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The Cranberries, Zombie

Further Reading – March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s the story of Hasbro’s ties to Ireland’s loathsome Magdalene laundries. Speaking of Ireland, I’m partway through Jonathan Lee’s High Dive, a novel about a 1984 IRA bombing of a seaside hotel. It’s very good so far, even if it did get knocked out of the Tournament of Books. The president’s proposed […]

Moonight (Barry Jenkins, 2016)

Further Reading – 2/13/17

Rhode Island’s Resort Economy The conservation challenges of the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s 1,275-foot painting are highlighted in Hyperallergic. Illustrator Kadir Nelson on the striking cover of this month’s Ebony. Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne was born on this day in 1882. Brain Pickings has a rare recording of him reading from it. A Virginia judge […]

Tom of Finland emoji

Further Reading – 2/6/17

The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts have both released statements on potential federal funding cuts. Trombone Shorty opens this year’s Newport Jazz Festival at the Tennis Hall of Fame. 10 Interesting Facts About Black History Month in Rhode Island. Dorry winner Rachel Blumberg animated the new video for […]

Death Drop Gorgeous

Further Reading – 1/23/17

Video of the Week: Young Thug’s “Wyclef Jean” is one of the better videos I’ve seen in a while. Local poet and activist Mark Baumer passed away over the weekend in Florida. He was walking cross-country barefoot to raise awareness of climate change. He was also collecting donations for The FANG Collective, and in the last 24 […]

Lady Dynamite

What To Read – 12/18/16

Lightning Bolt’s Brian Chippendale on the importance of DIY spaces. Rhode Island College graduate Viola Davis is profiled in this week’s New Yorker. Vanyaland’s 16 favorite Providence songs of 2016. James Mark has raised the prices at north, and also wrote about why. I’m not a huge TV fan but Lady Dynamite was definitely a 2016 […]

Robert Allen Whitman Prince, Schmitt Music Mural, Minneapolis

What To Read – 10/31/16

Another week, another list: Aquidneck Island – Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth – is voted one of the 10 best islands in the United States. On the other hand… Freedom of speech: two homeless Newport residents speak out about the city’s aggressive stance on panhandlers. Good news for Tiverton’s Marsh Meadow Wildlife Preserve. Here’s a ProJo […]

Boris Mikhailov

What To Read: 10/24/16

The Visa Affair: a radio drama based on Joe Orton’s Kafkaesque story about trying to enter the US for the Broadway premiere of Entertaining Mr. Sloane. Sarah Schulman on Carson McCullers at the New Yorker. The new Young Male is really good. Jonathan Demme’s Justin Timberlake movie sounds pretty great, actually. Modern Warfare. Arcade Providence […]