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DITKO Brings the Man to Life on Stage

DITKO Brings the Man to Life on Stage

Nov 13, 2018 | No comment

Lenny Schwartz is known for writing new plays, his terrific sense of humor and his love of comic books. He has

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Midterm Recap: Is Anyone Surprised?

Midterm Recap: Is Anyone Surprised?

Nov 7, 2018 | No comment

No Surprises” playing in my head over and over again. In my mind, the song’s famous xylophone riff loops while

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<i>Next to Normal</i> Handles Mental Illness with Grace and Humor

Next to Normal Handles Mental Illness with Grace and Humor

Nov 7, 2018 | No comment

At one point in the first act of Next to Normal, one character poses the question “Who’s crazy?” Though it

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5 Questions With: Playwright & Actor Nick Albanese Talks About Many Sides to the Reaper

5 Questions With: Playwright & Actor Nick Albanese Talks About Many Sides to the Reaper

Nov 3, 2018 | No comment

Many Sides to the Reaper is the newest play from local playwright and actor Nick Albanese, author of the popular

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Bleeding Ink: Local Comic Artists Speak Out, Geek Out

Bleeding Ink: Local Comic Artists Speak Out, Geek Out

Oct 31, 2018 | No comment

  Cartoonists, comic strip creators, sequential narrative artists … call them what you will; they walk among us, even here

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Got Beer? Want to Know a Secret? One sip of Proclamation's homage, and all will be revealed

Got Beer? Want to Know a Secret? One sip of Proclamation’s homage, and all will be revealed

Oct 31, 2018 | No comment

For the third year in a row, Altered Reality Entertainment has partnered with a local brewery to create the official

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Fantastic! Comic Con returns and resistance is futile

Fantastic! Comic Con returns and resistance is futile

Oct 31, 2018 | No comment

Let your Halloween costume pull a double this year – RI Comic Con is earlier in the season than usual.

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  • DITKO Brings the Man to Life on Stage
  • Midterm Recap: Is Anyone Surprised?
  • <i>Next to Normal</i> Handles Mental Illness with Grace and Humor
  • 5 Questions With: Playwright & Actor Nick Albanese Talks About Many Sides to the Reaper
  • Bleeding Ink: Local Comic Artists Speak Out, Geek Out
  • Got Beer? Want to Know a Secret? One sip of Proclamation's homage, and all will be revealed
  • Fantastic! Comic Con returns and resistance is futile

Books

An Escape: Books through Bars provides inmates with the magic of stories
November 14, 2018 No Comment

An Escape: Books through Bars provides inmates with the magic of stories

Providence Books through Bars is a 15-year-old organization that provides reading material to inmates throughout the country. It is a ...

Cannabis

Cannabis: No Smokescreen Here: Students for Sensible Drug Policy moves the conversation forward
November 14, 2018 No Comment

Cannabis: No Smokescreen Here: Students for Sensible Drug Policy moves the conversation forward

Student movements have been integral to the political and social progression of American culture. From Vietnam to Parkland, from the ...

Dare Me

Global Scavenger Hunt
April 19, 2017 No Comment

Global Scavenger Hunt

“Win a Free Trip Around the World!” the subject line said. Because I suffer from wanderlust, I apply to every ...

Environment

How I Became the <i>Motif</i> Weatherman
February 28, 2018 No Comment

How I Became the Motif Weatherman

Weather is an endlessly fascinating topic: It affects everybody and can literally be a matter of life and death. Forecasting ...

Film

Code Name: Dynastud – A raunchy romp through a dystopian future
November 14, 2018 No Comment

Code Name: Dynastud – A raunchy romp through a dystopian future

A substantial raunch-com, this latest Scorpio Film Releasing movie follows a gay secret agent/superhero who combats the forces of repression ...

Fine Arts

Providence Street Art Festival 2018
October 20, 2018 No Comment

Providence Street Art Festival 2018

The Providence Street Art Festival was held at the downtown skating rink on Oct 20, 2018. Photos by Cristina Berrios ...

Food

Locale Profile: We're Telling You! MidiCi is all about the moment ... and the food that enhances it
November 14, 2018 No Comment

Locale Profile: We’re Telling You! MidiCi is all about the moment … and the food that enhances it

You tell me. That’s what MidiCi means, both literally and figuratively. Owners Jamie Buenaventura and Brian Moy are making it ...

Got Beer?

Beer with Gr-attitude: 401 brewers give thanks to the 401 beer community
November 14, 2018 No Comment

Beer with Gr-attitude: 401 brewers give thanks to the 401 beer community

Local beer lovers have an abundance of thanks to give, as they revel in the splendor of our ever-expanding brewery ...

Keep on Moving

Keep On Moving: Alt-Nation Gets a Makeover
June 20, 2018 No Comment

Keep On Moving: Alt-Nation Gets a Makeover

After like 13 years of writing under Alt-Nation, it is weird to say fuck that, but I’m nobody’s go-to for ...

Lifestyle

Be Gentle: A Comic Con virgin loses her innocence
November 14, 2018 No Comment

Be Gentle: A Comic Con virgin loses her innocence

Despite my love of the fantasy/comic book genre, I’ve never been to Comic Con — not even during the seven ...

Lunar Notes

Lunar Notes
November 14, 2018 No Comment

Lunar Notes

Aries: Aries faces a mixed bag of energy this period. Some things that were on hold involving money or a relationship ...

Opinion

AltFacts: Pardon Me, Ma'am!: Invasions from all sides, and free ammo with purchase
November 14, 2018 No Comment

AltFacts: Pardon Me, Ma’am!: Invasions from all sides, and free ammo with purchase

Let Me Acosta You! Trump Isn’t A Sex Pest … It’s ALL CNN GroßAmerikkkan Reichstag, Washington, DC – The left ...

Pin-Up/Profile

Pin-Up: Wayne St. Vincent
November 14, 2018 No Comment

Pin-Up: Wayne St. Vincent

What’s your biggest pet peeve? I’ve got a lot of ’em. The biggest one is people on the phone when ...

Roots Report

Roots Report: Dark Times: And we're not just talking about setting the clocks back
October 17, 2018 No Comment

Roots Report: Dark Times: And we’re not just talking about setting the clocks back

Okee dokee folks… I hate to beat a dead horse, mostly because I am an animal lover, but it is ...

Shopping

Feed Your Need: RI has as many comic book shops as Batman has wonderful toys
October 31, 2018 No Comment

Feed Your Need: RI has as many comic book shops as Batman has wonderful toys

For one glorious weekend each year, Comic Con graces our fair state with its presence. But what’s a despondent comic book ...

Sports

PRD: Wrapping up the shakeup
September 19, 2018 No Comment

PRD: Wrapping up the shakeup

The year of the skater shakeup is coming to a close in Providence Roller Derby. Many of the veterans of ...