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Review: Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Near the end of this documentary a woman calls the pink ribbon of breast cancer-awareness a "made in China" tag.
Documenting hypocrisy in the breast-cancer awareness movement
By MILES BOWE  |  June 22, 2012
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The new Netroots

The netroots story — lefty bloggers storming the barricades — can seem, well, so 2006. Little wonder, then, that this year's Netroots Nation conference in Providence didn't receive much national press.
Activism 2.0
By  |  June 09, 2012
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Photos: Breast Cancer Survivors' Disco Nights Dance at Platforms

Breast Cancer survivors meet at Platforms for the Disco Nights Dance party on June 18, 2011.
Pre-Concert Photo Shoot | June 18, 2011
By LISA BRUNO  |  June 10, 2011
Halo: Reach tournament to support breast cancer

Halo: Reach tournament to support breast cancer


The name of this Halo: Reach tournament, "Fight Like A Girl," is enough to get me to raise my hackles, but don't worry, these women...
By Maddy Myers  |  October 07, 2010

Turning in that low-numbered plate for a pink one

Low-numbered plates may be Valhalla for Rhode Island’s vainglorious. But they are hard to come by. So for the average driver looking for attention, “vanity” and “special category” plates are the way to go.
Special Category
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  May 21, 2010

Diagnosed with breast cancer? Keep an eye on Anthem...


A Reuters investigative report today reveals that Wellpoint, the parent company of Anthem Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Maine, has had a practice of targeting women...
By Jeff Inglis  |  April 22, 2010


Mango, the world's next superfood

Mango, the world's next superfood


Mango from Saturday Night Live In our ever-pervasive quest to cure cancer with fruit, the mango has emerged as the latest fruit-script. The National Mango Board, having...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  January 11, 2010

Pink ribbons: Play hardball!

In ancient times, men appeased the gods by tossing female virgins into volcanoes and families left their newborn daughters on hillsides to die since girls were less "valuable" than boys.
Breasts and Balls
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  November 27, 2009
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Plugging in

For the past six years, Festival Ballet Providence has presented an evening of short works, Up Close on Hope , in their Black Box Theater on Hope Street.
Festival Ballet move to Metallica and Radiohead
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 20, 2009
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Compassionate or coercive?

The election of Barack Obama has inspired dread among pro-lifers nationwide. But for the Rhode Island wing of the movement, the anxiety goes back quite a bit farther.
Pro-life pregnancy counselors say they are offering women hope, but critics see manipulation
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 18, 2009

The wonders of olive oil

Many of us may think about increasing our intake of olive oil just by pouring a bit more on our salads.
The Italians, French, and Greeks are on to something
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 02, 2008


Portland scene report: October 19, 2007

She’s shaved her head. That’s always a good thing.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 17, 2007
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The good fight

The original lineup of ’90s Prov-rock stalwarts and near-stars Kilgore will be taking the stage together for the first time in eight years for “Fight to Remember.”
Kilgore reunites for cancer benefit; plus, Route .44
By BOB GULLA  |  May 18, 2007
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In the Land of Women

If Mrs. Robinson had been played by Martha Stewart and had suffered breast cancer, The Graduate might have played out like In the Land of Women .
A tidy suburban melodrama
By TOM MEEK  |  April 18, 2007
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Back in the acts

When it comes to dramatics, there’s plenty to toast at this year’s end.
A year in Maine theater
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 20, 2006
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Get MIFFed

Where can you watch a film about alcoholic authors, and then one about the absurdity of high school, and another about a local journalist’s battle with breast cancer?
Find your way to Waterville  
By JOSH SCHLESINGER  |  July 12, 2006


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Breast awareness

The female breast is celebrated with such relish in the opening lines of Purple Breasts that it is all the more devastating to watch as one woman’s breast is stricken with cancer.
Turning Purple with fear, rage, frustration
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 31, 2006

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer

Philanthropy just got a little sweeter.
May 8-14, 2006
By TAMARA WIEDER  |  May 03, 2006