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A helping hand: Beer mittens come to a store near you

It's barely sweater weather, but that hasn't stopped us from coveting these brilliant beer mittens , hand-knit in Iceland by fiber artist, grandmother of three, and avowed hophead Eygló Guðnadóttir.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  October 19, 2012

Amy Stacey Curtis's Sixth Solo Biennial Exhibit

Jorge Luis Borges wrote, "Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire."
Time out
By ANNIE LARMON  |  October 15, 2010

The perils of self improvement

With a new decade comes dubious planning for self-betterment and the optimistic promise of a fresh start. However, even the best of intentions have the potential to go awry, and seemingly innocuous continuing-education courses are no exception.
When learning goes too far, get back on track
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  January 22, 2010
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Liz Collins's Doll Cave at AS220's Project Space (93 Mathewson Street, Providence, through May 23) drapes the gallery with loosely-knit walls that look like spider webs or giant white granny shawls.
Spider webs and plastic baby dolls at AS220
By GREG COOK  |  May 15, 2009

Brava Larissa!

The end of an era loomed last night as Boston Ballet opened The Sleeping Beauty — what's likely to be the last story ballet ever to be staged at the Wang Theatre.
Boston Ballet opens The Sleeping Beauty
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 01, 2009

Music Seen: Anticon's 10th anniversary

Sure, Ray LaMontagne is huge and the Rustic Overtones saw their national time, but there is something to be said for a record label co-founded by Mainers that is more than a decade old and can still sell out the Knitting Factory in New York City.
Knitting Factory (Manhattan), December 18, 2008
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  December 31, 2008


Boys’ life

The art features boy toys (no dolls, thank you very much), gadgets, and secret clubhouses.  
Childhood play becomes macho in Boston galleries
By GREG COOK  |  October 15, 2008

She's crafty

What would Grandma say?
Indie music and the internet have fueled an arts-and-crafts renaissance that would puzzle your grandmother
By GEORGIANA COHEN  |  December 10, 2007

Trash talk

Trash night. Trash night, trash night, trash night. Abfallnacht , as they probably call it in Germany.
Who knew recycling, shorter showers, and organic spinach could cause such angst?
By JAMES PARKER  |  November 07, 2007

Life is but a dream

Children from theatrical families are often said to have been born in a trunk.
Aurélia Thierrée and Coleman Lemieux at Jacob’s Pillow
By DEBRA CASH  |  July 03, 2007

Stitching life together

You know the characters of a book have seeped into your soul when their emotions spark similar feelings in you.
Ann Hood works through her grief in The Knitting Circle
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 24, 2007


Finding a rhythm

In 1987, Providence writer and URI alum Ann Hood hit the best seller lists with her first novel, Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine .
Of knitting and novels
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 24, 2007

Vo Dilun is Cartoon Country

The front of the January 13 BeloJo, what with the big above-the-fold photo spread of Woonsocket’s battling mommies, was immediately dubbed the Parents’ Day Special at Casa Diablo.
Battling Woonsocket moms kick the New Year into high gear
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  January 17, 2007

Letters to the Portland editor: August 25, 2006

Artspace and Paris Hilton

Logically speaking

The turntablist who taught jam bands to scratch speaks on his new album, the roots of jazz rap, and his New Orleans tribute with Charlie Hunter.
DJ Logic talks about his Zen moment
By DAVID BOFFA  |  July 17, 2006

The lastest days of the Littlest Bar

The Littlest Bar sits slightly below ground at 47 Province Street, near the Granary Burying Ground and Old City Hall.
Four hundred square feet of history, camaraderie, and booze marches to its end
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 29, 2006