Yes, there are Italians in Federal Hill, with good food and festivals. Yet when they lack something—like, say, drunk men in costume running across an axle-greased telephone pole above the ocean in order to win glory by grabbing a flag–then I’m forced to travel up to Massachusetts for my fix.  I don’t expect many Rhode […]

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Want Your Own Warhol?

You may be in luck.  Madoff scandal victim Brandeis University is closing down its Rose Art Museum late this summer and selling thousands of works by artists like Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Nam June Paik, James Rosenquist, and Roy Lichtenstein.  In addition to its collections, the Rose hosts public programs, live jazz on the second Sunday each month, and

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Harold and Kumar Go To Provincetown

It hardly seems possible, but as of today Seekonk is cooler than Providence. The Bay State’s marijuana decriminalization legislation takes effect today, but there is some confusion regarding enforcement. Writing for The Boston Globe Milton J. Valencia discusses the ambiguities of the law, and how the state of Massachusetts is trying to advise local police

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