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Black Chicks who Rock!

Talk about charting your own course — Shingai Shoniwa (Zimbabwean) of the Brit band, the Noisettes, is truly one of a kind (and apparently so beguiling in person that her guitarist formed the band for the sole reason of getting near her). This is what

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Where to Watch The Game

The Wild Colonial South Water Street Doors open early today — 2:30 PM — for the Patriots/Chargers game, followed immediately by the Giants/Packers contest. Watch the games on a color television set!

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San Diego’s Best

Tomorrow afternoon San Diego will be sending its famed double-douchebag offense (Tomlinson/Rivers) into Foxboro and I’m certainly looking forward to that. But the best thing ever to come out of that city has got to be the under-appreciated band, Louis XIV. In their first cd

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Finally!

The technology is now in place for me to go ahead and start a family. As reported this morning on NBC news, scientists in California have finally produced human embryo clones. All I have to do is provide the nucleus of a skin cell. But

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About a Band

Marah at the Living Room — Friday Four years ago Nick Hornby, author of ‘High Fidelity’ and ‘Fever Pitch’, wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times titled ‘Rock of Ages’. It seems he had just seen a band by the name of Marah

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This Bud’s For You

Medical Marijuana Informational Meeting Tonight, Tuesday, at 7:00PM, the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition will be holding a community meeting for patients, caregivers and advocates in the Peterutti Lounge of Faunce House on the Brown campus at Waterman Street. Whether it is for yourself or

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You know he’s right

Robert J. Healey Jr., former Cool Moose candidate for Lieutenant Governor, restated his position in Saturday’s ‘Letters’ section of the Providence Journal, that this office should be completely eliminated. He writes (of the Rhode Island legislature) that “…these numskulls are considering expanding a useless office.”

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if these twigs could talk

It may be my imagination, but I think this installation is getting a wee bit saggy. Erected in October 2006 by Patrick Dougherty and a crew of mystical magical elves, it was supposed to be ‘on view’ until October 2007. I don’t know about anyone

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Gone Fishin’

Downtown Riverwalk I stumbled upon these ridiculously enthusiastic kids fishing in the Providence River this afternoon. Today it was all white perch, but they reported that they often catch (and eat!) stripers and blue fish at this location.

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my new favorite thing

Maybe these ‘Shreds’ parody dubs are old news, but they are new to me. I want to thank whoever that guy was this afternoon at the counter of Acme Video who turned me on to these. This is Jake Lee with Ozzy ‘clapping’. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqtk6kKTlDM]

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e pluribus wiggum

“Hop on the Wiggum Wagon” Last Sunday’s episode of ‘The Simpsons’ pretty much nailed everything that’s wrong with the political process in America today. And at those times when I bemoan the fact that Rhode Island is always ignored and doesn’t really count, I try

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one way to spend a few hours this weekend

Tim Meadows explains the pitfalls of smoking marijuana to Dewey Cox. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57DdviStOFo&feature=related] And if you’re on the fence about seeing this movie, here’s a push. It’s crazy funny and the music is amazing. (R-rated by the way. I must admit the penises caught me completely

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make mom proud, put that B.S. to some use

Sunday, January 6th will be the first Pub Quiz of the new year at the Wild Colonial on South Water Street. If you have never participated, here’s the poop. First, it now starts at 8:00 PM. No prior registration required, just walk in. Teams can

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Apres Moi, Le Deluge

There will very shortly be a torrent of commentary, analysis, examination, celebration, fulmination, yippees and yahoos, recriminations, plate spinning, tearing of hair, gnashing of teeth, introspection, I-told-you-so’s, name-calling, flagellation, congratulations … and maybe by the end of the night… flossing. While we wait, I invite

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let’s just stop doing this

The tradition I now find completely depressing is the annual ‘First Baby of the New Year’ piece.  The local media just automatically roll it out, treating it as a ‘feel good’ story, without any thought as to whether there is actually cause for great jubilation.