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Stone Soup at 30

The earliest people on the planet probably built bonds of community when they pounded on goatskins. That same sense of creative wonder existed among a young group of musicians and music lovers back in 1980, when Joyce Katzberg, Bill Harley, and Debbie B
Keeping it real
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 07, 2011
Slater Mill Labor & Ethnic Heritage Festival

Slater Mill Labor & Ethnic Heritage Festival

The swirl of events at the Slater Mill Labor & Ethnic Heritage Festival offers more than mere entertainment. It also provides a micro-education on the...
By webteam  |  August 24, 2010

Creative loafing

Essential geek grounds
Where to get your geek on
By MARION DAVIS  |  September 04, 2009

United we stand

With the local AFL-CIO elections coming up, Phillipe and Jorge would like to make a rare union endorsement by saying that nothing would please us more than to have George Nee, current secretary-treasurer of the organization, win his bid to take over depa
A 'vote' for George Nee. Plus, euphemisms, bad sports, and the bucket
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 28, 2009
Who Built America?

Who Built America?

The annual LABOR & ETHNIC HERITAGE FEST has always been an edutainment affair. The variety of local workers who unite to put food on the...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  August 25, 2009


The Blackstone Valley area seems to be in the process of being “rediscovered” lately. Hats off to those nurturing the stomping grounds that stretches from...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  August 25, 2009

RI goes DIY at the Maker Faire

Kipp Bradford builds things. For commercial clients, he puts together high-end mini-computers and other electronic gizmos. For his friends and himself, anything goes — a sea of LED-lit balloons, sound-activated light displays, circuit boards strung aro
Makin' It Work
By MARION DAVIS  |  August 21, 2009

Old fart at play

Richard Walton, our favorite lefty who we bring in from the bullpen in tight situations, is having his 80th birthday party in Pawtuxet (that's Gaspee Plateau in Cranston, for youse Vo Dilun ignoramuses), right next to the river. For details, contact ri
Richard Walton's birthday bash. Plus, Super Susan, and a farewell to Dom.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 15, 2009

Search continues for our next chief justice

Ah, the PR campaigns and infighting continue to see who will be chosen as Vo Dilun's newest Supreme Court chief justice.
Maureen is no Diana for the RI Supremes
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 14, 2009

Corrente’s born-again retirement

Now here’s a shocker: the Providence Retirement Board made a stupid decision. My heavens!
If at first you don’t get a taxpayer-funded pension, try, try again
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 20, 2008

3 Steeple Street

Given its location, 3 Steeple Street has an edge in being successful.
More than a gravitational attraction
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 07, 2008


Law and order in Nawt Prov

Nice work by the carabiniere in Nawt Prov, who broke the leg of a young woman who was taking part in a protest .
Woman’s leg used as a wishbone during IWW protest
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 15, 2007

Sonic experiments

Santa Mamba's new disc, Saints and Sinners finds the band’s chemicals growing a wee bit stale.
Santa Mamba’s Saints and Sinners; plus RiverSing
By BOB GULLA  |  June 15, 2006