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This Wild Idea in Johnston

A photographer traveling the country shooting images of everyday people has featured Johnston's Dame Farm.

Photographer Theron Humphrey is spending a year crossing the United States, meeting one new person every day and telling their stories through images and sound. The project, which is being funded in part by donations, is called This Wild Idea. The seventy-ninth person Humphrey featured was Jim Dame of Johnston. His family has farmed there for generations. But as Dame…

Knowledge District Held Up As Model

What is happening in Providence can be a model to other cities with universities looking to revitalize.

Two urban affairs scholars have highlighted efforts in Providence to transform the Jewelry District into the Knowledge District as a model for how colleges can help neighborhoods redevelop. Mark Muro and Julie Wagner of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program noted in a blog post for The Atlantic Cities that Providence was already working on redeveloping the underutilized area when Brown…

'Empty Bowls' at Amos House

Check out sounds of the Versatones at the "Empty Bowls" fundraiser at Amos House in Providence on Jan. 17, 2012.

Kids from CityArts! and Moses Brown helped make the second annual "Empty Bowls" fundraiser at Amos House a success Tuesday night. The Providence organization has a soup kitchen, several businesses and helps homeless people transition back into jobs. Students donated bowls for people to eat out of and the Versatones from Moses Brown provided musical entertainment. Check it out:

Gallery Night: Improv Edition

Filling the Gallery Night Providence void, one stop at a time.

The winter blues are finally setting in, and not because it dusted enough to cover the pavement last night. This Thursday marks the second month of Gallery Night Providence’s winter hiatus. Even southern Rhode Island’s art groupies couldn’t get their fix last week; Gallery Night Newport took a break in January as well. But they’ll have their night of art…

Wind Up

Ok, so apparently the economy isn’t rebounding after all, the rise in house prices is only temporary, Glen Beck is set to develop a "plan" for the country and meanwhile, here in Providence, my neighbors still haven’t figured out that they need to recycle to get the city to take their (three-week old!) trash.   I’m escaping from it all with…