Arts & Culture
By Steve Ahlquist on May 18, 2016
“Free yourself completely and continue to fight for the freedom of the entire world,” said keynote speaker Jean-Claude Sanon, “Wherever there is injustice it is my obligation, as well as yours, to fight it.”
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By Gloria Crist on May 18, 2016
Tiverton High School recently made high school theater history by being the first group to perform HAIR: The American Tribal Lock Rock Musical. We had over 700 people attend with rave reviews. This sent the former NBC10 “wingman” Justin Katz into a Twitter tizzy. Without seeing the show, he began to condemn it, me and […]
By Andrew Stewart on May 17, 2016
Roz and the Rice Cakes is one of the major up-and-coming bands in the Rhode Island music scene of the past decade. Their plaudits include voted BEST LOCAL BAND by the Providence Phoenix Best of 2010 Reader’s Poll, they were winners of the 2012 WBRU Rock Hunt, winners of Best Female Vocalist by Motif Magazine […]
By Steve Ahlquist on May 16, 2016
Organizers will be bringing together the Haitian community and allies into a community event serendipitously on the day of Haitian Independence. We want to recognize the courageous efforts of revolutionaries Toussaint L’Ouverture and Jean Jacques Dessaline in creating the country of Haiti as the first and only free nation in history to be liberated by slaves.
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By Bob Plain on April 4, 2016
Lately I’ve been listening to ‘Hamilton,’ the hip-hop soundtrack to the breakout Broadway musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton, a rags-to-riches hero who led a revolution and helped form – for better or worse – a more perfect union. Then I listened to Providence native Jared Paul’s new album ‘Get My Ghost’ and realized his […]
By Andrew Stewart on April 4, 2016
From February to July 2016 the Providence Public Library is hosting an ongoing series of exhibits and events that toys with the notion of temporality and time. Called Portals, it engages in speculation while examining the past. On April 4 they will open their digital audio exhibit Providence 2050-Visualizing Tomorrow with a reception at 5:30 […]
By Andrew Stewart on March 30, 2016
Motif Magazine‘s newest issue features its annual music awards ballot and local activists were not impressed by its resemblance to tapioca pudding. Here’s what one voice had to say: The Motif nominations list is emblematic of something that is at play in the Providence scene, a type of gentrification in the musical world that closely mirrors the […]
By Andrew Stewart on March 27, 2016
Created by our friends at Infowar Productions, a European Left outlet with no connection to that raving madman Alex Jones, this picture was created as an anti-austerity piece that repudiates the policies of the European Bank. However, with slight modification it can easily apply to the behavior of our own banking system, particularly since the […]
By Andrew Stewart on March 26, 2016
The Matthewson Street Theater will be holding presentations of Antigone directed by Kira Hawkridge, Out Loud Theatre’s Artistic Director and URI alumnus, on March 25 and 26. In a time when we find ourselves in a world akin to that of Sophocles’ nightmares, it is worth seeking this story out. The director says the following: […]
By Andrew Stewart on March 25, 2016
The reactions are coming in and word has it that Trinity Repertory’s adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird is a hit. With a few weeks left to see the show, it is worthwhile here to consider its meaning. Obviously it begins with a book, the classic novel by the recently-deceased Harper Lee. As made clear […]
By Andrew Stewart on March 24, 2016
When I was a boy I had a next door neighbor who had shelves in his office lined with stamp albums. He gave me and my brother a starter album and a few stamps each and we were on our merry way. From time to time I find a stamp in the mail that I […]
By Andrew Stewart on March 21, 2016
There is a profound irony, no doubt influenced by President Barack Obama’s neoliberal pedigree, that comes with watching the nation’s first black president touch down in a country whose revolution was successful in part because its leaders abolished American-imposed Jim Crow racism laws overnight as part of their ascent to power. I am personally one […]
By Chenae Bullock on March 16, 2016
Providence, Rhode Island is one of 42 cities that will participate in a global fundraising initiative bringing together the Hip-Hop community in solidarity and support for the people of Flint and in partnership with the non-profit Price of Peace Missionary Baptist Church.
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By Andrew Stewart on March 16, 2016
The Providence Industrial Workers of the World will be holding a screening of the award-winning Irish war film The Wind That Shakes the Barley on St. Patrick’s Day at their new space at 375 Smith Street in Providence.
By Peet Nourjian on March 16, 2016
Seems like the perfect name to call
Those goons who crowd around his stage
Like cavemen from the Iron Age
By Andrew Stewart on March 14, 2016
Michael Moore is one of the most frustrating documentary film makers in human history and Where to Invade Next is no exception to that rule.
By Andrew Stewart on March 13, 2016
Little Falls Bakery and Cafe, located on Broad Street in Pawtuxet Village, exhibits artworks by local creators every month. This month features the work of Susanna Segaloff, whose medium is based around use of paint and pastels on a variety of surfaces.
By Andrew Stewart on February 28, 2016
AMERICAN RADICAL is an engaging, at times infuriating story of the son of two Holocaust survivors who gave his career and life to the cause of Palestinians and said loudly “not in my name”. Well worth your time.
By Andrew Stewart on February 21, 2016
MANUFACTURING CONSENT is a fantastic primer on the great anarchist and activist Noam Chomsky. This film is truly one of my all-time favorites and is highly recommended.