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PROVIDENCE

Of primary importance
Election 2014's first day of reckoning: facts, observations, and expert analysis - BY PHILIP EIL

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Who approved these messages?

Parsing the political ads, good and bad. OK, mostly bad.
Campaign 2014 — and, therefore, the campaign 2014 TV ad season — is far from over.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  August 27, 2014

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Cutting through the info-fog of the PVD mayor's race

The Political Scene
Three major Democratic candidates for Providence mayor held press conferences at Prospect Terrace Park in the last week.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  August 27, 2014

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Blast from the past

Ballantine's back; plus, a slew of brew news
The return of "America's original IPA."
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  August 27, 2014

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A musical experiment under a bridge in Pawtucket

Festivals, Etc.
Looking forward in the Bucket.
By: LIZ LEE  |  August 28, 2014

Primary shades of grey

Vote — or else; African airwaves; tunes to go
Your superior correspondents give their unrequested thoughts on the political races.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 27, 2014



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Digging in

Get ready for the Rhythm & Roots Festival!
Savor old favorites and make new discoveries.
By: BOB GULLA  |  August 27, 2014

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Tough love

Hayes goes all in on 'Entering Providence'
Kennedy Plaza was the inspiration for the rapper's rhymes and diatribes.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 27, 2014

Off the Couch: Twin Foxes on the loose

And free Sugar Honey Iced Tea at Nick-a-Nee's
Plus, rockin' the Fort in Newport
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 27, 2014

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Life is a carnival

The RISD Museum's "Circus" goes behind the big top
To run away with the circus — it’s a glamorous metaphor for “leaving a dull life for a colorful one.”
By: GREG COOK  |  August 27, 2014

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A royal romp

'Monty Python's Spamalot' at Theater By the Sea
It was inevitable that the country that brought us staid Queen Victoria and stiff upper lips was bound to eventually loosen up and bring us Monty Python.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 27, 2014



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What does it mean to be a Democrat in Rhode Island?

The answer isn't simple
The Governor of Rhode Island is a Democrat. So are the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, general treasurer, and attorney general.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  August 20, 2014

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In a page from New Bedford's book, Providence stages a Readathon

"I Am Providence"
Today, there isn’t much scary about the Gladys Potter Garden, the sleepy children’s park tucked next to the intersection of Humboldt Avenue and Elton Street on the East Side of Providence.
By: FALLON MASTERSON  |  August 20, 2014

Oh, really?

We're unique!; take it outside; genre-jumping in the Bucket
The New York Times  recently ran an item titled “Welcome to Rhode Island, America’s Least Polarized State.”
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 20, 2014

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Homeward bound

Runaway Saints' long and winding road leads to the Met
Call it a comeback (literally) for the Rhody-raised/Nashville-bred quartet Runaway Saints.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 20, 2014

Off the Couch: Triple threats

Jam-packed bills all week long!
Plus, get ready for the Midday Social
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 20, 2014



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A world gone wrong

Lesser at AS220 project Space; and new Providence Art Windows
The skies always seem threatening in Jennifer Hrabota Lesser’s paintings.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 20, 2014

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Critical mass

Dissecting 'Art' at the Contemporary Theater Company
A discussion by three friends about the merits of a white-on-white painting results in a one-act brouhaha that transcends rarefied aesthetics and quickly descends to the human scale.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 20, 2014

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Willy's

Just the basics, thank you
Sometimes in this world of culinary over-achievement, of luaus and foie gras and molecular gastronomy, sometimes we simply want to chomp into a nice, juicy hamburger or hot dog.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 20, 2014

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38 Studios: So many questions, not many answers

The game's not over — trying to make sense of the ongoing debacle
Here's what we think we know.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  August 13, 2014
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