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Monthly Archives: September 2009

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Courses At The Steel Yard

Still time to enroll in courses at the Steel Yard. A few things have started already but some classes like ‘Beginning Blacksmithing’ don’t start until November so maybe there is still time to get in. The course instructor for that workshop is Lu Heintz whose

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I’ll Tell You Where The Wild Things Are

Target! The new Dethklok album, Dethalbum II, goes on sale today. Purists can buy it on vinyl somewhere, all others can buy the cd at Target for $7.99. That is very good value. Dethklok will perform two shows at the Boston House of Blues, October

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Athenaeum Enters 21st Century

My dad is named Herman, and his first-ever email address represents a coming out: HermCanEmail@######.  So it’s understandable that an organization nearly four times his age was until-recently languishing in the web stylings of the late 1990s. But no more: New website. New blog. The

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Ceramics Class for students ages 14-18 (starts Oct 3rd)

The Steel Yard is proud to offer our first Community Course specifically for students ages 14-18. In Eye of the Beholder, with Claire Wicks, students will learn will examine our own creative urges to try to figure out what it is that inspires us. We

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Stream The ‘Where The Wild Thing Are’ Soundtrack

So you’re super psyched to see Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are in a few weeks, right? Because it was your favorite childhood book, right? Because you’ve always been a little angry and misunderstood, right? And because the trailer looks lush, imaginative, and hipstery-friendly,

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Thursday: Electoberfest (AKA Come To Hot Club For Free Beer)

Do you believe we need pro-environment leaders? Clean Water Action does too. And you can join them October 1 at the Hot Club, where we will all raise a glass, and lend our support to help elect more pro-environment candidates and take charge of our

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Wag’s Revue: Brown Grads Make Stuff Up

Online-only, literary mag Wag’s Revue just launched their third issue since March, when the four editors were seniors at Brown, and errant friends and housemates of mine. The issue includes an interview with George Saunders; a short story by Daniel Wallace, author of Big Fish;

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Wednesday: Miguel and Shaun in Honduras

COUP D’ETAT. Providence city councilman Miguel Luna and ISO member Shaun Joseph recently returned from a week long delegation to Honduras in support of the National Front of Popular Resistance fighting the golpistas. Come listen to their first-hand accounts and participate in a discussion about

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PSA: Taqueria Pacifica’s Last Week

UPDATE, 11:59 WEDS: Boo-hoo… ORIGINAL: Regardless of where you stand on the hows and whys of the situation, there’s universal agreement that the food is damn good, and will be missed, and has been an important part of life in Providence for the last six

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Rally For Health Care — For Brown Workers, And Everybody Else

This comes our way from the Brown Student Labor Alliance: Come Support Brown Dining Service Workers and demand national health care reform this Thursday, Oct 1, at 4pm on the Main Green. Brown Dining Service workers are in the midst of contract negotiations. The University

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Meet The Author — Xombies: Apocalypse Blues

Zombies seem to be having a moment right now, which works right into Walter Greatshell’s cunning and subtle plan never to work at a real job ever again. Luckily he’s really good at this zombie thing, so good in fact that Berkley Books has signed

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We’re No. 1 — And A Lot Of Other Numbers, Too

Once again, Rhode Island makes a Forbes list. Last time around, Providence made 10th Most Miserable City. This time, we’ve hit the top — as Worst State for Business. But this may say more about them than about us.

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We Built This City

The next installment of Meg Turner and Andrew Oesch’s And We Built A City Together will be happening at the RISD Museum.  It’s an interactive print event with lots of stickers and markers and chances for everyone to show how they would build the perfect

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‘Back To The Streets’

Head downtown today for the Tenth Annual Providence Rotary Street Painting Contest. The weather could not be more perfect chalk-wise. After starting out on South Water Street, and then relocating to the Kennedy Plaza skating rink for a few years, the contest has now moved

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Play With Your Food (Standard Outlet Required)

Tonight’s events from the Pixilerations Festival include digital, electronic, musical and video peformances downtown at the URI Shepard Building Auditorium — one act features amplified gourds! But that will be just one performance of many. Underneath the sheer wizardry of this concert series is an