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Articles by Megan Hauptman

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Providential

Metro, Dec 05 2014

by Megan Hauptman

When Massachusetts exiled him for his radical religious beliefs in 1636, Roger Williams trekked south through an icy New England winter, …

Grit, Grime & Graft

An interview with crime writer Bruce DeSilva

Metro, Apr 11 2014

by Megan Hauptman

Bruce deSilva now lives in New Jersey, but he’s definitely Rhode Island’s crime writer-laureate. His three novels—Rogue Island, Cliff Walk, and …

Counting Votes

Prison-based Gerrymandering in Cranston, RI

Metro, Mar 07 2014

by Megan Hauptman

Cranston’s Ward 6 has either 10,209 or 13,300 constituents, depending on how you’re counting heads. About 10,000 of its residents live …

A Bee in My Bonnet

Pastor Dan Ivins, “the sign guy” of First Baptist Church

Metro, Feb 14 2014

by Megan Hauptman

When I walked into Pastor Dan Ivins’s office at the First Baptist Church, the first thing I noticed was the orange. …

What Is Providence?

A List

Metro, Feb 07 2014

by Megan Hauptman

Lists are everywhere. Bullet point number two of a New Yorker list about lists calls lists the “signature form of our …

The Best Laid Plans...

Metro, Jan 31 2014

by Megan Hauptman, Rick Salamé & Abigail Savitch-Lew

Already this year in Rhode Island: the unemployment rate rose to the highest in the nation, the temperature oscillated between extremes, …

Action is Now

A History of Brown Student Activism

Metro, Nov 19 2013

by Megan Hauptman, Grace Healy, Cherise Morris & Julian Park

Students cycle through Brown in roughly four years. During their time here, student activists are cycled through study committees, working groups, …

Affordable Care Act

Metro, Oct 03 2013

by Kat Thornton & Megan Hauptman

OCTOBER 1 HAS COME LIKE THE PROPHESIED YEAR 2000 in old Technicolor cartoons, the age of Obamacare is no longer in …

Mating

Science & Technology, Oct 03 2013

by Megan Hauptman, Lili Rosenkranz, Josh Schenkkan, John White & Emma Wohl

A few weeks ago, as we were dragging our fingers through the water and dangling our feet off the dock, a …

While You Were Out

Summer in the Ocean State

Metro, Sep 18 2013

by Megan Hauptman & Rick Salamé

Like migratory birds that move with the seasons, many of our readers left Providence for the summer. We know you were …

Impulse Control

Can Brain Scans Predict Criminal Behavior?

Science & Technology, May 03 2013

by Megan Hauptman

[start hero] [end hero] The first popular scientific explanations of criminal behavior were published by Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso in the …

Forever on the Edge

Uncategorized, Apr 13 2013

by Megan Hauptman

“The last time i played a show, the audience was pornographic with cameras,” Ian MacKaye says, scowling out over the crowd …

Boxed Out

Revisiting Employment After Felony Convictions

Metro, Feb 17 2013

by Megan Hauptman

On many job applications, below availability and above the signature line, stands a question that may appear innocuous at first glance: …

Proper Names

The exalted cyclops of Rhode Island

Metro, Nov 09 2012

by Megan Hauptman

In Smithfield, RI, Domin Avenue, a small cul-de-sac backing up onto Georgiaville Pond, sparked a historical bonfire this August when it …

Sentenced: Books on the Inside

Metro, Oct 05 2012

by Megan Hauptman

The second floor of a small brown house right off Broadway in Providence houses two rooms stuffed with bookshelves and boxes, …

Bleak House: Tenants Stand Their Ground

Metro, Sep 28 2012

by Megan Hauptman

Roline Burgison hasn’t paid rent on her South Providence home in almost a year. She, like many other Providence renters, was …