Providence, RI – Read Scott MacKay's essay on the mayoral race in the latest edition of Providence Monthly.
Providence's West Side is a microcosm of the city. It has a little bit of everything: young professionals live here along with a number of poorer residents; there are hip restaurants, and low-income housing.
Providence, RI – Wake-up calls in life come from many sources, and usually not from hotel operators. For all of us, life is full of unpredictable and unexpected, often unbidden, events that teach us enduring lessons. That was certainly the case for Jack Galvin.
Galvin, a retired teacher and tennis pro, is a writer living in Middletown. He and Vinny Integlia, the subject of Galvin's essay, have been collaborating on a written account of Integlia's first ten years as a quadriplegic.
Providence, RI – The Rhode Island Tea Party held another rally on the State House steps recently. Among those addressing the crowd was Governor Don Carcieri and three local talk radio hosts. The basic message was a call for less government intrusion in the lives of ordinary Americans. WRNI political analyst Scott Mackay says we know what the Tea Party movement doesn't like, even if it's difficult to figure out what it actually supports.
Providence, RI – Advocates for low-income families in Rhode Island say a new wave of homeless could soon be forced into the state's homeless shelters, many of which are already full. That's because close to 1,000 families and individuals --- 12 percent of the total -- will lose their welfare benefits in June. WRNI's Flo Jonic reports.
Providence, RI – I know. You're saying, "Hey, Mr. big shot critic: What about 'Rent?'" Well, yes. But that show is based on an opera, for goodness sake.
Now, courtesy of Providence's resurgent Perishable Theatre, along comes a slug- fest of a rocking show, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." It is a startlingly loud and hard work, filled with raw emotion, great needs flamboyantly displayed, and rock, rock, rock.