Will Emmons

Will Emmons thinks they should start calling her Powerwoman instead of Powergirl. She's the Chair of the Justice Society and she's been around since the '70s. He also wants to join Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters. Uncle Sam is clearly one of the top ten most bad ass superheroes. He hopes his friends don't think he's a sell out for joining a government-sponsored superhero team. He also knows that the coolest two regular members of the Justice League are the Flash and Zatanna.

Poll Finds Brown Students Ambivalent, Uninformed

h/t BDH: Results of a recent Herald poll indicate that most students are not following the actions of Providence Mayor David Cicilline ’83, with an overwhelming 71 percent of students choosing “Don’t know/No answer” when asked if they approved or disapproved of the way the mayor is handling his job. Only 7.5 percent of students …

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Wednesday: Cheesecake for the people

Mark your calendars, because this Wednesday July 30th, the Cheesecake Factory is celebrating National Cheesecake day by offering $1.50 slices of cheesecake. Costumers will be able to choose from up to 30 varieties of the delectable desert, but purchases, cruelly, will be limited to one per customer. The Providence Cheesecake Factory/94 Providence Place (i.e., the …

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Ammanuel Santa Anna’s final show w the Nice Ups

Tonight tonight tonight is your last chance to catch Providence’s own Ammanuel Santa Anna in the skankeriffic local ska sensation the Nice Ups before he leaves us FOREVER for Colorado. They’ll be playing tonight at the Living Room with the Jerk Tones and some band that has the last surviving Ramone in it. Doors at …

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Aging Ain’t Inevitable

By:  Lissa Jean Be thankful there are people in this world who enjoy staring at old worms, because if there weren’t, researchers might never have made this breakthrough in geezer studies. A team of Stanford scientists have identified several genes which, when tampered with, make worms age faster. Up until now, conventional wisdom held that aging …

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Federal Headache for Brown Psychiatrist

By: Lissa Jean Remember the good ol’ days? When a crooked doctor could pocket thousands of dollars from a sleazy drug company, and not worry about attracting the attention of Congress? Well, according to several pharma blogs those innocent times are coming to and end. The Senate Finance Committee is preparing to investigate Dr. Martin …

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Bad News for Working Families

Providence Business News reports big cuts to wages and health care in the Laborers’ International Union of North American Local 1033’s–the biggest union in town–new contract with the city.  Remember, lower wages and inaccessible health care for union workers means lower wages and inaccessible health care for everyone who works for a living:  The City of Providence …

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Naomi Klein takes it to FOX News on Off Shore Drilling

Off Shore Drilling in the Alaskan wildlife preserve–it’s a bad idea. It’s not a short term fix, because we won’t see an effect on oil prices for another 5 to 10 and as long as were looking at long term solutions why don’t we, you know, do something that’ll keep the polar ice caps from …

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Brown professor helps recreate raucous protest speeches of the ’60s

July 19th marked the most recent performance in the Port Huron Project, brainchild of Brown professor Mark Tribe. At the library of UC San Diego, an actor performed a famous antiwar speech by Chicano labor leader César Chávez (right): On May 2, 1971, about 200 uniformed police surrounded the perimeter of Exposition Park while 30-odd …

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A dissenting view on “the Dark Knight”

Chris Nolan’s latest iteration of Batman that debuted this weekend is breaking records at the box office and receiving high praise all around. While I really enjoyed the film and am glad its doing so well, I’ve got some problems with it that go beyond the simply dorky. WATCH OUT: there’s spoilers after the jump.

Press Conference in response to last night’s raids

An update for Dave’s coverage of last night’s immigration raids that took janitors across the state–RI Jobs with Justice and others are holding a press conference in about half an hour to respond to last night’s events: Last night ICE detained 31 people as they got to work. Stand together today to say we won’t …

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