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After terrorizing the NRA, a URI professor looks for his next victim
Shortly after the Newtown shootings, University of Rhode Island history professor Erik Loomis took to Twitter with this little jibe at the National Rifle Association's head honcho: "I was heartbroken in the first 20 mass murders. Now I want Wayne LaPier
| January 11, 2013
Preppies and mozzarella sticks: polo comes to URI
It's a beautiful day for polo at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. The sky is clear. The sun is bright. The grass is green and fragrant.
| September 21, 2012
Maxey’s sprawling landscapes; Blackburn’s altered spaces
After years of visiting her second home in her husband's native United Kingdom, Providence artist Madolin Maxey says it finally occurred to her to paint the hedgerows, rolling hills, giant boulders, and ancient stone crosses in Devon in southwestern Eng
Exteriors and interiors
| March 23, 2012
URI’s marvelous take on Tartuffe
"The more things change, the more they stay the same" — that phrase may not have found widespread popularity until the 19th century, but French playwright and satirist Molière understood it well.
Hilarity and hypocrisy
| March 02, 2012
URI’s Marat/Sade finds pleasure in pain
To compare a crazed society to a madhouse is a trite observation. But it became an astute metaphor and powerful theatrical experience when playwright Peter Weiss created Marat/Sade , as URI Theatre is robustly demonstrating (through October 23).
| October 21, 2011
URI’s ''Are You Ready For the Future?'' colloquium in brief
The future is about more than the singularity, of course. It's about robots, lab-grown organs, and watching hopelessly as the Chinese pilfer our military secrets.
Robots and lab-grown bladders
| September 30, 2011
Dark side of the future
When the University of Rhode Island kicked off its invigorating "Are You Ready For the Future?" speakers series a few weeks back, there was only one man for the job: inventor and provocateur Ray Kurzweil.
Utopia or the end of humankind? A URI forum explores “the Singularity”
| September 30, 2011
Review: The 15th Annual Rhode Island Film Festival
The Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival is holding its 15th annual presentation August 9-14.
Super shorts and more
| August 05, 2011
Ghouls on parade
The tale of local businessman Joseph A. Caramadre, who paid the terminally ill a fraction of the face value for the right to buy variable annuities in their names — annuities that paid out in full, plus interest, upon their deaths — is enough to make yo
Profiting from the dead; more on ‘Buttercup’; and the latest in Pawtucket
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| March 19, 2010
Take a look
A year ago the future looked bright as the RISD Museum debuted its shiny new Chace Center.
New spaces and fresh faces
| September 18, 2009
Public colleges get the shaft
When it came time to pick a college, Thomas Ahrens just couldn't pass up the relative affordability of a University of Rhode Island education.
Fewer teachers. Bigger classes. More applicants. Huge tuition hikes. the outlook for Rhode island higher ed is bleak .
| February 25, 2009
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