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A Few Plants . . . Some Curtains . . . Oh

In a recent piece for the Providence Journal (Modernist rampage in Providence) columnist David Brussat decries, among other projects, the ghastly Box Office. The Box Office is a proposed three-story building of 36 recycled steel shipping containers. Instant slums. Maybe that works for Olneyville. The young developers of this project wondered: With shipping containers piling

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Fred Phelps Here To Tell Us About Baby-Eating, The Beast Obama, Claiming To Go To College, etc.

Right-wing loony/hatemonger/ABBA-rejector Fred Phelps is coming to town today, and thanks to the convenient picket schedule on his website we know that he’ll be at the State House from 4:45-5:30, after a full afternoon of Jew-hating at the JCC on the East Side. Other local targets, and Phelps’s lengthy typo-ridden and deranged reasons for the

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ProJo Aims For Moral High Ground, Gets All Stone-Throwy

On April 26th, a sex worker from North Providence was held at knifepoint and robbed while escorting at the apartment of a Providence man.  The woman went to the police–something she’s legally allowed to do, for now anyway–and it turns out the guy’s got a rap sheet a mile long with a history of pointing

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Florida Senators Not Aware Of The Whole Separation Of Church And State Thing

The Florida senate approved a bill last Friday allowing for religious license plates.  The one to the right there, presented by Orlando senator Gary Siplin, was one of two Christian plates approved by the Senate, despite the fact that no images of the plates were shown to the legislators before the vote. Florida has a

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Library, Out Of Branches To Threaten, Now Wants To Close Downtown

About a hundred and twenty library staff are going to get layoff notices this week.  Not that they’re all going to be out of a job, thankfully; the library is starting to transition the nine neighborhood branches to city control (and ultimately, it seems, to the non-profit Providence Community Library, though the mayor hasn’t actually

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Cianci Tries To Be All, “Oh Yeah Portland? Well We Can Have A Pointless Gay Mayor Scandal Too, You Know.”

Yesterday on his radio show whimsical coot Buddy Cianci claimed that mayor David Cicilline misappropriated city funds in order to give two strippers a ride (heh, heh) from Boston.  But an investigation proves that really it’s kind of way more complicated than that! Turns out Scott Birchall, who does work for Allens Avenue club Trixx,

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Donnie Darko Sequel Not Likely To Be The Swayze-ist (Or Gyllenhaal-iest)

Just this morning, while taking one of those inane Facebook itunes surveys, I made a joke about Sparkle Motion, the dance group that Donnie Darko’s little sister (but not his mom) was so committed to. And now I see this: Holy Jesus is that going to ever suck like nothing has ever sucked before in

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Cute, But Wouldn’t a Penis Ring Make Him So Much Cuter?

I was pissed last month to hear about a dog groomer in Pennsylvania who was piercing the ears and necks of innocent kittens to sell online as “gothic kittens.”  But I feel better knowing she’s been charged with animal cruelty.  She can plead not guilty all she wants, but by trying to claim that there’s no difference

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