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Ocean State Of Mind, Volume 2: One Road

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 06.29.2016 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

"Barrington? You can't live in Barrington," my father-in-law said matter-of-factly when my husband, Brett, and I announced where, in the vast state o...

2016 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

Chicago Gay Pride Parade photo by C. Robertson flickr.com Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. This weekend isn't just the unofficial start...

Rhode Island Marketing Chief Quits Over Tourism Video Showing Iceland

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 04.03.2016 | Weird News

BOSTON (Reuters) - A botched promotional campaign for Rhode Island that included a video that showed Reykjavik, Iceland, rather than the state capitol...

Before Trump There Was Buddy Cianci

Rhoades Alderson | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Rhoades Alderson

Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr., who served separate, decade-long epochs as mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, each punctuated by a felony conviction, died last week at 74. He lorded over only twenty square miles, but across America political junkies smiled and shook their heads at the news. "F---ing Buddy."

A Tale of Two Buddys

Stephen Rosa | Posted 01.30.2016 | Politics
Stephen Rosa

When former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci passed away this week, I was surprised to find myself as sad as I was. I was never a Buddy campaig...

Actually Visiting No. 33 of The New York Times's '52 Places to Go in 2016'

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.12.2016 | Media
Peter Mandel

Having grown up in Manhattan, and gotten lost in many a monumental edition of the Sunday Times, I understand and sympathize with the fact that, well, it's not always easy to see smaller cities for the humble but pleasant places that they (sometimes) are.

These 9 Cozy Hotels Will Get You Through the Winter

Oyster | Posted 11.02.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Our strategy to make it through the colder months? Find a warm, cozy hideout to hunker down, preferably one with room service. These nine hotels -- with their fireplaces, fire pits, and other toasty features -- provide the perfect hibernation spots that will thaw out our feet and our hearts.

Rhode Island's Episcopal Church Confronts Historical Ties To Slave Trade

The New York Times | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.24.2015 | Religion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — One of the darkest chapters of Rhode Island history involved the state’s pre-eminence in the slave trade, beginning in the 1700...

Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 06.22.2016 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Does God answer prayers? Can God keep the clouds away from your outdoor wedding? Heal your grandmother? Help you find a girlfriend, as I once prayed in my youth? Is history the unfolding of God's providential plan?

Your 2015 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.

Schools That Teach to the Arts, Not to the Test

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.01.2016 | Education
Peter Mandel

With all the pushback these days against standardized testing, and with so much talk about how kids from different backgrounds learn differently, you'd think we'd have a country sprinkled with schools that dedicate themselves to injecting the arts into education.

15 LGBT Must-Dos in 2015

Jim Werner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

The ball has dropped, the champagne has popped and the partygoers have kissed. It's a new year. Now, it's time to think about your travel calendar. Before you know it, the planet will tilt and then you'll be roasting turkey and you don't want to think, "I never got to wear that harness." That would be tragic.

Henton, Sabonis Named NetScouts Basketball Players of the Week

Carl Berman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Sports
Carl Berman

Providence went 4-0 this week while capturing the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic title behind the stellar play from senior LaDontae Henton.

Autism Without Fear: A Reluctant Vote for Buddy Cianci

Michael John Carley | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Michael John Carley

I know. This is also a little outside the autism world, but I'm a born meddler, an Asperger brain really needs to weigh in on this election, and it's ...

Nurturing Inequality: A Strategy for Achieving Unequaled Accomplishment for Every Learner

Carlos R. Moreno | Posted 08.31.2014 | Education
Carlos R. Moreno

I believe that schools can make a contribution to reducing overall inequality of opportunity in our society and economy but in what might appear a contrary way: by actually creating inequality in schools.

The Delights of Urban Density

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Whitcomb

Providence, a medium-size city (with a metro area of about 1.3 million), has not destroyed so much of its dense urban built environment fabric that it cannot again achieve a thicker, healthier density. It's the sort of density whose attractions draw so many people to put up with the high costs of living in such dense cities as New York, Boston and San Francisco.

Mayoral Candidate Casts Himself As Character In Wes Anderson-Style Political Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

Might as well call him the Fantastic Mr. Smiley. Brett Smiley, a Democrat hoping to become mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, unveiled his first t...

Dave Jamieson

Rhode Island Democrats Try To Ban Local Minimum Wages

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

State Democrats in Rhode Island have apparently taken a page from the Republican playbook, moving to preemptively block cities and counties from estab...

The Envelope, Please! Announcing The First Annual 'Blurbie' Awards for Truly Ridiculous PR

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Peter Mandel

As a travel writer whose inbox is always jam-packed with profound and deeply moving press releases, it started me thinking. Wasn't it high time that the finest of these works earned the recognition they deserve?

Providence: June 8, 2007

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

Eli is silent -- I can only hear the background noise in the store. Then he speaks: "I am a paramedic with Israel Rescue. I was a first responder, trying to revive your father. I remember him very clearly."

Your Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. Memorial Day is Monday, and gay Pride season isn't far behind. June brings long days and LGBT events across the land.

Brown Out

Maxwell Kennedy | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Maxwell Kennedy

I received an email this afternoon from Christina Paxson, the President of Brown University explaining that she would not comment about why Brown allowed a rapist to return to college after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a female student.

Flying Like the Rich and Famous: City-to-City On a Private Jet

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I'll bet that flying -- to you -- means roughly what it does to me. Battling seat-pockets that eat knee-space. Emptying your inner life into plastic ...

Cinema and Eulogia: Alain Resnais, 1922 - 2014

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Yesterday, a genuine conceptual and artistic film pioneer who was also possessed of an earnest conscience saw his final day on Earth. His genius work remains, and here's one of my favorite of his films, Mon Oncle D'Amerique, for your viewing pleasure.

The Allocation of Talent is a Zero-Sum Game

Andrew_Yang | Posted 03.11.2014 | Small Business
Andrew_Yang

Everyone reading this knows a host of former lawyers, bankers, consultants, academics, or doctors for whom the work or environment was not right, many of whom eventually left the profession or stuck around halfheartedly.