Culture

Mad for Mad Men

(Reader alert: Today’s blog is spoiler proof.) It’s been a whole year since we got our last fix of “Mad Men,” the pitch-perfect ‘60s series about the cutthroat, disintegrating world of New York advertising, on little AMC cable. But they’re all back: hunky but angst-ridden Don Draper and his long-suffering wife, Betty; weasely Pete Campbell and his deluded wife Trudy,…

Hey, Ladies!

It had never dawned on me to synch my pampering routine with my cocktail habit, but I have to say I’m intrigued by all of the “girls’ night out” events that have been popping up on our online calendar lately.Back in the spring, Waterplace posted its Wednesday ladies night special featuring free manicures and $5 martinis. Then, recently, Twist on…

Dream Rider

The Kennedys were in town on the Cape this weekend, of course (by now you’ve heard that Eunice Shriver passed away early this morning), and while their presence always tends to generate the mildest of "stars, they’re just like us" bemusement (front-page CC Times snapshots of Arnold and Maria leaving the hospital with coffees in hand, local buzz that they’d…

Short, Sweet.

Hey, tonight is opening night of the RI International Film Festival, and the line-up of short films looks really good. There’s something cool about short films, probably because every second counts in a movie that lasts around ten minutes. It’s get-in, get-out filmmaking. Not everyone can pull it off, but when shorts are done well, there’s nothing more impressive —…

Good intention

Don’t know about you all, but I’m feeling a little frayed. Summer’s great and all, but constant commitments, visitors, and the feeling that I have a duty to squeeze every drop of fun possible out of the (rarely) sunny days can leave me quivering at my desk come Monday morning. So it was really nice that a friend followed up…

While We Were Out

We were playing a little hooky yesterday. Every summer, we sneak away from the office for one afternoon to catch the PawSox, hands-down one of the best ways to while away a few summer hours in Rhode Island. Yesterday, we lucked out with sunny skies and a warm breeze, and though we lost, it was a great chance to hang…

The Hangover Report: Best of Rhode Island Party

We’re a little late posting today. It has absolutely nothing to do with wine. Jenna and I are trying to cobble together an account of last night’s party. It’s tough, because all the people who organized it are (deservedly) out of the office today. They are resting. This is why:More than 1,200 people showed up to the Best Of Rhode…

Time to Celebrate the "Best"

The office is positively buzzing today. Why? Because tonight is our annual Best of Rhode Island Party at PPAC, an event we like to refer to as the “Best” party of the year. Our marketing department is working furiously to get everything set up right now. For the editors, the hard work was finished about a month ago when we…

Doggie Yoga

Some of our readers may have noticed that we’ve been running a cute pet photo contest, and as someone who lives with two cats, it pains me to point out that the majority of the 560 (!!) very cute contest photos are of D.O.G.s  So as a public service to our dog lovers, I’d like to direct you to Doga…

The Running of the Waiters

Bob Burke, bowtie in place, bullhorn in hand, knows how to put on a good show. Give the Pot au Feu owner a gun (as in the fake kind you fire at the start of a race), and things get even better. Yesterday, in honor of Bastille Day, Burke hosted his twenty-third-annual Bastille Day waiters race. Servers broke out the…