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Charlie Hall drinks and dabbles

The Industrial Trust Building in Providence looks like a hairspray can with a condom on top. This is what Charlie Hall — Rhode Island's unofficial comedian laureate — is telling a room full of boisterous guests at Chester's Restaurant in Harmony, Rhode
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By PHILIP EIL  |  April 05, 2013
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Further thoughts on all things Stooge

Your superior correspondents were tempted to invoke the old cliché, “Great minds think alike.”
Great minds working overtime. Plus, honoring ink-stained wretches, and fond farewells
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 14, 2010
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Funny business

"I'm pasty, pale, overweight and I have red hair. I see that Coldstone Creamery and I want to crawl inside and hide," Louis C.K. responded when I asked if he recalled just how disgustingly hot and muggy Rhode Island could be during his 4th of July head
Louis C.K. has work to do
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 03, 2009
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History and truth

It has been 92 years and there continues to be a reluctance (perhaps too gentle a word) to acknowledge that Turkey systematically killed a million and a half Armenians.
Turkey needs to take responsibility for the Armenian genocide
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 17, 2007
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R.I.P., Rep. Crowley

Educators, parents, children, and the citizens of Rhode Island will greatly miss state Representative Paul Crowley, who died on Monday.
We’ll miss this champion of education
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 26, 2007

The ’06 Guild Follies: Queen Elizabeth rules

Yes, it’s time to read about the Providence Newspaper Guild Follies, the biggest Vo Dilun cocktail party of the year, which, naturally, is held in Massachusetts.
In singing star turn, Pina wins rare standing O
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 28, 2007


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Changing of the guard

We here in the Biggest Little tend to be self-deprecating to a fault.
Dubya gets a well-deserved comeuppance
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  November 08, 2006
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A better world

There is not much dimensionality in waging war, apart from scale — killing one person at a time or many.
‘Waging Peace’ at Hera Gallery
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 03, 2006

Scott MacKay, superstar

You can take it from these longtime observers of the Providence Newspaper Guild’s annual Follies: Scott MacKay’s performance as co-emcee stole the show this year.
The Providence Newspaper Guild Follies hits the high notes
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 18, 2006