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Sex ed 101

Advice for students (of all ages): make it fun
If you're in the market for a steaming slice of sex advice, local sexologist Megan Andelloux is the woman you want to know.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  January 24, 2012


A box, a picture, and a life revealed

Several years ago, photographer Scott Indermaur came up with a novel way to connect with his subjects: give them each a wooden box — six inches square and four inches deep — and ask them to fill it with objects that represent their beliefs.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  November 09, 2011


Sex and jealousy, Rhode Island-style

The Big Screen
Francesca Gregorini, co-director of the film Tanner Hall , which was shot in Rhode Island and opens here this week, drove a vintage Porsche while she was a student at Brown University . . . or so I had read. I asked her whether this was true.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  September 14, 2011


Here’s the pitch: clothing is broken

If you're one of the investors who received an invitation to Betaspring's Demo Day September 8, you might see Jamal Motlagh threatening to turn the clothing industry on its head with a blast of light.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  September 07, 2011


StyleWeek Providence gets ready to strut

The pink dress with white daisies was a thrift-shop muumuu before Nicole Lebreux refurbished it. Now it's headed for the runway.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 24, 2011


Fertile Underground sprouts on the West Side

The food revolution is coming to a grocery store near you.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  July 06, 2011


The Wooly Fair gets cosmic

The word "absurd" recurs frequently when you ask the creators of this year's Wooly Fair to describe the annual arts carnival.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  June 22, 2011


At AS220, how to spell T-E-N-S-I-O-N

Words, Words, Words
It's a typical night at the AS220 performance space, but with white-sticker name tags and an undercurrent of desperation.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  June 08, 2011


StoryCorps lands in Rhode Island

Audio Dept.
Listen: Muriel Mackie patrolled Pawtucket in a white helmet and whistle during World War II.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  June 01, 2011


The Bard goes green

Shakespeare's Enchanted World
Hark ye, eco-warriors, bearers of the canvas tote! Today's greenies could learn a thing or two from a country-bred Englishman who lived before automobiles and oil spills — William Shakespeare.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  May 25, 2011

'Caves of comfort' help city dwellers beat the cold

Gimme Shelter
Local musician and writer Susan Sakash, 30, had only one qualm about living in an old Providence warehouse. Though she didn't mind the 12-foot ceilings and open space in the summertime, Sakash says, "I was kind of freaked out about the winter."
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  January 28, 2009

Brown's liberal rep questioned in handling of SDS protest

As eight Brown University members of Students for a Democratic Society await possible university sanctions, their case has led many students, parents, and faculty to question whether Brown is living up to its reputation as a haven for progressive thought and action.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  December 17, 2008

Mister Sister picks up where Miko left off

Sex In The City
When Miko Exoticwear on Wickenden Street closed its doors for good this summer, Providence lost a local landmark.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  November 19, 2008

Volunteers power Habitat for Humanity

Good deeds
On Wednesday mornings, retirees George Issa and Gene Jolie, each 61, can be found at the ReStore on Route 2 in Charleston, one of dozens Habitat for Humanity ReStores.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  September 25, 2008


Ordinance aims to easy the bite of displacement

When Granoff Associates announced plans in May to renovate the Arcade in downtown Providence, tenants in the building got a scant 30 days’ notice.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 27, 2008


Traffic Jammed

This small state should have better transit. So why doesn’t it?
It’s not just the relatively small number of RIPTA users who suffer from the inadequacy of Rhode Island’s transit system.  
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 20, 2008


Scituate doctor touts a cheaper approach for health-care

Got insurance?
Local illustrator Emily Lisker gave Dr. Fine six of her drawings, and in exchange, he gave her and her husband six years of free primary care.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 06, 2008


From janitor to detainee: one woman’s story

As part of her job cleaning the Superior Court in Providence, Angela de la Vega often imagined how hard it must be to be a judge.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  July 23, 2008

Another perspective

The view from Mexico on Immigration
Carmen Romero says the idea of immigrating to the United States is “a Mexican obsession,” though the reality of immigration for many is different from the dream.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  April 02, 2008


Behind the immigration debate

Stella Carrera helps newcomers navigate a rigid bureaucracy
Over the desk in Stella Carrera’s cubicle are a few ceramic angels, a colorful bundle of rosary beads, and a cartoon of a fat, lazy American watching a televised protest for immigrants’ rights.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  April 02, 2008
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