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Premiere of RI Spa Sex-Industry Documentary

Sunday night will be the first showing of a documentary about Rhode Island’s notorious sex industry. “Happy Endings?” follows the life of “Heather” over three years as she works in a massage parlor, while the Rhode Island legislators debate over the “loophole” in a law

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Sacre blue! Sacre Navy Blue!

Big ups to the Daily Dose’s favorite kickball team, the Providence Burnsiders, for their first win of the season against the much favored French Revenge. As the commentators named him, Tall Skinny Guy, Tibet Sprague acted as the Green Monster in the outfield. Nothing got

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Tim Russert Died Today

Tim Russert died today.  He collapsed at NBC news from an apparent heart attack.  A visible shaken Tom Brokaw reported the news of his death of NBC’s cable news channel, MSNBC.  Russert is remembered as a Washington Insider and the anchor of Sunday’s Meet the

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America, This is Our Moment

Am I alone here or do all you Obama supporters feel like a long-time, live-in girlfriend, who just got the wedding proposal you’ve been waiting for?  I wept sweet, hopeful tears hearing him say, “Tonight, I can stand before you and say that I will be the

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BREAKING NEWS: Sharon Stone is an Idiot

Sharon Stone, who believes the Dalai Lama to be one of her friends, was quoted as saying of China, “I am not happy about the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans … then this earthquake and all this stuff happened and I thought, ‘Is

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Ari Savitzky is famous

We at the Providence Daily Dose do not like to boast, self-promote, or influence political opinion (or, wait, isn’t that all we do?), but contributor Ari Savitzky is famous.  You heard it here first unless you heard him on NPR this morning.  Speaking for Fair

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Don’t Mess With Texas – Or They Are Liable to Dig Up Your Noggin and Smoke Pot From It.

I once met a guy who said he and some friends dug up H.P. Lovecraft’s skull and drank whisky from it under a full moon. I wonder if I should have believed him. But Police did not believe a Houston surburban kid named Kevin Wade

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Rhode Island wins! Higher Than Average Unemployment. Blows Competitors Out of the Way!

We’re way better at this recession thing than most States.  Way to go Rhode Island.  Massachusetts has nothing on us.  From Projo.com today: Rhode Island last month lost 3,100 payroll jobs, plunging the state’s employment level to its lowest in nearly five years, a government

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El Papa Needs A New Pair of Shoes!

Dude. Have you seen the Pope? He’s got some stylin’ threads. And let me tell you, his shoes, they’re worth more than your soul. Yes, the devil wears Prada, but Pope Benedict XVI wears custom made red leather loafers. Maybe the red is from his

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Woah. No suh. Rodents carry disease?

Maybe I have a stronger knee jerk reaction to frivilous lawsuits than most, but… This from Fox News (my favorite source and yours): A woman whose husband died after receiving a liver transplant infected with a rodent virus is suing PetSmart Inc., claiming the chain

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Local Artist Goes “Nude” for Internet Contest. Click Links Below.

Serena Andrews, a local Providence musician, former resident at AS220, and lovely lady to know, is one of the creative-types taking a stab at remixing Radiohead’s single “Nude.”  Radiohead has been a trailblazer in terms of venturing out on their own with regard to the distribution

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Move over Schwarzenegger’s Junior, Men Having Babies is No Longer Fiction

I feel really bad for Arnold Schwarzenegger.  No really.  I don’t think he is going to get the credit he deserves for his role in producing the first real pregnant man.  Had it not been for the movie Junior, I am not certain anyone would

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The Cha-Cha Slide Is Evil and Must Be Stopped

Now, for those of you who don’t know, 2008 is the Year of the Dance. I decided against traditional resolutions and I just named the year like the Chinese do. Kinda. So, please, keep that in mind when you read the rest of this column.

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SATURDAY NIGHT: Providence Roller Derby Presents…

Date: February 9th, 2008 Movie starts at: 7pm, Band at: 10pm Admission $7 (Pay to see the band and see the movie for free!)  MOVIE NIGHT AT THE SHORE BREAK The Providence Roller Derby is putting on an event at The Shore Break in Narragansett

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“He Looked Just Like Papa Smurf,” Says Rhode Islander Over Omelette

This morning I had breakfast with my cousin Andrew Miller at Brickway on Wickenden when he told me about his vacation to New York City the other weekend.  It was as good a time as you can have with two little kids.  One incident in

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Lights Are Flashing for the Stone Enders’ CD Release Party

In a local music scene so dominated by Noise Rock and other genres with screamy, spit-laden vocals, where do The Stone Enders fit in? I think for most music lovers, there will always be a soft spot for all things pure. The Stone Enders use