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Nicholas Lowinger

The teen’s Gotta Have Sole Foundation provides shoes to homeless children and teens.

Five-year-old Nicholas Lowinger had just gotten a new pair of sneakers — the kind with light-up heels — but his mother, Lori Lowinger, suggested that he dim his excitement, at least for a few hours. He was on his way to visit the Rhode Island Family Shelter in Warwick. His mother said they were about to meet children who might…

New Year, New Hair

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Under the Stars

Photographer David Zapatka captures beautiful images of Rhode Island's lighthouses by night.

Blustery blows, seagull skirmishes and conditions cold enough to make Jack Frost shiver: David Zapatka has faced it all on his quest to capture the state’s sixteen active lighthouses under the light of the stars. Something that started as a spark of curiosity in the fall of 2013 developed into an inspiring experiment of land and water-based photography by early…

Reporter: Kickstarting Innovation

In the wake of the fallout from 38 Studios, the future of jobs in Rhode Island may be with smaller entrepreneurs who are finding the state a good place to launch their dreams.

For an object that is part twenty-first-century Swiss Army knife and part appendage, a smartphone can be maddeningly clumsy. It takes great photos. But you don’t know that your hand shook when you shot them until the images are loaded onto a computer. And that’s another thing: It’s always in your hand — except when you drop it. The smartphone’s…

Brown University's A Cappella Groups

Brown University has the most a cappella groups per capita in the United States.

From dress codes to song choices, each of the fifteen Brown University a cappella groups has its own distinct style. You might be lucky enough to come across an impromptu Arch Sing concert (held under the university’s famous arches), but first, familiarize yourself with these five IGCAC (Intergalactic Community of A Cappella) members. The Jabberwocks Members: All-male. Founded: 1949. Wardrobe…

From The Publisher

No Place Like Home

When it comes to Rhode Island, I am a bit of a braggart. Contrary to the expatriates and disgruntled “can’t wait to move to Floordah” types who rant in news blogs, I love talking about Rhode Island to folks. When I meet my peers at magazine conferences, I get incredulous reactions when I say we had our governor and mayor…

Powerful Women

Thirty women with serious clout in Rhode Island.

Power is hard to get, and not easily surrendered. But Rhode Island voters made history last month when they elected Gina Raimondo as the state’s first female governor. From the State House to Newport’s mansions, women in the state are leading the way. Raimondo is one of a group of powerful women who are changing Rhode Island. Based on conversations…

Rosalina

Move over Federal Hill. There’s a new Italian restaurant downtown that’s giving old-school competitors a run for their money.

50 Aborn St., Providence, 270-7330, rosalina-ri.com. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Reservations recommended. Wheelchair accessible. Valet parking. Cuisine New Italian. Capacity Seventy-five with bar seating. Vibe Old-school Italy meets modern industrial. Prices Appetizers $5–$14; entrees $14–$27; dessert $8. Karen’s picks Pizzette fritte, sauteed shrimp, chicken, pork chops with vinegar peppers. Key  Fair  Good  Very Good  Excellent Half-star   Rosalina — moniker…

2014 Rhode Island Red Awards

The Dumbest Moments in 2014.

Here at Reds HQ, we’ve always admired Rhode Islanders’ entrepreneurial spirit, that ability to sniff out opportunity, no matter how impromptu, and turn it into a thriving commercial enterprise. Which is why we’re dedicating this year’s awards to our favorite siblings and enviro-conscious businessmen of the year, Cranston’s Andrew and Bruce Jeremiah. The seventy-something Jeremiahs, you may recall, pleaded guilty…