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Tent City Resident Wins National Award

Local homeless advocate and former tent city resident Barbara Kalil recently earned the national “Best Vendor Essay” award for her protest note to Governor Carcieri. Barbara was given the award by the North American Street Newspaper Association (NASNA) whose members include 31 street papers from

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David Barnes Exhibit At 5 Traverse

All the news that’s fit to paint Tsunamis kill people in Bali. Car bombs kill people in Iraq. The Internet is killing newspapers. The major news networks report on these killings with state of the art sensationalism and hi-tech dehumanization. Rhode Island artist David Barnes

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Visit The Scene Of The Crime

The Providence Journal’s 7 to 7 News Blog just launched a new feature at some point within the last two hours.  In addition to printing the addresses of where newsworthy events took place, they have now also started providing maps.  That means that with just

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Brian Williams And Deer Tick, Together At Last

Brian Williams has launched a new music feature–called, hilariously, BriTunes–in which the charmingly blah news anchor talks to some of his favorite new bands. (“Bar bands are best,” says his written intro on the MSNBC website.)  First up, local boys Deer Tick, who everyone in

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BYOI: Comedy Done Right

Laugh out loud as you and your friends play improv comedy games with ‘Bring Your Own Improv’. BYOI’s unique audience-participation show gets you up on stage and makes you the star. No experience necessary.You must be at least 18 years old. $5, Wednesdays at 9pm,

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I Seriously Can Not Think Of A Headline For This, For Some Reason

There’s a really great (and very very long) article at filmmaker Errol Morris’s New York Times blog about President Bush as he’s been portrayed through news photographs.  He interviews three photographers, from the Associated Press, Reuters, and the Agence French-Presse, and asks them to comment

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News Slap: Holy Hairbrush Edition

Hair as feathered and fine as Rod Blagojevich’s requires vigilance, mousse, and a special Paul Mitchell hairbrush the crooked guv bizarrely calls “the football” (the article also contains other anecdotal nuggets detailing HotRod’s hilarious spiral into megalomaniacal madness). In case you missed the highly amusing

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I just got Rick Roll’d

The anthropologists of 5,000 years from now are going to have a hell of a time piecing it all together: Q: What is Rick Roll, Rick Rolling, Rick Rolled? A: An internet prank or joke. Rick Roll, Rick Roll’d or Rick Rolling is an internet

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USNews on RI Primary

This is part of a broader piece on the RI numbers. Fact number one is a bit of a surprise to me — you’d think that people would tend to come out more in the primaries, in a state where the generals often mean so

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PSA from the Drug Policy Alliance

Are you planning a children’s party or some other event in which you need a magician? Consider hiring President Bush’s newly appointed Attorney General, Michael Mukasey. He is a master of sleight-of-hand tricks. Under fire because of his agency’s support of torture, Mukasey has launched

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Good news on that 17 year-olds situation

From the AP: PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Seventeen-year-olds who were charged with felonies as adults under a short-lived state law will either have their cases dismissed or be transferred back to juvenile court, under a judge’s ruling released Tuesday… More than 100 17-year-olds, known as

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We are not in good hands

This from Charlie Bakst’s column today, about the Governor and his wife and their take on the fiscal mess. Sue invokes the ‘T’-word. (I’m sure she knows much more about terror than do most Cambodians and Laotians…) Soon she turned the conversation to a protest

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Kicking ass for the working class

Now this is some great news: For the first time in the past quarter of a century, in 2007 U.S. unions increased their share of membership among workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) annual union membership report released today. Unions added about

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Happy news on Cape Wind

The Projo E-board, and Bob Whitcomb in particular, deserve lots of credit for their persistence on this issue. In a major victory for cleaner air and energy independence, the federal Minerals Management Service has given preliminary environmental approval to Cape Wind, the proposed wind farm

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In the news

NYTimes still likes us: Selling housewares, jewelry, fashion accessories, books and other gifts, the shop carries the work of RISD (pronounced RIZZ-dee) alumni and faculty And word has trickled in that next Thursday’s Today Show will have some sort of piece on Providence, including a

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News Slap!

I’m going to pretend there isn’t an election going on, just for today… American Apparel CEO Dov Charney slapped with yet another sexual harrasment suit. The dude allegedly ran around in his underwear, a lot. Kate Moss’s epic birthday party: one hour for every year