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Vigil And Funeral Procession Against The Veto

If you’re equally pissed-off about Governor Carcieri’s deplorable, inhumane veto of the domestic partners’ funeral rights bill last week, come out and show it this Thursday, November 19th. From the Facebook invite: On Tuesday November 10, 2009 Governor Donald Carcieri killed a bill that would

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This Is How We Will Die

Another good reason to go to Jess and Jenna’s Young Invincibles Dance Rally in support of health care reform this Friday: your heart will soon explode*. First KFC introduced the Double Down chicken sandwich exclusively to Providence and Omaha, Nebraska (Two kinds of cheese? Chicken

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Stream The ‘Where The Wild Thing Are’ Soundtrack

So you’re super psyched to see Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are in a few weeks, right? Because it was your favorite childhood book, right? Because you’ve always been a little angry and misunderstood, right? And because the trailer looks lush, imaginative, and hipstery-friendly,

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Watson Watch: Field Trip To London Fashion Week

Emma Watson, the most important thing to happen to Providence ever, took time from her busy Brown schedule to attend Fashion Week in London yesterday. Mid-week European jaunts; Burberry fashion shows; man, I miss college… I’m not sure if Brown has an attendance policy; if

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Project Runway Recap: There Will Be Beachwear

When Ian Curtis sang that “love will tear us apart”, what he must have meant was “trying to design surf-inspired clothing in groups of two will tear us apart” – such was last night’s episode of Project Runway. After last week’s maternity-themed challenge, our merry

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Project Runway Recap: Pregnancy Scare

Hello, Runway lovers! As Beth mentioned last week, I ditched my week 1 recapping duties for an exotic vacation in rural Rhode Island. If nothing else, it’s class all the way here at the House of Roch. So it’s episode 2 in fashion land, and

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Summer Of Death, Kennedy Edition

There may be a hint of back-to-school in the air, but it’s still officially summer. Summer ’09. Summer of death. Summer that came in like a lion, and went out like a blood-thirsty madman hell-bent on slaying every beloved person this cruel world has ever

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Hidden Cameras Northeast Tour Dates

Indie darlings The Hidden Cameras might not be making a Providence appearance anytime soon, but that shouldn’t discourage you from checking them out on one of their New England gigs: 11/1/09 – Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theater 11/2/09 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse The

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People Are Still Making A Hitler/Obama Comparison?

Seriously?!  Like, this shit would be hilarious if it weren’t so damned scary. What’s even more terrifying is that Dartmouth is only a 40-minute drive from Providence.  Do we have this level of home-grown crazy here in Rhode Island?  Because I swear to god, I’ll

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Gay-In, Beantown Style

If you’re in the Boston area today, and are in need of a mid-afternoon, same-sex activity, wander over to Boston Common and partake in the Great National Kiss-In at 2pm. From their Facebook Group: After recent incidents in El Paso, TX and Salt Lake City,

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Freedom For Fromme!

After 30 years in the clink, historical footnote Squeaky Fromme has been released from prison today. Is she dying to finally Tweet? Is she as excited for Mad Men Season 3 as I am?! Taste that freedom, Squeaky, a brave new world awaits you! For

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Whole Foods, Whole Lotta Backlash

Two days ago Whole Foods CEO John Mackey posted a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece criticizing Obama’s proposed health-care reforms, and the internet backlash has been swift and fierce. Facebook already has a 2,500-strong “Boycott Whole Foods” group, and Single Payer Action is calling for

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Summer of Death, Part 209

The latest victim: your childhood. It brings me great sadness to report that John Hughes, director of Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, has died of a heart attack at the age of 59. Weep for another victim of

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(Check Out) The Pigeon Chest

Congrats to The Pigeon Chest, Editor’s Pick for RI Monthly’s Best of 2009 (Shopping and New/Vintage Clothing Shop categories). The Pigeon Chest is one of my favorite stops on a jaunty ramble through the West End, and proprietress Briana Horrigan is a fabulous, helpful delight

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Return of the Draper

TV darling Mad Men returns for its 3rd season in just a few short weeks, and we here at The Dose are guzzling our Old Fashioneds in anticipation. Will Betty keep the baby? Will Pete forgive Peggy? Will Sal and Ken finally have the gay

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Summer of Death (Cont’d)

It’s been a cruel summer, folks. Nobody knows this more than acclaimed choreographer Merce Cunningham, who is now dead. Merce joins the ranks of Walter Cronkite, Karl Malden, Billy Mays, Gale Storm, Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, David Carradine, Dom Deluise, Oscar Mayer, Frank