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Museum of Natural History’s new ‘Curiouser’ collection

A fact underlying the exhibit "Curiouser," in the lobby of the Providence Museum of Natural History (Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, through September 2012), is that less than two percent of the institution's collection of 250,000
Into the wild
By GREG COOK  |  December 16, 2011
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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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The best of Providence's mobile cuisine

These are the gems of this growing biz. If you’re already a regular at these places, sorry for the bigger line this time tomorrow. If you’re a rook, enjoy.
Truck nuts
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 10, 2011
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Thanks all around

"Thanks All Around" is the title of the opening section of Jaimy Gordon's novel, Shamp of the City-Solo (published in 1974).
Words for Waldrop; GOP = fun; some god news; random notes
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  May 13, 2011
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'Curiouser' encounters at the Museum of Natural History

The exhibit "Curiouser: New Encounters with the Victorian Natural History Collection" in the lobby of the Museum of Natural History takes as its title Alice's exclamation of surprise early in her adventures down the rabbit hole in Lewis Carroll's 1865 n
Where the wild things are
By GREG COOK  |  January 14, 2011
"Curiouser: New Encounters with the Victorian Natural History Collection" at Roger Williams Park

"Curiouser: New Encounters with the Victorian Natural History Collection" at Roger Williams Park


Remember how Alice's mind raced as she glimpsed the whimsical weirdness of Wonderland? It all became "curiouser and curiouser" with each step, according to Lewis...
By webteam  |  November 22, 2010


A Providence foundation seeks out the awesome

What is awesome? A burrito, if you ask me. And nearly any record by the band Spoon.
Superlatives Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 15, 2010
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Killer plants, ‘without remorse’

On display behind a glass enclosure at the New England Carnivorous Plant Society's seventh annual show was a rare book, not a plant.
Beautiful but Deadly
By RICHARD ASINOF  |  October 02, 2009