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Rhode Island goes red

For Rhode Island progressives, the new year arrived with an air of anticipation.
Progressives look back on a string of bitter defeats
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 23, 2011
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The year’s best local releases

The Year in Music was pretty damn good to us locals, with noteworthy, often nationally-recognized albums created right here in our backyard.
Hear, here
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 23, 2011

Exhibits worth buzzing about

After a couple of shaky years, 2011 saw the local gallery scene blossom again.
Vivid visions
By GREG COOK  |  December 23, 2011
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The best films of 2011 are not the ballyhooed

The films this year were kind of like the current field of Republican presidential candidates: some are entertaining, but there's no clear frontrunner, and there's more attention on the flashiest and least substantial than on the more thoughtful and genu
Also-rans
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 23, 2011