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StyleWeek Northeast: Hope MacDonald, Yellow Clover and Jonathan Joseph Peters

The finale show featured wearable looks for summer 2013, followed by an over-the-top runway extravaganza by fashion innovator Jonathan Joseph Peters.

StyleWeek Northeast's final night showcased feminine wearable looks by newcomer Hope MacDonald and veteran Sarah Prost. But the evening's big splash was the finale show by Jonathan Joseph Peters, who mesmerized the crowd with a runway presentation to challenge all fashion weeks. Hope MacDonald MacDonald's looks mixed and matched bold, colorful floral prints in greens, blues, black and purple; some…

The Rhode Show Special: Best of Rhode Island

Watch "The Rhode Show" in-depth special on Rhode Island Monthly's Best of Rhode Island on Sat. at 6 p.m.

It was a year in the making, and now the August 2012 issue is on newsstands. It took months and months of researching; eating, window-shopping, salon visits, day trips, nights out and rubber balls to the head, but we rounded up the best of the best in our state–340 awards in all. The August Best of Rhode Island issue is…

Eyewitness Account: High Drama at the America's Cup

Witnessing the America's Cup from the perspective of the Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ).

Thursday, 28 June, 4:38 p.m., Fort Adams State Park Inside the Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) tent, the AC45 catamaran that only hours ago was cutting through Narragansett Bay in the first match race of the America’s Cup World Series Newport regatta is a skeleton. The team works over and around it with pen knives and box cutters and a…

"The X Factor" Live Audience Experience

What it was like to be a part of last night’s live taping of "The X Factor" at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

Yesterday Britney Spears, Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid brought Hollywood to Providence. "The X Factor" reality television talent show is in town, and there are still some free tickets floating around (or, add your name to the wait list) to sit in the live studio audience today at 1 p.m., tonight at 5:45 p.m. or Friday at 1…

The Atlantic Cup Comes to Town

Competitors in the second-annual Atlantic Cup just rolled into Newport after the 231-nautical-mile coastal leg of the race, and they’re taking a breather in the City by the Sea before setting out for the two-day inshore race series this Memorial Day weekend. This three-part race is one of the premier Class 40 sailboat races in the world, with fifteen top-flight…

Choose Your 'Only in Rhody' Adventure

Take one of fifteen tours that highlight what's great about the state.

Learn to kayak along the Blackstone River, look for ghosts, visit some of the sites that inspired “The Family Guy.” Those are just a few of the ways you can experience what makes Rhode Island great. For the ninth year, Tour Rhode Island is showcasing some of the beauty, history, nature, culture and yes, quirkiness, that characterizes Rhode Island. There…

Clowning Around with Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus

Associate editor Jamie Coelho gets a clown makeover from Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus is coming to the Providence Dunkin' Donuts Center May 4-7, and they sent two clowns, Mike and Rob, to show me what it takes to make it as a clown in the circus. They call it Clown College. I call it letting your inner Bozo out of the cage. I didn’t quite know…

The Best of the Rest

We’re just past the halfway mark. Voting for the Best of Rhode Island readers’ poll will close in less than two weeks. It’s not every day you get the chance to vocalize loudly your love for your favorite local businesses. And in this poll, your voice certainly counts. Back in 2008, when I was still in college, I was home…

Titanic Mania, 100 Years Later

With the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic just days away on April 15, we’re wondering how connected Rhode Island is to the most famous shipwreck in American history. According to quahog.org, the “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” a first-class Titanic survivor who was represented in the 1997 film by actress Kathy Bates, summered in Rhode Island. Though she…

Still Altogether Kooky

"The Addams Family" is back in a fun production at PPAC.

You know it’s not going to be a typical musical when you’re told to keep your guillotines and flame-throwers to yourself. The musical production of “The Addams Family” now playing at PPAC as part of its Broadway Series is based on the macabre family created by cartoonist Charles Addams and popularized on television. Filled with surprises, witty lines, fun song-and-dance…