Chicken Soup for the Rhode Island Soul

Every morning, I get a string of local news alerts in my inbox, and this morning they apparently were lifted straight from a David Foster Wallace novel: heartbreak hotels (look at that poor guy, cursing the heavens), death of a local porn legend, fears of gang violence at a supermarket carnival, dogs shunned, and Maine lobster populations gone berserk. In the midst of these headlines was a notice from the Cable Car Cinema that Fados is opening tonight—a gorgeous-looking documentary from Carlos Saura about Portuguese soul music, described by the NY Times as the music of “singing whores, weeping guitars, ashes and fire, pain and sin.” I think this sounds like a nice escape from reality. Pay those taxes and go.

(If the blog post title got your hopes up that Jack Canfield has a new book out, take heart — he’ll be at the Woonsocket Stadium Theatre on Friday.  He is going to tell you how to get from where you are to where you want to be.)

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