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Hands across New England

Providence may be the Creative Capital. But it is hardly the only community that has attempted to build a new economy on a foundation of laptops, paint brushes, and guitars.
Connections
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 05, 2010
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Living history

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Bert Gallery, which Catherine Little Bert and her father-in-law Hugo Bert (who'd run Cottage Gallery in North Providence) opened in the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Providence in 1985.
Bert Gallery turns 25
By GREG COOK  |  February 05, 2010
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Old trickster

On New Year’s Day 1980, telegrams sent from Utah arrived at the New York Times and the Daily News announcing that 50-year-old media hoaxter Alan Abel had suffered a heart attack at a ski resort near Orem, Utah. He left behind a wife, Jeanne, and daug
At age 78, able-bodied Alan Abel’s life is still one big joke
By IAN SANDS  |  October 09, 2008
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Spirited

Rory Raven’s Haunted Providence is a must-read for anyone who likes to collect every stray fact of local history or hopes to frighten campers around midnight campfires this summer.
Rory Raven's Haunted Providence
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 19, 2008

McCormick + Schmick’s Seafood

There are trickier culinary specialties out there — preparing fugu comes to mind, since a death or two from blowfish nerve poison can affect a place’s Chowhound rating.
Where familiar dishes don't get old
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 30, 2008
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Buddy Cianci

Vincent Albert Cianci — called Buddy by friends and foes — is back.
A candid conversation
By JOE VILENO  |  September 24, 2007


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Black and blond

She didn’t need an excuse to go out that night. Body dabble: Brian DePalma makes a mess of The Black Dahlia . By Peter Keough Dead flowers: James Ellroy on the movie and the obsession. By Peter Keough
The hideous sorority of Hollywood’s Black Dahlia and Boston’s Swedish nanny
By BILL JENSEN  |  September 18, 2006