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New Downcity Diner open

Or at least that’s what it looks like, per my late-nite stroll through downtown. Downcity has moved about two blocks east of its previous location — still on Weybosset St, but it’s now across from the Turk’s Head building. The original location burned down a

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Doesn’t feel right…

…to let the day pass without comment on its political happenings.The fundamental tenet of democracy: People should have a say in decisions, to the extent to which they’re affected by them. About 70% of Iraqis see the surge as a failure, believing it: “has hampered

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Live Tonight: Mustang Cobra, Neil Hamburger, Hilariousness

Yes, on the same stage! Metal gods Mustang Cobra, alternative lifestyle comedian Neil Hamburger and Pleasseasaur. Expect Maiden-sized riffage and Maiden-style comedy, all for the low low price of something-or-other. Livingroom, 8pm.

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Angelo DeLucia dead at 84

Del’s Lemonade founder Angelo DeLucia died last thursday of prostate cancer. I’ll never again drink slushy lemonade without remembering one of Providence’s favourite sons. Read more from the ProJo.

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From The Providence Blogs

Steve Laffey plugs his book, almost declares for Governor (Ian Donnis) Vinnie Paz trial today on assault charges (Projo blog) Carcieri Hates Everyone (RIslander) Lots Of Noise has a brief recap of the Pawtucket Arts Fest, and posts a completely mental video, for real. (Lots

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Good Morning Providence

What’s up, Monday morning, thought you wouldn’t see us so chipper, eh? Long weekend, it’s coming back to me in blurry snapshots. Prepare for an onslaught of posts today; new events, new news, things are happening! Stay with us!

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I Always Hate Myself in the Morning

Once again I subjected myself to the entirety of the MTV Video Music Awards, as I do year after year for some inexplicable reason. This year, I decided to break my tradition of drinking two forties during the live broadcast and it proved to be

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Scrabble Night at Julian’s

My tomorrow night belongs to the East Providence First Ward Democratic Committee. But on most Mondays, I belong to Scrabble night at Julian’s. 318 Broadway, 7pm. Best memorize your two’s and three’s, and expect dirty looks if you try to play a 3- or 4-player

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Tuesday: Greater City PVD

Greater City Providence will be meeting this Tuesday, 5:30-7:30. Eat, drink, and exchange ideas with other urban enthusiasts. Special discussion about the overnight onstreet parking ban. Ada’s Creations, 1137 Broad St., Elmwood

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Controversial win for the Holy Rollers

In case anybody was wondering, I think the highlights of the Providence Kickball League championship afternoon looked something like this*: Cunning Baffling Powerful beat the Death Squad, for the Liberty Division title. The Holy Rollers took the Freedom Division, beating the Mississippi Shakedown. The Stilettos

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Barnaby Evans Is Suspicious

Waterfire impresario Barnaby Evans caught the attention of Secret Service agents while installing his creation in Kansas City, MO. Read the full article.

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Gordon Brown’s driven me to the bottle

Not so long ago, our household’s Sunday night routine was pleasantly mundane: eat burritos, take out the garbage, and watch Tony Blair snarkily fend off criticism of his increasingly scandalous administration during Prime Minister’s Questions. (You know, they do that thing in Britain where they