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At a 'Latino mayors' conference, a prof speaks truth to pols

Campaign Notebook
There were no major surprises when Angel Taveras delivered the keynote address last week at the “Latino Mayors: Politics and Policy in the City” conference at Brown University’s Taubman Center for Public Policy.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  November 20, 2013


The pros — but mostly cons — of surveillance

Future Shock
Amie Stepanovich isn’t shy about describing the stakes of her work.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  November 13, 2013


Veterans every day

Six military members reflect on life before and after war
“Did you kill anyone?”
By: PHILIP EIL  |  November 06, 2013


Girls Rock! plugs into a new reality

Girls Rock! Rhode Island director Hilary Jones swore that she wasn’t picking on Rolling Stone when she took to the TEDx Providence stage at RISD in May.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  November 06, 2013


All eyes on Gina

The embattled general treasurer talks pensions and politics — and answers her critics
Life after " Raimondomania."
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 30, 2013


In Kingston, a tour of Rhode Island's 'Shadow City'

Art Dept.
Ian Cozzens prints are as complex and captivating a love letter to this city as you’ll encounter.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 31, 2013


The good fight

Reflections on the 100th anniversary of Rhode Island's NAACP branch
On November 5, 1913, the President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s New York branch stepped to the podium of Beneficent Congregational Church in Providence.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 25, 2013


Dracula's Rhode Island lineage

Dept. of the Undead
When Dracula author Bram Stoker died in April of 1912, he left a number of papers and notes to his wife. Among them was a February, 1896 New York World article headlined, “VAMPIRES IN NEW ENGLAND, Dead Bodies Dug Up and Their Hearts Burned to Prevent Disease.”
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 23, 2013


What's the big idea?

From Andera to Ximedica, Providence has startup fever
Before we dive into a discussion how, someday, you and I — and an untold number of other Rhode Islanders — may work for a startup company, perhaps it’s helpful to explore exactly what the word “startup” means.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 16, 2013


From custom Ts to a mobile soup kitchen

A closer look at six companies
A closer look at six companies
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 16, 2013


Newspapers are a great bargain — until they're gone

As The ProJo Turns
Longtime Providence Journal writer Mark Patinkin went out of his way in last Sunday’s column, “Penny for Penny, A Newspaper Is the Best Bargain Going,” to describe the editorial hierarchy at 75 Fountain Street.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 16, 2013


Gunning for votes

The Rhode Island Republican Party wants you to know that political groups often raffle off gift baskets containing alcohol. This much was abundantly clear last Sunday, October 6, in interviews that took place at separate times and places throughout the day at the South County Rod & Gun Club in West Greenwich.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 10, 2013

Anatomy of a scandal

Crowd-sourcing the news trail
From a local tweet to The New York Times' editorial page . . .
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 09, 2013


A Pentecostal minister swaps the pulpit for a panel

"Action Speaks!"
AS220 looks at the 1906 Azusa Street Revival and the birth of Pentecostalism.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 09, 2013


WikiLeaks: The Rhode Island Connection

Pfc. Manning's lawyer takes a local audience inside the courtroom
Whistleblowing. Treason. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Julian Assange and the definition of the word “journalist.” The politics of gender dysphoria . . .
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 02, 2013


At AS220: A virtual world tour

'Action Speaks!'
This past spring, Arthur Frommer — the 83-year-old whose name has been synonymous with travel-guide writing since he published Europe On 5 Dollars a Day in 1957 — bought his brand back from Google.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  October 02, 2013


Student Survival Guide: Rhode Island by the numbers

Let's make a list!
We indulge in our urge to rank and list every subject known to humankind.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  September 25, 2013


Student Survival Guide: Words of wisdom

Advice to stimulate your mind, body, and soul. And maybe get you laid
Life, and how to live it.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  September 25, 2013


On tap at AS220: America's glimmering city of sin

Action Speaks!
The theme of this year's AS220's Action Speaks! series is "Utopian/Dystopian."
By: PHILIP EIL  |  September 26, 2013


Panic strikes and 'F*ckin' Foam' flies in Providence

The foam starts flying just after 9:45 pm.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  September 25, 2013


It's Alex and Ani's state...

...we only live in it. An in-depth look at the 'positive energy' powerhouse
Has Rhode Island ever seen a company as ambitious or as hungry to broadcast its name as Alex and Ani?
By: PHILIP EIL  |  September 18, 2013

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