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Brown To Neighbors — Kiss My Asphalt

Last January The Dose posed the question, “Can BrownZilla Be Stopped?” Well, we have our answer. Seven old, architecturally interesting, multi-unit houses on Brook Street — between Cushing and Meeting Streets — are history. Brown University may be in danger of destroying the very neighborhood that students find so appealing. Alumni returning with their teen-aged […]

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David Lamb Of Brown Bird Dies Of Leukemia

[Additional Note: Friends are planning a celebration of David’s life starting at 7:30pm at the Columbus Theatre, Tuesday, April 8th.] Hearts are breaking as news spreads of the death of local musician Dave Lamb. Wife and musical partner MorganEve Swain announced his passing last night on the Brown Bird Facebook page. Her message reads in

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Scrabble Shanda*

Stefan Fatsis takes Hasbro to the woodshed in The New York Times, Sunday for its increasing neglect of the Scrabble community. Reporting on the recent demise of the National Scrabble Association — the original NSA, and the game’s organizing body for more than 25 years now — due to lack of financial support, he suggests

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Commemoration Of Station Fire At First Baptist Church

(2.20) “Station Nation: A Reflection On the Station Nightclub Fire,” a commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Station Nightclub Fire, will be held Wednesday night at the First Baptist Church on North Main Street. According to the Providence Phoenix, The program will feature dramatic texts, performances, dance sequences, and songs | 9:30 pm, speakers

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Demand Progress's Statement On The Passing Of Aaron Swartz

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Demand Progress’s Aaron Swartz. Friends and family have issued a statement and created a memorial page, here. Aaron was a dear friend, and an ideological brother in arms. buy viagra from india As others have spoken to at great length, he was indeed a passionate advocate for

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Sad News For Demand Progress, And Everyone Else

Aaron Swartz, Reddit co-founder and internet activist, took his own life Friday at his Brooklyn apartment. Swartz also co-founded Demand Progress with former Rhode Island state representative — and co-creator of the Providence Daily Dose — David Segal. Together they were instrumental in getting the Hollywood-backed SOPA bill tabled indefinitely. But Swartz’s activism had led

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That Special Chair For The Pampered Ass

So how was Curt Schilling managing expenses as he furnished his nascent 38 Studios? The Providence Journal reports that among the items for sale in yesterday’s depressing auction were “dozens of Aeron office chairs.” These trendy ergonomic chairs — which come in at just under $1,000 — have become one of those signifying must-haves for

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