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Thirty Albums You Don’t Love (But Really Ought To), Pt. 2

Now that the 00’s are wrapping up, people are writing Best Albums Of The Decade lists like crazy, and I almost added my own top albums list to that lengthy pile.  But then I thought there was no point explaining the greatness of MIA or

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Thirty Albums You Don’t Love (But Really Ought To)

Now that the 00’s are wrapping up, people are writing Best Albums Of The Decade lists like crazy, and I almost added my top albums list to that lengthy pile.  But then I thought there was no point explaining the greatness of MIA or Radiohead

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Stress And The City

Providence is America’s fourth most stressful city, according to a list put out the other day by Forbes.  Well, the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area is, at least.  The rankings were based on a variety of factors, including unemployment, cost of living, air quality, population

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Boston’s City Hall World’s Ugliest Building

From Reuters: “Web site VirtualTourist.com has come up with a list of “The World’s Top 10 Ugliest Buildings and Monuments” according to their editors and readers. Reuters has not endorsed this list. Some of these picks have all the charm of a bag of nails

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Wikipedia Entries That Would Make Good Names for Pretentious Bands

Twilight Sentinel The Uncanny Valley Argument from Design Tachyons Stockholm Syndrome Photovoltaics Shadow Minister The Ninth Directorate Garagistes

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The Red Fez: Providence’s 92nd Best Restaurant?

I spent many terrible Friday nights as a child in a white basement with a dropped ceiling on a side street off Pocasset Avenue, writhing in agony at the smell of the calimari being eaten with terrible fervor by my mother and my Auntie Lala.

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Starting Thurs — Human Rights Film Festival

Projo has the details: Human-rights violations around the world, from the ongoing genocide in Darfur to human trafficking in Eastern Europe, will be the focus of the third annual Brown University Human Rights Film Festival, running Thursday through Sunday. The Devil Came on Horseback, a

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Kids At Top Schools Have Reason To Believe Maybe This Year Will Be Better Than The Last

Thanks to Bookslut (and a total inability to focus on work today), I just found Musicthatmakesyoudumb and Booksthatmakeyoudumb, conceived by a CalTech student named Virgil Griffith. The two lists compare what kids say they like on Facebook with the average SAT scores of the schools

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Providence: Not as Miserable as Detroit, but Way More Miserable Than Say, Little Rock

According to Providence Business News, Forbes magazine has ranked our quaint little burg the tenth most miserable city in America. Based on a number of factors, including weather, tax rates, crime and unemployment, they ranked the 150 largest metropolises in the country. Detroit, of course,

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Our 1,000th Post

This is it, our 1,000th post! And I’m going to use it to thank all of our readers and commentators so far, and to thank all of our amazing writers who make this possible.  That is all! Some stats to commemorate this historical occasion: Days:

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75 Or Less Sounds Off On The Best Of ’07

75 Or Less, the hardest working label in showbiz, has finally put up its writers top shit of ’07. As an occasional contributor, my top 5 is decidedly middle-of-the-road as far as indie rock goes, (I still don’t get Battles) but hey, Black Kids! Give

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Dan Barbarisi’s year in review

I’m a nostalgia fiend, and would love to be the one to put together this month-by-month recap. I guess that’s incentive to not sell the site out to Gothamist for at least a year. This is Providence, so, needless to say, the threshold isn’t the

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Nattering Nabobs of Negativism

Rules to live by: Distrust the Projo, and quote Spiro Agnew whenever possible. One should be skeptical of all these damn lists, but given the Projo’s obsession with RI’s rankings along any of a million metrics — especially when we turn up low — don’t

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Population takes another dip

Bit of a bummer.  I’m sure the Projo will have a field day, and take all the wrong lessons from it: WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Census Bureau says Michigan and Rhode Island were the only states that lost population in its latest estimate released

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you, kant, always get what you want

God bless the internet for bringing this all right to my lap: Senate confirms ICE director Julie Meyers despite that pesky blackface incident. [ColorLines, AP] Vlad Putin kickin’ it with Japanese Judo Champ [Wonkette] Mike Huckabee comments on Britney Spears’ barefoot-n-preggers lil’ sister. [Political Punch]

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Top Stuff of ’07

We’re going to be posting some year-end lists from a variety of local musicians, writers, artists, and just plain good folk over the next few days. This first list comes from Mark Macdougall, label boss over at 75 Or Less records. Here’s his top music