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The uncertain future of Rhode Island media

The endless, anguished debate over how to deliver local news in the Age of the Internet has not reached anything like a satisfying conclusion.
Breaking news or broken news?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 02, 2011

Going hyperlocal: AOL sets its sights on Aquidneck Island

Rhode Island's increasingly crowded media landscape may have a new player soon: AOL is recruiting journalists to run hyperlocal news web sites in Newport, Portsmouth, and Middletown.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 02, 2010

The hunt for Tim Armstrong

Last fall, Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong posted a letter on the Epitaph Records Web site announcing his plan to give away his solo debut for free on the Internet.
One track at a time
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 30, 2007

See you in the pit . . .

For two consecutive nights last week, the bar at Avalon was stacked seven punks deep by swarms of screaming, spiked-out tykes and a few elder statesman, all of whom had come to see the only outfit that matters to them . . . Rancid.
Rancid’s reasons to believe
By IAN SANDS  |  August 29, 2006

Gritty in Pink

Why does she inspire in me the occasional death wish? Slideshow: Pink at Avalon
Pink at Avalon, July 18, 2006
By IAN SANDS  |  July 20, 2006


Famous punks lent their voices to a cartoonish retelling of the bloody ’60s saga.
John Roecker's Live Freaky, Die Freaky  does the Manson family  
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 24, 2006