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The gloves are off; Abel’s TV battle; parsing the polls
Phillipe and Jorge got a chuckle out of the recent complaint by GOP Congressional candidate Brendan Doherty that incumbent David "Little Chi-Chi" Cicilline was misrepresenting his record.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| October 05, 2012
Public records: a little more sunlight
Late Tuesday night, as the legislative session came to a close, the General Assembly passed a bill strengthening Rhode Island's deplorable public records law. Governor Chafee, though he has expressed some reservations about the bill, is expected to sign
This Just In
| June 15, 2012
2nd Story’s’ masterful A Few Good Men
Wow. A Few Good Men may take place in a courtroom rather than on a battlefield, but you wouldn't know that from the psychological carnage explosively inflicted.
| June 08, 2012
Review: 2nd Story's Beck Shaw is engaging
It's fascinating to watch what people put themselves through to insulate themselves from what they put themselves through through other people. Got that?
| February 04, 2011
Turning it up
It's hard to believe the Coming Weak have been in business for only three years, now considered alt-rock veterans around these parts and known for their consistently precise and energetic live set.
The Coming Weak mean it, man
| July 30, 2010
Local news blues
There has been plenty of hand-wringing, in these parts, over the decline of the local broadsheet. The Providence Journal is the paper of record, after all, the agenda setter. And the agenda is decidedly thinner these days.
With layoffs, plummeting revenue, and dwindling viewership, TV news departments are getting desperate.
| June 26, 2009
Downsizing the Mob
The arrest of 17 people last week as part of "Operation Mobbed Up" — as well as the subsequent discovery in East Providence of human remains thought to be those of Joseph "Joe Onions" Scanlon — put front and center the bygone days of the Rhode Island Mo
State Police superintendent Brendan Doherty discusses the fade of OC in RI
| November 26, 2008
Heart and soul
The Cranston-based quartet Penrose continues to impress, delivering a fervent set at Lupo’s last Friday. The crew has been busy since they swept two categories in this year’s Best Music Poll.
Penrose and friends bring the heat
| August 20, 2008
Media rebels in the Internet age
Bloggers have “used a new and powerful medium and ‘crashed the gates’ to ensure that information — the most important ingredient in a democracy — would be available to anyone who wanted to write, read, or debate.”
The debate-defining posts of Rhode Island activists wield influence beyond their readership
| May 01, 2008
DIY all over again
Cut from the earnest and emotional mold of bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Coheed & Cambria, and our own Monty Are I, the Coming Weak is one of the area’s fastest-rising combos.
The Coming Weak seek alternate routes; plus, Forever Young
| February 13, 2008
Buddy Cianci was already making the media wait.
A Rhode Island icon sails back into the limelight
| August 02, 2007
As part of its effort to bring Providence into the modern era of professionalized government, the Cicilline administration wants your quarters — lots of them.
A good parking place is hard to find downtown—and with more meters, it will cost you
| February 26, 2007
Rhode Island in ’06: same as it ever was
Imagine a year when the Narragansett Indians were energetically pitching a casino, cynical Rhode Islanders had plenty of reason to reinforce their jaundiced views, and state house Democrats maintained the upper hand over hapless Republican opponents with
Democrats on top, a casino quest, and a dose of corruption
| December 20, 2006
In Desire Under the Elms , Eugene O’Neill looks back farther than usual into the godforsaken roots of American intergenerational disharmony, back to the mid-19th century.
2nd Story digs into O'Neill's Desire
| March 08, 2006
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