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Against Forgetting

Enforced Disappearances, Visual Archives of Loss, and Collective Mourning in Kashmir

News, Apr 12 2019

by Tiara Sharma & Kanha Prasad

Mughal Mase sits at an APDP demonstration, holding a photo of her son. Photo taken as part of a series by …

Waterlog

On swamps, deserts, and sites of old selves

Features, Apr 04 2019

by Tara Sharma

In Southern Appalachia, the forests have been burying themselves for millennia. The trees collapse where the forest floor puddles: thick floods …

What I Learned At Home

Features, Feb 08 2019

by Tara Sharma

The Snakes The garden snakes in New England are harmless. The first one I saw was dead and on our driveway. …

The Burden of Proof

Dr. Ford, #MeToo, and what we ask from survivors

Features, Oct 05 2018

by Tiara Sharma

content warning: sexual assault There were moments in Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s questioning last week when I had to close my …

When Yes Means No

On the violence waged despite of, and through, consent

Features, Sep 15 2018

by Tiara Sharma

Four years ago, institutions of higher education across the country began switching out “No Means No” for a “Yes Means Yes” …

FTE

FTE, Feb 09 2018

by RM

This past weekend, a flyer mounting racist and xenophobic attacks against city residents appeared in mailboxes and doorways across the East …

Embody

Literary, Nov 10 2017

by Tara Sharma

I spend the first week of May writing about bodies. I sit at library desks for two hours at a time …

Boxed In

Ending Solitary Confinement in Rhode Island

Metro, Dec 02 2016

by Gabe Zimmerman

Content warning: mental illness and suicide “It’s like being buried alive,” stated an inmate incarcerated in a solitary unit at Rhode …

Letter To My Unborn Child

Features, Feb 27 2015

by Armani Madison

We are in the midst of a disturbing trend: the intentional, no-consequence murders of Black bodies by law enforcement. The path …

After Whitman

Homosexual and gay poets talk back to Whitman

Arts, Dec 05 2014

by Will Fesperman

“What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman,” sighs Allen Ginsberg at the beginning of his 1955 poem “A Supermarket …

The Celluloid Cage

Animal liberation at the movies

Arts, Oct 24 2014

by Will Fesperman

There’s a moment in 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes that made me shiver. A human repeats the famous …

When Pigs Fly

The Unlikely Victory of Smithfield Workers

News, Sep 26 2014

by Will Fesperman

It took three campaigns and over 14 years for workers at the largest hog slaughterhouse in the world to form a …

In The Name of Science

monkey testing at Brown

Features, Apr 25 2014

by Will Fesperman

Around 38 monkeys live in research laboratories at Brown University. It is difficult to know for certain how many—the researchers won’t …

Present Time

A Conversation with CAConrad

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by Will Fesperman

With painted fingernails and a large crystal hanging around his neck, he made a strong impression. A native of rural Pennsylvania, …

Marriage to a 'T'

Features, Sep 28 2012

by Will Fesperman

Owen still remembers being five years old and thinking that everyone was like Mr. Potato Head, his favorite toy. “I thought …

"So What Does It All Mean?"

Gossip Girl At Its apotheosis

Arts & Culture, Apr 25 2012

by Stephen Carmody

Diana: Well, I didn’t intend for things to get as serious as they did with Nate. And then I thought… if …

Life, the Universe, and Everything

The end of the world at the end of the Internet

Arts & Culture, Feb 15 2012

by Josh Sunderman

At the end of the Internet, there is LUElinks. Don’t try to find it. It doesn’t exist. But if you somehow …

A Pint Sized Perspective

Arts & Culture, Dec 08 2011

by Chris Cohen & Stephen Carmody

As someone who is reaching adulthood, it is easy to lose sight of the lives of those younger than yourself. To …

(Stop) Watching Jon Stewart

Opinions, Nov 03 2011

by by Stephen Carmody

People should probably stop watching Jon Stewart. The Daily Show on Comedy Central has been self-described on numerous occasions as “throwing …

Week In Review: Pirate Party Parade

Week in Review, Oct 11 2011

by by Barry Elkinton, Stephen Carmody & Alex Ronan

Pirate PartyIn case you missed it, September 19th was International Talk Like a Pirate Day, celebrated on social media sites around …

Encounters With Autism: Sizing Up the Treatment of ASD

Opinions, Sep 19 2011

by Stephen Carmody

As autism awareness grows, our society must address issues in healthcare, publically-funded special education, and general social accommodation for people with …

Sleep No More: A Review

arts & culture, Mar 25 2011

by Meara Sharma

Late last Saturday night, I was in New York City searching frantically for 530 West 27th Street, the site of Sleep …

Kentucky dreamin'

Sports, Nov 19 2009

by Evan Carmouche

In a recent bout of homesickness I pulled up the Wikipedia article on US Interstate Highway 64. I wondered if maybe …

Advertising In Review

Maeda x Lexus collaboration reviewed

arts & culture, Oct 09 2009

by Patrick Armstrong

RISD President John Maeda is in the news.Well, kind of. Maeda’s latest commissionedillustration, an advertisement for the newLexus HS 250 hybrid …

Abortion in Providence

AN UPDATE FROM THE FRONT: INTERVIEWS WITH A LOCAL LEADER OF THE CATHOLIC PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT AND PRO-CHOICE ADVOCATE MARY ANN SORRENTINO

arts & culture, Mar 19 2009

by Josh Sunderman

For any young woman riding there by taxi, the drive to Problem Pregnancy of Providence at 400 Atwells St. can be …