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The Rise Of @blackivystories: Confronting Racism in the Ivy League

An Instagram account pressures the Ivies to take accountability

News, Sep 25 2020

by Aicha Sama

“During an important meeting, someone told me she was glad I straightened my hair because I looked more ‘professional.’” —Brown University …

The Plight and Fight to Vote as an American Immigrant

COVID-19 complicates voting for new Americans

News, Aug 07 2020

by Aicha Sama

The ongoing pandemic has changed the dynamics of voting, making the electoral process even more daunting for new Americans. Because of …

From the Editors

FTE, Feb 14 2020

by SAM

We’re gonna be honest. There’s a lot of stuff going on this week. 1917 has 10 Oscar nominations. You’re holding issue …

A Threatening Isolation

An evolution of attitudes toward bacteria in research and medicine

Science & Technology, Mar 23 2018

by Sam Fredericks

Alone in an agar dish, an E. coli bacterium lives just as it would in the bowels of a dog or …

From Molding to Demolding

Musings on casting, the Internet, and the things in between

Arts, Dec 01 2017

by William Samosir

The below diagram is a non-comprehensive illustration of a casting procedure. Casting commences by wrapping a blanket of material around a …

Week in Intractability

News, Apr 14 2017

by Katrina Northrop, Patrick Orenstein & Sam Samore

GETTIN’ EDEN The setting: a former World War II training ground in rural Scotland. The objective: to create a new society …

Week in High School

News, Apr 07 2017

by Sam Samore, Josh Kurtz & Brionne Frazier

LET GRANDMA GO TO PROM Prom is an eternal category, cutting across boundaries of time and space. Prom has no age. …

Week in Clothing Betrayal

News, Mar 17 2017

by Lance Gloss, Sam Samore & Brad Breymoore

NO GUARDIAN ANGELS The trials of master illusionist Criss Angel have been manifold. He once spent 24 hours inside a phone …

All Fun and Games

Embodiment, empathy, and combat in e-sports

Science & Technology, Mar 03 2017

by William Samosir

Upton, New York, 1958. Engineer physicist William Higinbotham repurposes one of Brookhaven Laboratory’s military computers, giving birth to the first video …

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. …

Week in X-Files

News, Feb 17 2017

by Patrick McMenamin, Chris Packs & Sam Samore

THE DA VINCI POD At a time when it looks like so many fundamental American institutions are at risk, perhaps we …

Week in Superlikes

News, Feb 10 2017

by Sam Samore & Will Weatherly

FIRST DATE IN A DUNKIN’ DONUTS America loves an underdog. The New England Patriots are not an underdog. But Providence, RI …

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 …

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 …

Zona Privada

Private Police Violence in Perú’s Northern Highlands

News, Oct 07 2016

by Sammie Chomsky

In the face of nearly ubiquitous state violence, campesinxs (rural farmers) in Perú are questioning the presence of hired police. “Están …

Food Desk

Notes on Providence Eateries

Metabolics, Sep 23 2016

by Patrick McMenamin, Sam Samore & Will Tavlin

In Ferno (S Water St.) This hot spot burns. Providence and Italiano go together like an apple and knowledge. That people …

Thoughts on the Two

Features, Apr 29 2016

by Sam Samore

“It’s important to have shitty relationships in high school” my friends often say, in order to learn from them, learn how …

Fly Pirates

The Global Politics of M.I.A, Soccer, and Jerseys

Metabolics, Feb 05 2016

by Sam Samore

Those who are familiar with the singer/musician M.I.A., born Mathangi Arulpragasam, know that she presents a certain air of unfuckable-with-ness. This …

THE DEPARTMENT

Funding Athletics at Brown

Metabolics, May 01 2015

by William Underwood & Sam Bresnick

On March 7, the Brown men’s basketball team concluded its 2014–15 season with a road loss to Harvard, the eventual Ivy …

