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Geek heaven at the Comic Con

The latest sign that the geeks shall inherit the Earth is the arrival of the first Rhode Island Comic Con November 3-4 at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
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By VICTOR ALVAREZ  |  November 02, 2012
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Review: ''The 2011 RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition''

Walking into the "2011 RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition" at the Rhode Island Convention Center (1 Sabin Street, Providence, through June 4), you can't miss Laura Swanson's Homemade Bull .
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By GREG COOK  |  May 27, 2011
Great International Beer Festival at the Rhode Island Convention Center

Great International Beer Festival at the Rhode Island Convention Center


Almost 250 entries were logged at last year's Great International Beer Festival - that's a lot of brew, my friend. The 7000 people who participated...
By webteam  |  November 09, 2010
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The tyranny of nice

Over the past several weeks, Mikyoung Kim's new $480,000 public art installation Horizon Garden has taken shape at southwest corner of Providence's Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence.
Assessing public art in Rhode Island
By GREG COOK  |  November 05, 2010
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The tyranny of nice

Over the past several weeks, Mikyoung Kim's new $480,000 public art installation Horizon Garden has taken shape at southwest corner of Providence's Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence.
Assessing public art in Rhode Island
By GREG COOK  |  November 05, 2010
Providence Roller Derby: Old Money Honeys vs. Sakonnet River Roller Rats at the RI Convention Center

Providence Roller Derby: Old Money Honeys vs. Sakonnet River Roller Rats at the RI Convention Center


Be on the lookout for some extra whammo at the season finale of the Providence Roller Derby. The tight competition comes down to the Old...
By webteam  |  November 03, 2010


Monster Mini 5K Dash at the Rhode Island Convention Center

Monster Mini 5K Dash at the Rhode Island Convention Center


It's nice to see "fun run" races crop up around the area. I was recently chatting with Kevin Finnegan of the Ocean Mist and he...
By webteam  |  October 26, 2010
Providence Roller Derby: Mob Squad vs. the Roller Rats at the RI Convention Center

Providence Roller Derby: Mob Squad vs. the Roller Rats at the RI Convention Center


It started decades ago as an endurance test. Now Roller Derby is one of the punkest sports around. Locals who like some good push 'n'...
By webteam  |  September 28, 2010
Providence Roller Derby at the Rhode Island Convention Center

Providence Roller Derby at the Rhode Island Convention Center


The wheels are always in motion when it comes to the Providence Roller Derby. This week's battle finds the ladies of the Rhode Island Riveters...
By webteam  |  August 11, 2010
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Photos: RISD’s 2010 Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition

Prominent installations in this year’s showcase at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
Student's works of art at RISD's graduate thesis exhibit
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 28, 2010
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Celebration of sensation

The Rhode Island School of Design’s “Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition” typically has too many people doing too many different things for any common themes to emerge. But prominent installations in this year’s showcase at the Rhode Island Convention Cen
RISD’s ‘2010 Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition’  
By GREG COOK  |  May 28, 2010


Providence Roller Derby at the RI Convention Center

Providence Roller Derby at the RI Convention Center


Keep your eye on all the nuances that bubble up when the Providence Roller Derby ladies are on the track. A few subtle maneuvers can...
By webteam  |  May 26, 2010
RISD's Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition

RISD's Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition


The art world knows that the Rhode Island School of Design makes sure individuality is stressed as students work their way through the curriculum. That's...
By webteam  |  May 19, 2010
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At the G.I. Joe Convention: The Baroness and a ‘slice of Americana’

Roadblock flew in from Miami, and Tunnel Rat took the train from Jersey. But it was Baroness, aka Penelope Pappas, who got the cameras clicking at the 17th annual G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention.
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By ELIZABETH RAU  |  May 07, 2010
International G.I. Joe Collectors' Convention

International G.I. Joe Collectors' Convention


Yep, Barbie has some zealous followers around the world, and they love connecting over their favorite subject. But the male answer to that ubiquitous young...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010
Providence Roller Derby opener against the London Brawling

Providence Roller Derby opener against the London Brawling


It's time to skate again. In the PROVIDENCE ROLLER DERBY home season opener, the Rhode Island Riveters will inflict pain on a squad from across...
By webteam  |  April 14, 2010


Rhode Island Winter Chili Festival

Rhode Island Winter Chili Festival


Some like it red, others like it green. Some like it meaty, others like it vegan. And, of course, some like it hot and others...
By webteam  |  February 24, 2010
Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Holiday Art Sale 2009

Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Holiday Art Sale 2009


Jewelry and scarves, originally designed clothing, one-of-a-kind handbags, ceramic bowls and cups, kids' toys and books, ornaments, blown-glass pieces, paintings and drawings, photographs, sculptures -...
By webteam  |  December 09, 2009
The Sublime Smell of Suds

The Sublime Smell of Suds


I’ve been trying to get one particular pal to switch from a deep stout to a lightish porter — not that big of a move,...
By webteam  |  November 11, 2009
Fine Furnishings and Fine Crafts Show

Fine Furnishings and Fine Crafts Show


  Dotting your crib with one-of-a-kind pieces can be a thrilling task. An end table here, some stained glass there, and the coolness factor quickly...
By webteam  |  October 20, 2009
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Hell on wheels

There are rules. No hands, no feet, no heads. No tripping, no hitting from the back  — just thighs, hips, upper arms and torso, from the side or front.
Providence roller derby — fast action, big fun, and grrrl power on skates
By MARION DAVIS  |  October 16, 2009


Tat Takeover


I was strolling Narragansett Beach last week and came across several middle-aged moms who had slapped a piece of body art on their cleavage or...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  August 18, 2009