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Taking 287g Agreements to Court

An interview with activist Sherrie Andre

Metro, Jan 04 2020

by Sara Van Horn

photograph by Steve Ahlquist content warning: police violence Late in the summer of 2018, activists from the FANG Collective, a nonviolent …

Buzzed

Haircuts as a catalyst for change

Features, Dec 06 2019

by Morgan Florsheim

It was a Wednesday afternoon in mid-March of 2013 and I was seated in a chair on the basketball court of …

Video Star

Emma Chamberlain and the Relatable YouTuber

Arts, Dec 06 2019

by Isabelle Rea

At the end of the video “REVIEWING YOUTUBE’S HQ *insane*,” YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki joins YouTube star Emma Chamberlain on screen …

Divorce(e)

Literary, Dec 06 2019

by Zach Barnes

Oscar rose from his seat still crying and started to clap vigorously. He felt a little possessed and a little self-conscious, …

Mapping Capital

Urban disinvestment on the small screen

Science & Technology, Dec 06 2019

by Ella Comberg

Vince Staples’ music video “FUN!” opens on a digital rendering of the planet Earth. The camera zooms in rapidly—as many of …

Chile Despertó

Paula Pacheco Soto on the Chilean student movement in historical perspective

News, Dec 06 2019

by Jacob Alabab-Moser, Izzi Olive & Paula Pacheco Soto

October 26 Chile has long been heralded as one of the most prosperous countries in Latin America and an example of …

The Cold Shoulder

A flawed system is endangering RI’s homeless

Metro, Dec 06 2019

by Deborah Marini, Loughlin Neuert & Peder Schaefer

When Harry lost his home in October, he went to one of Rhode Island’s largest emergency shelters: Crossroads Rhode Island. He …

Week in Comfort Food

News, Dec 06 2019

by Gemma Sack & Alan Dean

Movable Feast “Everybody get their plates, sit down, and eat,” commuters heard, loud and clear, in a subway car in New …

The Making of a Ghost

Features, Dec 06 2019

by Star Su

Photographs are the closest thing we carry to memory. Though not pure representation, they can bring relief to a story, let …

Save the BCSC

Alumni Stand in Support of Student Activism

News, Dec 06 2019

by Concerned Brown Alumni

We, the undersigned alumni of Brown University, write to express serious concern with the troubling atmosphere and recent heartbreaking student experiences …

Stereo

X, Nov 25 2019

by Seth Israel

There's No Place Like the Future

Dorothy’s ruby slippers and queer utopia

Features, Nov 22 2019

by Evan Lincoln

Every New Year’s Eve in Key West, the drag queen Sushi perches comfortably inside a glistening ruby high heel, so giant …

Queer Callouses

Features, Nov 22 2019

by Finch Collins

I got my favorite pair of Docs my sophomore year of high school—Pascals with portions of Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych The Garden …

Measuring the Small Animal of My Body

Weight loss in the era of Fitbits

Features, Nov 22 2019

by Dana Schneider

content warning: body image When I was in the third grade, everyone got pedometers from our teacher. They were small and …

Current Location

Mapping in perspective

Science & Technology, Nov 22 2019

by Alan Dean

One cloudy Friday evening in October, I’m on a bus from Providence to New York, looking out as the endless gray …

In the Making

Examining the legacies of the Gorham Manufacturing Company

Arts, Nov 22 2019

by Bilal Memon

A silver spoon the size of a Great Dane immediately confronts anyone exiting the elevator on the third floor of the …

Two Stories

Literary, Nov 22 2019

by Pia Mileaf-Patel & Emma Kofman

TONGUES “Do you want to touch tongues?” Ella asked me. We sat underneath one of the fold-out plastic tables boasting boxes …

Archiving Activism

Creating a collective memory of radicalism in Providence

Metro, Nov 22 2019

by Kion You

On the afternoon of Saturday, October 26, a group of educators, students, activists, and community members gathered in a basement room …

Scrutinizing the Self

Exploring implicit bias through Self, Made

Arts, Nov 22 2019

by Anabelle Johnston

The dark walls of "Self, Made" crept upward until they became indistinguishable from the ceiling, the disorienting scene complete with exposed …

