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A music producer eyes a revival
It was 2006 and music producer Jo Jo Gator, a couple of decades removed from the glory days, needed to get back on the radar screen.
| April 16, 2010
After Fort Thunder, the zine lives
Last week, friends of the zine Taffy Hips gathered at Ada Books on Westminster Street to celebrate the sixth issue: robot comics, prints of giant tsunami waves, and an interview with Chicago-based cartoonist Anya Davidson.
| February 05, 2010
Of Doctor Tremendanus and the giant furry jellyfish
It was New Year’s Eve and in the belly of the Roxy nightclub, away from the teeming Bright Night crowds, there were monsters on the loose: creatures with protruding noses, googly eyes, and spindly legs.
| January 08, 2010
A casket gets some airtime
Bert Harlow, woodworker and founder of the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Massachusetts, made his own casket a few years ago. But he figured the pine box should get some use before he was nailed into it.
| January 01, 2010
RISD tunes up its moonbuggy
At the Rhode Island School of Design’s NASA-sponsored industrial design studio, the evidence of late-night activity is aplenty: granola bar wrappers, an empty Orangina bottle, and a crumpled potato-chip bag.
| December 25, 2009
‘A good experience if you’re a sociopath’
The “Golden Mic” crew isn’t bitter.
| December 11, 2009
Phattening Providence lyrics
The flyers appeared on coffee shop message boards and street corners. "We Phatten Rhymes," they read, and "Brown/RISD Rappers: Get Your Lyrics Doped."
Beats and Rhymes
| November 13, 2009
Pints And Blood On A Saturday Night
The Reverend Al Zombie, organizer of the Providence Zombie Pub Crawl, climbed on the bar at Fatty McGee’s as the event kicked off Saturday night to offer a disclaimer.
| October 30, 2009
Scooting the city
Move aside four-wheelers. On Wednesday nights, it's scooter time.
| October 16, 2009
Ready, set, howl!
From the people who brought you the Woolly Fair, the city's furriest art festival, a bit of hairy exercise this past weekend.
| October 09, 2009
Steel, blowtorches, and a little trash talk
At the Steel Yard, arts center and business incubator for the metal-minded, a molten hot contest this past weekend. It was the second annual Iron Chef Competition -- a game pitting artist against artist, blowtorches in hand, in a breakneck race to p
| September 25, 2009
Those with a hankering for slick riffs and dirty break beats look no further.
Where to shake it like you mean it
| September 04, 2009
Providence filmmakers go cruisin'
Any artistic triumph involves a little luck. Providence native Ben Chace was in Brooklyn's Prospect Park two years ago when he watched a raffle ticket turn into a pair of tickets for a Jamaican cruise.
| September 04, 2009
Firehouse No. 13 shakes up summer slump
To wake the city from its summer slumber, Firehouse No. 13 has been programming, well, everything.
The Everything Parties
| August 28, 2009
On the water and off the grid
Olneyville neighbors Zach Weindel and Daniel Gladstone are determined to live off the grid — way off the grid.
| August 21, 2009
Candy for your sins
Confessionals aren't just for holy rollers anymore. They are for everyman, according to Melissa Joy, creator of the Truth Booth — a wandering tent designed to collect secrets.
| August 14, 2009
The Wat Misaka story
He only played three games and scored seven points in the 1947-48 season, but Wataru Misaka's story is netted, slammed, and sealed in NBA history. The 5'7" Japanese-American was the New York Knicks' first-round draft pick and the first non-white basket
Making a rebound
| August 07, 2009
He all lives in a yellow submarine
In just over a week, the Brown University senior will batten down the hatch and take the submersible on its first major voyage: dropping into the murky depths of Massachusetts' Long Pond.
Will Sean Bagge's one-man submarine last or will it swallow him whole?
| July 17, 2009
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