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A Call to Providence’s Bibliophiles

Photography by Miranda McDermott   I have a love-hate relationship with bookstores, especially independent bookstores. I love them, but they hate my wallet. However, with Amazon sinking it’s brick-and-mortar teeth into Dedham, Massachusetts, I knew it was my bibliophilic duty to spread the word about some of Providence’s best independent...

Day 3: Reflecting on Nicaragua’s Past

After wandering the sun-kissed streets of Leon by morning, I made my way to the Museum of the Revolution, which celebrates the Sandinista uprising that toppled the Somoza family dictatorship in 1979. The building’s broken windows, chipped paint, and crumbling walls quickly transported me to a time when the smoothie shop...

Uyuni, Bolivia: Photo Guide

The Bolivia-Chile border spans the Atacama, the world’s driest desert. This huge expanse receives an average rainfall of about half an inch per year and is composed of salares (salt lakes), red rocky terrain, volcanic lava geysers, and endless miles of sand. It took me three days to cross from...

Cliffhangers Will Not Be Considered

On Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15, Brown Storytellers will be hosting its Fall Semester Story Slam, a showcase featuring nine performers telling 100% true stories from their lives. The stories range from raucously funny to heartbreakingly tender, and the storytellers are rehearsing in full force in preparation. As...

The Changing Eateries of a Changing Cuba

BY ANISA KHANMOHAMED The recent restaurant boom in the Cuban capital city Havana, particularly as it pertains to the emergence of cafeterías and paladares, provides visitors from around the world an honest way to connect with contemporary Cuban culture. These dining spaces, cafeterías catering mainly to typical Cubans using state-prescribed...