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More blogs = more books

On August 30, my debut young-adult novel, Fury, was published by Simon Pulse, the edgy YA imprint of Simon & Schuster. I'm a journalist by trade, and I knew next-to-nothing about book publishing until about a year ago.
Book fans use the Internet to go crazy!
By ELIZABETH MILES  |  September 23, 2011

Netroots Nation eyes Providence (again)

Netroots Nation, an annual gathering of progressive bloggers, has become a sort of whistle stop on the lefty campaign calendar.
Convening
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 03, 2011
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Interview: Christian Lander

With his first book, Stuff White People Like , and his blog of the same name, Christian Lander poked savage fun at the urban bourgeoisie. He hit a nerve and the bestseller list; it all culminated in an appearance on Conan .
Beyond the pale
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  January 21, 2011
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How To Be Good at the Future

One of these days, when the Doc Brown and McFly jokes dry up, you'll have no choice but to start thinking seriously about the future. Not just tomorrow, and the day after, but the next several hundred years, since lifespans are on track to skyrocket.
Tap into technology and make yourself a Master of Tomorrow
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 14, 2011
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TIPPING THE SCALE
Tipping the scale
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  November 05, 2010
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Providence Student Survival Guide: List of lists

It's back-to-campus time. You've got shopping lists, book lists, syllabi, class rosters, and Facebook. Who would possibly think you could handle more lists? We would, that's who.
New to Vo Dilun? Trust us, you need this
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 03, 2010


There's a new blog in town


I caught up via email with Laura and Nate, friends who met on North Haven last year. She's 26, he's 25, and they've started a...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  August 12, 2010
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2009: The year in Phoenix blog posts

Our most popular blog posts from 2009
Michael Jackson, meteors, WBCN, and one very angry Obama
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

New Owner for RI Future


The new owner of liberal blog RI Future has revealed himself:Hello everyone.  I’m sure this didn’t come as a surprise to some of you.  My...
By David Scharfenberg  |  August 27, 2009

RI Future Sold


We're a bit late on this. But in case you missed it, Pat Crowley, owner of the liberal blog RI Future, has sold the site....
By David Scharfenberg  |  August 18, 2009
My last post (as Not for Nothing)

My last post (as Not for Nothing)


  [Spring training, 2005] UPDATE: WHAT'S NEXT FOR N4N? My lucky yet-to-be determined successor will resume this blog in the near future (and Scott MacKay and...
By Ian Donnis  |  February 12, 2009


Good things with Greater City: PVD

Good things with Greater City: PVD


  Kudos to Jef and his crew at GC: PVD for a marked increase in posts on their blog, which foc...
By Ian Donnis  |  January 29, 2009
Taricani has a new blog

Taricani has a new blog


  With apologies to Lewis Carroll, WJAR-TV newsman Jim Taricani has a new arts-related blog, A...
By Ian Donnis  |  January 16, 2009
Soxaholix rule

Soxaholix rule


One of the best Sox-related blogs, and not just because of today's excellent Teixeira takedown....
By Ian Donnis  |  January 07, 2009
Perils of a depleted State House press

Perils of a depleted State House press


  As I've written before, it's great that blogs such as Hard Deadlines and Rhode Island's 12th...
By Ian Donnis  |  January 07, 2009
Crowley's fast start

Crowley's fast start


 The ubiquitous Mr. Crowley is off to an energetic start at RI's Future, offering a new weekly ...
By Ian Donnis  |  January 05, 2009


Pithy remark of the day

Pithy remark of the day


Asked how he sees his role as a blogger, Justin Katz, administrator of Anchor Rising, described a ge...
By Ian Donnis  |  January 02, 2009

What's next for RI's Future


As we now know, Pat Crowley is taking on the reins at RI's Future from Matt Jerzyk. I talked wi...
By Ian Donnis  |  December 24, 2008
What's happening with RI's Future?

What's happening with RI's Future?


  Come and find out tonight (6-9) at the Wild Colonial, to celebrate Matt Jerzyk and ...
By Ian Donnis  |  December 23, 2008
Web-based news organizations on the rise

Web-based news organizations on the rise


  Could it be a matter of time before Rhode Island becomes home to a solely Web-based news org...
By Ian Donnis  |  November 19, 2008
Jerzyk has an agreement to sell his blog

Jerzyk has an agreement to sell his blog


  Earlier this year, in a story on the RI blogosphere, I broke the news that my friend Matt Je...
By Ian Donnis  |  November 18, 2008


Students take up case of imprisoned Egyptian blogger

Students take up case of imprisoned Egyptian blogger


  Last week, as many Americans were celebrating the victory of Barack Obama, Heather Klink and...
By Ian Donnis  |  November 12, 2008
Kos: give it up for Howard Dean

Kos: give it up for Howard Dean


  Kos today takes some justifiable pride in the accuracy of his own presidential forecast:&nbs...
By Ian Donnis  |  November 11, 2008
FiveThirtyEight's time in the sun

FiveThirtyEight's time in the sun


  I was going to include Nate Silver's name in the headline for this post, but he's better known by his Web site, FiveThirtyEight.com, which...
By Ian Donnis  |  November 03, 2008
Can bloggers save journalism?

Can bloggers save journalism?


  This question was the subject of a discussion yesterday (h/t Romenesko) between Andrew Sullivan, Tina Brown, and Nicholas Lemann on WBUR's On Point. I...
By Ian Donnis  |  October 30, 2008
What's left, right, and read all over?

What's left, right, and read all over?


The blogosphere, of course. And echoing Matt's crit of a piece in today's ProJo, Portfolio (h/t Romenesko) reports that the liberal side of the Interwebz...
By Ian Donnis  |  October 27, 2008


Taricani on the blogosphere: too much vitriol

Taricani on the blogosphere: too much vitriol


  Changes are inevitable as the Rhode Island blogosphere moves forward. Blogs will continue to take up part of the slack created by the ProJo's retreat....
By Ian Donnis  |  October 23, 2008
Matt's top-10 legislative races

Matt's top-10 legislative races


  Matt's been on a roll, breaking some news over at RI's Future, and he's got a look at his top-10 legislative races: (1) Deb...
By Ian Donnis  |  October 17, 2008
Bloggers take up some of the news slack

Bloggers take up some of the news slack


  With the ProJo bleeding news jobs, blogs and bloggers have a more important role to play in Rhode Island. Yesterday's Sunday ProJo had some...
By Ian Donnis  |  September 29, 2008

This Is Not The Greatest Blog In the World...


  ...this is just a tribute. I, friends, am not a sports writer.  That's not my life's ambition, that's not why I'm here in Beijing....
By ChinaSFA  |  August 18, 2008