Week in Farewells

News, May 01 2015

by Kyle Giddon & Alex Sammon

Jack Bruce is dead. Kurt Cobain is dead. Cream and Nirvana are gone while SUM41 is going strong. There is no …

Magic, Magyck, Magick

Occult, Apr 17 2015

by Anne Fosburg, Mika Kligler & Sam Samore

“Bring a small, empty tin-can and a pencil to beat it with,” read the flyer. “It will make an ominous and …

VOICES ON THE GROUND

A Conversation with Amy Goodman

Interviews, Apr 10 2015

by Sam Samore

Amy Goodman is perhaps better at asking questions than anyone else in the media. Goodman is founder and primary host of …

Paranoia at the Picture Show

Conspiracy and Crisis in Inherent Vice

Arts, Feb 27 2015

by Sam Samore

At the center of Inherent Vice, the latest feature film from Paul Thomas Anderson, lies the impenetrable Golden Fang. At turns …

Courting the Couture

Metabolics, Feb 27 2015

by Kyle Giddon, Sam Bresnick, Stephanie Hayes, William Underwood & Zeve Sanderson

In honor of New York Fashion Week and the NBA All-Star Game’s alignment in New York City, the Indy takes a …

WEEK IN CIVILIZATION

News, Feb 13 2015

by Dash Elhauge, Lisa Borst & Alex Sammon

No Uglies On a warm autumn day in 1963, President John F. Kennedy sat calmly beside his wife, Jackie, in the …

Goodell's Six Flags Misadventure

Metabolics, Feb 06 2015

by Sam Bresnick

Believe it or not, Deflategate—or whatever contrived name you want to attach to public outrage at under-inflation of footballs by the …

Week in Flesh

News, Dec 05 2014

by Kyle Giddon, Tristan Rodman & Alex Sammon

MISSING BRAINS!! PLEASE READ!! Missing: 200 human brains. Where: The University of Texas, Austin, TX. When: Sometime between the year 1987, …

Miniature Food Bloom

Metabolics, Sep 26 2014

by Sam Bresnick

The backlash has been brewing for years. Disappearing are the 16 oz. porterhouses bathed in gravy served with a mound of …

Week in Songbirds

News, Sep 19 2014

by Lisa Borst, Sam Bresnick, Kyle Giddon & Tristan Rodman

KILLING IN THE NAME OF To a culture accustomed to choosing its favorite restaurants by their Yelp reviews—crowd-sourced, grade-inflated, irredeemably unsophisticated …

This Last Week

News, May 02 2014

by David Adler & Sam Rosen

CLIPPED It’s the 10th Anniversary of Mean Girls this week, and people are making a big deal about it. There are …

Week in Horticulture

News, Apr 25 2014

by Alex Sammon, Maya Sorabjee & Emma Wohl

Have you had your head in the ground all week? Or, um, up in the clouds? Indy News is here to …

Start Up Your Week

News, Apr 11 2014

by Sebastian Clark, Connor McGuigan & Alex Sammon

Late April means one thing: startup season. As DisruptNY, the East Coast’s most prestigious startup showcase, approaches, the excitement is palpable. …

The Week in Suspension

News, Apr 04 2014

by Kyle Giddon & Alex Sammon

PULLING THE TRIGGER There was a time, not long ago, when Arnold Schwarzenegger served as the governor of California. A state …

A Week of Confusion

News, Feb 28 2014

by Vera Carothers, Sebastian Clark & Alex Sammon

Asking “what’s happening?” is often a mindless exercise in small talk. It doesn’t demand an answer. But this time, when you …

Week in Passion

News, Feb 14 2014

by David Adler & Alex Sammon

CYBERSEXY Some grievances of digifuckers: laptop heat on bare stomach skin, distorted speaker vocals, implied volume constraints, and frozen pixels. Always …

Digital Boom

the coming Internet land grab

News, Feb 07 2014

by Alex Sammon

America has forged many frontiers. British colonists initially considered their fledgling communities in New England to be nestled in frontier land. …

