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The food life
 A roundtable discussion with four local kitchen stars - BY PHILIP EIL

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Locals join fight to end a bogus blood ban

Bad Policy Dept.
The drive’s founder argues that the ban promotes stigma and misinformation about gay men.
By: MATTHEW LAWRENCE  |  July 09, 2014

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In Bristol, not all history gets a parade

The Literary Scene
American historical understandings are often tethered to our collective memory of ourselves as an emerging nation.
By: MARCO McWILLIAMS  |  July 09, 2014

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Want beer, will travel

Three road trips, four growlers
Windows down, music up, a chance to discover new brews, and — the best part — bring a growler or three home to savor said discoveries.
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  July 09, 2014

The loyal (non-)opposition

The perpetual status quo; pennies, no sense; Kim, Bud-I, and Bill
While the vox populi screams, “Throw the bastards out!” it seems that approximately four in 10 candidates for House and Senate will have a free pass to return to the scene of the (multiple) crimes in 2015.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 09, 2014

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Seeing anew

Experiencing the RISD Museum's renovated galleries
The aim of the RISD Museum’s eight newly renovated galleries for its permanent collection of fashion and Egyptian and Asian art seems to be “quiet contemplation.”
By: GREG COOK  |  July 09, 2014



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Most valuable players

The Midday Records team has summer covered
If we could bestow a RI Music Community Achievement Award to anyone around here, I wouldn’t hesitate to crown Davey Moore the people’s champ.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  July 09, 2014

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The 17th Annual Muzzle Awards

Spotlighting those who diminish free speech
A Fourth of July round-up of outrages against unrestrained expression and personal liberties in New England during the past year.
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  July 02, 2014

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Buddy's back: a reader's digest

The Political Scene
There’s no disputing the fact that Providence — and all of Rhode Island, for that matter — has Buddy Fever.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  July 02, 2014

Gina dives in

Pols and pools; the US embraces the beautiful game; see a genius on the 4th
General Treasurer Gina Raimondo definitely stole a march on Providence Mayor Angel Taveras on his own turf at the opening of the Davey Lopes Recreation Center pool.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 02, 2014

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Now THIS is a party!

LibertyFest puts the free in freedom
The 15th annual LibertyFest bash has outgrown its Smith Hill roots and will relocate to Dusk, and hot-damn, it’s a doozy.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  July 02, 2014



Off the Couch: Musical fireworks

From Von Donovan to Twin Foxes
Plus, an early bird rager at Firehouse 13
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  July 02, 2014

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Lives on the edge

Hester Kaplan's 'Unravished'
No one would dispute the fact that Hester Kaplan’s writing is effective and well-crafted, as she digs into the underbelly of American society in her latest book of short stories, ' Unravished .'
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 02, 2014

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A so-so satire

Contemporary's 'The Rescue' is toothless
There’s this poor country whose medium of exchange is goats (actually, promises of parts of a goat — promissory goats).
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 02, 2014

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To hell and back

Hip-hop icon Sage Francis writes his way out of the darkness on 'Copper Gone'
What a long, strange trip it’s been for iconic lyricist/slam poet/DIY CEO Paul “Sage” Francis, who re-emerges following a four-year hiatus with his sixth studio album, ' Copper Gone .'
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  July 02, 2014

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A political cartoon marks a new low on Fountain Street

As The ProJo Turns
The march of the ProJo ’s opinion pages to greater depths of disgrace continues in plain sight.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  June 25, 2014



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What's in a name?

Bottles and Cans and Just Clap Your Hands
Rhode Island breweries have had a bit of trouble with their handles.
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  June 27, 2014

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In Providence, a castle with an uncertain future

Real Estate Dept.
Conversations about the Cranston Street Armory often come with a little whimsy and fantasy.
By: REZA CLIFTON  |  June 25, 2014

Welcome baq!

Waist deep in the big muddle; futbol fever; a local hit parade
Phillipe and Jorge spent the weekend lolling around Casa Diablo in our Iraqi Army fatigues.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 25, 2014

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Brightness and darkness

Leah Piepgras’s intriguing “¡SuperVision!” at GRIN
Constellations of mirror ball clouds dangle from the ceiling on pink cords at the center of the room and slowly rotate and sparkle. You’re invited to peer though weird, lumpy crystal-telescope-things.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 25, 2014
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