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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 sounds of the city

The 'Mericans celebrate past and present local acts on 'A Tribute to Providence.' Get your  FREE  download!
Twenty songs for 20 years.
By: CHRIS DALTRY + CHRIS CONTI  |  November 14, 2013


Behind the music

Chris Daltry talks about the making of 'A Tribute to Providence'
"The idea for recording 'A Tribute to Providence' came to me a few years ago when I realized I’d lived here for almost 20 years."
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  November 13, 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


Marijuana, Monsanto, and you

Burning Questions
Exploring the fact and fiction about genetic modification.
By: VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  November 14, 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


Grown-up actors, elementary school lines

Theater Dept.
In a once-abandoned storefront in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood, three actors are going over their lines for an upcoming performance.
By: LIZ LEE  |  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


A letter from Brown Divest Coal: The fight isn't over

Campus Life
We regret your decision. We regret your continued and deliberate willingness to invest in an industry fast consigning our generation to life on an inhospitable planet.
By: BROWN DIVEST COAL  |  October 30, 2013


Breaking news: Libraries are cool, and so are librarians

Pin-Up Dept.
By now it would seem that the stereotype of the sexy librarian is about as tired as the cliché of the librarian who’s a frumpy old prude.
By: LIZ LEE  |  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


A Multiverse opens in Providence

Print Matter
“There are so many incredible settings and realities that exist in the comic book world that there exists a story for everyone to identify with,” Brandon Amorin says.
By: VICTOR PAUL ALVAREZ  |  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


'Infidel' author Ayaan Hirsi Ali on her journey out of Islam

Hirsi Ali is no stranger to the brutalities of fundamentalist Islam.
By: STEPHEN BEALE  |  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

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