• Caroline Hu

    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: […]

    bootleg access

    a door to musical theatre

    February 22, 2019
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    Picture this—a young Native girl sitting in her bedroom quietly cursing her limited internet connection. She scrolls through YouTube, clicking on videos with bizarre names: “Autumn going to bed (definitely not the Deaf West production of Spring),” “don’t do drugs part 1,” “Mean Girls Make Pink Slime On Wednesdays!!! (SHOCKING).” Yes, this girl is scrolling […]

    razed from the radio

    can wbru find a new voice?

    November 15, 2017
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    During the last days of August, alums and reporters streamed in and out of the WBRU building at 88 Benevolent St. Phone calls, texts, and tweets bombarded the radio station. Gifts like cookies and even a pinata streamed in as well. By the end of the day, seven times the normal number of people were […]

    Rhode Ghosts

    Stories about Highways Past, or That Never Were

    October 25, 2017
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    Look around our part of New England, and you’ll see artifacts of the past scattered throughout the landscape. Some are quite distinctive, such as the old railroad bridge on the Seekonk River, or the Superman Building in downtown Providence. Some are memorialized, like the route of British retreat from Concord during the Revolutionary War. But […]

    We’re All in Moonee’s World

    Living Like Children in The Florida Project

    October 18, 2017
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    A child’s imagination is magical, even in uninspiring places. For six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince), that place is in central Florida, near the enchanting Disney World. Living with her unmotivated, single mother Halley (played by first-time actress Bria Vinaite) in a pink and purple tawdry motel ironically named the Magic Castle, Moonee transforms the lower-class streets […]