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Occupy Providence has only just begun to sink its roots into the dusty turf of Burnside Park. But already, there is talk of what comes next.
It's 11:30 am on Day 3 of Occupy Providence and a small group of activists has gathered at the foot of a statue in Burnside Park to plot a march on Bank of America's Kennedy Plaza branch.
Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at AS220, wraps up its fall program with a look back at Ronald Reagan's firing of striking air traffic controllers in 1981 — a watershed moment for organized labor.
As the ProJo Turns
The Providence Journal 's much anticipated new web site, providencejournal.com , made an underwhelming debut this week.
Last month on a bright fall day, hundreds of Brown University students spurned sun and Frisbee for a debate on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care reform law.
Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues its fall series with a look back at An American Family , a documentary that chronicled the lives of the Loud family of Santa Barbara, California.
Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues its fall program with a look at the rise of video games.
There is a bit of a Doctor Who feel to Fête, Providence's newest music venue.
Utopia or the end of humankind? A URI forum explores “the Singularity”
When the University of Rhode Island kicked off its invigorating "Are You Ready For the Future?" speakers series a few weeks back, there was only one man for the job: inventor and provocateur Ray Kurzweil.
Robots and lab-grown bladders
The future is about more than the singularity, of course. It's about robots, lab-grown organs, and watching hopelessly as the Chinese pilfer our military secrets.
Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, kicks off its fall program next week. The theme for the coming months — "Conflict and Amusement in America: How Can It Hurt If It's So Much Fun?"
Any faithful reader of the Providence Journal is familiar with the talents of G. Wayne Miller — a reporter with a remarkable knack for storytelling.
The Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union will host its annual Banned Books event on September 23 at 6 pm at the Providence Athenaeum.
At the Movies
Behind the librarian's desk at the Knight Memorial Library in the Elmwood section of Providence, a narrow staircase leads to a three-level basement below.
How much clout do Rhode Island's unions wield, circa 2011? We're about to find out
The public discussion around organized labor's influence on Rhode Island politics is a crude business.
As The ProJo Turns
The Providence Journal , in a wraparound on the front section of its September 13 issue, announced in bold print: WE'RE CHANGING.
Rhode Island’s brightest minds on where we are now
9/11 has become such a given — such a fixed star in American culture and politics — that as the tenth anniversary approached, it was easy to imagine we had somehow come to terms with the attacks.
By the eighth inning it's clear the Dodgers, a middling team in the 22-plus age division of Rhode Island's largest amateur baseball league, aren't going to win.
The winds kicked up near the West African coast and shot across the Atlantic Ocean. Two weeks later, they barreled past Puerto Rico and turned north.
I meet Peter Glantz in front of the faded Atlantic Mills complex in Olneyville and we walk around back.
Former State Police superintendent Brendan Doherty could mount a serious challenge to Congressman David Cicilline. But first he has to tame his restive GOP
It is hard to imagine a better Republican candidate for Rhode Island's First Congressional District than Colonel Brendan Doherty, the retired superintendent of state police.
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