Leslie Friedman

Leslie "PVD" Friedman was born October 16th, 1981 in Providence, Rhode Island. She has lived here her whole life with the exception of a 2.5 year stint in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Leslie studied political theory and practices silk-screen printmaking at her studio at the Grant in Pawtucket, RI. She can solve the Rubiks Cube in less than 2 minutes.

Premiere of RI Spa Sex-Industry Documentary

Sunday night will be the first showing of a documentary about Rhode Island’s notorious sex industry. “Happy Endings?” follows the life of “Heather” over three years as she works in a massage parlor, while the Rhode Island legislators debate over the “loophole” in a law that allows prostitution behind closed doors. Happy Endings? will also […]

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Don’t Mess With Texas – Or They Are Liable to Dig Up Your Noggin and Smoke Pot From It.

I once met a guy who said he and some friends dug up H.P. Lovecraft’s skull and drank whisky from it under a full moon. I wonder if I should have believed him. But Police did not believe a Houston surburban kid named Kevin Wade Jones, Jr. when he told him how he and two

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Rhode Island wins! Higher Than Average Unemployment. Blows Competitors Out of the Way!

We’re way better at this recession thing than most States.  Way to go Rhode Island.  Massachusetts has nothing on us.  From Projo.com today: Rhode Island last month lost 3,100 payroll jobs, plunging the state’s employment level to its lowest in nearly five years, a government report released today shows. The state unemployment rate climbed two-tenths

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Local Artist Goes “Nude” for Internet Contest. Click Links Below.

Serena Andrews, a local Providence musician, former resident at AS220, and lovely lady to know, is one of the creative-types taking a stab at remixing Radiohead’s single “Nude.”  Radiohead has been a trailblazer in terms of venturing out on their own with regard to the distribution of their music by foregoing a record deal.  This contest

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Move over Schwarzenegger’s Junior, Men Having Babies is No Longer Fiction

I feel really bad for Arnold Schwarzenegger.  No really.  I don’t think he is going to get the credit he deserves for his role in producing the first real pregnant man.  Had it not been for the movie Junior, I am not certain anyone would have even tried to be the first man gone preggers.

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“He Looked Just Like Papa Smurf,” Says Rhode Islander Over Omelette

This morning I had breakfast with my cousin Andrew Miller at Brickway on Wickenden when he told me about his vacation to New York City the other weekend.  It was as good a time as you can have with two little kids.  One incident in particular really brought Miller and his first-grader daughter, Sydney, together. 

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Lights Are Flashing for the Stone Enders’ CD Release Party

In a local music scene so dominated by Noise Rock and other genres with screamy, spit-laden vocals, where do The Stone Enders fit in? I think for most music lovers, there will always be a soft spot for all things pure. The Stone Enders use little effect in their recordings and you can hear all

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