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On the Providence River: oysters, slaves, and the ‘Moses Plan’

Robert Geake remembers the smell.
The Waterfront
By PHILIP EIL  |  March 01, 2013

Review: Lincoln

Shot in sepia tints, with detailed period sets and ornate facial hair, the tableaux vivants that constitute Steven Spielberg's wry hagiography resemble Mathew Brady daguerreotypes, and are about as lively.
Lincoln logged
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 09, 2012

Rewriting the history of capitalism

Brown University president Ruth Simmons has made it hard to ignore the school's ties to slavery — and by extension, the ties of well-known Providence families.
By MARION DAVIS  |  April 01, 2011