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H.P. Lovecraft gets his due

"I'm generally up to my armpits in the creepiest, slimiest, nastiest kind of critters that the ocean produces," Niels Hobbs says.
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By PHILIP EIL  |  March 15, 2013
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Are Rhode Islanders finally ready to recognize Providence-born H.P. Lovecraft's legacy as a horror writing hero?

Brett Rutherford was walking down College Street on an overcast day in the late 1990s when a car with Oregon license plates pulled up next to him.
Loving embrace?
By PHILIP EIL  |  April 27, 2012
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Providence Community Library’s 16mm surprise

Behind the librarian's desk at the Knight Memorial Library in the Elmwood section of Providence, a narrow staircase leads to a three-level basement below.
At the Movies
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 23, 2011
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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.
Hauntings
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  July 15, 2011
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Sam Costello is Rhode Island's king of dark comics

The farmer desperate to save his dying wife. The aging photographer trying to resurrect his career. The funeral director who goes to extreme measures to cut costs.
The horror!
By CHUCK O'DONNELL  |  October 29, 2010
The Elder Ones get older: Happy birthday, H.P. Lovecraft!

The Elder Ones get older: Happy birthday, H.P. Lovecraft!


The Real Ghostbusters: "The Collect Call of Cthulhu Pt. 2"Hey it's H.P. Lovecraft's birthday! So, to honor the late, legendary composer of creepy chronicles, we...
By Steve Miller  |  August 20, 2010


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Have a weird summer!

We take you to places a little less predictable and, perhaps, a little less scenic.
Five Ocean State oddities worth seeking out
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 18, 2010
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Cinema paradisos

Here's the dilemma: you love movies, but you also love the idea of taking a vacation to one of the many inviting resorts that New England has to offer — the beaches of Cape Cod or the Islands, picturesque towns in Maine or Rhode Island, or even the cultu
As Hollywood's summer fare goes cold, local film festivals heat up
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 18, 2010
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Noir comes to Providence

Former Providence Journal reporter Mark Arsenault’s new novel, Loot the Moon , is the second in a series focused on obituary writer, inveterate gambler, and investigator Billy Povich.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 30, 2009
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Interview: Mark Arsenault

Former Providence Journal reporter Mark Arsenault’s new novel, Loot the Moon, is the second in a series focused on obituary writer, inveterate gambler, and investigator Billy Povich. And the early reviews are strong. Booklist, for one, calls it a “top-
Noir comes to Providence
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 30, 2009
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Waste your time

Summer is fleeting. Days are so rare. Precious perfumed breezes. Gentle warmth.
Ten underrated summer activities
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 12, 2007


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Editors' pick: Place to buy books from a cat lady

Is that a 1977 copy of George Lucas’s Star Wars ? And over there . . . a stack of those choose-your-own adventure books you used to read as a kid?

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 19, 2007
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Providence tribute to mark Lovecraft's life and death

To H.P. Lovecraft, space and time were but “galling limitations” on our curiosity about the infinity that lies beyond what we can deduce from the evidence of the everyday.
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By CHRISTINA BEVILACQUA  |  March 29, 2007