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Blue Plate Special

Providence’s Diner History

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An American Casualty

Bugles didn’t burst with taps when Samir Khan died in Yemen last month, yet another American casualty of the War on Terror. No crisply folded flag arrived

Sabermetric Aesthetics

Moneyball, Barry Bonds, and the Beauty of the Game In the canon of baseball-nerd scripture, Bill James’ Abstracts is the Old Testament, Tom Tango’s The Book is Paul’s


Teaching Tragedy: 9/11 in the Classroom

The teacher stopped band class, and we were called into the gym for an assembly with the whole sixth grade. Something had happened, the principal evasively announced,

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Al Jazeera: The Arab World and Popular Opinion in Flux

Al Jazeera is Arabic for ‘The Island’—a reference to the Arabian Peninsula, which is broken up into Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab


Reconsidering Real Feel

In 1936, when Europe was deeply invested in improving industry, urbanization was rampant, and a dehumanizing division of labor was being established as the norm, Méret Oppenheim

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Runaway Prince: Richard Prince and the Ethics of Appropriating Art

The Post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin once said, “Art is either plagiarism or revolution.” But after a landmark decision by the United States Southern District of New York


Rhode Island Pirates for Life

Ten years ago, Casey Dorman left the world of high fashion to pursue life on the high seas, giving the heave-ho to an international modeling career. In

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