: America’s first publicly out transgender high school coach is opening minds in the conservative rural town of Glocester, R.I.
posted by yeoz
on Nov 12, 2013 -
"“It just felt really good, when this all started, to have the sexy sports celebrity from Boston who seemed to like Rhode Island and showed up in Rhode Island, and who built this exotic new business, even though no one knew what it was,” says the historian Ted Widmer, who grew up in Providence and works at Brown. “It seemed like the digital economy, or biotech, or whatever. But then it turned out that it wasn’t the new digital economy. It was some 13-year-old’s medieval fantasy.” "Curt Schilling, Rhode Island, and the Fall of 38 Studios.
posted by Pope Guilty
on Apr 21, 2013 -
If you've browsed some
of the many year-end Best Album Lists
, you might have seen AraabMUZIK's Electronic Dream rank highly
. If his name means nothing to you, check an interview with the then 19 year old Hispanic kid from Rhode Island
, who had recently graduated high school and connected with Dipset
, or the 20 year old drummer-turned-producer whose performance was copied by Kanye
(and other information on his life and times). Or maybe you follow producers, and knew he made the beat for Cam'ron's track I Used To Get It In Ohio
, or cuts on the Dipset Trance Party
mixes (DatPiff has volume 1
, and 3
). If you want to know more, you can check a mini AraabMUZIK documentary
(6:38 on YouTube), or just watch
. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Dec 26, 2011 -
“This is hard work and these are tough decisions, but students only have one chance for an education,” Education Secretary Duncan
said, “and when schools continue to struggle we have a collective obligation to take action.” In response to a new federal mandate to fix under-performing schools, every teacher will be fired
at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island.
posted by lunit
on Feb 24, 2010 -
Weird Tales: The Strange Life of HP Lovecraft
is a 45-minute BBC radio documentary: "Geoff Ward examines the strange life and terrifying world of the man hailed as America's greatest horror writer since Poe. During his life, Lovecraft's work was confined to lurid pulp magazines and he died in penury in 1937. Today, however, his writings are considered modern classics and published in prestigious editions. How did such a weird, wild and ungodly writer get canonised? Among the writers considering his legacy are Neil Gaiman, ST Joshi, Kelly Link, Peter Straub and China Mieville." ST Joshi, a biographer of Lovecraft, has an essay
up on The Scriptorium. Wikisource has an extensive collection of his writings
, including not only his most famous novels and short stories, but also essays, letters, poetry and legal documents. He is buried in the city of his birth, Providence, Rhode Island, where he does eternal lie
, even though someone made an unsuccessful attempt to exhume him in 1997.
posted by Kattullus
on Jun 11, 2007 -
Art In Ruins
chronicles the economic and cultural transformation of Providence, Rhode Island through the eyes of artists, architects, and urban planners.
posted by PrinceValium
on Feb 7, 2004 -
6000 breathtaking aerial photos
of American towns and other sites, with particularly good coverage of towns in New England (MA
). All of this by one photographer, Joseph Melanson, whose mission in life is "to show you facets of your environment that you never realized no matter how long you lived there."
posted by dougb
on Aug 6, 2003 -
The lawyers for the victims of the Rhode Island nightclub disaster are planning to sue
a radio station
that broadcast commercials for the concert. Wistow said that while he still needs to nail down the precise nature of Clear Channel's responsibility, he's all but certain to name the company [in the suit].
posted by Pretty_Generic
on Mar 10, 2003 -
Buddy, we hardly knew ye.
Vincent A. Cianci, Jr., mayor of Providence, R.I., heads off to jail on conspiracy charges, thus ending one of the most colorful relationships between a mayor and his city
since Daley's Chicago. Whether revered for his astounding reconstruction
of an embattled downtown, chastised for a career of shady dealings with shady people
(and one unfortunate incident involving a fireplace, a lit cigarette, and his wife's lover), or turned into a cult figure
by artsy college students, one thing is certain: Providence is a more interesting place because Buddy was a part of it.
posted by PrinceValium
on Sep 6, 2002 -
Poetry Slam 2000
will be in of all places Providence Rhode Island this August 8th-12th. I have liked this idea and yet could never wholly embrace it. The intensity is strong but the angst seems repetitive.
posted by ZachsMind
on Jun 20, 2000 -