Week in Stockpiles

News, Feb 07 2014

by Sebastian Clark, Sam Rosen & Emma Wohl

Stuff your cheeks and fill up your pockets. More is always better, right? A BONE TO PICK “I kind of regret …

Week in Delivery

News, Jan 31 2014

by Alex Sammon & Emma Wohl

This holiday season was tough. Surely, no one at UPS wished for the harsh snowstorms that prevented the timely arrival of …

We Are All In This Together

Dissecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership

News, Jan 31 2014

by Sebastian Clark, Alex Sammon & Emma Wohl

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a free trade agreement between 12 Pacific Rim nations (Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Singapore, the US, …

For Play

Features, Dec 06 2013

by Alex Sammon

A scene from 1973’s The Mack: Pretty Tony and Goldie are embroiled in a high-stakes game of dice. China Doll emerges. …

A Very Kanye Thanksgiving

Literary, Nov 25 2013

by Josh Schenkkan & Sam Rosen

Kourtney Kardashian was alternating between chugging from an imaginary bottle and flapping her wings frantically as her teammates shouted wrong answers. …

The Week To Be Determined

News, Nov 19 2013

by Joe de Jonge & Alex Sammon

FRUIT FUTURES IT'S WELL KNOWN THAT THE BlackBerry and the iPad stand at opposite ends of the Tech-Cool sliding scale. The …

The Mindreaders

Providence from the Mind's Eye

Metro, Nov 04 2013

by Sam Lin Sommer

MOTHER MYSTIC’S APOTHECARY SHOP SOMEWHERE, NESTLED AMONG PUBS and pizzerias, the wise Susan Asselin was waiting for me. I had scheduled …

Nothing Was the Same

on Drake and the white boy imaginary

Features, Nov 04 2013

by Sam Rosen

IN THE SUMMER OF 2003 I WAS unanimously considered the best rapper at Camp Walt Whitman in Piermont, New Hampshire. Looking …

Still Spying

News, Nov 02 2013

by Joe de Jonge, Alex Sammon & Meghan Sullivan

EDWARD SNOWDEN IS A RELATIVELY FREE MAN. Four months into his year-long Russian asylum, he has managed to fly under the …

Space Law

an interview with Jason Juren

Science & Technology, Oct 28 2013

by Jehane Samaha

Jason Juren, a recent graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, wants to be a space lawyer. Specifically, a lawyer …

Week In Pests

News, Oct 26 2013

by by Joe de Jonge & Alex Sammon

Careful—they’re in the floorboards and behind the walls and there are billions of them. Just turn on the shower: the head …

Perils of Lampedusa

North African Immigration to Europe

News, Oct 10 2013

by Alex Sammon

BROWN WOODEN CASKETS FILL the loading bay. There are 194 in total. They are split into three parallel lines, with a …

Week in Last Stands

Arts, Oct 03 2013

by Alex Sammon, Emma Wohl & Sam Rosen

Taking a stand may be hard on your knees, but it means you can back up what you believe in, at …

Westgate

Features, Sep 26 2013

by Sam Adler-Bell, Doreen St. Félix, Alex Ronan & Ellora Vilkin

On Saturday September 21, fifteen attackers laid siege on Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. At press time, the official casualty …

No Days Off

Medicine, Fitness, and the Modern Athlete

Metabolics, Sep 26 2013

by Sam Bresnick

ON AN OVERCAST DAY in Mexico City in October 1968, Jim Hines ran 100 meters in 9.95 seconds. Hines walked away …

All Apologies

News, Sep 19 2013

by Alex Sammon

The video footage is grainy and tough to make out, and seems like it may have been shot on a cell …

Knives Down

by Lizzie Davis, Grace Dunham, Alexander Sammon & Benson Tucker

Like any city worthy of the title, Providence has a long and troubled history with knives. Precision instruments among humanity’s earliest …

