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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.
The Gator
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  April 16, 2010
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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.
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By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  February 05, 2010
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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.
 Monsters, Inc.
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  January 08, 2010
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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.
Deadly
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  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.
Space Travel
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  December 25, 2009
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‘A good experience if you’re a sociopath’

The “Golden Mic” crew isn’t bitter.
Television
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  December 11, 2009


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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
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  November 13, 2009
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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.
The undead
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  October 30, 2009

Scooting the city

Move aside four-wheelers. On Wednesday nights, it's scooter time.
Cruisin'
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  October 16, 2009
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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.
Lunar Laps
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  October 09, 2009
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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
Metal Works
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  September 25, 2009


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Dance Fever

Those with a hankering for slick riffs and dirty break beats look no further.
Where to shake it like you mean it
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  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.
The Islands
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  September 04, 2009
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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
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  August 28, 2009
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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.
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By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  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.
Confessions Dept.
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  August 14, 2009


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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
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  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?
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  July 17, 2009