July 24, 2017

The splitting of the charcoal tree

  • Uncategorized | Dec.08, 2006

    The splitting of the charcoal tree

    It was hard to forget the day that tree split down the middle. Half the branches to the left, and the others to the right, like two wilted dandelions extending from the same green root. Casey still remembered the cracking sound it made, like a gunshot through the thick July air.

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  • Uncategorized | Dec.08, 2006

    Tangents and Tirades

    A crazy guy with long hair. Kramer getting the upperhand of a double-standard? Success in a papal visit.

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  • Uncategorized | Dec.08, 2006

    A swift kick from the political ‘Ass’

    In his article in the Nov. 9, 2006 issue of The Cowl, Mark Scirocco ’10 wrote comments that echo the falsehoods and outrageous innuendos that many conservatives seem intent on spreading ever since the Democrats won back the U.S. Congress in the 2006 midterm elections.

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  • Uncategorized | Dec.08, 2006

    Picks of the Week

    Movie Run Ronnie Run Directed by Troy Miller Music Trans-Siberian Orchestra The Christmas Trilogy Lava/Atlantic Book Wiggle Art by Scott Menchin Story by Doreen Cronin

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  • Uncategorized | Dec.08, 2006

    Homeless in Rhode Island

    John Doe eyed me cautiously as he stood up straight, secure in his corner from the steady flow of people and their small bags of luggage going to and from the Crossroads homeless shelter on Broad Street in downtown Providence. “Let me see your license.

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  • Uncategorized | Dec.08, 2006

    Feel the rage

    Brand New The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me Interscope Patience is a virtue. Apparently, I am not virtuous (please don’t tell my parents)-and neither are the legions of ardent Brand New fans that have been gnawing their fingernails in expectation of the band’s first official release since 2003’s Deja Entendu, an album that was a complete departure from its established pop-punk sound and one that blew the minds of critics, fans, and haters alike.

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  • Uncategorized | Dec.08, 2006

    The Winter Movie Preview

    Picks by Chris Tompkins ’09 To see . . . Children of Men Directed by Alfonso CuarÃn Starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine Release Date: Dec. 25 Recently, the filmmaking institutions of the world have become very aware of the public obsession with terrorism and unease concerning the future.

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  • Uncategorized | Dec.08, 2006

    A bad love song for Bobby

    When one gets past the phenomenal cast, impressive acting, intriguing dialogue, and the moving nature of Bobby, they are left with little more than a lighter wallet and a wasted afternoon. This movie felt something like drinking an O’Doul’s and smoking a Parliament Ultra-Light; it simply does not satisfy.

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  • Uncategorized | Dec.08, 2006

    Hip-hop heavyweights flood market with new albums

    Each year, as the New England air gets colder and work starts to pile up, hip-hop fans are treated to a bevy of new releases. This year has been no different; some of the year’s most anticipated albums have all been released within a few short weeks.

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  • Uncategorized | Dec.08, 2006

    A&E: Helping to spread the Christmas spirit

    Dear Santa, I would like . . . 1. A new six string double-neck bass. 2. An Ant Farm or Sea-Monkeys. 3. A copy of Prince’s film Purple Rain. 4. A ping pong table . . . for ping pong. 5. Moon Boots . . . for the moon. 6. The Richard Nixon and Ronald Regan walkie-talkie set.

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