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Our Local Heroes(1)
In the 13th annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s Best issue, we highlight people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
We are all in their debt
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| April 16, 2010
Haiti earthquake relief resource guide
As ever-more horrific dispatches from Haiti pour in, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the carnage. But even though Haiti requires an almost incomprehensible amount of relief aid to merely staunch the bleeding, there are myriad opport
How Bostonians can get involved
| January 15, 2010
Halloween Weekend Overdose
Halloween is in six days and you still have no idea what party you're going to. You simultaneously feel as though you have everything to do and nothing to do. You haven't even got a costume anymore, because your lazy stoner friend stole your zombie Bill
34 Sugar-Fueled Hours of Halloween
MADDY MYERS AND ASHLEY RIGAZIO
| October 30, 2009
Miles for meals
Wiping out hunger in Massachusetts isn't quite as simple as mauling a fistful of cheese puffs and calling it a day.
Marching on Empty Stomachs
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| April 10, 2009
On street level
It is impossible not to wonder how Louisiana might have fared after Hurricane Katrina, had Barack Obama been in office a term sooner. There are so many questions about what went wrong and how it could have been handled differently, which have gone unans
As Katrina hit New Orleans, filmmakers went to work
| November 19, 2008
Probably most music lovers wouldn’t head their greatest-composer list with Carl Orff, despite the popularity of his violent, garish, sumptuously tuneful Carmina burana .
The BSO’s Carmina burana, the Cantata Singers, the Boston Camerata, and BLO’s Tales of Hoffmann
| November 11, 2008
McCain’s crooked talk on torture
It might surprise some that McCain’s record in opposing torture and the Bush administration’s terror-war approach is more complicated than his comments suggest.
Critics, including a local former army interrogator, say he’s trying to play both sides of the issue
| September 17, 2008
Local heroes 2008
In this, the eleventh annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s “Best” issue, we highlight people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
Ramon Martinez, Bill Harley, Ren Whitaker, and Bob Fusaro
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| April 17, 2008
Hittin’ trees in the deep blue sea
There are jokes to be made about playing for people who are a pint down, hooked to an IV, and woozy, but I’ll let you make them.
Spend a Portland Afternoon with Bob McKillop
| April 16, 2008
The wasted land
Richard Kelly’s wildly ambitious and widely loathed Southland Tales now seems among the most believable works of film futurism ever made in this country.
Richard Kelly goes for broke in Southland Tales
| November 16, 2007
Back a’ town healers
The band sang that New Orleans would come back.
New Orleans-brand soul music comes to the Music Hall
| May 18, 2007
Ducking the question
Maine senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins are — relatively speaking — gay friendly.
Snowe and Collins don’t discriminate against gays, so why are they letting the military get away with it?
| May 09, 2007
Rhode Island Foundation makes staffing changes
Although the Rhode Island Foundation rarely makes the 6 o’clock news, the financial powerhouse touches every corner of the state.
BRIAN C. JONES
| January 03, 2007
Ever wonder what became of all the tax dollars and personal donations you sent to the Gulf Coast over the past year in the wake of Hurricane Katrina? Slideshow: Annie Card photographs the survivors and wreckage of Hurricane Katrina.
How a local Hurricane Katrina volunteer is changing the shape of relief work
| August 29, 2006
Flashbacks: August 25, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Doug Fleischer, Sam MacLaughlin, and Hannah Van Susteren.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| August 23, 2006
Activist Yurdin targets Ward One council seat
In 2002, David Segal emerged victorious in a four-way City Council race in Providence’s Ward One, becoming the first and only Green Party member to win election in Rhode Island.
Talking Politics, Pt. 1
| June 28, 2006
Who’s footing the gov’s latest bills?
Sadly, Mitt Romney’s staff members have cut way back on the use of his gubernatorial-campaign credit card, which had made it easy for us to track their cross-country sojourns.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| May 17, 2006
The Syrian Bride
The iconic image from Eran Riklis’s nuptial allegory is title character Mona crouched alone in a wedding dress, legally unable to move from the small patch of land between the Golan Heights and Syria.
| January 19, 2006
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