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NETFLIX   SPACEMAN * (Dull Psycho-Space Movie) Adam Sandler has been flooding the media lately promoting his space sci-fi movie and trying to advance his image as a serious actor. … more
Lizzie McDaniels packed her belongings and quickly left the elaborate 1,800-acre Rancocas Stables in Johnstown, New Jersey, where she lived. She couldn’t get to Rhode Island fast enough to suit … more
Some people might not realize this, but there’s a case to be made that colleges and universities all over the country have had a direct impact on rock music for nearly half a century. Back in … more
Tamales are a traditional Mesoamerican dish made of a masa dough and fillings, and then steamed in a corn husk or banana leaves. While tamales certainly are delicious, the time-consuming nature of … more
It is often said that history repeats itself. I respectfully suggest that history has a little fun doing it sometimes. In June of 1772, when John Brown and Abraham Whipple and the boys met … more
When in the wild as a picker, there is nothing more exciting (while simultaneously frustrating) than an estate sale. In all honesty, I personally hate them. The thought of waking up at 2:00am or even … more
Whereas many of the traditions upheld by the wedding industry can be stilted and old-fashioned, a young Rhode Islander is working to change the definition of what wedding jewelry can be. Lincoln … more
French-Canadian brothers, Charles Edward Duquette and Aliva John “A.J.” Duquette, both worked as insurance agents for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company before entering the grocery … more
Providence hip hop artist Jon Hope has been around the scene for a long time. For example, I remember when he was a fixture around the city during the late 2000s when Myspace was still a primary … more
I am an expert traveler, and I enjoy it very much.  As a child, we criss crossed the country and Canada for 6 months out of the year. While THAT kind of traveling was not so enjoyable, having to … more
WARWICK SHOWCASE   DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS * * * (RAUNCHY Black Comedy) Major warning-If you are easily offended or shocked, avoid this raunchy black comedy that pokes fun at sex and … more
Divorce can be messy and emotional. Add to the mix the decision to sell the marital home, which is often the couple’s largest financial asset, and things get even messier.  As Rhode … more
With the exception of one year and a gap during COVID, the Las Vegas Antique Arms Show falls in late January. For me, it’s the first show after the holidays and a chance to be in warmer weather … more
We have experienced Rasa in East Greenwich and Chaska in Cranston, two other Indian restaurants affiliated with Rasoi in Pawtucket, and enjoyed their unique approach to the cuisine of India. We … more
“Peter and the Starcatcher” is a whimsical and enchanting theatrical experience that captivates audiences with its imaginative storytelling and inventive staging. The Community Players of … more
The Cranston Public Library is proud to host a traveling exhibit featuring a model of the proposed Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) History Museum and Cultural Center, created by The … more
Albert Leo Stevens of Cleveland was billed as “The Most Daring Aeronaut in the World.” From the time he was a teenager, he had been constructing his own hot air balloons and parachutes, … more
When hip hop and rock come together, it can often be a polarizing experience. It can be an excellent marriage that’s exemplified through the political rap rock legends Rage Against The Machine … more
As I age and reflect on the changes that have occurred, the Midland Mall, later renamed the Rhode Island Mall, comes to mind. I attended its grand opening as a child, fascinated by the layout of … more
Reporter, editor, and foreign correspondent William J. Kole has long been fascinated with the prospect of people living past 100 years of age. His own grandmother lived to be 104. “Her life … more
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