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Lovecraft At Central Congo — Reading And Slideshow

(8.20) Celebrate the 124th birthday of author Howard Phillips Lovecraft with a double-bill of Lovecraftian entertainment. First, experience a journey into madness as H.P. Lovecraft’s horrific masterpiece, “The Call of Cthulhu” comes to life in this twisted one-man performance from storyteller David Neilsen. Discover a

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Providence Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Pecha Kucha

(3.26) In early 2009, newly transplanted Rhode Islander Stephanie Gerson (update: now Stephanie Lepp) looked around and more or less said, “Huh, look at all the cool stuff here. Why the heck doesn’t Providence have Pecha Kucha nights?” So the hula-hooping vixen kicked off a

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Hannibal Lecture At Brown

(1.29) “Cosmopolitanism and the Cult of the Martyrs in Late Antique North Africa” will be the topic Wednesday at Brown University. Archaeologist and historian, Richard Miles, is the senior lecturer and research director for the Department of Classics at the University of Sydney, and author

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The Memorial At Prospect Terrace — Lecture

The Providence Athenaeum hosts this installment of the continuing “Inspired Providence” series. Providence Preservation Society Executive Director James Hall on “Monumental: A Fitting Memorial for the Founding Father: The competition to design the Roger Williams Memorial,” part of “Inspired Providence: A Public Lecture Series.” When

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Micro-Memoir!

Not About the Buildings has teamed up with the Providence Athenaeum once again to bring us “Micro-Memoir!” I missed like four of these but finally made it to the last one in March, and it was fantastic. The hosts have it all down pat, from

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Digression, Texture, Weirdness — And Nothing But

Although it always gets shortened in common usage, the complete original title of Melville’s epic tale is Moby-Dick; or The Whale. Some people also found the book itself too long and decided to address the problem. In 2007, Orion Books produced Moby-Dick in Half the

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A Conversation With Nathaniel Philbrick Wednesday

Nathaniel Philbrick’s compelling account of the Pilgrims’ first desperate year in Plymouth and the pressures back home that inspired such an ill-conceived venture is interesting enough, but the story in Mayflower continues through to King Philip’s War, a conflict that consumed all of Rhode Island

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RISD President Maeda Lecture Tuesday

“To digital or not to digital” — President John Maeda paints a picture of the contemporary digital art and design world in the context of his own work and his recent insights on humor, happiness, and humanity. Ironically, the press release from the media relations

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Children’s Reading Event

Providence Public Library 1st Floor – The Children’s Room 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903 Thursday, December 30, 2010 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. In celebration of the generous donation from Fidelity Investments, WaterFire welcomes Steve Kidd, Education Director & Resident Actor of the Sandra

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Tonight: Pecha Kucha

A special artsy Pecha Kucha at Firehouse 13.  (41 Central St.) Featuring Girls Rock, Big Nazo, Community Music Works, Haven Bros (?) and more.

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Banned Books Week Kicks Off Early

The American Library Association’s Banned Books Week kicks off this weekend with events taking place nationwide, but a group of Rhode Island authors is getting an early start on Friday at the Providence Athenaeum.  Adam Braver (November 22, 1963), Thomas Cobb (Crazy Heart), Rosemary Mahoney

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This Weds: Pecha Kucha

From Stephanie: Pecha Kucha, Volume #15 this Wednesday @ AS220 Come on out Wednesday, June 2nd for our 15th Pecha Kucha night in Providence! The theme is “eleventh-hour” because I chose it very very recently. Doors open at 7:20, presentations start at 8:20, and the

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Keno (Leslie) To Discuss New England Antiques

Fans of Antiques Roadshow (and ‘the twins’) should head over to Brown University Sunday for a lecture on antiquing in New England. Speakers will include noted Roadshow appraiser Leslie Keno. Come learn the origins and changing notions of collecting and antiquing in New England at

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Pecha Kucha: Weds At AS220

Announcing the 14th Pecha Kucha night in Providence!  The theme is TBD and suggestions are most welcome.  If you haven’t yet heard of this global yet unpronounceable phenomenon, Pecha Kucha is a monthly format for sharing ideas, in which presenters are allotted 20 slides and

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Pecha Kucha Tonight (Weds)

This month’s installment is at the Hi-Hat, at Davol Sq: Announcing the 13th Pecha Kucha night in Providence! The theme is: Truth or Dare. If you haven’t yet heard of this global yet unpronounceable phenomenon, Pecha Kucha is a monthly format for sharing ideas, in

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Wednesday At The Athenaeum

Panel discussion to be held Wednesday, “Free Speech or For Sale? The Supreme Court Decision on Campaign Finance Law” co-presented with Common Cause RI. In January of 2010 the US Supreme Court overturned decades of judicial precedent and over a century of campaign finance law