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Savor these urban (and suburban) oases

It's not a huge state, but Rhode Island, you may be realizing, is abuzz with activity. There's music, poetry, theater, gallery shows, social gatherings, and all sorts of events at the colleges.
Quiet, please
By MARION DAVIS  |  September 30, 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

Providence filmmakers go cruisin'

Any artistic triumph involves a little luck. Providence native Ben Chace was in Brooklyn's Prospect Park two years ago when he watched a raffle ticket turn into a pair of tickets for a Jamaican cruise.
The Islands
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  September 04, 2009
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Making masterpieces in 48 hours

The filmmakers scrambled upstairs Sunday night, spilling beers as they went, desperate to meet the deadline for the 48 Hour Film Project, an annual adventure in speedy cinematography.
Fast Films
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  July 24, 2009
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Plain spoken

In American prose, there is a plain style, a child of the 20th century, descending from Hemingway and Cather. The best New Yorker writers — James Thurber, Joseph Mitchell, Janet Malcolm — have it.
Colm Tóibín's see-through prose
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  June 19, 2009
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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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The quick and the dead: Underground in Providence

It’s been a rough year for cemetery buffs.
Grave-gawkers
By PHILIP EIL  |  September 17, 2008
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Olympian anti-heroes

Greetings, Olympic sports fans!
Sports blotter: Olympic edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 06, 2008
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Mass court OKs border crossings for RI same-sexers

Now that a Massachusetts judge has found that Rhode Island couples can legally marry in the Bay State, same-sex marriage proponents hope the decision will help rally their troops and enhance their case at the General Assembly in the coming year.
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By PETER IAN ASEN  |  October 04, 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
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Rising sun

What else could a mid-level, socially conscious band of affable guys writing listenable pop music want? To lose their collegiate reputation.
Guster for grown-ups?
By JONATHAN STERN  |  August 07, 2006