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Follow Your Nose to Providence Perfume Company

When Providence Perfume Company owner Charna Ethier offered to let me sample an all-natural perfume whose ingredients list included some obscure thing called “ambergris,” I was initially a bit skeptical. I remembered hearing once that they put skunk urine in some perfumes (is that true?). But I was also overwhelmingly optimistic. This was over a […]

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Alt-Nation: A Celebration, A Film, and Shows You Don’t Want to Miss

Before we begin the roundup, I have to congratulate the National Champion Providence College Men’s Hockey team! I had the thrill of seeing the championship game last Saturday and the atmosphere was electric. Congrats boys, you’ve earned it! On another note, to hear some tasty cuts from some of these upcoming shows, the best in […]

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Barefoot in the Park Explores the Timeless Struggles of Young Love

Barefoot in the Park, which recently opened at Trinity Repertory Company, is a silly, lightweight confection that coasts on the appeal of the stars: real-life engaged couple Rebecca Gibel and Charlie Thurston. Gibel and Thurston play Corie and Paul, newlyweds who move into a fifth floor apartment in New York City. The place is threadbare: no furniture, […]

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