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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

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life may not be simple, but this guy sure is

Could David Lee Roth get past Simon? [youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=Xp9o6Ux563g] In an unrelated story, the Van Halen concert scheduled at the Dunk on March 24th has been postponed while doctors test somebody for something, and then cure it.

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don’t be a hater

Liberal columnist and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Anthony Lewis, will be speaking Wednesday, March 19th, at the Roger Williams University School of Law. Following the lecture, Mr. Lewis will sign copies of his books, including Freedom For the Thought We Hate. (Turns out

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“the next man on the moon will be chinese”

music by Andrew WK/lyrics by John McLaughlin And if you think I’m gonna illustrate this post with a picture of John McLaughlin you’re not even paying attention. Face it, by all objective criteria, and when he’s not making faces, Andrew WK is dreamy. He is

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how to make a toga

This year the Ides of March falls on a Saturday. Hooray, a party just when you need one, and you don’t have to listen to some weepy Irish guy singing ‘Danny Boy’. But how do you make a toga? Add this to the list of

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the ‘mericans play tonight

Nick-a-Nees has live music tonight from 9PM to closing. The ‘mericans will be playing a special stripped-down acoustic show. Opening act is Black Eyed Anchor. 75 South Street/Providence/861.7290/free admission

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Life used to be so simple…

… when the enemy was fluoridation. Check out Bob Kerr’s column in today’s ProJo for his take on National Guard adjutant general, and acting head of RIEMA, Maj. Gen. Robert T. Bray. Comparing him to Gen. Jack D. Ripper of the 1964 movie Dr. Strangelove,

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outsider art by guys who never go outside

In another age these artisans would have been illuminating manuscripts or fashioning jewel-encrusted arks for some dead saint’s finger, but how does this creative impulse express itself in modern times? For some clever types the guitar effects pedal has become the canvas of choice. Fan

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forget the tiles, there’s real money on the table

A front page story in today’s New York Times examines the weird legal jousting between the creators of Scrabulous, the Agarwalla brothers (may I suggest they shorten it to Agarbro?) and the owners of Hasbro, the Hassenfeld Brothers. It’s a squirrely sort of problem given

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Pub Quiz Tonight

Big News for Wild Colonial dames — New Mirror in the Ladies’ Room!Of course, this should benefit both men and women one way or another, but a big thanks to Mo nonetheless. Tonight is Pub Quiz, a trivia contest with cool prizes. Form your own

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it was a groovy happening

Say what you will about local auteur (RIFC) Mike Ryan, he throws one helluva party. Last night he and the lovely Cat had a few friends over to Studio Blue in Riverside (I’m pretty sure he had permission). Normally a recording and production studio/performance venue

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Maybe There’s A Separate ‘Heaven’ For Texans

If not, could we start one? I’m only just finishing the Sunday New York Times so I’m a little late on this one, but a column in the ‘Week in Review’ section got my blood to boiling and don’t you know it — it’s Texans

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siren test — college hill

Brown University will be testing a new emergency siren today some time between noon and 1:00 PM today. It is unknown at this time whether it will be too loud, too long, or both. It will consist of a tone, followed by a voice message

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so much for professional courtesy

Hey, I thought we had an agreement. An Austrian lawyer died in a Florida shark attack yesterday. Markus Groh, a 49-year-old Vienna lawyer, was on a commercial dive trip Sunday when he was bitten about 50 miles off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. The waters

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Attention Panicky Idiots

These signs are sprouting up around town — thanks RIEMA. The arrow is always pointing (surprise, surprise) up a hill. Apparently Governor Carcieri has decided that los moronos will have to figure the whole ‘hill’ thing out for themselves. We told you to learn English!

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Old picture, I know

But really — this is what I call bright eyes!  It’s nice to remember the effort bands used to make to entertain the crowd.  And  Dee Snider has been all over TV talking up tonight’s Phoenix Rising show at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.  There are