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At the Cable Car: The wind-lashed and sea-worn

On a recent Sunday, the usual grad school crowd at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence gave way to something different — the wind-lashed faces and sea-worn hands of Rhode Island’s oft-ignored surfing community.
Surf’s Up
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  May 14, 2010

Bell ringers and brown nosers

It was a number of months ago when I first observed a guy who was working as a barista at the coffee place I favor in the morning ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  May 14, 2010

Prep Yourself!

So the economy sucks, you’re in a miserable rut at work, and you’re not getting any younger. What are you going to do about it?
You’ve decided to go back to school. Now what?
By RYAN STEWART  |  October 16, 2009

Bicyclists to spell support for Obama

There are the usual ways of spelling out your support for a candidate, and then there’s this weekend’s “Bike Write for Obama.”  
Election cycle
By GREG COOK  |  October 09, 2008

New source for savings: outsource the economists

Outsourcing used to be for textile workers and call-center employees.
Modest proposals
By TIM LEHNERT  |  January 31, 2008

Nerd noir

This volume, the first published solely as a graphic novel, is the comic as fetish object.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen ’s Black Dossier
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  December 03, 2007


Sound Czech

Tom Stoppard’s Rock ’n’ Roll begins in 1968 in an English garden, where a piper perched atop an ivied wall is serenading a stretched-out blonde flower child.
Tom Stoppard fuses the history and the music in Rock ’n’ Roll
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 13, 2007

Can the Wobblies deliver?

A sense of taking it to the Man was in the air as some 200-plus supporters of Alexandra Svoboda rallied last Sunday afternoon.
The long-dormant IWW raises its profile in Rhode Island
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 29, 2007

Next. Now

Shows like this are, by their nature, big messy buffets.
 RISD showcases the work of 120 masters students at the Convention Center
By GREG COOK  |  May 23, 2007

Made in USA

In choosing ballets from three American choreographers for the American Masters program, Mihailo Djuric has looked to two classics and one world premiere.
Festival Ballet stages the American Masters
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 18, 2007

Changing concentrations

Thomas Friedman from the New York Times writes that “the world is flat.” Are you too old for school?: Even at age 30, your brain is different from the average student’s. By Samantha Henig
As the world shrinks, schools expand their majors and programs
By SEETHA NARAYAN  |  January 24, 2007


Sifting Shakespeare

“For the spirit searcheth all things, yea, the bottom of God’s secrets.” That quotation from the 1557 Geneva Bible’s First Corinthians is the unlikely foundation of Ron Rosenbaum’s The Shakespeare Wars .
Ron Rosenbaum on Bottom, bottomlessness, the Bard, and . . . Ron
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 19, 2006


James Bolle’s final concert of Monadnock Music’s summer season began with a work that had had its premiere in Keene, New Hampshire, 70 years and three days earlier.
American ballet music at Monadnock; a young Latin American conductor at Tanglewood
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  August 30, 2006

Anybody can edit

Wikipedians postulate and congratulate their way into the future of the Internet.
A weekend of Wikimania

Fresh works

The Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre is presenting three plays by writers and present directors from the MFA writing program consortium of Brown University and Trinity Repertory Company.
The Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre’s latest fare
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 25, 2006

Religious Studies

In January, Rumee Ahmed became Brown University’s first Muslim chaplain.
Brown’s first Muslim chaplain seeks understanding
By BETH SCHWARTZAPFEL  |  April 05, 2006


Fraud and fortune

Allegra Goodman sets her latest novel, Intuition , in a long-ago, rent-controlled Cambridge.
Allegra Goodman’s Intuition  
By DANA KLETTER  |  February 28, 2006

Higher calling

There’s one word that Philip Altbach really wants you to understand: massification .
Boston College’s Philip Altbach offers five ways to keep Massachusetts on top in higher education
By RICCO VILLANUEVA SIASOCO  |  January 25, 2006