Kaitlyn Murray

Rhode Island Comic Con: A Crash Course

A self-proclaimed nerd offers her Comic Con survival guide for newbies.

This weekend, Providence will be overrun with thousands of comic book enthusiasts, film buffs, television addicts and gamers, a.k.a. fanboys and fangirls (this blogger included), thanks to the fifth iteration of the Rhode Island Comic Con (RICC). The state’s unconventional convention is coming to the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin Donuts Center from November 11th to the 13th…

Rhode Island's Top Nurses 2016

Twelve winners work in health care around the state.

What makes for a good nurse? Ask anyone in the healthcare world and they’ll tell you the following: Compassion. An inquiring mind. Perseverance. An unrelenting desire to help people. But what makes an excellent nurse? They’re the ones who hold your hand through the good and bad, who stay by your side well past their shifts end, who advocate for…

Get your ticket to the Best party of the year!

The 2016 #BestofRI Party is July 21st at the Providence Performing Arts Center.

It’s that time of year again, Rhode Island: Our annual Best of Rhode Island Party® is less than a month away!   We were so excited for the festivities that we decided to hit the Roger Williams Park Zoo with our friends Steve Donovan and Heather Gersten of Lite Rock 105 to find out what locals think are the “best”…

5 Reasons to Visit Birds from Down Under

Gets up close and personal with the friendly new inhabitants at Roger Williams Park Zoo.

I recently visited Roger Williams Park Zoo’s latest exhibit, Birds from Down Under. Following the success of the Park's wildly popular “Flutterby” exhibit of years past, the new enclosure came to Providence thanks to Living Exhibits, and it won’t disappoint. If the video isn’t enough to convince you, scroll down and check out five reasons why you need to make another trip…

The Saints Battle It Out in Rhode Island

St. Patrick or St. Joseph? Your fellow Ocean Staters weigh in.

It’s a question as old as time — or at least as old as St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day celebrations in Rhode Island: Which is the “better” holiday? The “better” Saint? Party-hardy St. Paddy or family-friendly St. Giuseppe? Of course, local Irishmen and Italians alike have their personal biases and opinions, but we decided to team up with…

Tech 10 Awards 2015

Meet Rhode Island's top ten IT professionals.

Nerds. Computer geeks. Techies. Those interested in information technology (IT) sometimes earn nicknames with less than flattering connotations. While some might embrace these labels, others might favor innovator, visionary and entrepreneur. Either way, technology is a fundamental part of the world we live in and these ‘dorks’ are the driving forces behind it. Often confined to behind-the-scenes action, we’re thrusting…

Beasts of Burden

Woman, mother, wife, co-worker, household manager: Each role has its own set of stressors, the effects of which can be more serious than you may realize

“I’m just so stressed out right now!” How many times have you heard those words or said them? Probably more than you’d like to admit. The term ‘stress’ is often thrown casually about, but the truth is stress kills. “Stress raises people’s blood pressure and blood sugar, it makes them distracted and more likely to have accidents and it can…