Week on the Border

News, Apr 12 2013

by Rick Salame & Alex Sammon

BUTTERFLY KISS(INGER) They have no visas and don’t pay customs. This winter there were some 60 million of them: Monarch butterflies, …

Up In the Air

Metabolics, Mar 08 2013

by Alex Ronan, Greg Nissan & Sam Rosen

[start large] [end large] “I'm not quite sure I believe the final shot, though” Roger Ebert said of Love and Basketball’s …

Gun Control

Science & Technology, Feb 01 2013

by Jehane Samaha

[start hero] [end hero] …

The House on Broadview Terrace

Arts & Culture, Dec 18 2012

by Sam Adler-Bell

A few days after hurricane sandy made her way, clumsily, morbidly, along the Atlantic Coast, a friend emailed my father a …

The Commissioner and I

Bidding Adieu to the Father of Modern Basketball

Metabolics, Nov 02 2012

by Sam Rosen

Last Tuesday afternoon my best friend called, which was exciting because he only calls if he forgets to tell to me …

Payasos Azules

Arts & Culture, Oct 28 2012

by Sam Adler-Bell

The distance from the village to Colomba is “twenty minutes by pickup.” Described that way, always. As if there weren’t any …

Houses

Features, Oct 21 2012

by Sam Adler-Bell, Belle Cushing, Grace Dunham, Mimi Dwyer, Avery Houser & Kevin Pires

IRA M. GOFF House, 62 John StreetI like the Goff House because it’s almost not one. It’s small and red and …

Hapless in Seattle

Sports, Sep 28 2012

by Sam Rosen

This past Monday, immediately following the Seattle Seahawks’ victory over the Green Bay Packers, ESPN.com ran a reader poll: “what did …

Trading Races

Sports, Sep 22 2012

by Sam Rosen

This summer, two transactions made history in their respective sports. In the MLB, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired first baseman Adrian …

Legislation Wars

the paper battle over Rhode Island reproductive rights

Metro, Apr 25 2012

by Sam Adler-Bell & with reporting by Stoni Thompson

On Wednesday April 11, the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee considered nine separate abortion-related bills. Although committee hearings were officially scheduled …

When Do Their Sentences End?

Reentering RIPTA

Metro, Feb 15 2012

by Sam Adler-Bell

On November 17 of last year, WPRIChannel 12 “Target 12 Investigator” Tim White reported that Rhode Island Public Transport Authority (RIPTA) …

Social Improvement Through Hip Hop

Arts, Nov 03 2011

by Sam Rosenfeld & Tana Frank

On November 5, PROOV will bring the fundamental elements of hip-hop culture to life in Brown University’s Alumnae Hall. Live DJs …

Organized Labor Rally in Support of Occupy Providence

Metro, Nov 03 2011

by by SAM ADLER-BELL

There has been a fair amount of ambivalence and ambiguity about organized labor’s relationship to the Occupy movements across the country. …

Hey Providence, What is that?

Metro, Oct 11 2011

by by Sam Adler-Bell

Born on the Fourth of July, or thereaboutsAt the corner of Wickendon and Governor Streets in Fox Point, right in front …

We’re Not Blocking Traffic: We Are Traffic

Metro, Oct 11 2011

by by Julian Francis Park, Caroline Soussloff & Sam Adler-Bell

Reclaiming the Road for CyclistsCritical Mass—part social gathering, part collective action—is difficult to define, even amongst participants. There is no formal …

RIPTA Delays Decision on Service Cuts

Metro, Sep 19 2011

by Sam Adler-Bell

In June, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) proposed cutting the state’s bus service by 10 percent(reduced to sevenin more …

Alligator Rescued from the Woonasquatucket

Metro, Sep 19 2011

by Sam Adler-Bell

Imagine a teenage girl goes on vacation with her family to some subtropical Floridian tourist trap, bringing home, as a keepsake, …

