Rhode Island Monthly - Rhode Island Monthly October 2008


Designer Genes

They share looks, but what about taste? We visited mother and daughter designers at home to determine how alike—or not—their decorating style really is.

Harvest Lunch

Getting locally grown food into school cafeterias means paydirt for kids and farmers alike.

Pie in the Sky

While T.F. Green’s neighbors wonder whether their houses will go next, political and economic forces buffet plans to expand the airport.

Outside These Walls

Harsh treatment isn’t reserved solely for prisoners at the state’s Adult Correctional Institute.

The Need for Speed

There’s little fame and no money for kids who live to street race. The reward is the adrenaline rush that comes from screaming past the speed limit in fifteen seconds and avoiding the cops.

Nothing But the Best

A record crowd of 900-plus turned out this year for Rhode Island Monthly’s annual Best of Rhode Island celebration. Revelers partied at the Providence Performing Arts Center, enjoying a spread by Pinelli Marra, SKYY Vodka martinis, music by the East Side Horns and a first look at this year’s 284 award winners. Even better, the bash raised more than $10,000 for ArtReach, a local arts education initiative.

Music to My Ears

Thanks to a standout performance by Icelandic tenor Gardar Thor Cortes and an abundance of Bacardi mojitos, rain did nothing to dampen the mood at this year’s Newport Music Festival gala. A crowd of 500 gathered at the Breakers and helped net $100,000 for the organization. Celebrating its fortieth season, the festival presents dozens of chamber music concerts each July in Newport’s famed mansions.