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It Wasn’t All Bad — 2016 In Review

There was this for one thing. West Fountain Street once again has a fountain (horse watering trough) thanks to the Luongo Square Enhancement project of the West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA). The new bump-out in front of The Avery has been nicely executed with good

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‘Artist/Rebel/Dandy’ Opens At RISD Museum

A new exhibition Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion opens Sunday at the RISD Museum. Rather than following strict definitions, Artist/Rebel/Dandy features myriad manifestations of the dandy’s style and persona, from the discreet sophistication and consummate elegance of Beau Brummell (1778–1840) to the romantics and revolutionaries of

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The Circle Of Life

As we take time to mourn the passing of Bugaboo Creek, let us fail not to rejoice upon the birth of the 100th Ocean State Job Lot.

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Saturday Fundraiser For ATRAVES

From Brady Duklee: The US side of the Nicaraguan organization ATRAVES (for Asociación TransAmericana de Voluntarios En Solidaridad in Spanish) is proudly based here in Providence, at co-founder Brady Dunklee’s home in Washington Park. ATRAVES works in health, education and development by supporting community-led initiatives

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Fourth Most Stressful City, But In Good Company

UPDATE: Whoops.  Yes, this post is redundant, per the post of a few slots down.  Sorry for eroding whatever veneer of professionalism we might have retained. ORIGINAL: Forbes says that we’re the fourth most stressful city in the country*. Though all of the cities people

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Economic Gridlock

Wesli wrote this a couple of weeks ago, but we just noticed that it was languishing on the Side Blog. Also, there was a caption under the photo which was screwing around with the formatting. It read “Hartford and Atwood, in Johnston: Our economy, and

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(How To Survive The) Summer Of Death

Death has been no friend to the glitterati this summer. In truth, Summer 09 is playing out like a real-life celebrity slasher flick, and this weekend was no exception. Frank McCourt and Walter Cronkite are the latest victims cut down in the prime of life,

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Kickball Is Coming…

We failed to post about last night’s meeting, but here’s a blurb on what we missed, and what’s to come: An upcoming event: A Pre-Sign Up meeting is being viagra canadian pharmacy held at Trinity Brewhouse, April 22, at 7:30pm. Bring your questions and help

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He’ll Be Missed

Head over to Everyman this afternoon to share in good memories of John “Crawlin’ Snake” Mac who left the party too damn soon.  There may be other music-type tributes going on — I’m not sure how the event will play out — just head over

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“. . . Rhode Island Dead”

I just love that yesterday’s dire article in The New York Times about our floundering home state includes the crazy URI fight song, which really can’t be appreciated without the little staccato handclap just before the above phrase (I perform this song with some frequency). 

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John Updike 1933-2009

And another regrettable thing about death is the ceasing of your own brand of magic, which took a whole life to develop and market — the quips, the witticisms, the slant adjusted to a few, those loved ones nearest the lip of the stage, their

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Not Even for a Triple-Dog Dare

Public Service Announcement: Don’t stick your tongue to a frozen pole like this kid in Indiana. And try to be a good chum and not dare your friends to do it, either. If we’ve learned nothing from 25 years of “A Christmas Story,” at least

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Providence Roller Derby New Site Design

We’re proud to present the newly redesigned ProvidenceRollerDerby.com with more of what you love. Below you’ll find a brief introduction to our new design and what it has to offer. Simple, Clear and Consistent – Providence Roller Derby has made every effort to create a

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‘Gross National Happiness’ On The Rise

…in Bhutan.   In my mind, utilitarianism is still the most legitimate guiding principle for governments — you know, trying to do the stuff that makes it easier for people to lead rich, fulfilling, happy, lives. While GDP is a piece of the puzzle, it’s far

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Here’s the scoop poop

NO free ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s is supposed to be giving out a free scoop of ice cream today from 5pm to 8pm to celebrate democracy and stuff — and that seems to be true elsewhere around the country — but the gentleman at