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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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Code Island hacks for the greater good

Plugging In
“Are you at a computer?” John Speck says. “Go to localwiki.net/ri.”
By: PHILIP EIL  |  May 28, 2014

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The commencement speech we needed to hear

Rant
Of course, the logistics of a 38 Studios-focused commencement address would be tricky.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  May 30, 2014

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In Kennedy Plaza, a small booth for a big problem

The (Rising) Ocean State
Two cardboard signs on the front of a table read “CLIMATE ANXIETY COUNSELING 5¢” and “THE DOCTOR IS IN.”
By: PHILIP EIL  |  May 15, 2014



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A new spot for 'freakishness' and frozen drinks

The Urban Landscape
There is a cool, unfinished sleepiness about Aurora, the new downtown arts and cultural event venue on Westminster Street, on a recent bright spring afternoon.
By: ZACH GREEN  |  May 14, 2014

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Sex minus the sexy: introducing 'Sticky Stories'

Awkward
Bad poetry. Teeth-smashing makeout sessions. Bra strap snafus.
By: FALLON MASTERSON  |  May 07, 2014

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Nonviolence by the numbers

Public Safety 
The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence saw nearly a million dollars in funding dwindle over the last few years.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  May 07, 2014

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No excuse not to be informed about RI's addiction and overdose epidemic

Public Health
By now the fact that Rhode Island is in the midst of what Dr. Fine calls an “epidemic” of drug addiction and fatal overdose isn’t news. But the recent news coverage of that crisis is, well, newsworthy.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  April 30, 2014
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