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‘Amplified Moments’ of power and knowledge
Power and intellect don't need to be opposites but often appear locked in reciprocal suppression and propagation. Bates College Museum of Art shows an excellent selection of works by Chinese artist Xiaoze Xie in which he muses on this complex relationsh
| February 17, 2012
With plans for a downtown mural, Shepard Fairey returns to Providence
It is a rather unremarkable collection of bricks at the moment: an exterior wall at the back of Trinity Repertory Company’s Pell Chafee Performance Center in downtown Providence.
| June 18, 2010
Review: Sex and the City 2
Where does your 1998–2004 HBO hit series about sex and the single girl go when three of your four girls are no longer single? How about the United Arab Emirates?
Abu Dhabi to the rescue
| May 28, 2010
Slideshow: History of Guru and Gang Starr
Here is our salute – in photo, audio, video, and writing – to a Roxbury legend and the vast Gang Starr legacy he left behind.
A collection of videos, photos, music and more from our archives
| May 21, 2010
Terry McMillan brings her groove to Providence
Terry McMillan, best known for her blockbuster novels Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back , made a quick stop in South Providence the other day to raise money for the Community Preparatory School and talk shop — with 10-year-olds.
| April 30, 2010
Shaking up the school system
Rhode Island education commissioner Deborah Gist’s take-charge style could make a winner of a state that often seems destined to fail. But critics say her free-market approach won’t work.
| April 23, 2010
Flashback: Love is the Drug
When the government cast the fisheye over aphrodisiacs a few weeks ago, it sent the hopes of countless philophiles into the deep freeze. Well, I've read the summary report of the US Food and Drug Administration denouncing over-the-counter love drugs as
| March 19, 2010
It's hard to imagine being dwarfed by the titanically insignificant Willy Loman.
All My Sons at the Huntington; In the Heights at the Opera House; [title of show] at SpeakEasy
| January 22, 2010
The Harvard Psychedelic Club
Timothy Leary brought the bowl of mushrooms up to his nose and sniffed.
How Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil killed the fifties and ushered in a new age for America
| January 15, 2010
Fourth-estate follies, 2009 edition
Between the rise of the Web, the ADD-addling of America, the fragmentation of any national political consensus, and the devastated economy, working in the press can feel a bit like manning the Titanic — and this year, the entire industry seemed to te
The Phoenix's second annual year in media malfeasance
| December 25, 2009
Virtual Berlin — in Two Parts
When the Berlin Wall fell, in 1989, it fell quickly. Joyful Berliners reduced most of the structure to rubble within months, and 20 years later, little evidence remains.
| April 17, 2009
The kult of Al Kaprielian
It's the coldest day of the winter so far and Al Kaprielian is excited.
| February 04, 2009
A young woman steps off the Elevator Styx into a Hades ruled by Pee-wee Herman.
New Rep’s Eurydice, the ART’s Let Me Down Easy, SpeakEasy’s The Light in the Piazza
| September 24, 2008
McCain’s crooked talk on torture
It might surprise some that McCain’s record in opposing torture and the Bush administration’s terror-war approach is more complicated than his comments suggest.
Critics, including a local former army interrogator, say he’s trying to play both sides of the issue
| September 17, 2008
Anna Deavere Smith is a writer/actor/activist who listens.
Interview: Anna Deavere Smith contains multitudes
| September 02, 2008
Sex and the City: The Movie
What can I tell you about this eagerly awaited film sequel to the 1998–2004 HBO hit that doesn’t involve giving away the story?
Can the hit-and-run half-hour TV format manage to stretch out to 135 minutes without resorting to obvious lessons about love and forgiveness?
| May 28, 2008
Ignoring the void
A deceptively conventional, open-minded documentary.
Surfwise leaves the ties that bind knotty and frayed
| May 21, 2008
Only at the end does this work significantly misstep, with a clichéd “heartwarming” family reunion surely orchestrated by the filmmaker.
Arresting, but clichéd
| May 21, 2008
Publish and Perish?
Professor Tal Ben-Shahar is a resident rock-star lecturer on Harvard’s campus.
Blogging Harvard courses could revolutionize open education — if its contributors aren’t expelled first
| February 28, 2008
Picture buildings from Southie to West Somerville reduced to rubble. Dozens of three-alarm fires all over town. Tunnels flooded with seawater.
The threat is real. It could happen here. Is the city ready?
| February 27, 2008
King said George Romney didn't march
Romney was not satisfied with what George Romney actually did. He inflated it, placing his father into the iconic position of marching alongside the civil rights leader.
But, as usual, the truth wasn't good enough for Mitt
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| December 21, 2007
When I saw Marisha Pessl in the New York Times Style Section, meticulously posed on an antique chair wearing a pair of high heels and a coy smile, I cringed.
Why can’t more writers be smart enough to be beautiful, handsome, or at least cute
| August 30, 2007
No sooner had I finished last week’s review than Shannon Hale’s Austenland turned up on my desk.
The further adventures of Austen wanna-bes
| May 29, 2007
Requiem for a game console
With the release of God of War II this week, the book is all but closed on the PlayStation 2.
A look back at the ultimate PlayStation 2 games
| March 20, 2007
No cuts planned, but still a mixed story on Fountain Street
The good news is that no layoffs or voluntary job reductions are planned at the Providence Journal , unlike at the Belo Corporation’s flagship Dallas Morning News, where a move to cut 85 newsroom jobs was announced last month.
As The ProJo Turns
| September 06, 2006
Does your life suck?
In this pixelated alternate world account holders aren’t users, they’re “residents.” In this world, you can fly. You can “teleport.” You can’t drown. You do not age. You can have an awkward version of cyber-sex. Watch the Second Life trailer (QuickTi
In the MySpace-meets- Matrix online world of Second Life , everyone is sexy, real money flows, and pixels are the only limitation
| July 17, 2006
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