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As I pondered what to wear to work yesterday morning, it dawned on me that I have an overabundance of clothing from which to choose. This may mean that I do not wear the same thing twice for months … more
Technically, Wyverns are cool two legged dragons from European mythology, but that’s not what I am here to write about. Instead, I want to discuss Wyvern the collectible card game, which … more
There’s a case to be made that Providence hip hop artist ToadStool has gotten to a level to where he’s one of the most prolific artists in all of Rhode Island. This case can even be made … more
Again today, the news flashed a picture of a gentleman who was mentally ill and homeless who was maltreated by the police in Florida. Body cam footage showed the officers throwing him to the ground … more
As Frank Martin Rittman grew weaker, police officers repeatedly approached his bed at Rhode Island Hospital in an attempt to gain further information regarding who had shot him. But Rittman had given … more
If you’re familiar with Rhode Island, you’re probably familiar with the Wickford Art Festival. But are you familiar with the festival’s unofficial founder, John E. Huszer? As you … more
The other night my father was scanning some old slides and sent me a picture of me on April 19, 1975, at the 200th anniversary of the battle at Lexington and Concord. I was nine years old at the time … more
Margaret Ann Armstrong, the daughter of Elmer and Margaret (Powell) Armstrong, grew up in Cranston and graduated from Cranston High School. Her father was the manager for Almac’s Supermarkets … more
I am usually out the door heading to work first thing in the morning. Needing sustenance, grabbing a banana, or downing a yogurt has been sufficient, but this year I decided to spruce it up. For … more
Since its reopening last year, the Park Theatre on 848 Park Avenue in Cranston has become the prime venue for stand-up comedy in Rhode Island. It’s even the current home of the state’s … more
With the rising popularity of internet shopping and online auctions, society has become increasingly confident with technology and the virtual marketplace. Digital platforms have gotten better with … more
The evolution of Boston psych-blues act The Gravel Project has been a unique one. Since starting out during the mid-2010s with Andrew Gravel leading the charge on guitar & vocals, there’s … more
Spiritualistic showman ties to dupe Warwick audience Aram Washington Colvin operated a dentist’s office in Warwick. On Jan. 11, 1882, however, the number of people crammed into the office … more
It started as a little tickle in the back of my esophagus the other day at work. I found myself clearing my throat and drinking lots of water, prompting co-workers to ask if I was okay. Sure! I was … more
I’ve mentioned canteens before, but one of the valued collectables of the American Revolution is the cartridge box, used to keep paper cartridges out of the weather and protected. There are all … more
I have been driving for over 50 years, spending those first ten years or so driving a standard stick shift, (in my cute-as-a-bug MG convertible.) It wasn’t a difficult car to drive, having to … more
Despite the weak water supply, the hose burst and firemen could do little else but watch the old Sunnyside Inn be consumed by flames. The initial small blaze had started in the kitchen of the … more
Jen Kearney brings groovy sound to Askew Boston musician Jen Kearney puts a lot of heart & feeling into her music. This emotional injection helps create a cool blend of funky, soulful, jazzy … more
Written by Alvin Toffler, the book Future Shock came out in the 1970s as a warning about the cultural change that was about to take place. Many of the book’s incredible predictions have come … more
Dr. Arthur Percy Noyes, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Hospital for psychiatric care, made a public announcement on June 20, 1934. A very rare disease had just been diagnosed at the … more
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