Arts & Culture
By Andrew Stewart on February 7, 2016
Rhode Island’s Future is dedicated to providing both quality news and analysis while also giving showcase to amazing arts and entertainment programming. As part of this, we will host a new Sunday Night Movie column that goes out of the way to find the quirky, kooky, and weird material we know our readers will enjoy. […]
By Andrew Stewart on January 31, 2016
Tony Kaye, director of AMERICAN HISTORY X, spent over a decade filming an examination of every aspect of the American abortion debate and created a chilling, heartbreaking journey through not just a controversial medical procedure but feminism and misogyny in America itself.
By Peet Nourjian on January 26, 2016
POETICALLY CORRECT Hurry up imagination Breaking news on every station Need to cover each disaster Wish the words were coming faster Something for the Paris sorrow Said they wanted it tomorrow San Bernardino needs a verse To help dispel their ISIS curse The global warming wears me out Deadly floods and quakes and drought Are […]
By Andrew Stewart on January 24, 2016
Rhode Island’s Future is dedicated to providing both quality news and analysis while also giving showcase to amazing arts and entertainment programming. As part of this, we will begin a new Sunday Night Movie column that goes out of the way to find the quirky, kooky, and weird material we know our readers will enjoy. […]
By Andrew Stewart on January 24, 2016
Back in 1979, Bernie Sanders, well before he was elected as Mayor of Burlington that launched his political career, produced with the Smithsonian Folkways label an audio documentary about Prisoner Number 9563 himself, Eugene V. Debs. Some folks have kindly uploaded the material to YouTube and so we are proud to feature it here, along […]
By Andrew Stewart on January 24, 2016
The big hoopla this weekend is that HBO is airing the so-called GODFATHER EPIC, a 7-hour version of the first two Coppola classics that is loaded with extra scenes (thankfully they have decided to avoid the final picture, most remembered for Sofia Coppola impersonating a bowl of spaghetti while getting into some freaky incest with […]
By Steve Ahlquist on January 21, 2016
“Of our textbook’s 1,192 pages, fewer than 100 pages are dedicated to people of color. That’s less than 10% of our history curriculum, in a district where 91% of the students are people of color. That is unacceptable.”
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By Andrew Stewart on January 17, 2016
Rhode Island’s Future is dedicated to providing both quality news and analysis while also giving showcase to amazing arts and entertainment programming. As our inaugural effort we present STAR WARS I-III: A PHANTOM EDIT!
By Andrew Stewart on January 12, 2016
I would prefer to go to the heart of the matter, what always defined Bowie: sex.
By Philip Randall on January 12, 2016
When browsing the library or bookstore, you will come across a section labeled “African-American”. Why are books by African-Americans put in their own section?
By Andrew Stewart on January 11, 2016
One element of the war remembered fondly by both members of the International Brigades and their comrades is the music. During this period, artists like Paul Robeson, Pete Seeger, Ernst Busch, and others recorded and performed songs in solidarity with the Second Republic.
By Andrew Stewart on January 10, 2016
Earlier this year, Frank V. Toti, Jr. previewed his play TRANS*, based on the oral histories taken from trans* people by Steven Pennell at the Paff Auditorium at the URI Downtown Campus. That performance, featuring Pennell, Cynthia Glinick and Cody Suzuki was a fantastic showcase of some of what this community faces on a regular basis. […]
By ACLU of RI on January 6, 2016
The City of Providence can no longer stop musician Manuel Pombo from performing or soliciting donations on city streets as part of a settlement reached today in a First Amendment lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island.
Posted in Activism, Arts & Culture, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Featured, Homelessness, News, People, Poverty, Providence, Rhode Island | Tagged ACLU of RI, American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, first amendment, John W. Dineen, Manuel Pombo, Shannah Kurland | Leave a response
By Andrew Stewart on January 4, 2016
While the rest of the planet has been going absolutely berserk over a galaxy far, far away, back on earth the new Will Smith film CONCUSSION (dir. Peter Landesman, 2015) has arrived with little fanfare and turned out to be as good an anti-capitalist/borderline-socialist film that Americans will find this side of the Cuban embargo. […]
By Anthony Maselli on December 30, 2015
A few months ago, Governor Gina Raimondo hosted a meeting for members of the “LGBTQ community” at which no People of Color were present, because no People of Color were invited.
Posted in Activism, Arts & Culture, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Featured, LGBT, Opinion, Race & Racism, Rhode Island | Tagged Aaron Talley, Gina Raimondo, Jenn Steinfeld, lgbtq, POC, Rhode Island Pride, Rodney Davis, Ruth Frankenberg | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on December 30, 2015
Invisible tells the individual stories of male hustlers in Providence, RI and the efforts of former sex worker Richard Holcomb to get services for this neglected population of men.
Posted in Arts & Culture, Economy, Featured, Health Care, People, Poverty, Providence, Rhode Island, Sex workers, Video | Tagged Dio Traverso, Invisible, Project Weber, Richard Holcomb, sex work | 1 Response
By Andrew Stewart on December 22, 2015
The last few years have seen a great deal of racial animus and language, premised on criticism of the Obama presidency, that has been directed at all African people in America. I have found that a lot of this can be traced back to a type of angst that is informed by a better understanding […]
By Andrew Stewart on December 18, 2015
J.J. Abrams has come into his own as a film maker here, creating a film much better than both SUPER 8 and STAR TREK. It is pretty clear he sat down for a few months, broke down the STAR WARS movies into little bits, saved the juicy kernels, and threw out the chaff. He has […]
By Andrew Stewart on December 9, 2015
On almost a daily basis now, our airwaves are absolutely inundated with nonsensical Orientalist prejudice. It is worthwhile note that, while the vitriol is aimed at Muslims and the Islamic faith, we sadly see the prejudice also impact non-Muslims. For example, in September 2001, within mere days of the attacks in New York and Washington, […]
Posted in Arts & Culture, Civil Rights / Liberties, Featured, Race & Racism, Religion | Tagged Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Farid Ansari, islam, ISLAM IN RHODE ISLAND, muslim, Richard Lobban, Steve Ahlquist | Leave a response
By Andrew Stewart on December 8, 2015
Saturday, December 5, 2015 was the opening reception for the Gallery EOSS Holiday Show. Featuring work by 24 local artists, the event took place in Olneyville at 91 Hartford Ave, Suite 105. The artistic offerings included pottery, photography, painting, and screen prints, among other mediums. The show will run until January 16 with hours on […]
Posted in Arts & Culture, Featured | Tagged Anoy Davis, Audrey Monahan, Barbara Heidi Burns, Cindy Nemet, Ellen Wallstrom, Gallery EOSS, Ian Mohon, Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon, John Hunter Housley, Lorie Arthur, M'Liz Keefe, Margaret Pettee Olsen, Pat Wood, Paul Goodkin, Philip Palombo, Richard Saunders, Susan Bennett, Todd Stevens, Tom Monahan, Trine Giaever, UnJin Moon, Virginia Delgado, Wade Zahares, William Kirby, Yasmin Kuhn | Leave a response