John Kiernan

Experience Virtual Reality at the RISD Museum

The RISD Museum presents "DiMoDa," a virtual reality exhibit where visitors can experience art in a whole new way.

Surrounded by unblinking stars in the shadowy vacuum of space, I’m not entirely sure how I’m breathing. I tread across an enormous asteroid towards a museum, a building that looks like a cross between a Greek temple and a greenhouse. Smaller asteroids hover far above me: One has an enormous head (with its tongue lolling out) sprawled across the rocky…

Take This Tour of Riverside

The East Providence village is a magnet for exercise mavens and nature lovers.

My bike squeaks cantankerously as I pedal along the East Bay Bike Path’s smooth lanes. The roads are grimy with salt, and a cold wind whips off the water. During the summer, folks will walk, bike and rollerblade along this East Providence stretch of the oceanfront bike path. But now, in the icy heart of winter, fellow travelers are few…

What’s Under the John Brown House?

A hint: Lots and lots of cool stuff.

When “Hoarders” first premiered on A and E, it was their most popular reality TV show to date. More than two million tuned in to the first episode to gawk at people who compulsively collected bric-a-brac, junk and everything in between. So what does this have to do with the formidable John Brown House? Well, it seems that the Rhode…

A Dose of Horror at the Lovecraft Film Festival

Movies inspired by Lovecraft’s work will be presented, as well as panels, vendors and readings focused on the author.

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn. If you can read (or even recognize) this as H.P. Lovecraft’s invented language R’lyehian, then you’re probably already well aware of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival going on later this month. In one of his letters, Lovecraft famously declared “I am Providence” and now a film festival dedicated to the writer is happening in his…