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WBNA House Tour Saturday

You can tour ten of West Broadway’s most interesting and newly revitalized properties this Saturday for $35. This includes some of those massive piles on Broadway itself, as well as a residence on Sutton Street, Brighton Street, and the Armenian church on Broadway which may

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Washington Bridge Bikeway/Linear Park Update

Prediction: This is going to be a huge hit. The new bikeway/walkway/sitting and viewing park elevated high above the Seekonk River is scheduled to open in November. But it wasn’t until reading Richard Salit’s description in the Saturday ProJo that I grasped the extent of


Tig Notaro At Columbus

(9.28) A couple of years ago I got stuck sitting in my car, groceries melting, waiting to find out who the heck was on my radio calmly discussing the worst year ever in the most subversive and transgressive ways imaginable. Even on radio one could


Prescription Drug Take Back

(9.27) You must dispose of your unused drugs properly. Do not flush! There is increasing evidence that we are all getting dosed from our own tap water. There’s a good chance that if you live in an urban area, your tap water is laced with

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Tinnitus As Art

Whether by accident or design, artist Zahourie Abdalian has replicated exactly the sound in my head. ‘In Unison’ — a sonic installation of loudspeakers, sine tones, glass vessels, and water — is not without a certain compelling creepiness, like that room at the end of


Police Union Disgraces Itself

In a stunning act of shortsighted greed and stupidity, the Providence police union, the Fraternal Order of Police, has voted to support the mayoral candidacy of Buddy Cianci who once spent 4.5 years in federal prison for running a criminal enterprise from Providence City Hall.

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Buddy’s Sauce — Serve With RICOtta

Attention Eastside Marketplace — shouldn’t this be stocked in the twice-convicted felon aisle? Because your decent law-abiding pasta customers don’t think these jars belong on the same planet as Newman’s Own. The Associated Press broke the story last month questioning the claim on the label


Last MotB Of The Season

(9.25) And it’s a doozy: The fantasy “The NeverEnding Story” about which I know nothing, so IMDb to the rescue. This 1984 German production stars nobody, and apparently tells the story of a young boy living a dreary life being tormented by school bullies. To


Ken Auletta To Speak At Brown

(9.22) Writer, journalist, and media critic, Ken Auletta, will speak at Brown University’s MacMillan Hall today. “Tales From a Journalist’s Visits to Other Planets” starts at 5:30pm. Auletta has written the “Annals of Communications” column for The New Yorker since 1992. He is the author

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Slavery Memorial Dedication Saturday

The sculpture is challenging and bold; the text, cringing. A formal dedication of the recently installed Slavery Memorial at Brown University will take place Saturday, with remarks by African-American sculptor Martin Puryear. The installation consists of the memorial itself — a half-buried 4.5 ton cast-iron


Design Week RI

Lots to do this week for fans of design. The first ever Design Week RI celebrates design and the Rhode Island design community with nationally recognized speakers, local design superstars, a design treasure hunt, open spaces, cocktail receptions and a design hall of fame. Phil

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Free Rink Show — Low Anthem, Ravi Shavi

(9.19) End of summer bash with live music Friday evening at the skating rink downtown. The Columbus Cooperative and the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism present Low Anthem, Ravi Shavi, and the What Cheer Brigade. (Facebook page.) Also Trinity Beer Garden,


Victory Celebration At McCoy

(9.17) PawSox fans are invited to a Victory Celebration at McCoy Stadium today, Wednesday, September 17, at 12:30pm to honor the 2014 Governors’ Cup Champion Pawtucket Red Sox. The team is scheduled to arrive back at McCoy via bus from T.F. Green Airport at approximately

Cannabis Caucus At Aurora

(9.18) Regulate Rhode Island presents ‘Cannabis Caucus’ Thursday at Aurora, an evening of music and conversation about how our coalition is moving cannabis policy reform forward in Rhode Island. (Facebook page.) We are inviting anyone from the public who is interested in cannabis policy reform


Heroes In Liberia

People play fast and loose with the word “hero” these days. (See: Republican carpetbagger Scott Brown and his courageous battle against government regulations.) But from now on, this will be the gold standard: Health care workers in West Africa. These people are risking their lives