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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.

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or you could go to the face-painting tent

On the schedule for Bright Night is a performance by the Sheherazade Sisters. I think the picture pretty much tells you what you need to know. Led by belly-dancing teacher Kristie Speck (in front), they perform as a group, but will likely bust out a

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what to do if you’re broke

It’s Free-For-All Saturday at the RISD Museum. So you can’t afford real jewelry — in fact, you can’t even afford to pay to get into a museum, then today is your day. Every last Saturday of the month, the RISD Museum of Art is free!

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mi casa e su casa

Only a few days left to go see ‘The Apartment at the Mall’ at the showroom in the storefront on the street behind city hall… downtown. But it’s not the real apartment furnishings ‘cuz all that is tied up in litigation. (I like to think

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Game ON!

I did it! Patriots/Giants Game on Channel 10! The NFL Network has seen the writing on the wall. An agreement has been reached, and the final game of the regular season will be carried over-the-air on NBC Channel 10. Once they saw that the Dose

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best christmas present ever

Well, Daddy didn’t come home to Mommy like I asked for, but I did get this really cool book! Available at The Onion Store, and bookstores everywhere, ‘Our Dumb World:The Onion’s Atlas of the Planet Earth’  looks just like a geography primer you might have

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Christmas Time for the Jews

Singles mixers? I would rather picture y’all getting into bar ‘fights’. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbFFltjoGdI]

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Havin’ a Blue Christmas

And this guy has a girlfriend. Gives new meaning to blue balls. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XV0I6Q70Yw]

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A Pee Wee Christmas

This is a two-parter. First is the intro with the Marine Chorus which is quite wonderful. Then it goes to Grace Jones singing ‘Little Drummer Boy’ in the weirdest outfit ever. Pee Wee’s Christmas Special is the gold standard of the genre.

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All Cox, No Balls

Patriots to Providence — “Drop Dead” Cox Cable customers received a notice today that the final game of the regular season, December 29th/Patriots at Giants, will only be available in this area on the NFL Network, and for that you have to buy an extra

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now will you eat your vegetables?

‘ripe 2008 calendar:harvest the beauty’ This can be yours for a $17 tax-deductible donation which will benefit Farm Fresh Rhode Island, Southside Community Land Trust and the Brown Student Garden project. Photographs by Lucas Foglia and Kate Abarbanel. Order online.  Also available at the Brown

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Mystery Solved

LAAAAAADY…. just move the car. Speaking of doppelgangers…. when the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is being run by Jerry Lewis, whaddya expect? A cover story in today’s ProJo about ‘The Storm’ indicates that RIEMA director, Robert Warren, has been canned. Now, how do we

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And I think they have paintings too.

Before the crappiest storm ever came to town, I had planned to get over to the RISD Museum to check out the exhibition ‘Music Video/Silent Film: Innovations in the Moving Image’. As if that title isn’t off-putting enough, the write-up of this show actually includes

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stay home, eat, drink…

… and stare at your cat. Okay, the What Cheer Antiques & Vintage Holiday Party has been postponed to Saturday, December 22. In fact, they will be closed today (I think Jen was traumatized by the storm last Thursday). They will be open daily 11