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Swords, cycles, skates — and Scrotie

Fun 'n' games
Sporting venues don't have to be limited to large corporate-sponsored stands full of foam fingers. Some of the more unique — and irreverent — sports teams can be found right in Lil' Rhody's backyard.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  August 31, 2010

At the Cable Car: The wind-lashed and sea-worn

Surf’s Up
On a recent Sunday, the usual grad school crowd at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence gave way to something different — the wind-lashed faces and sea-worn hands of Rhode Island’s oft-ignored surfing community.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  May 12, 2010


A music producer eyes a revival

The Gator
It was 2006 and music producer Jo Jo Gator, a couple of decades removed from the glory days, needed to get back on the radar screen.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  April 14, 2010


After Fort Thunder, the zine lives

Last week, friends of the zine Taffy Hips gathered at Ada Books on Westminster Street to celebrate the sixth issue: robot comics, prints of giant tsunami waves, and an interview with Chicago-based cartoonist Anya Davidson.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  February 03, 2010


Of Doctor Tremendanus and the giant furry jellyfish

 Monsters, Inc.
It was New Year’s Eve and in the belly of the Roxy nightclub, away from the teeming Bright Night crowds, there were monsters on the loose: creatures with protruding noses, googly eyes, and spindly legs.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  January 06, 2010


A casket gets some airtime

Bert Harlow, woodworker and founder of the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Massachusetts, made his own casket a few years ago. But he figured the pine box should get some use before he was nailed into it.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  December 30, 2009

RISD tunes up its moonbuggy

Space Travel
At the Rhode Island School of Design’s NASA-sponsored industrial design studio, the evidence of late-night activity is aplenty: granola bar wrappers, an empty Orangina bottle, and a crumpled potato-chip bag.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  December 23, 2009


‘A good experience if you’re a sociopath’

The “Golden Mic” crew isn’t bitter.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  December 09, 2009


Phattening Providence lyrics

Beats and Rhymes
The flyers appeared on coffee shop message boards and street corners. "We Phatten Rhymes," they read, and "Brown/RISD Rappers: Get Your Lyrics Doped."
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  November 11, 2009


Pints And Blood On A Saturday Night

The undead
The Reverend Al Zombie, organizer of the Providence Zombie Pub Crawl, climbed on the bar at Fatty McGee’s as the event kicked off Saturday night to offer a disclaimer.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  October 07, 2010

Scooting the city

Move aside four-wheelers. On Wednesday nights, it's scooter time.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  October 14, 2009


Ready, set, howl!

Lunar Laps
From the people who brought you the Woolly Fair, the city's furriest art festival, a bit of hairy exercise this past weekend.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  October 07, 2009


Steel, blowtorches, and a little trash talk

Metal Works
At the Steel Yard, arts center and business incubator for the metal-minded, a molten hot contest this past weekend. It was the second annual Iron Chef Competition -- a game pitting artist against artist, blowtorches in hand, in a breakneck race to produce the snazziest sculpture.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  September 23, 2009


Hacking into pie

John Duksta's latest bit of high-tech wizardry — a machine that would aid in the creation of circuit boards — fell a bit short.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  September 09, 2009


Dance Fever

Where to shake it like you mean it
Those with a hankering for slick riffs and dirty break beats look no further.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  September 03, 2009

Providence filmmakers go cruisin'

The Islands
Any artistic triumph involves a little luck. Providence native Ben Chace was in Brooklyn's Prospect Park two years ago when he watched a raffle ticket turn into a pair of tickets for a Jamaican cruise.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  September 02, 2009

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Firehouse No. 13 shakes up summer slump

The Everything Parties
To wake the city from its summer slumber, Firehouse No. 13 has been programming, well, everything.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  September 03, 2009

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On the water and off the grid

Anchors away
Olneyville neighbors Zach Weindel and Daniel Gladstone are determined to live off the grid — way off the grid.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  August 19, 2009

Candy for your sins

Confessions Dept.
Confessionals aren't just for holy rollers anymore. They are for everyman, according to Melissa Joy, creator of the Truth Booth — a wandering tent designed to collect secrets.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  August 12, 2009

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The Wat Misaka story

Making a rebound
He only played three games and scored seven points in the 1947-48 season, but Wataru Misaka's story is netted, slammed, and sealed in NBA history. The 5'7" Japanese-American was the New York Knicks' first-round draft pick and the first non-white basketball player in the NBA.
By: ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  August 05, 2009
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