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Gemmapalooza and RI’s strange relationship with the truth

In the run-up to Congressional candidate Anthony Gemma's highly anticipated press conference this week, unveiling allegations of voter fraud by incumbent Congressman David Cicilline, the chattering class — this observer included — was pretty much unanim
Talking Politics
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 24, 2012

New film deepens 9/11 Truth effort

More than 50 people turned out on Monday evening to see 9/11: Explosive Evidence — Experts Speak Out , the latest documentary from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth), the non-profit activist organization that claims Americans don't kn
Still Seeking
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 15, 2012

Click Animosity and the opposite of the frat rap game

In the epic hip-hop mockumentary CB4, Chris Rock's suburban MC wannabe character steals the name and image of a jailed thug rapper named Gusto.  
Audacity of dope
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 25, 2011
short take Girlfriend

Review: Girlfriend

One night Evan's mother (Amanda Plummer) asks him to make a wish. He says he wants a girlfriend, and his wish comes true, but at a cost.
Concerned only with the truth
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 30, 2011

Connecting dots from 9/11

I read, so far just skimmed, your article on the 9/11 truth movement.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix Editor, September 23, 2011
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 23, 2011

Inside the 9/11 Truth Movement

This week marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Who are the people who want to know what really happened?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 09, 2011

Our idiot brother 2

Review: Our Idiot Brother

Homeless and bounced from one sister's house to the next, will Ned and his simplicity serve as a touchstone of truth for these miserable women?
Jesse Peretz's obnoxious comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 26, 2011

Sore losers and workplace woes

My boyfriend is great and our relationship is great, but there is one complication. He has a brother who is two years older and they are very close. In general, his brother is a great guy but they are very much into competitiveness ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  October 15, 2010

Movie mania!

MovieMaker magazine calls it one of the "Top 25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee." It's the 14th annual Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, which runs from August 10 to 15.
The lowdown on the 14th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 06, 2010
Westerly Woodstock at the Knickerbocker

Westerly Woodstock at the Knickerbocker

When you live in a town in a state that has taken a massive economic gut-punch, you'd best get some fresh ideas rolling. Our southernmost...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010

Telling fibs, getting hitched, and thinking deep thoughts

Can you give me some advice on how best to be myself?
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  February 12, 2010

HONK! Fest Weekend | October 9-11

Who ever imagined that an "activist street band" -- a group of musicians self-described as whimsical, horn-honking purveyors of social justice -- existed? What's more,...
By webteam  |  October 16, 2009