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Right now: Old-timey rocksteady, ska and soul at The 201, located conveniently at 201 Westminster Street downtown. Free!

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Right now: Old-timey rocksteady, ska and soul at The 201, located conveniently at 201 Westminster downtown. Free!

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We Can’t Wait

Peter Asen, associate director of Ocean State Action, appears this Sunday with Edward Quinlan of The Hospital Association of Rhode Island on ’10 News Conference’ with Jim Taricani for a discussion of health care reform. The segment can be viewed now at the turnto10 website

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Response To Anchor Rising

UPDATE: Justin was correct, in that I didn’t do a good job of explaining what surprised me about his post.  It was the notion that it would somehow be simple to make the sort of changes that Rep Ajello and I, and others (and seemingly

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Too Good To Go

UPDATE: For those unable to make it for lunch or an afternoon snack (peach pecan bread today, yum!) before 3:00 this afternoon, fear not–the Liberty Elm will be open until 8:00 p.m. selling gift certificates. Come grab one/some tonight and reap the benefits later with

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Closing Time

Today’s your last chance to see the RISD Museum before it shuts down for a month.  It’s also your last chance to see Carl Ostendarp’s colorful Pulled Up exhibit.  I originally thought the show was just another way for RISD to be all like “Hey

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Helping Obama Fail?

Friend-of-blog Jeff Cohen has an important column out this week, about the self-defeatism of the realpolitik of the Netroots: I’ve started deleting them as spam. I’m not talking about the enlarge-your-penis emails or “You’ve Won the Lottery” notices. I’m talking about the increasingly-urgent emails coming

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Providence Leaps In Forbes “Singles” Rankings

That orange P is paying dividends: Last year we were worst. Now we’re 15th , on the strength of our 137(!) so-called “museums.” This New England metro ranks so-so in most measurements, but when it comes to culture, it’s No. 1 with 137 museums, 41

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220, Interplay, Infinite Darkness Quartet, Something Red @Lupo’s, Methodman, Redman, Ghostface @Jerky’s, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Octopus Project, Science For the People @The Blackstone, Brokedown Serenade, The Gambees, Jason James Saturday — @The Blackstone, The McGunks,

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There’s Always Something Happening Kinda Near Warwick Mall

Update on the Caped Crusaders report: On the 26th someone commented here, implying that he was a member of TASFTDOTFAP and that “gay rights extremists” had tried to run him over.  Three days later, the group claim to have been attacked by mayonnaise-wielding “burly women”

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Let’s Hire This Headline Writer, Pronto

UPDATE: I get the sense he or she might be looking for work. The new headline reads: “Biomass-Eating Robot Is a Vegetarian, Company Says” ORIGINAL: To help us come up with the creepiest, most sensational headlines ever. (They’re probably overworked at Fox News as it

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Prof Loury on Gates-gate

We should’ve noted this op-ed by Brown’s Glen Loury, from the NYTimes a few days back: Certainly, the contretemps shed no relevant light on the plight of the millions of black men on society’s margins who bear the brunt of police scrutiny and government-sanctioned coercion.

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This Says It All

A reduction in underage tanning salon-goers is sure to be a happy accidental corollary of the 16 year-old stripper ban… Tanning salon devotees unfazed by cancer study NORTH PROVIDENCE — Along the epicenter of beauty refinements — otherwise known as Mineral Spring Avenue — reaction

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Sam, I Wish I Was Your Lover

I don’t know about you, but when I’m feeling sweaty and bloblike there’s nothing I like more than cracking open a nice brewski.  Unfortunately, because I am a beer snob with a fondness for stouts that are black as night and heavier than lead balloons,

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(Check Out) The Pigeon Chest

Congrats to The Pigeon Chest, Editor’s Pick for RI Monthly’s Best of 2009 (Shopping and New/Vintage Clothing Shop categories). The Pigeon Chest is one of my favorite stops on a jaunty ramble through the West End, and proprietress Briana Horrigan is a fabulous, helpful delight

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Return of the Draper

TV darling Mad Men returns for its 3rd season in just a few short weeks, and we here at The Dose are guzzling our Old Fashioneds in anticipation. Will Betty keep the baby? Will Pete forgive Peggy? Will Sal and Ken finally have the gay