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happy easter; part II

Artist Janet Galore rendered ‘Jesus of Peeps’ using 494 peeps. Coming in at 4.5 feet by 3.5 feet she worries that it is still a bit low rez — you do have to squint a bit. (I’m not too clear on what the green is.)

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happy easter

The Kids in the Hall do up The Passion… Dr. Seuss style. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_hEwxglKD8] The KITH will appear at the PPAC on May 1st.

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memories of fort thunder

The March ’08 issue of Wire magazine includes an interview with… yes… Andrew WK. I know I’m exceeding my monthly limit on AWK posts — but this is about Providence! Many familiar names come up here, like Pete Bulb and Magus and Lightning Bolt… and

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my weekend forecast:100% chance of Heston

I’ve long felt that Michael Moore greatly underestimated the huge affection that many peace-loving gun control advocates have for Charlton Heston. By the end of ‘Bowling for Columbine’ with Moore howling and cringing in the driveway, I just wanted Heston to march out of the

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play faster/rock harder

I’ll get this right out there — the current flock of chirpy-quirky Betty Boop girl singers makes me want to rip my ears off. (I have to mute the new MacBook Air ad, who is that?) I prefer loud guitars playing songs that start fast

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This is what I call detailing

I reserve the right to write about something twice when it turns out to be totally awesome. I just came back from seeing this thing and it is crazy! It’s a Hummer made out of discarded lottery tickets collected by Brooklyn artists (and RISD grads)

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who doesn’t like the occasional hummer?

Face it, all the ‘hummer’ jokes have been made a million times* so I will demonstrate how sophisticated we are here at The Dose and take the high road. I might have missed the original heads-up (hee hee) on this one, but today’s ProJo states

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“come over to my crib”

In a piece about how cell phones are creating a separate, private life for kids and teens, the New York Times drops this depressing tidbit; Marketers and cellphone makers are only too happy to fill the newest generation gap. Last fall, Firefly Mobile introduced the

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RIPAC meeting tonight

RIPAC will hold a Community Meeting Tuesday at 7pm, at AIDS Project RI, located at 232 West Exchange Street, Providence. All Rhode Islanders — patients, caregivers, advocates, and residents — are invited to come together to discuss the RI Medical Marijuana Program and share information

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it’s beer o’clock on wickenden

This bar crawl appears to be working its way west.  I caught up with it in a place that shall remain nameless because they refuse to remove the big Christmas wreath from the front window!  (It’s St. Patrick’s Day ferchrissake.)  At any rate, this crew

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Why I Love the Irish

As reported in the New York Times, Ireland has virtually eliminated the hated plastic grocery bag by imposing a 33¢ tax on each one. The law prohibits grocers from absorbing the cost. Faster than anyone could have predicted people switched to the reusable totes. If

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When you aim high…

… you sometimes miss wide. But when a ‘Kids in the Hall’ sketch worked, it was genius. Tickets are now on sale at PPAC for the upcoming KITH show ‘live as we’ll ever be‘, on May 1st. And it’s all five members! You would think

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two days, one bar

St. Patrick’s Day Eve: Tonight is Pub Quiz night at the Wild Colonial. Teams can be up to four people and you just show up and sit down. The rules are explained as you go along. Categories might be ‘current events’, ‘sports’ or ‘famous Irish

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fembot fatale

I do believe Summer Glau is reinventing herself. Judging from this pin-up in the latest Vanity Fair the sci-fi weirdo-teen has morphed into… well… Kelly Ripa. Where is the endearing control-freak schizo of The 4400 or the unstable avenging angel schizo of Firefly? She’s been

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tree weighs in on modern art

The twiggy comfort station on the Brown Campus is unisex no more. Last week’s storm knocked over one of those classy elms, which in turn smashed the installation clear in two. That must have been something to see — Mighty Jehovah raining down justice on