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In Woonsocket, a kinky empire

Sex and the city
Browsing the catalog for Athena's Home Novelties, you can almost hear Roy Orbison faintly warbling "Only the Lonely."
By: JOHN LARRABEE  |  February 06, 2013


Funtime! Must-see music, comedy, and more

No life experience instills and embodies that Work Hard/Party Hard mantra better than college.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  January 23, 2013


The best things in life are free (or at least inexpensive)

Cheap thrills
Rhode Island has a lot going against it. The state ranks last or close to last in most economic indicators. Taxes are high and jobs are scarce. Our most prominent cultural export may be Pauly D.
By: VICTOR PAUL ALVAREZ  |  January 23, 2013


Digital Rhode Island: Vital links and apps for your tablet and phone

Vital links and apps for your tablet and phone
The streets overflow with slush. The sun goes down shortly after lunch.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  January 23, 2013


Gifts for doomsayers

Apocalypse, Now!
You still haven't started your holiday shopping? Don't bother.
By: SCOTT KEARNAN  |  December 06, 2012


This winter, discover sex and revolution at Rhode Island's libraries

Hit the stacks
There is plenty to do outdoors during a New England winter: skiing, skating, snowboarding, ice-yachting. I just don't do any of it.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  December 05, 2012


Everything you need is on Westminster Street

Heart of the city
I guarantee you nothing in here is in the mall," Amy Vitale says.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  December 05, 2012


They call the state Rogue’s Island. Here’s why!

Local color
Time flies when you're in college. So before you disappear, here's a cheat sheet of Rhode Island tales that you probably didn't hear on your campus tour.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  September 26, 2012


Where to find the real Rhode Island

Hit the road
It was the first semester of my freshman year and I had passed out in a bathroom in my friend's dorm.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  September 26, 2012

DIY Education

Save some dough and take our classes!
In light of recent budget cuts in average Americans' bank accounts, and the increasingly skyrocketing cost of higher education, Phoenix University (we regret the acronym, but University of Phoenix was taken) has opened its (paper) doors.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 26, 2012

Surviving your first year

The intern's guide to getting it right
Even though college is your last four years of freedom and you'll meet some of the most incredible people of your life there, remember — your primary job is as a student.
By: MELISSA NELSON  |  September 26, 2012


Photos: Miss Rhode Island/Miss Teen Rhode Island USA pageant 2012

September 9, 2012 | Park Theatre, Cranston RI
Brittany Stenovitch earns the title of Miss Rhode Island and Elaine Collado wins Miss Teen Rhode Island on September 9th, 2012.
By: NATALJA KENT  |  September 13, 2012


Photos: Cagefighting: CES Mixed Martial Arts

Twin River Casino | August 3, 2012
Cagefighting: CES Mixed Martial Arts | Twin River Casino | August 3, 2012
By: NATALJA KENT  |  August 08, 2012


How Norman Spack transformed the way we treat transgender children

The Metamorphosist
At 20, Norman Spack learned the power of hormones.
By: BETH SCHWARTZAPFEL  |  August 10, 2012


55 things to do before Labor Day

What are you waiting for? Get to it!!
You call yourself a Rhode Islander?


Rhode Island surf culture: punk rock, gangbangers, and the search for the ultimate wave

Wet and wild
Surfing has been a Rhode Island fixture for decades now. But wander north of Second Beach and terms like "point break" and "south swell" fall out of the vernacular pretty quickly.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 03, 2012


Photos: Rhode Island surfers

Wet and wild
Wet and wild
By: JASON EVANS  |  July 05, 2012


Photos: The Providence Phoenix Best of 2012 Party

Fete Music | April 11, 2012
The Providence Phoenix Best of 2012 Party | Fete Music | April 11, 2012.
By: RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  April 13, 2012

Here's the essence of Rhode Island

The nifty fifty
Long after you've left the state in search of greener pastures and cheaper taxes, there will come a time when you have to explain to a child, lover, friend, or therapist why you chose to attend school in Rhode Island.
By: DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  January 24, 2012
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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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