Grace Kelly

Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage

See Trinity Rep's take on the Old English epic, and feel the symbolic whack of Grendel’s severed arm.

Professors are like psychologists. They dissect literature and art, probing and poking and unraveling fantastical stories about what makes a character tick, what subliminal messages the creator made and what it all means. Their essays are full of jargon and undertones of ecstasy, as if they can hardly believe what their fastidious minds have come up with: “The depiction of…

The Dish: Olson and Son Hopyard Helps Family Through Tough Times

Eric Olson started growing hops for a hobby he and son, Liam, could do together, and the endeavor took on a life of its own.

The burly, bearded Eric Olson stands on his front lawn in East Providence, hose in his hands and earbuds in his ears. He wears a blue shirt with “Olson and Son Hopyard” emblazoned on the front and moves about the lawn methodically, spraying into buckets, onto trellises and above dirt plots, all filled with plants of different varietals. Eric Olson…

The Narragansett Boat Club Rows On

The historic club has bounced back with championship talent.

The Seekonk River empties into the Providence River, dotted with wooden pilings and the stuck-up Crook Point Bascule Bridge that slices through the horizon. It is a river that, for a large swath of history, was a dumping ground, swirling with sewage, plastic syringes, even rotting corpses. Today, the dumping ground is slowly becoming fertile ground. Gulls swoop down to…

Saving Superman, One Tour at a Time

A look inside Providence's most iconic — and controversial — vacant building.

  Superman resides in Providence. He towers above us all, providing a watchful eye on the goings-on on Westminster Street, peeking out towards Narragansett Bay, even glimpsing wisps of steam from somewhere in Johnston. Providence’s Superman is the former Industrial Trust Bank building, a domineering presence in our skyline. It is called the Superman building for its resemblance to the…

Rhode Island Monthly's Brew Brawl – We have a Winner!

Announcing the WINNER of our 2016 BREW BRAWL.

Loyalties have been tested, goodies have been distributed and a whole lotta beer has probably been poured. It can only mean one thing… it is time to announce the WINNER of our 2016 BREW BRAWL.   And the champ, the brewery with the last pint standing is…   Crooked Current Brewery With the crown and everlasting glory, CROOKED CURRENT BREWERY…

The Dish: Crack Open Farmer Willie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Two Brown University graduates and a goat farmer from the Cape worked together to produce a potent new brew taking the craft beer scene by storm.

What do you get when you put two Brown University students, a goat farmer and a bucket load of ginger together and let them stew? You get Farmer Willie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer. Farmer Willie’s tastes like a lighter, more refreshing version of the often eye-watering and throat-burning non-alcoholic ginger beer. Made with cold-pressed ginger juice, lemon juice and nutmeg, and…

Welcome to Rhode Island Monthly's Brew Brawl – Week 4

Vote for your favorite local brews in this friendly competition between some of the craft breweries that call our state home.

Week three of voting has come to a close and the final countdown is upon us! You voted and after passionate and friendly competition, two breweries remain…   Revival Crooked Current   We want to thank Bucket Brewery, Whaler’s, Foolproof, Newport Storm, Tilted Barn and Ravenous for participating! If you haven’t checked them out yet, we still encourage you to make…

Welcome to Rhode Island Monthly's Brew Brawl – Week 3

Vote for your favorite local brews in this friendly competition between some of the craft breweries that call our state home.

Week two of voting has come to a close and FOUR breweries will be moving on in our brawl. Drum roll please…   Ravenous Revival Tilted Barn Crooked Current   We want to thank Bucket Brewery, Whaler’s, Foolproof and Newport Storm for participating! If you haven’t checked them out yet, we still encourage you to make a trip and take…

Welcome to Rhode Island Monthly's Brew Brawl – Week 2

Vote for your favorite local brews in this friendly competition between some of the craft breweries that call our state home.

Week one of voting has come to a close and SIX breweries will be moving on in our brawl. Drum roll please… Ravenous Revival Foolproof Newport Storm Tilted Barn Crooked Current   We want to thank Bucket Brewery and Whaler’s for participating! If you haven’t checked them out yet, we still encourage you to make a trip and take a…

Welcome to Rhode Island Monthly's Brew Brawl

Vote for your favorite local brews in this friendly competition between some of the craft breweries that call our state home.

Summer is coming and with it the chance to dust off your coolers and pack them with beer — lotsa beer! To celebrate the season of brews and sunshine, we at Rhode Island Monthly are hosting our first ever Brew Brawl, a friendly competition between some of the brilliant craft breweries that call our state home.   Here’s how it…