What Brown Could Pay

Brown’s property tax exemption and the crisis of public school funding

Metro, Nov 22 2019

by Hal Triedman & Sara Van Horn

“How is it that a city—a small city—can continue to have public schools that fail repeatedly?” In an interview with the …

Week in Climate Apocalypse

News, Nov 22 2019

by Gabby Bianco & Dana Kurniawan

ANT-EAT-ANT WORLD The scene is set: a Soviet nuclear bunker. The land is desolate. A few radioactive tumbleweeds are the only …

Garden

X, Nov 15 2019

by Bee Mitchell

Reality Check

Psychedelics, mysticism, and the American scientific establishment

Science & Technology, Nov 15 2019

by Gemma Sack

In 1956, psychiatrist Humphry Osmond wrote to his friend and correspondent, author and philosopher Aldous Huxley: “To fall in Hell or …

Reflections on Hong Kong

Features, Nov 15 2019

by Liana Chaplain, Miranda Van-Boswell, Anonymous & Flo Li

This week, Features and News collaborated to invite four students from Hong Kong to reflect on the country's ongoing and escalating …

Making Ends Meet

Food Insecurity in Rhode Island

Metro, Nov 15 2019

by Kshitij Sachan, John Graves & Nell Salzman

Rows of shelves, stretching from the floor to the high ceiling, hold hundreds of pallets of everything from canned beans to …

23 Years in My Body

Reflections on a Civil War

Features, Nov 15 2019

by Rachel Rood-Ojalvo

content warning: eating disorder, bulimia, sexual violence i. When I was in 4th grade, I was friends with two girls in …

Collected Poems (no theme)

Literary, Nov 15 2019

by Kanha Prasad, Jane Freiman, Isabelle Rea, Andy Rickert, Catherine Habgood, Sandra Moore & Gemma Brand-Wolf

Shades of Sick I woke up, sick of today, still a golden caterpillar, high as balls on buttery dreams. My open …

Making Dough

Thoughts on Mika Rottenberg’s surreal videos

Arts, Nov 15 2019

by Alana Baer

A kneaded piece of dough slides through a hole in the wall. Flattened bright-red fingernails are flattened. Human tears drip through …

Building Republic

Kyrgyz Systems of Accountability

News, Nov 15 2019

by Erika Undeland

On March 24, 2005, my mother and father cheered as demonstrators took over the White House of the Kyrgyz Republic. They …

A Jury of One's Peers

How low jury pay limits court justice in Rhode Island

Metro, Nov 15 2019

by Olivia George

This was not the first time Senator Elizabeth Crowley had served on a jury, and, for the most part, she felt …

Week in Unlikely Vessels

News, Nov 15 2019

by Tammuz Frankel & Roxanne Barnes

RUNNING ON WATER Last month, a pair of sneakers embedded with vesicles of holy water sold out within minutes of its …

God in the Dataset

Opening the black box of machine learning

Science & Technology, Nov 01 2019

by Andy Rickert

There will be no edges, but curves. -Tracy K. Smith The black box is a metaphor for a device whose inner …

Brunt of the Blade

Aspirational recycling in a post-National Sword world

News, Nov 01 2019

by Anabelle Johnston

For decades, barges of recyclables slowly dragged across the Pacific, acting as overrun vessels of the United States’ environmental hope. This …

Besotten

Literary, Nov 01 2019

by Kate Ok

Was Hamlet’s death Hamlet’s fault? she asked. I’m not so sure. The play is named after him, though, Ira-Taylor replied, half-laughing. …

Paddling to the Source

The canoe in Canadian past and present

Features, Nov 01 2019

by Oren Karp

On day 19, my trip arrived at Wapekeka First Nation after weeks of sun, the most difficult leg of our journey …

Fire Power

PG&E and the California wildfire crisis

News, Nov 01 2019

by Ricardo Gomez

Images of firestorms, burning hills, and charred neighborhoods in California are becoming the horrid icons of the future’s climate. The state’s …