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Philadelphia

Convention News — Raging Against The Machine

Following months of preparation, two of Rhode Island’s more progressive politicos — Rep. Aaron Regunberg (D-Providence) and former Rep. David Segal (D-Providence)* — have been taking an active role this week in shaping the future of the Democratic party. Edward Fitzpatrick writes about Regunberg’s efforts

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‘Atheist’ Is Not A Slur

We expect this regressive thinking from the Republican party, but for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to still be treating “atheist” as a pejorative term in 2016 is downright depressing. (NYT 7.22.16) This is why atheists need to speak up, use the word casually in

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Governor’s Bay Day

(7.24) Per executive order “Free State Beach Parking, Free Saltwater Fishing, and Free RIPTA Bus Service on Route 66” — Sunday, July 24. Governor’s Bay Day will include free parking at all Rhode Island state beaches, as well as fishing in Rhode Island’s saltwaters without

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‘Pokémon Go’ Group Walk — India Point

(7.23) A Pokémon Go get-together thing has been organized for Pokemon Go fans. I am completely incapable of elaborating on this topic. Info at #pokemonpvd. Children welcome. Wear costumes. (Caution: Those power line pylons are not gyms. Climb one of these and your reality will

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Girls Rock! Camp Showcase At Aurora

(7.22) If you have never been to one of these, do yourself a favor and stop by Aurora early Friday evening (or stop in after work) for a Girls Rock! RI Showcase. That’s right, I’m telling you to go watch other people’s kids play music.

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‘Silence Of The Lambs’ MotB

(7.21) To paraphrase Muriel Spark — for those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like. This week’s Movies on the Block is the 1991 crime horror “The Silence of the Lambs.” From Rolling Stone, The brutality in Silence

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Movie Extras Needed At Rhodes — Polka King

(7.20) All ages. Dress in 90’s clothing. (See email addy below.) Imdb describes Jack Black’s latest project “The Polka King,” Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail. Directors Maya Forbes and

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Bat-Signal Goes Up For The Superman Building

By the time I had pulled up a photo of the Superman Building to discuss the upcoming tours, the tickets had all been snapped up. (Info at Save Superman RI.) I do hope someone can save this building. According to the ProJo, The tours will

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Bring Back The Seventh-Inning Stretch

“Ladies and gentlemen, please stand for the singing of ‘God Bless America.’” So ordered the Fenway announcer last week during the seventh-inning stretch. Since when did stretching become mandatory? And why are men removing their hats and people putting their hands over their hearts for

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Spotlight On Providence City Council

Keeping our elected officials from raiding the public coffers is positively exhausting. No sooner had we digested the news of the sudden resignation of ethically-challenged State Rep Ray Gallison — currently under investigation for dipping into the slush fund known as the community-service grant system

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Cruise Night — Steel Yard

(7.15) Want to get all up in someone’s grill? This is the place. It’s time for the 11th annual Cruise Night at the Steel Yard. Each year, this family friendly event has consistently grown larger, bringing classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts together from throughout the

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Hot Club Getting A Face Lift?

Just thought I’d give a little free publicity to the Hot Club which is clearly undergoing some sort of reno. It looks rather drastic from the street; but don’t drive by, they are open for business. The deck of the Hot Club is one of

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Stadium Nightmare In Hartford

If there is anyone left on earth who still thinks that publicly funded stadiums are a good idea, I give you the Hartford Yard Goats, currently playing out of Binghamton, New York. What . . . a . . . mess. John Kostrzewa writes in

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Neutaconkanet Skatepark — And What About Those X Games?

Taking pictures in a skatepark is not easy. Step back and the topography of the place just flattens. Up close you just see the graffiti. And then there are the skaters who just want that weird lady to go away. And action shots? If the

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‘No One Ever Pets A Police Car’

So say mounted police officers everywhere. Good thing WPRI had already run their piece on the Providence Mounted Command before all hell broke lose this week. With the horrifying murder of two more black men by out-of-control cops followed by the Dallas sniper — all

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Jack Black Coming to Town

Who doesn’t love this man? “School of Rock” is the best. And “Bernie” needs to be seen by more people — Mr. Black must record a gospel album at some point. And of course, Tenacious D. At any rate, it’s official, Jack Black will soon