National Media

A Shining Moment

Obama’s speech yesterday addressing race and the manufactured Jeremiah Wright controversy was brilliant and moving. Whether you agree with that assessment or see him as a crafty politician giving another pretty speech, it is notable for the fact that he actually dared to speak to the voters about a difficult issue as if they were […]

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don’t be a hater

Liberal columnist and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Anthony Lewis, will be speaking Wednesday, March 19th, at the Roger Williams University School of Law. Following the lecture, Mr. Lewis will sign copies of his books, including Freedom For the Thought We Hate. (Turns out the First Amendment was designed for guys like Ralph Papitto.

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Annual NBA Bacchanal Descends on New Orleans

No other event in the American sporting scene quite captures the essence of sports like the NBA All-Star game. Where else could you find flashy rich white dudes from New Jersey bobbing their heads to Mary J. Blige? Where else could you find the amazing confluence of corporate corporate glad-handing and palm-greasing and other innuendo

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“I Am the UAW” tv spots & website rock the nation

First the striking writers brought us the glory of labor struggle-themed youtube videos and now the United Autoworkers (UAW) have picked up where they left off, launching a new folksy tv ad campaign and ancillary website telling members’ stories to educate the public that unions aren’t all about strikes and laziness. The campaign, with the

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Say It Isn’t So!

Last Friday Scottish-born late-night talk show host Craig Ferguson became an American citizen, thereby removing the final impediment to our happy future together. But alas, he announced last night on his show that he has been tapped for that insidious enemy of American democracy, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner!!! The last of this species should

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In the news

NYTimes still likes us: Selling housewares, jewelry, fashion accessories, books and other gifts, the shop carries the work of RISD (pronounced RIZZ-dee) alumni and faculty And word has trickled in that next Thursday’s Today Show will have some sort of piece on Providence, including a segment featuring Young Voices and Mayor Cicilline. Also, lipstick is

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Why do we only make the national news when we’re being crazy?

The AP and Drudge both have the story now, which means everybody knows: PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A tech company with ties to a school district plans to test a tracking system by putting computer chips on grade-schoolers’ backpacks, an experiment the ACLU ripped Monday as invasive and unnecessary. The pilot program set to start

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Don’t Forget: Mistle-Dose Party This Thursday

 Please join us as we celebrate the season, our friends, the spirit of giving, and more importantly our first three months online. Has it been that long? Seems like two. Rest assured there will be no local celebrities appearing at this party. And, as previously mentioned, this is a dress-to-impress type party so wear your

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Gore Tubes It To Oslo

Former Vice President Al Gore and wife Tipper heroically took public transportation to the Nobel ceremony in Oslo, snubbing the gas-obliterating, planet-killing motorcade that all the other brainiacs had no problem taking, because they hate Earth. If he really wanted to impress people, he’d have ridden a bike, and worn all those tight neon pants,

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New York Times covers “Extreme Metal”?

Yep. I’m as surprised as you are about this, but they just webbed an article about Norwegian metal phenomenon Enslaved’s recent tour. I should be able to read metal coverage like this in major national newspapers everyday: Enslaved went from being called “black metal” to being called “Viking metal” to being called “progressive metal,” though

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