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Tales of the Providence Ghost Tour

You know what you get when you're a 375-year-old New England city where many homes are known more for their past occupants than their current ones? Ghosts. Lots of ghosts.
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  July 15, 2011

A guide to the real Rhode Island

Why don't you do yourself a favor and make a belated New Year's resolution to actually enjoy the quirky city you'll call home for the next four, five, six years? To help, we've put together an A-Z survival guide complete with everything you need to know
From A to Z
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  January 28, 2011
RISD Alumni and Student Fall Sale on Benefit Street

RISD Alumni and Student Fall Sale on Benefit Street

Get in front of your pending holiday purchases by turning to the arty side of life. The Rhode Island School of Design Alumni and Student...
By webteam  |  October 05, 2010
RISD's Alumni Spring Art Sale

RISD's Alumni Spring Art Sale

The Rhode Island School of Design is known for turning out graduates responsible for highly individual work, and their Alumni Spring Art Sale is a...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010

Scooting the city

Move aside four-wheelers. On Wednesday nights, it's scooter time.
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  October 16, 2009

30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008


RISD redefined

Rhode Island School of Design’s new Chace Center is the physical embodiment of the 131-year-old institution’s effort to rebrand itself as a more open place.
With the dramatic new Chace Center, the art school reaches outward
By GREG COOK  |  September 25, 2008

Remembering a Rhode Island icon

There was never anyone remotely like Jeff Thomas.
Jefferson Thomas was in the vanguard of the Providence underground
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 30, 2008

It’s not brain surgery

Whew, don’t say that at Rhode Island Hospital these days or you might come home holding the upper part of your cranium in your hand. Trepan this, baby!
Keep your head protected on trips to the hospital
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 28, 2007

Digging Providence on two wheels

Before I came to Providence three years ago, my knowledge about the city could have fit in the palm of my hand.
Or, how a newcomer moved beyond Federal Hill and Waterfire
By JESSICA KERRY  |  September 05, 2007

RI’s last execution resonates in our current moment

Rhode Island’s last execution was on Valentine’s Day in 1845, below Nordstrom’s shoe department in the Providence Place Mall.
Capital case
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  May 18, 2007


Car wars

As part of its effort to bring Providence into the modern era of professionalized government, the Cicilline administration wants your quarters — lots of them.
A good parking place is hard to find downtown—and with more meters, it will cost you  
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 26, 2007