Culture

First-Works and Brown Arts Initiative Bring Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music to Providence

Think you know your U.S. musical history? Think again: you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen it performed Taylor Mac-style.

The production features songs from 1776 to present that interpret the social history of the U.S., many of which were popular among distinct populations, the stories of whom are often, according to Mac, “forgotten, dismissed or buried.”

Q-and-A with Artist Noah Lubin

After spending time in Israel, where he sold his first art pieces, Lubin decided to pursue contemporary art as a career.

After having some success selling my paintings on the street, I had decided to walk into an art gallery with some of my paintings. They declined viewing unsolicited work, but I wouldn’t take no for an answer.

Get a Sneak Peek at a Mafia Mistress’s Memoir

The Doctor Broad is the fascinating story of how a woman with a distinguished medical career became doctor to one mobster and mistress to another.

“Dr. Barbara Roberts unspools the story of how a fateful introduction over lunch led to her clandestine, four-year affair with Louis “Baby Shanks” Manocchio, reputed to be number 3 in Patriarca’s hierarchy.”

Building the Best of Rhode Island Awards

RIM's publisher, John Palumbo, discusses what it takes to put together the annual Best of Rhode Island awards.

“It is a search into the hearts and souls of those who bravely believe in the American Dream, launching businesses entrepreneurial and traditional, no matter how diminutive in scope.”