• arts and culture

    byob: build your own booze

    a handy guide to cocktail craftsmanship

    March 22, 2019
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    My darling friends, there are so many more ways to get plastered than by drinking vodka straight out of plastic bottles. I, as an alcohol expert having served as professional bartender making four dollars an hour at a bowling alley, am here to tell you to class up your game. Believe me, I get it: […]

    red dead remembrance

    songs and memories of a wannabe cowboy

    March 15, 2019
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      1 – “Far Away” by Jose Gonzalez Exposed breasts—his sworn enemy. The countless executions, f-bombs, and depictions of drug use are fine in my father’s eyes. No, it’s the threat of exposed breasts—virtual ones, for chrissakes—that makes him recoil from the pre-owned copy of Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption I clutch to my chest. […]

    burrito bonanza

    tailor shop luncheonette is serving up smiles

    March 15, 2019
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    Looking for a breakfast burrito in Providence? Or simply a cool new place to eat good food? Word has it that the Tailor Shop Luncheonette, open during the week for lunch and earlier on weekends for “brunchy stuff” (their term), doles out some of the most creative breakfast burritos in Providence. I headed there with […]

    is girl rock an exclusive club?

    girlpool, cleo tuck, and the future of gender-defined spaces

    March 8, 2019
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    For years, the female-fronted rock scene has been connecting loyal audiences with female personalities. In a genre dominated by men who have laid claim to the “Rock God” persona, female-led rock movements like Riot Grrrl have cut against the grain. But despite efforts to subvert industry toxicity, an unwelcome deposit of transphobia within the subgenre […]

    campo girls vs. gilmore girls

    the realities of single parenting

    March 8, 2019
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    I am the only person I know who drunk-calls their mom instead of their ex. In a slurred half-cry, I’ll tell her I miss her and then ask what she thought of last week’s episode of The Bachelor. In the way that a normal person might have a best friend, someone to FaceTime every night […]