Culture

A-Maze-ing

There are certain things I do every October. Pick more apples than I can possibly carry and then bake them into a crisp or pie. Visit the farmstand I’ve been going to since I was a kid to pick a pumpkin and then carve it into a jack-o-lantern immediately upon returning home. Bundle up and wander aimlessly in the woods among the red and yellow leaves. This year, I’m thinking of…

Dating Update

So, for any of you who loved the real-life dating diaries in this issue as much as I do, here’s a little treat: an update from the 25-year-old marketing assistant who was crushed to find that the guy she liked had been seeing his old girlfriend on the side while dating her.Things have gone much better for her recently. Here’s…

Good Food Cheap

If you think you have to spend a lot to eat well, then you haven’t met Amy McCoy. On her blog, Poor Girl Gourmet, the Rehoboth-based McCoy chronicles her quest to prepare high-quality, seasonally inspired meals on the cheap. She posts recipes, witty commentary and a sneak peek inside her wallet, breaking down the total cost of each meal ingredient…

My New Cubicle

Filing, faxing, copies, phonecalls, and errands? I don’t think so! Not here at Rhode Island Monthly. I am the new editorial intern. Courtesy Pippa Jack and her Craigslist-ing back in 2008, it is finally official. Might I add that I did virtually force Pippa beyond her control to hire me, emailing her more frequently than I emailed my mother. All…

Christmas in September

Think your precocious little one has what it takes to grace Trinity Rep’s famous stage? Find out tomorrow at Cardi’s in South Attleboro. That’s where the theater’s hosting its open casting call to fill children’s parts in A Christmas Carol. The audition — from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. —  is open to ages 8-12 (children who turn 13 before Dec. 31 are not eligible). Kids will…

Have You Goby-ed Yet?

It seems like there’s a new search engine to pop up almost weekly (I’ve still yet to Bing), but the latest one to launch (just yesterday) caught my eye. Called Goby, it’s geared toward travelers looking for something to do upon arrival at their destination, but can be used locally as well if you’re looking for, say, a bar where…

Tree Torture

If there’s one defining quality that sets me apart it’s that I’m horribly indecisive. Big decisions. Little decisions. It takes me awhile to make them all. My latest obsession is choosing a small tree for our front yard. (To give you an idea of how far behind I am, I had planned to choose a tree and plant it in…

Connect Tonight

It’s that time of the month again. Your girlfriend’s cranky and you’ve been sent out to the store to humiliate yourself buying… wait, no, not THAT time of the month. It’s fun time! Time for this month’s Connect Providence mingling/eating/drinking-after-work get together for all interested – and you should be, because these things are a great, low-key way to socialize….

The October Issue

It’s not Anna Wintour, but the upcoming issue of our magazine does have some fascinating stuff in it. The cover story is Finding Love in RI, a feature about finding, and keeping, someone to snuggle up with – even in the teeny tiny pool that Rhode Island is, or at least feels like most of the time. Part of the…

As the Pages Turn

We are 15 days away from the Big Move: Kinsley Ave to Allens Ave. I’ve been taking photos of the new office (under construction). It’s hard to believe that in just 2 weeks we will be moving in. In case you are interested, here is a look from the inside of the new building. I’ll be posting more photos leading…