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open print/poster/awesome show @ 5 traverse gallery!

HEY SO there’s a poster/print show this FRIDAY @ 5 Traverse Gallery on the corner of wickenden st. and traverse st (a.k.a next to kabloom, across from the utrecht parking lot– have a latte at coffee xxx-change, eat some cous cous). it’s an OPEN SHOW which means ANYONE can show up and put their prints/posters/flyers/p-copies/l-press/litho-graph-y/s-skreens/etchings/openbitez/soft

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We don’t need no grey skies let this mutherfucker burn

I’m getting pretty amp’d for The Steelyard is Burning tonight. I know because I woke up jittery and anxious at like 6:30 this morning and began compulsively adding my favorite jammies to my already ample playlist. Just imagine the vibes and wonderful people at a normal Providence is Burning (the next installment of which is coming on May 31, 2008

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two greasy thumbs way up (and I mean greasy in a good way)

I have to throw in on this new Stanley’s Burgers place down on Richmond Street. I had never heard of this Rhode Island institution and I’m not a big hamburger person, particularly when it’s just a gigantic ball of ground meat. For me a sandwich is all about the proportion of the bread to the

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You know he’s right

Robert J. Healey Jr., former Cool Moose candidate for Lieutenant Governor, restated his position in Saturday’s ‘Letters’ section of the Providence Journal, that this office should be completely eliminated. He writes (of the Rhode Island legislature) that “…these numskulls are considering expanding a useless office.” Well, I know firsthand that at least two of those

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More No-Show Shenanigans

Another instance of no-show jobbing rears its ugly head yet again in Rhode Island, this time the accusations are against Providence Fire Union president Paul Doughty, who has allegedly not come to work a whole lot in the last three years. Doughty claims the allegations are retaliation from all the bad blood between the union

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Controversial win for the Holy Rollers

In case anybody was wondering, I think the highlights of the Providence Kickball League championship afternoon looked something like this*: Cunning Baffling Powerful beat the Death Squad, for the Liberty Division title. The Holy Rollers took the Freedom Division, beating the Mississippi Shakedown. The Stilettos got rocked by the Green Barbarians. (And got hosed down

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Okay, We Get It, Rhode Islanders Talk Funny.

The latest in a string of endless pieces on how incredibly fucking cute Rhode Islanders talk comes at us today from the usually respectable Phoenix. In it, writer Johnette Rodriguez manages to churn out thousands of words on a topic usually associated with Mark Patinkin’s equally annoying “You Know You’re A Rhode Islander When…”-type pieces

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