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You can cut the tension with a knife-

-or with some combo of booze and illicit drugs. It’s understandable: the Iowa caucuses are a nerve-racking experience for all of us — there’s just so much at stake. And there’s nothing like James Brown, whatever poison he’s on, and Youtube’s greatest-ever video to mellow

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Dan Barbarisi’s year in review

I’m a nostalgia fiend, and would love to be the one to put together this month-by-month recap. I guess that’s incentive to not sell the site out to Gothamist for at least a year. This is Providence, so, needless to say, the threshold isn’t the

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The Jersey Girls Present: Your Disgusting Confessions of 2007

We have a lot to get off our chests this year, and apparently so did you! We asked for your dirtiest deeds and boy, you didn’t disappoint! The following are your actual, honest-to-God confessions and as promised, we kept everyone anonymous and on the up-and-up.

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Drudge says: Be the next Malcolm Chace

This is the banner ad off the top of Drudge right now. Swell to have a billion bucks and all, but if the DailyDose were gonna be one of the Chaces, we’d pick “Happy.”

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And we are safe once more

I swear to God it wasn’t me this time: Naked man runs through Downtown PROVIDENCE — The police took into custody a man running naked through the downtown area who then jumped into the Providence River yesterday afternoon. The man, whose name and age the police

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Get Out Of The House Tonight: Soul Power!

Hellz yeah, Ty Jesso’s long-running and always ace Go Go/Soul Power party, which takes place the last Saturday of the month, will be having its holiday spectacular with a load of DJ’s, dancers and archival footage of people of all colors and creeds dancing their

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Radiohead, Al Gore Team Up For Gently Rockin’est New Years Eve Ever.

Well, maybe not teaming up per se, but The Greatest Band Ever (TM) will broadcast an in-studio performance of their incredible In Rainbows over at Radiohead.tv at midnight, and it will air in America on Al Gore’s Current TV commercial free. (Pitchfork)

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News Slap A.M. Edition

We took the Internet out back, slapped it around a little and it confessed to this: The US is may swoop into Pakistan and take care of this whole Bhutto mess, cowboy-style. Obama unveils new “Intense Obama”, bursts out of finely-tailored suit. David Letterman reaches

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More Best Stuff of ’07

This list comes from V. Von Ricci, one-half of electro-bastards Mahi Mahi. (We’ll give him the pseudonym Josh Kemp to protect his identity.) Here’s his Best Shit Of ’07®, after the jump.

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Well, if you’re reading this today:

After you’re done with your Chinese food and theater-hopping at Providence Place, head on up to Boston for the Matzoh Ball. More than a little lame, but the only show in town:Avalon, 15 Lansdowne Street. THE ALTERNATIVE TO JUST ANOTHER “SILENT NIGHT”! Hosted by the

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We pride ourselves on challenging our readers

Much more than Foucault challenges Chomsky in this here bitch-slapping: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbUYsQR3Mes]

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It’s weird that we’re not in the “News of the Weird” more often

  Needless to say, “Weird” and “Rhode Island” are synonymous — more great press for the Ocean State: The Rhode Island Department of Health fined Rhode Island Hospital $50,000 in November because three doctors so far this year have performed neurosurgery on the wrong side

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Nabbed by Google Street View

From Stephen F. Miller. Mind your own business, Mr. and Mrs. generic East Side busy body. Better not be a beer party back there. Conspicuous and pleasant that we’re still off the grid. The closest you can get to PDD HQ is here.

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Top Stuff of ’07

We’re going to be posting some year-end lists from a variety of local musicians, writers, artists, and just plain good folk over the next few days. This first list comes from Mark Macdougall, label boss over at 75 Or Less records. Here’s his top music

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It’s that time of year

Ian gets unusually morose on us this week, with his 2007 retrospective/2008 preview, The Year of Impending Doom. As we prep to welcome the Year of Doom proper, he reminds us of a variety of moments we were happy to have begun to forget about,

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Hiya!

We won’t harp on this all day, we promise, but here are a few lovely pictures of the people who make this site happen. Photos by Jaime Lowe