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Charlie Brown Comes Home

how the clemency initiative saved one man from life imprisonment

Nobody stays long at the Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center in Providence, Rhode Island, and nobody wants to. Serving as the first stop for over 1,200 incarcerated people on their way into the criminal justice system each month, conditions are poor—the stale confines reek of musty clothes and pepper lingering from the mace spray…

Imposter Syndrome Kira Widjaja 1

Impostor everywhere

A fraud among the green

The news that I had been accepted into Brown hit me hard, and I was still processing it well into the summer before my first year of college. After getting in, I never went a day without being congratulated or mentioned as the “Girl Who Got Into an Ivy League.” It was a big deal…

A Wooden Canvas Harim Choi 2

A Wooden Canvas

Fighting wars on chess boards

The diagram above shows the final position of a chess game between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky, two of the strongest European players in the 1800s. Dubbed “The Immortal Game” in chess history, it is known as one of the most stunning ever played. At first glance, it seems that Anderssen’s army (the white side)…

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The Night Patrolman Part Two

the making of Officer Gutierrez

Gutierrez honed his interpersonal skills working at the Donald W. Wyatt maximum security prison. He hadn’t wanted to work there, but after marrying his high-school girlfriend and giving up his dream of playing pro football, he realized he needed a job to pay the bills and support the daughter they were expecting. He often worked…

Emblematic color Erica Lewis

Emblematic

The threads that wind between us

AS220, a community arts organization based in downtown Providence, has flourished because it has kept its independence paramount.   In 1992, founder Umberto Crenca purchased a 21,000 square foot building in the heart of downtown Providence, in a derelict part of town, with no running water or electricity. In the span of a year, it…