Readings & Lectures

“Poetry Event Organized By Veterinarians” Probably Makes This Event Sound Less Exciting Than It Actually Ought To Be

Acclaimed poet and National Book Award winner Mark Doty is reading at Rhode Island College tonight. Doty is scheduled to read from Dog Years, the bestselling 2007 memoir which centers around the companionship of his two retrievers. The event is part of Vet Week, a celebration of animals and their health organized which is by […]

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News From Beth’s Employer

Blue State’s new Thursday lecture series starts tomorrow (competing with transit advocates’ celebration of the new funding RIPTA is going to get), returns next week, competing with Green Drinks, and will continue to conflict with other environmentally-concerned happenings all summer long. Seriously, environmentalists, we’ve talked about this before: Pull it together already and stop holding

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Letters and Magazines

The Dear Providence project, run by the kids at New Urban Arts, is now online; letters written to the city by residents new and old are now up here. In other news from the Westminster/Dean Street intersection, tonight at 7 there’s a reading/launch party for the new literary magazine Interrobang!?.  That’s at Ada Books (717

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Celebrate Dieciocho de Mayo With Tacos Tonight

The weather completely blows right now, and it’s particularly annoying because right now we could all be on a love boat to the Bahamas with New Kids On The Block, but if there’s any chance of you leaving the warmth (or coldth) of your home tonight there’s two events on the West Side you might

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Also on Tonight’s Jam-Packed Agenda

I’m not sure if there’s still space left: Tues 4/28, 6-7pm:  WRNI presents Rhode Island – Culture of Corruption? the second installment of Policy and Pinot, a new conversation series on vital issues affecting our state. Join WRNI General Manager Joe O’Connor and WRNI political reporters Ian Donnis and Scott MacKay as they interview Robert

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Tomorrow (Thurs) At Brown: “Ten Things”

Swiped from Libby of Democracy Matters: Tomorrow night Democracy Matters, Brown Democrats and Student Labor Alliance are joining forces to, well, get some real education about this state we’ve committed ourselves to. TOM SGOUROS (formerly a rope-walker and silent clown, until, in 1990, he decided that our world was too peculiar to stay silent any

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Ada Books Turns Into A Dead Zone On March 16th

This isn’t for a week-and-a-half yet, but I know how busy you all are, particularly on Mondays in the middle of March.  But prepare to take off your winter hat and put on your tam o’shanter because winter is (at least technically) ending soon and Saint Patrick’s Day is fast approaching. On March 16th (St.

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Diesel Pollution Revolution

A Day of Action highlighting work by activists and municipal leaders Saturday December 6th 11Am – 2PM Brown Center for Environmental Studies Urban Environmental Lab 135 Angell St. Providence, RI More than 100,000 Rhode Islanders suffer from asthma. Providence County ranks among the worst 6% of all U.S. counties for health risks from diesel pollution.

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Documentary on Shirley Chisholm, first African-American woman in Congress, to screen tonight

This evening Brown’s Department of Africana Studies continues its post-election week run of free public events with contemporary Black intellectuals and artists. Shola Lynch, a young filmmaker who in 2004 completed a documentary on the legendary Shirley Chisholm, will be joined by Ray Watson of the Mt. Hope Neighborhood Association and renowned professor of Africana

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Southeast Asian Heritage Week

The complete schedule is here. Monday, November 10th Convocation: “We Have Every Right to Be Against this War” Salomon 001, 7-9 pm Pre-convocation Dinner Faculty Advising Fellow Home 22 Benevolent Street, 5-6:30 (RSVP to miles_hovis@brown.edu) Chhaya Choum of CAAAV (Organizing Asian Communities in New York City) speaks about her experience as a war refugee in

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