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Save the world!

Maybe, a little bit anyway. Help Environment Rhode Island by signing this petition to urge Congress to enact strong legislation to reduce global warming.

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Local Brilliance: The Brother Kite

There’s something about Providence where guitar-pop bands are often ignored and criminally overlooked. The Brother Kite most definitely suffers from this cold-shoulderism, and it’s a shame, because they are the most strikingly beautiful guitar band that Providence has ever known.

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Out And About Tonight

Spanish Dancer with guest djs Red Foxx and Emarce at Medium Studios for S.W.E.A.T @ Aha! Night in New Bedford, 7pm, Free The ‘Mericans at Nick-A-Nees 9-12, also free Hipstermania at POP! w/ spellcheck-impaired DJ Morgan Louis and special guests Certified Bananas Club Energy, Downtown,

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Your Friendly Craigslist Roundup

We scour the Craigslists so that you don’t have to. Actually you probably still will, but whatever. It’s slow today. Trust me, they will laugh File this under What The Fuck? Self explanatory and definitely NSFW The answer: Nobody

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The Art Of The Pitch

In a perfect world, Bob Odenkirk would be responsible for everything that was on tv, all movies that are made, and the universe would elect him President of Comedy. That is all.

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Local Yokels: Sweatlodge Gets Sweaty

Like their name may imply, the music of Sweatlodge is a stormy, torrid, sweaty mess of a sound. With drums and guitars that sound like they’re spiraling around each other in a Wizard Of Oz-esque hurricane, detuned strings and detached spoken word vocals and warblings,

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Good Morning Thursday!

Hey, Thursday morning, how are you? Doesn’t it seem like everytime I see you my head is banging and my lungs are sore from the pack of Parliaments I smoked last night? I hear you, Thursday morning, this is getting a little old. Hey Wednesday

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Two of NYT op-ed soldiers killed in Iraq

Two of the seven soldiers who wrote the bold NYT op-ed, “The Iraq War As We See it,” of three weeks ago, have been killed in Iraq. The piece began as such, and is largely in line with the opinions of the overwhelming majority of

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Bike Path? What Bike Path?

You might think a bike path started in 2004 would be easy navigate and safe to ride in 2007. Well, woh hoh my friend you’d be wrong. There have long been plans to build a bike path connecting Providence to the East Bay Bike path,

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Progressive Caffeine

Last spring I was delighted to learn that Starbucks would no longer be the only coffee house on Thayer Street. An independent establishment, Blue State Coffee, was on its way. I wasn’t sure about the name (a reference to Rhode Island’s official nickname perhaps?), so

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Barack to Bush: “There Is No Military Solution In Iraq, And There Never Was”

Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) will deliver a major policy speech today in Clinton, Iowa. Here is an excerpt of the speech. (HuffPo)

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Who Will Be Russia’s Next Frighteningly Intense President?

In a surprise move today, Russian President Vladimir Putin nominated a largely unknown cabinet official, Victor Zubkov, for the post of prime minister, replacing Mikhail Fradkov, who resigned this week. The nomination is bound to prompt speculation and curiosity, as the end of Putin’s reign

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Led Zep Confirm Reunion

Led Zeppelin have confirmed their one-off reunion gig that will be held at the O2 Arena in London on November 26, or as the Brits say, 26 November. (What’s with that?) Tickets will start at $125 ( I couldn’t find the symbol for pounds) and

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Best Holiday Ever?

During my research on this morning’s announcement of Putin’s nomination of Victor Zubkov for the post of prime minister, I came across a rare bit of good news from Russia: citizens of Ulyanovsk, birthplace of Lenin, have been given the day off from work to

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Kanye Is A Giant Fucking Baby

Judging by the mostly-audio clib below, dude needs to chill a bit. Look, I’m sure it was insulting losing out to the Black Eyed Peas “lass year”, but really, why do you even want a VMA? It’s like an award for being the shittiest at

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News You Can Use

Today’s Headlines Tommy Thompson will appeal to Godless heathens everywhere. (Yahoo) Putin decides that maybe Russia doesn’t really, you know, need a government. (HuffPo) Led Zeppelin to confirm reunion today! Insert your own shark fucking joke here, it’s totally cool with us. (BBC News) For