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Why isn't Rhode Island the greenest state in the country?
As Earth Day approaches, we look for answers - BY PHILIP EIL

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Can a guitar save the whales?

Six-string activism
Just as whales travel in groups called “pods,” Jen Long gathered a pod of creative colleagues to help create the Whale Guitar.
By: NANCY KIRSCH  |  April 16, 2014

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Beer on the move

A new home for Nikki's; and the Rhode Island Beer Bus is revving up
Plus, Shiner Bock is coming to town
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  April 16, 2014

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Help wanted

The murky world of marijuana
T he most frequent kind of emails I receive: the plea for a hook-up or connection.
By: VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  April 16, 2014

One fine lady

Remembering Nuala; the governor's race is warming up; offspring on the bases
Nuala Pell was a woman whom Phillipe and Jorge liked, admired, and respected, and we are saddened by her death this week at the age of 89.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 16, 2014

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Last band standing

The Rare Occasions triumph at the WBRU Rock Hunt
The Met was packed for another tightly contested showcase showdown.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  April 16, 2014



Off the Couch: Get hopping!

Detroit Rebellion ready to rumble at Dusk
Plus, Arc Iris and the Silks celebrate Record Store Day
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  April 16, 2014

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Perfectly human

'Graphic Design: Now In Production' at the RISD Museum
Sometimes I think you can understand everything about our society today by considering it through two themes — the perfection of technology versus the messily human handmade.
By: GREG COOK  |  April 16, 2014

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Men at work

 Epic's magnificent 'Hurlyburly'
The Pulitzer Prize Board, which likes to honor theatrical gems of Americana, may have been remiss in not nominating David Rabe’s 1984 ' Hurlyburly .'
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 16, 2014

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Remembering David Lamb

Friends, family, and fellow musicians pay tribute to the beloved member of Brown Bird
Our local music community was dealt a devastating blow with the announcement that Brown Bird’s David Lamb had succumbed to his second bout with leukemia, at age 36.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 10, 2014

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Is Alex and Ani University a university?

"Learning"
Rhode Island’s loudest jewelry company, Alex and Ani, was recently featured in an intriguing newspaper article.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  April 09, 2014



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Guns, taxes, and a few things we all might agree on

The Political Scene
Tuesday, April 15 is Tax Day.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  April 10, 2014

Man of more than letters

Mad for Mattheissen; swimming with sharks; RIP, Dave and Mickey
Peter Matthiessen, one of the greatest American writers of his generation and a longtime hero to Phillipe and Jorge, passed away on April 5.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 09, 2014

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Man on a (solo) mission

Mertz takes on life and love with 'The Good In the Bad'
Mertz sidesteps rap cliches in favor of a conscious, reflective, and mature outlook.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  April 10, 2014

Off the Couch: Boogie nights

Torn Shorts and Boo City at the Ocean Mist
Plus, the WBRU Rock Hunt Finals
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  April 09, 2014

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Staying positive

The Hold Steady's Craig Finn on putting down his guitar, the characters that boxed him in, touring with Deer Tick, and his rock and roll 'Teeth Dreams'
"When we started this band, we wanted to build something that was very inclusive."
By: MICHAEL ATCHISON  |  April 09, 2014



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Searching for clues

Trinity Rep's 'Veronica Meadows'
A "girl detective" makes her  world premiere.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 09, 2014

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Rose-colored memories

Ocean State's 'Diary of Anne Frank'
Incessant media accounts of horrific events can prompt compassion fatigue.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 09, 2014

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The seat of power

 When the Speaker speaks, people listen. Here's why
The most important election of 2014 — for Speaker of the House — already happened. And you didn't get a vote
By: PHILIP EIL  |  April 03, 2014

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Meet Franny Choi, your new favorite poet

Stanzas
From a catcall to the mantis shrimp.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  April 03, 2014
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