• narrative

    Post- Sex: The Hardy Brothers

    our first mystery

    September 16, 2009
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    FRANK: Hello. I’m Frank Hardy. That’s not the name printed on my birth certificate, but as far as lowbrow write-in sex column pseudonyms go, my younger brother Joe and I feel as if it’s hard to beat. I’m sorry, that was crude. But did you think Dear Abby’s name was really Abby?! The real (fictional) Hardy Boys were detectives […]

    dude. food.

    Stock Options

    September 16, 2009
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    “Paul Allen has mistaken me for this dickhead Marcus Halberstram. It seems logical because Marcus also works at P&P and in fact does the same exact thing I do and he also has a penchant for Valentino suits and Oliver Peoples glasses. Marcus and I even go to the same barber, although I have a […]

    Views from the Movie Box

    the peaks and pits of summer cinema

    September 10, 2009
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    Brüno In this follow-up to Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen once again turns his critical eye to the American South, which at this point should be putting up “Wanted” signs of the British comedian if it wishes to be spared further embarrassment. Many of the film’s gags, particularly those involving Brüno’s attempts to “convert” himself to […]

    The College Hill Dining Dictionary


    September 5, 2009
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    Dear Freshmen, As you prepare for four-plus years of writing the same paper on the relative agencies of women and womyn in colonial and/or post-colonial and/or neo-colonial (or neo-post-colonial) Wisconsin, always remember that the closer to deadline you turn something in, the lower the chance it gets edited in any substantive manner. Also, remember that […]

    In Search of Lost Venues

    A Guide to Finding Live Music in Providence

    September 4, 2009
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    Mick Jagger and Keith Richards may have been arrested at T.F. Green Airport on charges of assault and obstructing police, and the Talking Heads may have first met while students at RISD, but the Providence music scene isn’t just about history. With a number of quality venues and many opportunities for local musicians, the Renaissance […]