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An Expression of Wisdom

“I’m starting a blog,” she said simply. Matter-of-factly.

Excuse me, you’re what? I thought, scrunching up my nose in disbelief. We sat side-by-side, my mother and I, feet stretched out on the dual recliner couch, twin Macbooks open on our laps: a mirror image.

I closed my computer; clearly this deserved my full attention. “You don’t write,” I said simply.

Click here to read the full story in East Side Monthly.

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Go for the Gold: Take Your Boozing to an Olympian Level

Bring On the Bronze: Work towards this medal if you’re a casual, “social” drinker. You venture out from time to time, but you tend to frequent the same tired haunts and order the same boring cocktails. Let’s face it – you need some help. Here are some suggestions.

Click here to read this three-part cover story that ran in the August Providence Monthly.

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In the Green Room with Civil Twilight

Richard Wouters, me, Steven McKellar

Steven McKellar sits on the vintage patterned sofa in Fete’s green room; Civil Twilight’s lead singer looks relaxed, albeit fatigued, as he looks up from his Narragansett Lager. I ask him if he knows he’s drinking Rhode Island-made beer: Narragansett is indeed a real place. “Oh,” he says, examining the can. “This is local?” He hasn’t lived in South Africa for roughly eight years now, but that fact does nothing to quell his distinctive accent, which at times sounds largely British. “I like it,” he says, simply. “It’s really quite good.” In a navy plaid shirt, perfectly faded denim and dark, tousled hair, Steven is the epitomical rocker. Choosing not to employ a stylist, the guys just wear “whatever.” In fact, those faded jeans belong not to him, but to his older brother Andrew, who plays guitar in the band.
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An Hour in the Life Of Debralee Iacobucci

Who: Debralee Elizabeth Marianna Iacobucci (aka DEMI)

What: Conceptual artist, painter and illustrator

When: 6pm, Tuesday March 20

Where: Pawtucket Armory, Exchange Street, Pawtucket

Why: This creative spirit isn’t afraid to be “appropriately inappropriate”
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