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Vaseline and blood: the writings and writhings of Eli V. Manuscript

Eli V. Manuscript says he kept his performance tame at the debut of his "The Empty Room" reading series earlier this month in Providence.
By PHILIP EIL  |  March 22, 2013

Everything you need is on Westminster Street

I guarantee you nothing in here is in the mall," Amy Vitale says.
Heart of the city
By PHILIP EIL  |  December 07, 2012

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.
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  February 05, 2010
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Their back pages

An often overlooked factor of Providence's underground art scene that flourished in the decade bookending the start of the millennium was the central place of the zine.
'Book As Post Modern Medium (The Book Show)' at 5 Traverse
By GREG COOK  |  June 05, 2009

Fever dreams

Written in the  tradition of the historieta — pulp comics sold in the tens of millions monthly from every Mexican newsstand and bodega — Dead in Desemboque comes across like a dying gringo’s border desert mirage.
Fear and loathing in Desemboque
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 19, 2008