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Q-and-A: Be a Man with Comedian Ray Harrington

Harrington and a group of close friends created a documentary about his journey of finding out what it means to be a man in modern day America.

Ray Harrington dabbled in standup comedy while in college, but it wasn't until he moved to Rhode Island from Maine in 2011 that he decided to make it his full-time gig. Now he performs all over the country, and his debut album from Stand Up! Records, The Worst Is Over, topped comedy charts on Amazon and iTunes. He can also…

Your Chance to Live Like Newport's Elite

The Live the Gilded Life sweepstakes offers a chance to win a three-day getaway for two, including transportation, accommodations and exclusive access and experiences at the Newport Mansions.

The invitation arrived in my mailbox and I immediately felt like I was Cinderella being invited to the ball. Gilded brocade fabric frames the book-like summons, and it’s accompanied by postcard photographs of the Breakers, the Elms and Marble House mansions, as well as an elaborate gold key (which happens to be a flash drive that includes press releases and…

Poking Around Providence's Historic PokeStops

Thirteen historic sites serve as PokeStops in Providence, so take some time to learn while you play.

Never before have so many people searched for gyms. The Pokemon GO craze has taken over Providence, and we had to poke around. What we ended up finding (or rediscovering, as the case may be) are thirteen historic PokeStops in our very own historic Providence. PokeStops are places in the game Pokemon Go that allow you to collect eggs and…

Here's Your Chance to Own a Piece of the Tent

Collectibles featuring Warwick Musical Theatre's iconic circular stage will help raise funds for Ocean State Theatre Company.

Many Rhode Islanders fondly remember the Tent, also known as Warwick Musical Theatre from 1955 to 1999. Although the location is now a Lowe’s, here’s your chance to own a memento from the theater. The nonprofit Ocean State Theatre Company received a donation from Larry Bonoff to offer the public original pieces of the circular stage from the Warwick Musical…

Taylor Swift and Squad Show Love for Rhode Island at Fourth of July Bash

The Grammy Award-winning singer and her celeb and model friends invaded Westerly, and all the international press ate it up.

Thank you Taylor Swift and friends for visiting the Ocean State over the weekend for the Grammy Award-winning singer's annual pre-Fourth of July bash, and putting Rhode Island on the map once again. The singer's group of friends partied at Taylor's mansion on Watch Hill (conveniently located within snooping distance of the Ocean House), and it included Taylor's new boyfriend…

15 Heritage Festivals to Check Out This Summer

Dust off your kilt, your best bachata shoes and your beret and add a little culture to your life.

Whether they’re part of your heritage or you’d like to experience a new and different culture from your own, these summer festivals offer the chance to celebrate Rhode Island’s diversity:   1. Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival The Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival is sort of what you’d expect: Kilts. Lots of kilts. And bagpipes. But there are some surprises…

Rhode Island Monthly Wins 14 RI Press Association Awards

Click on the links below to read the award-winning articles.

The Rhode Island Press Association honored journalists from throughout the state Friday with 133 awards for writing, design, photography and general excellence for work in 2015. The awards, presented during the association’s annual banquet at the Quonset 'O' Club, also included the induction of three new members into its Journalism Hall of Fame: Leonard I. Levin, retired news editor for…

Double-check Your Polling Station

Make sure you know where to vote for tomorrow's Rhode Island presidential primary, as many polling stations will be closed.

Tomorrow is voting day in Rhode Island for the presidential primary. It’s very important to double-check your polling station, because it may not be your usual spot. The R.I. Board of Elections is only planning to open 144 of Rhode Island’s 419 polling places for the April 26 primary, meaning those who do not check their location in advance may…

Rhode Island Foundation Awards $300,000 Innovation Fellowship

Raymond Two Hawks Watson will launch an initiative that will leverage Rhode Island’s cultural assets.

Congratulations to Raymond Two Hawks Watson for earning the Rhode Island Foundation’s 2016 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship. His proposal  – a plan to launch an initiative that will emphasize Rhode Island’s cultural assets to improve our economy and community relations – was chosen from more than 200 applicants. The Fellowship – $300,000 over three years – was awarded for the…

Video: Good Night Lights at Hasbro Children's Hospital

See what Providence's Good Night Lights display looks like from Hasbro Children's Hospital.

Just before 8:30 p.m. on a rainy night, sixteen-year-old Adam Barbosa from Portsmouth is confined to his bed with pancreatitis on the fifth floor of Hasbro Children’s Hospital. His curtains are wide open to the cityscape. He glances at his watch and then out the windows in anticipation for something special that’s about to happen. Right as the clock ticks…