Joe Roch

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Vigil And Funeral Procession Against The Veto

If you’re equally pissed-off about Governor Carcieri’s deplorable, inhumane veto of the domestic partners’ funeral rights bill last week, come out and show it this Thursday, November 19th. From the Facebook invite: On Tuesday November 10, 2009 Governor Donald Carcieri killed a bill that would allow non-married couples the right to plan the funerals of …

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Stream The ‘Where The Wild Thing Are’ Soundtrack

So you’re super psyched to see Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are in a few weeks, right? Because it was your favorite childhood book, right? Because you’ve always been a little angry and misunderstood, right? And because the trailer looks lush, imaginative, and hipstery-friendly, and not all all like that creepy childhood-memory-destroying Polar Express …

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Watson Watch: Field Trip To London Fashion Week

Emma Watson, the most important thing to happen to Providence ever, took time from her busy Brown schedule to attend Fashion Week in London yesterday. Mid-week European jaunts; Burberry fashion shows; man, I miss college… I’m not sure if Brown has an attendance policy; if they do, can one use “had to outshine Posh Spice …

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Project Runway Recap: There Will Be Beachwear

When Ian Curtis sang that “love will tear us apart”, what he must have meant was “trying to design surf-inspired clothing in groups of two will tear us apart” – such was last night’s episode of Project Runway. After last week’s maternity-themed challenge, our merry band of designers were forcibly paired up by (a sandal-clad!!) …

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Summer Of Death, Kennedy Edition

There may be a hint of back-to-school in the air, but it’s still officially summer. Summer ’09. Summer of death. Summer that came in like a lion, and went out like a blood-thirsty madman hell-bent on slaying every beloved person this cruel world has ever known. Summer has now officially claimed its second Kennedy, baby …

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People Are Still Making A Hitler/Obama Comparison?

[youtube]tWwyjwmYMEs[/youtube] Seriously?!  Like, this shit would be hilarious if it weren’t so damned scary. What’s even more terrifying is that Dartmouth is only a 40-minute drive from Providence.  Do we have this level of home-grown crazy here in Rhode Island?  Because I swear to god, I’ll take names and go Barney Frank on your asses.

Whole Foods, Whole Lotta Backlash

Two days ago Whole Foods CEO John Mackey posted a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece criticizing Obama’s proposed health-care reforms, and the internet backlash has been swift and fierce. Facebook already has a 2,500-strong “Boycott Whole Foods” group, and Single Payer Action is calling for similar action. Personally, I find any argument that opens with …

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(Check Out) The Pigeon Chest

Congrats to The Pigeon Chest, Editor’s Pick for RI Monthly’s Best of 2009 (Shopping and New/Vintage Clothing Shop categories). The Pigeon Chest is one of my favorite stops on a jaunty ramble through the West End, and proprietress Briana Horrigan is a fabulous, helpful delight (and always gives Joan Holloway a run for her money …

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Summer of Death (Cont’d)

It’s been a cruel summer, folks. Nobody knows this more than acclaimed choreographer Merce Cunningham, who is now dead. Merce joins the ranks of Walter Cronkite, Karl Malden, Billy Mays, Gale Storm, Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, David Carradine, Dom Deluise, Oscar Mayer, Frank McCourt, and Mollie Sugden, as victims of the bloodiest celebrity …

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