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#DavidBowieIs signage, Chicago (2015).

#DavidBowieIs (1947-2016)

It’s safe to say that we are all gutted by the untimely passing of David Bowie. Rather than write an obituary of some stripe (so many have been written, and so much more eloquently than I could ever do), I am posting my Bull Tongue Review #2 piece about Bowie’s many shape-shifts and refractions.

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Elvis Perkins by Brian Blauser

Elvis Perkins: Persistence of Memory

Elvis Perkins returns to his old Providence stomping grounds on December 16 for a show at the West Side’s Columbus Theatre.

This year, he released I Aubade, his first record since 2009. He also created his first film score — for February, an atmospheric horror feature directed by his brother Osgood (his sometime drummer) + due out in early 2016.

I interviewed the wry + utterly charming Mr. Perkins shortly after the release of his debut, Ash Wednesday, for the much-missed Providence Phoenix. Here’s the interview in full.

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Al Forno owners George Germon & Johanne Killeen

In Memoriam: George Germon, 1945-2015

“Providence has a great history, and the deeper you get into it, the more you love it.” –George Germon

Back in 2008, I was lucky enough to work near the future location of Tini’s, which was the much-buzzed about sequel of sorts to Al Forno, the restaurant that (almost single-handedly) put Providence on the culinary map.

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