenage whoopsidaisies to one night stands gone unglamorously wrong, unintended pregnancies were big in the world of movies this year. …