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The first class: The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame's 2012 inductees

Rick Bellaire, one of the organizers of the new Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame, says he sees it all the time: locals unaware that a prominent, national act has Rhody ties.
Ocean state hit parade
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 24, 2012
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Trinity’s delicately balanced Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice gives modern audiences a lot to think and talk about — including, we can forget, a surprising amount of comedy. But the main concern is it being such a head-shaking case study of the era's anti-Semitism.
The light and the dark
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 17, 2012
The Color Wheel: Review

Review: The Color Wheel

Alex Ross Perry's self-consciously coy indulgence reminds me of the work of Diablo Cody, but slighter and more irritating.
A black-and-white road movie
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 02, 2011
Meet the mayor of CeX Complete Entertainment Exchange

Meet the mayor of CeX Complete Entertainment Exchange


Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats.  Kelvin Maynard, Jr.CeX Complete Entertainment ExchangeYour all-time...
By Barry Thompson  |  February 16, 2011
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Lit-snobs, hot librarians, and the rise of the literary tattoo

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich was sitting down for a meal at Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, when she found herself under critique.
Bookmarked
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 08, 2010
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Review: Gamm Theatre stages Glengarry Glen Ross

As a playwright, David Mamet is tritely, inaccurately, and frequently accused of being a misogynist. But the evidence of his 1982 Glengarry Glen Ross indicates quite the opposite.
Leading men
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 10, 2010


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The first Latino mayor?

Until recently, to talk about Angel Taveras was to talk about the future.
Angel Taveras’s moment suddenly arrives
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 16, 2010
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What now?

Representative Patrick J. Kennedy's campaigns were always about something far larger than Rhode Island's First Congressional District, which snakes from Burrillville down through the Blackstone Valley and into Newport.
Kennedy's exit rewrites the political game book.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 19, 2010
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Fletcher Louis Gates, Jr.


 
By Charlie  |  October 19, 2009
Local Bigots Speak Out About Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: Greatest Hits from the Boston Herald Comment Boards

Local Bigots Speak Out About Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: Greatest Hits from the Boston Herald Comment Boards


For the sake of online ad revenue, authorities everywhere should start racially profiling more prominent black academics. In the past few days, as news surfaced...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 21, 2009

Bicentennial Podcast: Some Really Smart People Talk About Abraham Lincoln


 This would have been Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, if he had not gotten himself shot and i...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 12, 2009


Official Dispatch from the 2008 Boston Music Awards [VIDEO]

Official Dispatch from the 2008 Boston Music Awards [VIDEO]


  The Subaru limousine – which I assume belongs to Ernie Boch, Jr. (nominee: Outstanding Bl...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 08, 2008