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Daily Archives: 08/26/2009

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RIP Ellie Greenwich

Unless you’re really into the pop music of the sixties (or the name-dropping Portland indie band Parenthetical Girls), there’s a pretty good chance you’ve never heard of Ellie Greenwich. Surely you know some of the songs she wrote, though: “Be My Baby”, “Leader of the

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KFC Doubles Down On RI

Until a few moments ago, I hadn’t realized what a distinct privilege it is that KFC has started selling its new sandwich — the one with chicken cutlets instead of bread — in Rhode Island. We’re one of just two states where the monstrosity is

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Old Money Honeys vs. Sakonnet River Roller Rats

Providence Roller Derby presents — Smokin’ Hot Roller Derby in the Rink Of Fire featuring the Old Money Honeys vs. Sakonnet River Roller Rats $10 Advanced @ www.brownpapertickets.com, kids 5 to 12, half-price $12 at door, bout 8pm, Friday, BoA Skating Center, Kennedy Plaza

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Fourth Most Stressful City, But In Good Company

UPDATE: Whoops.  Yes, this post is redundant, per the post of a few slots down.  Sorry for eroding whatever veneer of professionalism we might have retained. ORIGINAL: Forbes says that we’re the fourth most stressful city in the country*. Though all of the cities people

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Idealist.org Graduate Degree Fair for the Public Good

Mon, Sept 14, 5-8 pm @ Brown University Alumni Hall Interested in furthering your career with a graduate degree? Want to make a difference in the world? Then you should check out this event.  At the Idealist.org Graduate Degree fair, meet with representatives from over

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Tonight: Dinner and Drinks

Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed have another health care community forum/dinner tonight, this time at the Johnston Senior Center, 1291 Hartford Avenue in Johnston. Details are over here. It starts at 5:30, but you should show up at least an hour early if you want

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Summer Of Death, Kennedy Edition

There may be a hint of back-to-school in the air, but it’s still officially summer. Summer ’09. Summer of death. Summer that came in like a lion, and went out like a blood-thirsty madman hell-bent on slaying every beloved person this cruel world has ever

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Open Bike Night

Meet with people who love bikes and biking tonight, and discuss Recycle-a-Bike’s list of fun events for the fall. Suggestions welcome. And if you already are a bike mechanic, or might soon become one, your community bike shop needs you. At 7pm get together and

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Stress And The City

Providence is America’s fourth most stressful city, according to a list put out the other day by Forbes.  Well, the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area is, at least.  The rankings were based on a variety of factors, including unemployment, cost of living, air quality, population