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Horseshoe Crab Awareness

The Providence Journal reports that filmmaker Allison Argo* will be screening her latest film, Crash — a Tale of Two Species, tomorrow night at Wheeler School. Her Emmy-winning documentaries, which have been airing on the PBS series Nature for many years (this one debuted last

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Will They Remember Soy Bomb?

Tonight is the 50th anniversary of the Grammy Awards. On the schedule is a special tribute to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band which I’m sure will be ghastly. All hope of a spontaneous unscripted moment was abandoned years ago… but wait… there’s hope. CBS

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Music Fridays @ RISD Museum

I am normally pretty suspicious of music collectives (it’s usually code for ‘overly-earnest hippies with weird instruments’). But tonight is Music Friday at the RISD Museum and the music is being provided by the Cozy Collective and these guys are great! Comprising Tim O’Keefe, Tony

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snake handlers on a plane

Evangelical nutbags still have a strangle-hold on the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. The New York Times reports that three speakers invited to participate in a recent conference on terrorism may not be former Muslim terrorists as they claim, but rather proselytizing Christians. Members

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Go see U2 3D, you know you want to.

For some people two dimensions are enough, but some of us need all three to feel truly alive! The beauty of the new ‘U2 3D‘ at the IMAX Theater (I mean the Feinstein-Verrazano Ni-Ro-Pe IMAX Theater or whatever the hell it is) is that you

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In God We Trust

Also looking pretty weak…. an MBA from Harvard The New York Times reports that the dollar is so weak abroad that “the Taj Mahal has stopped accepting dollars for the entrance fee”. Meanwhile, back in New York City “East Village Wines, a liquor store at

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And who keeps stealing my pens?

Ah the communal refrigerator… whether in the faculty lounge or the two-bedroom, five-student Brooks Street apartment… there will be blood. And there will be notes. A website dedicated to the fine art of writing Passive/Aggressive Notes features, but is not limited to, fridge-rage. (BTW, who

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Say It Isn’t So!

Last Friday Scottish-born late-night talk show host Craig Ferguson became an American citizen, thereby removing the final impediment to our happy future together. But alas, he announced last night on his show that he has been tapped for that insidious enemy of American democracy, the

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Tom Brady’s Consolation Prize

Kinda takes the sting out of the loss when you’ve got this gal icing your aching joints. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHWidOmv4hQ] (Just a little something for the late-night crowd.)

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what could possibly go wrong?

According to the Associated Press, one innovative California man has installed pot vending machines in two locations for use by previously authorized and paid-up medical marijuana patients. “Convenient access, lower prices, safety and anonymity” are the advantages touted by owner/inventor Vincent Mehdizadeh. According to the

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Make Air Not War

I don’t think enough people have seen the documentary ‘Air Guitar Nation’, which is now in at Acme Video. Any thought I had that I was going to be laughing at some dufus losers (shame on me) was quickly dispelled — these are really funny,

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It’s, like, totally basic

I’m just guessing here, but I think that Governor Carcieri’s wife, Susan, is not an expert in Constitutional law, or anything else for that matter.  A report in this morning’s Providence Journal relates that Sue and Don hosted another anti-choice rally in the State House

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If Ritalin was sculpture…

… it might look something like this. ‘Cut Folded Dyed & Glued‘ and totally mental! The new show at the Bell Gallery, Brown University, features the abstract and insanely labor-intensive sculptures of Jae Ko and Imi Hwangbo. What is the deal with these Korean artists

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Nut Up! Part Deux

I know why the democrats lose. A check today of the 2008 Democratic National Convention website indicates that the schedule of speakers remains fluid and suggestions are being accepted. Here’s mine… no more goddam poetry! Who ever came up with this idea, and when was

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Pub Quiz Tonight!

Win, place and show all take something home! Starts at 8:00PM — the Wild Colonial on South Water Street. Copious parking, wheelchair accessible, marine biologists welcome. Bring friends and form your own team (1 – 4 people per) or just show up and see what

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If The Dose had a Parade Magazine…

… we would do lame stories like this. Tonight TLC will be broadcasting Miss America Live starting at 8:00 PM. This is the culmination of an utterly inexcusable reality series documenting the pageant’s effort to drag the gals into the 21st century… confronting hair spray