Annie Kennedy

Reading: “Portraits of Providence”

(4.7) Get lit – as in literary – on Sunday with Michael Darigan‘s reading of “Portraits of Providence,” stories set in the biggest little state’s capital. Born and raised on Providence’s South Side, writer and poet Darigan spent two decades wandering, seeking new perspectives but always returning to Lil’ Rhody. His travels fueled tales he […]

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cartoon by Randall Munroe

“Size of Rhode Island” Comparison Gets Scientific

Rhode Islanders are no strangers to comparisons of objects to the size of our state. Our diminutive 1,212 square miles of quirk has been fodder for jokes for years. Thus, it’s refreshing to have scientist Randall Munroe, who pens the webcomic XKCD, use the power of “the size of Rhode Island” for good (kind of).

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1st Annual Sarah Good Foundation Concert

(7.29) After graduating from RISD, Rhode Island-grown clothing designer, jeweler, sculptor, and costumer Keri Haas became a creative entrepreneur for her original designs (and, later, a purveyor of retro jewelry and accessories through Red’s Vintage Stuff). When she launched Sarah Good Designs and learned how much she’d have to spend on a business line to

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photo by Joshua Holko

Photographer Joshua Holko

(10/27) Thanks to a collaboration between Art League Rhode Island and CCRI, award-winning Australian landscape and wildlife photographer Joshua Holko will grace our little state tomorrow night for a free public talk about his years as a polar photographer. I don’t know about you, but I could look at his Northern Lights and snow-covered wolves

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Short Story Film Festival

(11/28) For the 9th year, Merging Arts Productions bestows its sometimes cute, sometimes funny, sometimes touching, and sometimes weird Short Story Film Festival on Providence. One ticket covers the whole festival, which includes 35 national and international films split into two sets: the Heartstrings program running at 3 and 7 p.m. and the Headtrip program

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Mike Dooley Exhibit Through 9/12

Mike Dooley creates some of the most gorgeous landscape photography I’ve ever seen; the Rhode Island Blood Center even uses his shots on postcard and posters as incentives to donate. Mike is currently showing a mix of 30 sea, land, and cityscapes, some printed on aluminum, at Peter Miller Fine Art Gallery that will make

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Providence Folk Festival

(8.30) Come on down to Roger Williams National Memorial this afternoon for the second annual Providence Folk Festival. 17 acts (schedule here) will grace two stages, emceed in between by local musicians. Bring chairs or blankets. Food trucks available. (photo: Allysen Callery playing the folk festival last year) Free, 12-6 p.m., Sunday, August 30, Roger

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Womanimation! Film Festival

(6.27) This Saturday, MergingArts Productions returns with their 7th festival of films made by women around the world. In between the festival’s 90-minute screenings, DJ Madame B will play soundscapes created by women around the world. $10, AS220’s Black Box Theatre, 95 Empire Street, shows at 4, 6 and 8 p.m., Saturday, June 27 (Facebook

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Original Roger Williams Letter On Display

(3.19) Catch the third of five letters written in Roger Williams’ own hand at the Roger Williams National Memorial tomorrow night. RWMN staff collaborated with the RI Historical Society to connect visitors with history via five letters displayed over five months. In this letter, Rog (as I affectionately call him) is trying to resolve conflicts

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Rhode Island Community Food Bank Needs (For Realsies)

I’ve been seeing a “Ten Things Food Banks Need (But Don’t Usually Ask For)” list around the internet as well as in the December issue of RI Local. I drop off food at the RI Community Food Bank every few months, including at their lovely open house where I took these photos a couple weeks

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Movies On The Block: “The Breakfast Club”

(6.6) [Update: Due to the weather, the movie has been postponed to Friday, June 6th. See InDowncity. Ed.] Were you a zygote when “The Breakfast Club” hit theaters in 1985? No worries, you can catch it on the big screen in Providence this very evening, provided reports of the rain going away by then are

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Providence Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Pecha Kucha

(3.26) In early 2009, newly transplanted Rhode Islander Stephanie Gerson (update: now Stephanie Lepp) looked around and more or less said, “Huh, look at all the cool stuff here. Why the heck doesn’t Providence have Pecha Kucha nights?” So the hula-hooping vixen kicked off a Providence version of the free-admission global phenomenon, whose name (pronounced

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