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Local heroes 2008

Ramon Martinez, Bill Harley, Ren Whitaker, and Bob Fusaro
In this, the eleventh annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s “Best” issue, we highlight people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.


The 100 Unsexiest men of 2008

Our annual survey of the planet's least lust-worthy lads
Our annual survey of the planet's least lust-worthy lads
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 28, 2008


What’s wrong with being sexy?

One woman’s story of gaining empowerment as a sex educator
“Laughing is good,” she tells them, and her students laugh uncomfortably. And then the lesson begins. 
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  February 13, 2008

Narragansett hopes to brew locally in ’08

Hellendrung envisions a beer garden on Providence's West Side
During its old glory days, Cranston-based Narragansett was a Red Sox-sponsoring source of local pride, and sales hit an apex of more than one million barrels of beer in the early 1960s.
By: IAN DONNIS  |  February 06, 2008


Beer: the next generation

Hopped-up brews are proliferating in Rhode Island, from neighborhood bars to the corner package store
Nikki’s Liquors, at first blush, seems like a typical liquor store.
By: IAN DONNIS  |  February 06, 2008


The cuteness surge

Why, in desperate times, we turn to lolcats, twee songs, and mute kittens
Cuteness, of course, is the collective cultural cure-all to our problems.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  February 01, 2008


Defending the universally loathed

The Phoenix looks with loving eyes at some of the worst people, places, and things in the world — and gives them a big hug
Forsaken entities deserve a second chance.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 14, 2008


The best of times

Local notables share their favorite holiday traditions
Holidays and their attendant celebrations foster memories — of all kinds, to be sure — but it’s the good ones we strive to re-create.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 14, 2007


A compendium of regional recipes and tasty tales

May your head dance with visions of sugarplums.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 14, 2007


Green local heroes

Ten people and organizations highlighting Rhode Island’s environmental vanguard 
Decades after the birth of the modern environmental movement, the US and other nations are still struggling to come to terms with humanity’s impact on the planet.
By: IAN DONNIS  |  November 07, 2007


Voices in his head

John Roarke's multiple personalities
Even Jon Stewart can do Dubya. But John Roarke also does a good Al Gore, a very good Bill Clinton, and an uncanny Woody Allen.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 18, 2007


Digging Providence on two wheels

Or, how a newcomer moved beyond Federal Hill and Waterfire
Before I came to Providence three years ago, my knowledge about the city could have fit in the palm of my hand.
By: JESSICA KERRY  |  September 05, 2007


The wit and wonder of Rhode Islandese

Not for nothin’, but you can tahk like a Vo Dilunduh  
Just a few weekends ago, I overheard someone describe the Rhode Island accent as “between Boston and New York.”
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 05, 2007


Post everything
As you read this, I’m moving — and probably literally.
By: CLAYTON CAMERON  |  June 13, 2007
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This horoscope traces the passage of the moon, not the sun. Simply read from day to day to watch the moon’s influence as it moves through the signs of the zodiac.

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