Articles by Malcolm Burnley

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Week in Review

News, May 11 2012

by Malcolm Burnley, Alex Ronan & Caroline Soussloff

Ghost of Gaddafi Somewhere outside Misrata, the body of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi lies buried in an unmarked grave. But 197 days …

Nonprofits Say No

Metro, Apr 11 2012

by By Malcolm Burnley

With 600 signatures, a ten-foot protest banner, and demands for $4 million, three dozen Brown University students marched into the university’s …


Sports, Apr 10 2012

by By Malcolm Burnley

In the first half of the first game of March Madness this year, Kansas State’s freshman point guard Angel Rodriguez stepped …

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 …

Lines of conflict

Redistricting in limbo after no vote

Metro, Mar 06 2012

by Malcolm Burnley

(for full map: The scene was reminiscent of the Wisconsin State Capitol last year. But the controversy surrounded boundaries, not …

A Central Falls Steward

Bodega life during bankruptcy in Central Falls

Metro, Dec 08 2011

by Malcolm Burnley

When Hurricane Irene touched down in Central Falls, RI, last summer, it snapped sunflower stalks and made sand whirls of street …

Tunisia's Triumph

Interviews, Nov 03 2011

by interview by Malcolm Burnley

One Tunisian street vendor self-immolated in December, and thousands responded in revolution; one dictator was disposed of in January, and millions …

An American Casualty

featured, Oct 27 2011

by Malcolm Burnley

Bugles didn’t burst with taps when Samir Khan died in Yemen last month, yet another American casualty of the War on …

Soured Serendipity for 22,000 Visa Winners

News, Aug 05 2011

by Malcolm Burnley

One spin of luck made Ellen a shoo-in for citizenship, she believed. But her serendipity, seemingly issued by the American government, …

30 Years in the Game with Bob the Barber

Metro, Apr 21 2011

by Malcolm Burnley

Barbers haven’t always just cut hair: during the Middle Ages, so-called barber surgeons performed bloodletting procedures on plague-ridden and disease-stricken folk …

Hypocrisy at the Home Show

The hidden turmoil of housing in rhode island

Metro, Apr 09 2011

by Malcolm Burnley

From March 31 to April 3, thousands of Southern New Englanders flocked to the annual Home Show sponsored by the Rhode …

Rhode Island Pirates for Life

metro, Mar 25 2011

by Malcolm Burnley

Ten years ago, Casey Dorman left the world of high fashion to pursue life on the high seas, giving the heave-ho …

Providence Bites

Metro, Mar 25 2011

by Malcolm Burnley & Emily Gogolak

Nowhere to Hide For Nude Survivor Move over Wesley Snipes: there is a new king of celebrity tax evasion, and he …

Speaking Through Supreme Court Silence

Hope High students challenge RI Dept. of Ed.

Metro, Mar 10 2011

by Malcolm Burnley

On a February afternoon, an eerie afterschool lull occupies Providence’s Hope High School. It feels like graduation has come four months …

Chants and Murmurs

Metro, Feb 25 2011

by Malcolm Burnley & Jonah Wolf

UNITED THEY STANDOn Tuesday afternoon, hundreds of Rhode Island workers filled the Providence Statehouse in a rally against a proposed bill …


News, Feb 25 2011

by Malcolm Burnley, Emily Gogolak & Erica Schwiegershausen

SO LONG MR. PRESIDENT?The Arab world was dealt yet another shock on Sunday, when Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan, announced his …

Sailors And Steamrollers

Sports, Oct 29 2010

by Malcolm Burnley

Trace the origins of modern basketball, and you’ll come across a rural road in Hillsdale, Wyoming. There is no landmark or …


Sports, Oct 09 2010

by Malcolm Burnley

Of the many nicknames endowed to LeBron James, “The King” best reflects his Shakespearean hubris and the irony of his narrative; …

Six! More! Years!

Sports, Mar 04 2010

by Malcolm Burnley

On Selection Sunday, March 14, bubbles will burst across the college basketball scene as unworthy teams fail to qualify and unworthy …

Jazzy Vegan Jambalya

Food, Feb 18 2010

by Malcolm Burnley

Seeing the Saints triumph in the Super Bowl reminded me of my own visit to the Big Easy, back in 2004, …