Daniella Balarezo

Wickenden Coffee Shops

Browntown Beans & Brews

roasting the wickenden coffee shops

Sprightly Brown campus tour guides love to spew one particular fact when trying to convince prospective students that Providence, Rhode Island, is the place to be: Providence, they contend, has the most coffee and donut shops (per capita) of any city in the country. While this “fact” may be more Rhode Island folklore than peer-reviewed…

Aurora

Creative Capital

remembering the aurora club

It’s nighttime in downtown Providence and the fairy lights that adorn Westminster Street cast a warm glow on the faces of a small crowd of young people loitering outside a lively, though not crowded, venue. The space, former home to The Roots Cafe and the Providence Black Repertory, is none other than Aurora, “a mixed-use…

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Radio Somewhere

Commemorating WBRU

“This place is a shithole!” yells Annie Clark, the face behind the indie/art rock icon that is St. Vincent. Clark is giving a concert in downtown Providence at the famed Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, a spacious yet intimate venue on Washington Street. Clark, donning a dress of sequined silver and black flames, is perched up on…

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An “American Teen” Living the Dream

A soundtrack of fun, angsty, youthful soundscapes

A few birds are chirping. An alarm is going off in the distance. A sweet, slow electronic melody and an upbeat synth reminiscent of all the greatest ’80s songs you’ve ever heard carries in a smooth-yet-raspy, soulful voice. Living the good life full of goodbyes, Khalid Robinson, whose stage name is simply “Khalid,” sings, My…

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A Fortunate Series

of unfortunate events

Look away, look away, this show will wreck your evening, your whole life and your day, every single episode is nothing but dismay, so look away, look away, look away. These are the lyrics to the opening scene and theme song of the new Netflix series, A Series of Unfortunate Events. Based on the book…