Rhode Island Monthly - Rhode Island Monthly October 2010

Powerful People


Vacancies in top posts, anti-incumbency fever and a new third party have created an election field like none other in Rhode Island this year. Place your November bets.

Out Takes

The Redwood Library and Athenaeum’s annual summer gala; Rhode Island Monthly’s Best of Rhode Island Party

Best in Show

Rhode Island Monthly's annual Best of Rhode Island® Party at the PPAC raised $10,000-plus for ArtReach.

Book Club

Nearly 250 guests helped raise $180,000 for The Redwood Library and Athenaeum on a night that featured cabaret performer Steve Ross and singer Anna Bergman.

Basket Case

Jealousy, betrayal, victory, defeat — it’s just your typical basketball game between arch-rivals URI and PC. But as obsessed as the two teams are with their once-a-year showdown, that’s nothing compared to the fans.

John Casey Comes Back to South County

The author of the 1989 National Book Award-winning Spartina (and the long-awaited sequel, Compass Rose, out this month) talks about a bargain island, why Rhode Island inspires him, and what he knows about women.