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Mary-Kate Demands Immunity

DEA investigators have subpoenaed former child star (and current floozy) Mary-Kate Olsen to gain information about the death of her friend, Heath Ledger. Mary-Kate, however, refuses to speak with the feds about Ledger’s painkiller use or anything else without first being granted immunity. The AP

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Heroin… or Death?

This morning I got an email from some jackass referring to himself as Timothy Stuff. Already intrigued by the subject line: “Hi Moira Buy Heroin, cocaine and other shit from timothystuff,” since, you know, I buy all of my illegal drugs online, I opened the

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Eddie Bernays messes with your mind

Bob Whitcomb drops Ed Bernays’s name in his column today. Which has inspired me to post this: It’s from an Adam Curtis film called The Century of the Self, all available online. Bernays basically invented the public relations industry, using the ideas of his uncle,

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George Fox…

If you inherit a shit-ton of money and claim to be a progressive, you should probably use it for good. And one should never send people off to the can with quite so much glee as Spitzer has  often exhibited. And, for Chrissakes, shouldn’t a

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Yet Another Reason to Kill Yourself

Okay, seriously? This is way messed up. The AP reported today that a survey of the drinking water in 24 major U.S. metropolitan areas revealed traces of drugs like mood stabilizers and sex hormones: AP Probe Finds Drugs in Drinking Water. Sure, the traces were

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Dirt Palace at PS1

Hey friends! Don’t have any plans for next Friday, March 14? Why not join the Dirt Palace at P.S.1 for our performance that we’ve been slaving over for the past 2 days? I mean 2 months? I mean… well.. The performance is running during the

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Life used to be so simple…

… when the enemy was fluoridation. Check out Bob Kerr’s column in today’s ProJo for his take on National Guard adjutant general, and acting head of RIEMA, Maj. Gen. Robert T. Bray. Comparing him to Gen. Jack D. Ripper of the 1964 movie Dr. Strangelove,

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siren test — college hill

Brown University will be testing a new emergency siren today some time between noon and 1:00 PM today. It is unknown at this time whether it will be too loud, too long, or both. It will consist of a tone, followed by a voice message

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And who keeps stealing my pens?

Ah the communal refrigerator… whether in the faculty lounge or the two-bedroom, five-student Brooks Street apartment… there will be blood. And there will be notes. A website dedicated to the fine art of writing Passive/Aggressive Notes features, but is not limited to, fridge-rage. (BTW, who

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Texans got beef wit’ lil’ Rhody

TexasMonthly Editor Evan Smith has a beef with Rhode Island. He claims: Some of you may be aware of a two-plus-year-old dust-up between TEXAS MONTHLY and Boston Magazine over a purloined cover concept. In February 2005, we put Tom Craddick on the cover of our

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Things to be wary of this holiday season:

Arson: Newport’s serial arsonist is still on the lam. But Middletown’s police squad knows what it’s doing, catching these ballsy but inane teens in no time. Worms: Especially if you’re a low-income city-dweller. Tigers: Not funny at all. I don’t think there’s anything that can

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Epic Space Jam Tests Providence Pot Supply

Friday night at AS220, in celebration of the Winter Solstice (fucking Wiccans…) the United Space Rock Coalition will play for twelve fucking hours, bravely pushing the limits of what is considered listenable to even the most incredibly stoned fans of Can and Popol Vuh. The

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More No-Show Shenanigans

Another instance of no-show jobbing rears its ugly head yet again in Rhode Island, this time the accusations are against Providence Fire Union president Paul Doughty, who has allegedly not come to work a whole lot in the last three years. Doughty claims the allegations

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Led Zep Resurrection

Not that I was ever a die-hard fan, but someone’s gotta give ‘em props for their Energizer-Bunny-like stamina. Ben Ratliff reports in the NYTimes: LONDON, Dec. 10 — Some rock bands accelerate their tempos when they play their old songs decades after the fact. Playing

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OMG, We Have To Help This Girl!

Dear Readers, We recieved this very urgent email in our tipbox this morning. I cannot underestimate the seriousness of Ms. Kojo’s plight. We, as a compassionate city must band together to lend help where we can, so what we need to do is open a

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