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Andre returns to College Hill

If you found yourself on Benefit Street this past Monday, you could have been forgiven for wondering if Providence's own rascal king had made a stunning return to politics: there, behind the First Baptist Church, was a large "Re-Elect Cianci" billboard.
Propaganda Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 17, 2012
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With plans for a downtown mural, Shepard Fairey returns to Providence

It is a rather unremarkable collection of bricks at the moment: an exterior wall at the back of Trinity Repertory Company’s Pell Chafee Performance Center in downtown Providence.
Obey
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 18, 2010
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The 12th Annual Muzzle Awards

With the era of repression and secrecy fostered by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney finally over, this should be the best of times for freedom of expression, open government, and civil liberties. Yet change comes slowly.
A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England.
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 10, 2009
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States of the art

In New England, where you can't swing a sack of cranberries without hitting a venerable cultural institution, anyone with access to a car (or even a subway pass) can scope out these topnotch art museums.
New England museums worth traveling for
By SHAULA CLARK  |  June 12, 2009
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Vandal-in-chief

Shepard Fairey and his show "Supply and Demand" arrive at the Institute of Contemporary Art like a guerrilla general emerging from the jungle after his forces have taken the capital.
Shepard Fairey bombs the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  February 10, 2009
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Slideshow: Shepard Fairey, ''Supply and Demand''

Obey Giant Art
At the ICA, February 6 through August 16, 2009
By SHEPARD FAIREY  |  February 10, 2009


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Interview: Shepard Fairey

"Denver wasn't great because I literally had a gun pointed at my head for putting posters up at the DNC."
Poster boy
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  January 27, 2009
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Radical chic

“The gallery system relies on supply and demand, and I created a demand for my work by doing street art.”  
Shepard Fairey posters Harvard Square
By GREG COOK  |  October 27, 2008
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Beautiful Losers (2008)

A documentary, directed with Joshua Leonard, about an energized group portrait whose accessibility is abetted by the artists’ collectively keen sense of humor.
An energized portrait of Alleged Gallery artists
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  September 24, 2008
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It’s time for real change

The Pawtucket schools used to offer a course called “Problems in Democracy.”
And Barack Obama is the guy to bring it
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 15, 2007
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Going underground

The project in which Michael Townsend and seven collaborators created a secret apartment at Providence Place began as an adventure in which four friends tried to live in the mall for a week.
The hidden quality of the Providence art scene is a big part of what sets it apart
By GREG COOK  |  October 10, 2007


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Son of a beach

The beach at Casa Diablo is closed.
Leave it to state minions to spoil a perfect summer day
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 11, 2007
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Entourage

One thing we’ve learned from the Globe ’s seven-day package “The Making of Mitt Romney” is that the man takes pride in his Ward Cleaver coif.
Mitt gets a posse
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 28, 2007
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Made in the Ocean State

From 1898 to 2005, movies made in Rhode Island.
A Rhode Island movie timeline
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 03, 2006
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ID Check: Nikki Roxx

The mostly male, mostly lumpy 100 or so fans inside the Framingham Civic League, a 75-year-old suburban hall temporarily outfitted with a wrestling ring, have already sat through three predetermined hours of all-man-meat matches.
Slam-bam ma’am
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  March 28, 2006