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JR Pagliarini and his longtime friend, Ana Morgan, were commiserating over the state of things. I like to imagine this happened over a cup of coffee, but I’m told it did not.Their 20-year … more
By ROB DUGUAY The average length of a song is between three and five minutes. Sometimes music can extend longer than that, and those pieces are often formulated in the classical, progressive or jazz styles. With the 17-minute epic, "e;The Pews Are Ajar,"e; more
By LAURA WEICK Providence Restaurant Week will look a bit different this year: by teaming up with an up-and-coming Warwick delivery business, this year's event will help Rhode Islanders "e;Stay Local, Eat Well."e; WhatsGood is a Warwick-based company that more
David Chartier is a hunter. His preferred target is birds, although he’s shot deer, squirrels, fish, foxes and even crabs. His choice of weapons is a Canon digital camera armed with a fixed … more
As a kid I secretly identified with Linus Van Pelt, Charlie Brown’s best friend, who carried his blue security blanket everywhere he went. My own blanket was not blue, but yellow, the smooth … more
  At times, optimism has been hard to come by during the coronavirus pandemic.As Rhode Island continues to recover, though, Tri-County Community Action Agency Director Patricia Sweet and … more
As Father Brian Shanley reflects on his 15-year tenure as president of Providence College, he remembers what his parents told him when he was applying to colleges himself.As a senior at Toll Gate … more
Michael “Mickey” Lamantia, lifelong Cranston resident, is a correctional officer at the ACI by day and sings outlaw country by night. He has worked with some of the industry’s … more
In 1905, Domenico Palmieri opened a bakery on Ledge Street in the North End of Providence.Now, 115 years later and located at 624 Killingly St. in Johnston, D. Palmieri’s Bakery remains a … more
Summer baseball has always been a part of Will Geoghegan’s life, going back to his childhood when his family used to watch Cape Cod League games while vacationing in Massachusetts.They attended … more
Alyssa Limperis, a standup comic, writer and actress with strong Rhode Island ties, is a minimalist of sorts. Limperis, who will turn 30 in June, has been effortlessly bringing colorful characters … more
Shepard Fairey may not be a household name to most Rhode Islanders, but most of the state’s residents are likely familiar with at least one of his works. A Rhode Island School of Design … more
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