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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.
By PHILIP EIL  |  September 21, 2012

Summer Sizzle comes to Foster

"They come wearing "My Barn, My Rules" T-shirts and cowboy boots.
By PHILIP EIL  |  July 27, 2012


Every June, students wrestle with finals, before either graduating or going off to their summer jobs, waitressing in places that specialize in fried full-belly clams.
Balls, Pucks, & Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  June 15, 2012
HBO - TV - Luck

Review: Luck

You get the feeling that Milch and Mann just want to show off what they know about horse racing. When one of Marcus's crew keeps screaming out during the big Pick Six race, "What's going on!?," he speaking for the audience.
HBO goes to the races
By JON GARELICK  |  January 27, 2012
Blackthorn short take 2

Review: Blackthorn

This is one sequel superior to the original — if the original were Butch and Sundance: The Early Days .
Mateo Gil's prequel to Butch and Cassidy's tale
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 14, 2011
Buck - movie review

Review: Buck

Ostensibly, Cindy Meehl's documentary may focus on the exploits of horse whisperer Buck Brannaman, but it also relates a tale of perseverance.

By TOM MEEK  |  June 24, 2011


Photos: Ancient weaponry at the Higgins Armory Museum

Ancient weaponry on display at the Higgins Armory Museum.
Higgins Armory Museum | February 12, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  February 18, 2011

Horse vs. airplane vs. race car: who wins?

Declaring something the event of the century? Bold move.
Steam, Punk?
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  August 27, 2010

Excerpt: Patti Smith's Just Kids

The stars were lining up to enter the Ziegfeld Theatre for the glittering premiere of the film Ladies & Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones. I was excited to be there.
Rock icon Patti Smith recalls burroughs and Mapplethorpe, the early days of CBGB, and saddling up for Horses in this memoir excerpt .
By PATTI SMITH  |  March 05, 2010

Review: Patti Smith's Just Kids

How do you get to be the Godmother of Punk? Pure dumb luck, for starters.
The small prophecies of Patti Smith
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  February 12, 2010


Meet the Marlboro Man

They shoot horses, don't they?
By DAVID KISH  |  November 13, 2009

Shoot the piano player

Robert Stillman's music is like an anachronistic, sepia-toned spin on the fanciful film scores of Jon Brion (Punch-Drunk Love, I Heart Huckabees). Both make fleet-footed, extremely visual piano songs with trotting melodies, a natural fit for an old sile
Robert Stillman returns with Master Box
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 24, 2009

Power rangers

Adam Ryder was fascinated, he said, by long-distance, high-tension power lines and their scruffy right-of-ways.
Photographers roam the electric grid
By GREG COOK  |  January 21, 2009