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Twenty Minutes

  For as long as I can remember, I have always had a complicated relationship with vehicles in motion. Though restless for new sights, feels, and spirits, the in-between state of journeying and moving is a constant battle against myself. I take infinite comfort in the kind of wandering that...

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...

Getting Personable

The soft yellow light from a lone streetlight reflected off falling rain as I crept around a building that looked like a stone church at 9 PM, searching for any sign of life. I was in a village called Pontorson in Northern France and was trying to find the Auberge...

Performing Gender: Providence’s Drag Scene

Most areas that interest me I tend to approach from an aggressively intellectual perspective that borders (or is firmly on the wrong side of) pretension. Drag shows are no exception, which is why it was particularly interesting to compare my thoughts about drag in general to those I had when...

Red Rosa: A Revolutionary Biography

“It is in the tiny struggles of individual people that the great movements of history are most truly revealed.” -Rosa Luxemburg Born in Poland in 1871, Rosa Luxemburg faced, in the words of Vivian Gornick, a “triple historical whammy”: she was a woman, she was Jewish, and she had a...

Homecoming

A December Saturday morning. She’s already running late, but she sits up and pauses for a moment, looking at the sleeping figure across the room. Two hundred and some days of this familiar sight, the same floral duvet cover, come rain, shine, wind or snow. She remembers their early interactions:...

The Best Worst Beach in Rhode Island

Despite its small size, Rhode Island boasts a prodigious list of nicknames. There is the Plantation State (from its official name, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations), the Smallest State (no explanation needed), and, affectionately, Little Rhody. Still, there is one title that rises above the rest, the only one to...

Tiny Homes: The Ultimate Downsize

Once upon a time, everyone wanted a big house. My mom, who grew up in the seventies and early eighties, says property was a status symbol for her generation, a way to show off wealth. Today, though, priorities are changing. While many still want large houses, recent generations face new...

The Rise of Food Trucks

If you take a walk through the Brown campus down Waterman St. around midday, you’ll most likely see small clumps of people gathered around various food trucks parked on the side of the road. Walking by the Lotus Pepper truck, you’ll get whiffs of delicious Vietnamese cuisine. Students and adults...