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After three newspapers, a lawsuit and 35 years of “superior behavior,” Rhode Island’s most famous fictional couples may just pack it in and head for Florida to retire surrounded by the … more
A WINNING SMILE: Christiana Rodi of Cranston is …
If you are a betting person, you could safely bet that most of the people who go to see “Aida” as imagined by Elton John and Tim Rice have not seen Giuseppe Verdi’s version of the same story. … more
MEMORIES OF COAST GUARD DUTY: Rosetta Desrosiers …
About seven years ago, when PBS was about to air “The War”; yet another series about the Second World War, we sat down with some women who served in that war and listened to a typical grievance … more
BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: Johnston home builder …
The generation that remembers posters of Rosie the Riveter from World War II may be fading from our midst, but Rosie lives on in a program designed to encourage women to do things they don’t … more
Don Rounds after his first feature win at the …
When we last visited Don Rounds in 2001, old “101” was a memory – alive in old photographs, but in the flesh, or should we say steel, the car was long gone. Don told us of his adventures as a … more
JUSTINIAN STANISLAUS, RAHNE FELLWALKER, KITTY …
Anyone who as been curious about media references to “Steampunk” can get a broader understanding of this recent form of manufactured nostalgia. Nostalgia is typically defined as a longing … more
By someone’s reckoning, August is Rhode Island’s official Rhythm & Blues Heritage Month and the Rhode Island Rhythm & Blues Preservation Society, who we suspect declared August R&B Month, held … more
This advertising handout for the Titanic return …
With innumerable books, several blockbuster movies and countless papers and articles about the Titanic disaster, you’d think there would be no story about the ill-fated ship that hasn’t … more
Anyone who dropped by the old New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) Library has found Matthew Schulte, the executive director of the Steamship Historical Society of America (SSHSA), in a most … more
FOUND AT SEA: Warwick native and Steward Kat Held …
The series has been described as “Upstairs-Downstairs” at sea and that’s not a bad comparison. For people who are fed up with the excesses of the super-rich that have dominated tabloid … more
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