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Review: Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Documenting hypocrisy in the breast-cancer awareness movement
Near the end of this documentary a woman calls the pink ribbon of breast cancer-awareness a "made in China" tag.
By MILES BOWE  |  June 19, 2012

The new Netroots

Activism 2.0
The netroots story — lefty bloggers storming the barricades — can seem, well, so 2006. Little wonder, then, that this year's Netroots Nation conference in Providence didn't receive much national press.
By  |  June 13, 2012

Photos: Breast Cancer Survivors at Platforms' Disco Nights Dance

Pre-Concert Photo Shoot | June 18, 2011
Breast Cancer survivors meet at Platforms for the Disco Nights Dance party on June 18, 2011.
By LISA BRUNO  |  June 07, 2011

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Turning in that low-numbered plate for a pink one

Special Category
Low-numbered plates may be Valhalla for Rhode Island’s vainglorious. But they are hard to come by. So for the average driver looking for attention, “vanity” and “special category” plates are the way to go.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  May 19, 2010

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Pink ribbons: Play hardball!

Breasts and Balls
In ancient times, men appeased the gods by tossing female virgins into volcanoes and families left their newborn daughters on hillsides to die since girls were less "valuable" than boys.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  November 25, 2009

Plugging in

Festival Ballet move to Metallica and Radiohead
For the past six years, Festival Ballet Providence has presented an evening of short works, Up Close on Hope , in their Black Box Theater on Hope Street.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 18, 2009

Compassionate or coercive?

Pro-life pregnancy counselors say they are offering women hope, but critics see manipulation
The election of Barack Obama has inspired dread among pro-lifers nationwide. But for the Rhode Island wing of the movement, the anxiety goes back quite a bit farther.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 17, 2009

The wonders of olive oil

The Italians, French, and Greeks are on to something
Many of us may think about increasing our intake of olive oil just by pouring a bit more on our salads.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 02, 2008

Portland scene report: October 19, 2007

Sibilance starts now
She’s shaved her head. That’s always a good thing.

The good fight

Kilgore reunites for cancer benefit; plus, Route .44
The original lineup of ’90s Prov-rock stalwarts and near-stars Kilgore will be taking the stage together for the first time in eight years for “Fight to Remember.”
By BOB GULLA  |  May 18, 2007

In the Land of Women

A tidy suburban melodrama
If Mrs. Robinson had been played by Martha Stewart and had suffered breast cancer, The Graduate might have played out like In the Land of Women .
By TOM MEEK  |  April 18, 2007

Back in the acts

A year in Maine theater
When it comes to dramatics, there’s plenty to toast at this year’s end.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 20, 2006

Get MIFFed

Find your way to Waterville  
Where can you watch a film about alcoholic authors, and then one about the absurdity of high school, and another about a local journalist’s battle with breast cancer?
By JOSH SCHLESINGER  |  July 12, 2006
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Breast awareness

Turning Purple with fear, rage, frustration
The female breast is celebrated with such relish in the opening lines of Purple Breasts that it is all the more devastating to watch as one woman’s breast is stricken with cancer.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 31, 2006

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer

May 8-14, 2006
Philanthropy just got a little sweeter.
By TAMARA WIEDER  |  May 03, 2006

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