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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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A musical experiment under a bridge in Pawtucket

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

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In Providence, a gallery brings the 'outside' in

Exhibitions, Etc.
“Heaven knows that Rod Stewart’s bikini is very gross,” Amy Ethier says to an enthusiastic audience.
By: LIZ LEE  |  August 13, 2014

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With tales of brawls, bookies, and 'Blood Alley,' the Providence PD turns 150

Anniversaries
Law and disorder.
By: JESSE GEMAN  |  August 06, 2014

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The Journal is sold, but what does it mean?

As The ProJo Turns
We went searching for answers to three pressing questions.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  July 31, 2014



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Geekin' over comix and zines at RIPExpo

Printed Matter
Get yer pulp here!
By: MATTHEW LAWRENCE  |  July 30, 2014

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Snapshots and Spice Cams at the PVD Polaroid Project

 Visual Arts Dept.
Do you know what a Spice Cam is? It’s probably not what you think.
By: LIZ LEE  |  July 23, 2014

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At last, Providence gets a Fringe

Good Ideas Dept.
What is a Fringe, and other questions answered.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  July 16, 2014

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At PVD Putt Putt: chicken wire, seesaws, and dragon-birds

Urban Recreation Dept.
Hole number four at PVD Putt Putt could pass for a busted carnival game, an artisanal chicken coop, and/or a backwoods science lab.
By: ZACH GREEN  |  July 16, 2014

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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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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

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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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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

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'I always knew I was a boy': a small-town coach becomes a big-time pioneer

Athletics Dept.
There was something triumphant about outsports.com’s lengthy November 2013 profile of Glocester sports coach Stephen Alexander.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  June 18, 2014



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'Wait and see' about pot legalization? Let's not, says Regulate RI

The Political Scene
Plus, legalization at a glance
By: PHILIP EIL  |  June 11, 2014

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Calling all Rhody writers: Report to URI

Manuscripts Dept.
Even if you don’t call yourself a writer, you might have a chapter or two of a sci-fi thriller, a sketch for a TV pilot tucked away on your laptop, or a slate of ideas uttered into your phone’s Voice Memos folder, languishing “until you have more time.”
By: VIKKI WARNER  |  June 11, 2014

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In Burrillville, Peepshow Popeye and electric shocks

Fun and Games
Few Rhode Islanders seem to know it, but the World’s Oldest Penny Arcade is located in the northwest corner of the state.
By: MATTHEW LAWRENCE  |  June 04, 2014

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At Slater Mill, a people's history of Pawtucket

Hidden Heritage
The story behind "The Mother of All Strikes."
By: PHILIP EIL  |  June 04, 2014
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