Vegan Eats in Providence, Rhode Island

If I’m being honest, as much as I love cooking, I also love to eat out. It’s a bad habit, because it’s expensive, but there are some days when I just don’t want to cook or do the dishes or… anything, really. Luckily (or maybe unluckily, for my budget), there are tons of vegan restaurants in…

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Three years in Lil Rhody

  March 11 marked my three-year anniversary living in Rhode Island. It’s hard to believe it’s been three years, especially when I stop to think about how much has happened. Since I moved here: I’ve changed jobs and started looking into graduate school, including working my way through GRE prep and establishing where I want to…

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Concert Recap: Regina Spektor

  On Monday, March 6, I had the opportunity to see Regina Spektor live for the first time. It was an incredible show. I’ve loved Spektor’s music for more than a decade; she appears on multiple soundtracks and scores and her music has inspired countless fanworks. I’ve been quoting her lyrics at people and putting her…

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Self Care: Gay Goth Night

Listen: the past few weeks have been hard. I’ve had to unplug completely from social media, carefully navigate in-person conversations, focus on quelling my heightened anxiety and re-evaluate my approach to activism. I’m tired. And the fight has barely begun. I have so much still to do. We have so much still to do. But something my…

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Adventures in Bicycling: Tour de Tentacle 2016, Part Deux

Living in Providence is generally a weird experience. It’s a historical hub for oddities, starting with state founder Roger Williams (who apparently was eaten by an apple tree sometime after he was buried? wtf?) and continuing into the present day. This city is small but strange and I love living here because of how much weird stuff…

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Adventures in bicycling: 26 miles roundtrip

From March 2014 to May 2015, we lived in an apartment that was practically right on the East Bay Bike Path. I didn’t own a bicycle for any of that time. In fact, I didn’t acquire a bike until more than a month after moving out of that apartment and into one in Providence, where…

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Adventures in bicycling: Introducing Bee

The summer after I graduated from college, I bought my first car. I’ve written a handful of posts about him; in August of 2012, when I drove Hazza off the lot, I assumed I would always need a car to commute to work. Last year when I moved to Rhode Island, I realized that if…

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New to Me Music: Trophy Wives

In December, AR took their younger brother to his first concert. The headliner was Transit and the venue was The Met in Pawtucket, RI. I received a series of texts about the intimacy of the venue (including several about how excited AR is to see The Front Bottoms there in February — after seeing the…

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Concert Recap: Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms

Last November, I attended my first ever show at the infamous Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, RI. It was a great show, but for one of the first times ever, I voluntarily left early. Last night, I returned to Lupo’s — with the same company I had last time — to see a show with…

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