A Sense of Where You Are

poems about place

Literary, Apr 09 2011

by Sam Alper, Erik Font, Taylor Anne Lane & Micah Thanhauser

Pampa 1. There is nothing other than the pyramid of tires that seeks amnesty from the flatbed-truck-baggers lurching by, outside city …

Week in Review

News, Mar 18 2011

by David Adler, Sam Levison & Anna Matejcek

In Putin’s Russia, Alcohol Drinks You! Russia’s parliament is currently grappling with a question that could force us all to re-examine …

Devilbolical

Literary, Feb 25 2011

by Sam Alper

Characters:JUDY – Young and starved for company.BRY – Same.Night. The back porch of a country house, in the deep country, the …

WEEK IN REVIEW 2/17/11

News, Feb 25 2011

by Jonah Kagan, Sam Levinson & Ashton Strait

SHRUNKEN HEADSAccording to University of Wisconsin anthropologist John Hawks, the human brain has been shrinking. Nope, it’s not from all that …

Week in Review 11/18/10

News, Dec 02 2010

by Sam Knowles, Ashton Strait & Jonah Wolf

THE TODAY SHOW[DOWN]Former President George W. Bush reentered the public sphere on November 8 with an exclusive, seemingly endless interview with …

LET'S START A FAMILY BAND

Literary, Oct 27 2010

by Sam Alper

BROTHERS OR USThere’s a dog barking somewherein the novel you’re readingimagine an ice sculpture of the Titanic being thrown at a …

It's Still Good to Be Independent

Features, Oct 26 2010

by Samuel Knowles

In the front room of Books on the Square, a dozen toddlers and infants sit in rapt attention as Chris Byrnes …

Week in Review 9/30/10

News, Sep 30 2010

by Leah Michaels & Sam Levison

Healing Bad CarmaRemember that time you lost your temper because you left your car on Thayer Street for just five minutes …

Week In Review 9/23

News, Sep 23 2010

by Dan Stump, Jonah Kagan & Sam Levinson

Condoms for ConvictsLast week, the San Francisco County Jail’s San Bruno unit installed 16 condom dispensers for its 750 residents.  The …

Cry Havoc!

Science, Mar 04 2010

by Sam Dean

Battle BatsJanuary 12, 1942: Just one month prior, the attack on Pearl Harbor had flung the US into a war in …

Cry Havoc!

Science, Mar 04 2010

by Sam Dean

Battle BatsJanuary 12, 1942: Just one month prior, the attack on Pearl Harbor had flung the U.S. into a war in …

From The Editors

From the Editors, Feb 18 2010

by Sam Dean

Speaking of Venn diagrams (cf. the X Page), overlay Page 8’s pseudo-apocalyptics and page 9’s dreamy sketches of Yellowstone, and you’ll …

Utopia

Features, Dec 03 2009

by Sam Dean

Ralph Nader is America’s leading consumer advocate and favorite third party candidate. After three unsuccessful bids for the presidency in the …

An Excerpt From Eldritch

a play

Literary, Oct 09 2009

by Sam Alper

Everyone is a wizard, except for Father Levit, who is a priest.Wizards wear beautiful capes. They hold lengths of wood. Gabriel …

Raising Costs, Raising Fists

the fight for healthcare and workers' rights in Prov city

Metro, Oct 09 2009

by Samuel Adler-Bell

Last Thursday, more than 200 Brown Dining Service (BDS) workers,Providence union members, and students gathered before the steps of University Hall …

QUOTH CTHULHU, "NEVERMORE"

Features, Oct 30 2008

by Sam Dean

The gravestones splay like zombie fingers getting their first breath of undead air, half-sunk and faded. These gray slabs for Rhode …

WEIGHTS LUXEMBOURG FERRIS WHEELS STAYING UP ALL NIGHT: A SCREENLAY

Literary, Oct 30 2008

by Sam Alper

[1]Location: On Lochman Lane, a hill on supposedly private property, overlooking downtown LA. Midday, sunny. Two young guys sit in the …