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The human stain: life and death in Middletown

The New York Times dubbed Will Eno a “Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation.”

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 22, 2013
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Cold comforts on stage: The new theater season

Stretching from Beethoven to Brustein and from Palm Springs to North Korea, the new theater season is all over the map.

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 21, 2012
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Four and a half years

Eventually I was moved into a two- man cell and I had several cellees, as they're known.
In an excerpt from his new memoir, Pasta and Politics , the author recalls his time in a "federally funded gated community"
By VINCENT "BUDDY" CIANCI, JR.  |  March 18, 2011

Genre-jumping

WBRU’s free summer concert series at Waterplace Park is in full swing, and expert blues outfit SIT DOWN BABY get the call on FRIDAY (the 25th) at 7:30 pm.
 Plus, Pints For Paws at Nick-A-Nee’s
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 25, 2010
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The final four

From Yiddish speed-rhymes to Latin funk, the 2010 Rock Hunt finals once again delivered a musically diverse and thoroughly-entertaining show at Lupo’s last Saturday.
The Wandas hit the ground running at the ’BRU Rock Hunt
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 16, 2010
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Party like it’s 2010

Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. So to help you make this one count, here are some sure-thing NYE happenings, and some suggestions for the first day of '1
Get your New Year’s Eve on — and hit the ground running on New Year’s Day
By JIM MACNIE  |  January 01, 2010


Fight for your right to party

Rhode Island's tragic collision with teen drinking in recent years has heightened concern about substance abuse in the state's school districts.
Civil Liberties Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 13, 2009
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Take a look

A year ago the future looked bright as the RISD Museum debuted its shiny new Chace Center.
New spaces and fresh faces
By GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2009

Knowledge in a flash

Jake Rolan sat at Starbucks on Thayer Street one day last month, busy on both his laptop and iPhone, seemingly no different from the other students who had carved out an itinerant workspace there, cursing out the wireless network that seemed to fade in
Ingenuity
By RICHARD ASINOF  |  August 14, 2009

Spice Thai

If I tried, I think I could work up a tear recalling the '70s, when there were no Thai restaurants in Rhode Island — a dark age largely devoid of the culinary spice of life. Thank goodness there was Szechuan.
Exceptional and ridiculously inexpensive
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 07, 2009

Hail to the chief

Phillipe and Jorge are delighted to see that Paul Suttell, our pick for Chief Justice of the Vo Dilun Supreme Court, smoothly sailed through the General Assembly to assume that grand position.
The supreme Suttell. Plus, Newport news, and more on Michael.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 03, 2009


Fountain Street death watch

At Casa Diablo we believe all the changes at the Other Paper — layoffs, cutbacks, newsstand and subscription price hikes — not only doom Our Little Towne's daily but are meant to do so.
Plus losing a real-deal reporter, mercurial gubernatorials, and doing the right thing (or not)
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 18, 2009
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Can the geeks save Rhode Island?

The tech sector offers promise for the economic future, but a small labor pool and other hurdles must be overcome
The tech sector offers promise for the economic future, but a small labor pool and other hurdles must be overcome
By MARION DAVIS  |  February 04, 2009
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’Tis the season to buy local

Frog and Toad, an idiosyncratic gift store on Providence’s East Side, is your quintessential mom and pop shop.
 Tips for keeping your holiday gift-giving bucks in the ocean state  
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 10, 2008
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30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008
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Jai alai, once exotic, is now a thing of the past

Jai alai’s local fade can be attributed to various factors.
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By TIM LEHNERT  |  July 09, 2008


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Beer: the next generation

Nikki’s Liquors, at first blush, seems like a typical liquor store.
Hopped-up brews are proliferating in Rhode Island, from neighborhood bars to the corner package store
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 06, 2008

Anthony’s Seafood

The recommendations of several friends for a seafood eatery caught my attention with their descriptions of thin-battered fish and chips.
Friendly prices and high quality
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 16, 2008
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Editors' picks: Food

Spark, Bliss, Pam's Pizza, Duffy's and more. 
Best eats in Quahog County, best Thursday night two-fer, best destination dinner, and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 17, 2007
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A very local holiday

Gifts from the kitchen at this time of year are always welcome, and if it’s someone else’s kitchen (a miller, a mapler, a biscotti-baker), so much the better!
A gourmand’s guide to delectable food gifts
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 07, 2006
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Fancy footwork

Could Little Rhody get a national award for the skill with which its politicians steadily shoot themselves in the foot?
Halitosis Hall denizens still excel when it comes to self-inflicted woes
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  November 29, 2006


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Sea invaders pose a threat to Narragansett Bay

Invasive plants are displacing Rhode Island’s native vegetation, changing the landscape and making it more difficult for amphibians, fish, and birds to survive.
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By STEVEN STYCOS  |  October 11, 2006
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Grab bag

The 9th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival hits Charlestown this weekend, in its traditional and very effective Labor Day weekend slot on the calendar.
Fun in Charlestown, two new discs, and more
By BOB GULLA  |  August 29, 2006
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Life after gabba-gabba

You might already know that Pete Depressed and his roving Irish rousers the Gobshites are amid a recording experience at Wellspring Studio, with Depressed and Huck Bennert at the console.
Hey, it’s Uncle Monk, featuring Tommy Ramone
By BOB GULLA  |  August 17, 2006