Do you “Heart Providence”?

Every year, the citizens of Providence gather together in Who-like fashion to self-consciously sing a love ballad to their city: Providence City Hall hosts the Fourth Annual “I Heart Providence” event tonight (2/9) from 6-8 pm.

While times may be tough – and times are tough – it turns out that there are still plenty of things to celebrate; those who venture down to City Hall tonight can be sure to find some of the best live music, food from local restaurants, people and organizations that Providence has to offer.

Who knows, maybe your heart will even grow a few sizes. Oh, and it’s free. 

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Hey Providence, It’s Your Birthday!

Come down to the Providence Performing Arts Center at 6 pm tonight to celebrate our quirky little city’s 375th! Rub shoulders with the politicians and local celebs, enjoy performances from local darlings Deer Tick and Area 401 (get it???), and vote with your pocketbook in the Food Truck Challenge!

Tickets are cheap, and all proceeds go to the Providence Public Library. More info here: HERE

It’s going to be a nice time. Hope to see you there!


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(Campus)Lifehacker: EPIC Shortcuts, Part 2

Let’s face it, here at Brown there’s just not enough time in the day to waste it walking hither and thither. Your brutal schedule of Russian Lit and AMCV0190E demands that you methodically obliterate every single superfluous second of transit time. We here at BlogDH want to help: by availing of some “EPIC shortcuts” that, over time, could literally add days to your life, you can use the extra time to play Farmville, read Sartre, or refresh the Blog page to increase our hits! The insider tips [Part 2!] to navigating Brown’s campus at near-lightning speed are after the jump: Continue Reading


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(Campus)Lifehacker: EPIC Shortcuts, Part 1

Let’s face it, here at Brown there’s just not enough time in the day to waste it walking hither and thither. Your brutal schedule of Russian Lit and AMCV0190E demands that you methodically obliterate every single superfluous second of transit time. We here at BlogDH want to help: by pointing out some “EPIC shortcuts” that, over time, could literally add days to your life, you can use the extra to play Farmville, read Sartre, or refresh the Blog page so to increase our hits! The insider tips to navigating Brown’s campus at near-lightning speed are after the jump:

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Beyond the Green Monster: News sources that AREN’T HuffPost

There’s a scary presence on Brown’s campus. It’s up in your dorm room interrupting your study time. It attacks classes by the dozens. It’s stretching its gangrenous arms into your daily conversations, your romantic life, your Facebook news feed. Try as hard you can, you can’t escape…

…from The Huffington Post. That’s right, HuffPost: Brown’s lowest common denominator. Its obnoxious green banner is ubiquitous — if you don’t believe me, just sit in the back row of Intro IR sometime. But why do we settle for HuffPost? Why do we put up with the sensational and bewildering headlines? How do we live with ourselves, seeing that right sidebar populated with such well-researched stories as “The Shortest Shorts You’ve Ever Seen“; “Verdict Handed Down in Pooper-Scooper Trial“; and “Pumpkin Bump” (yeah, click that one)? And those stories are all from Wednesday, by the way.

There must be a better way. There are. Check out these alternative default pages for news:

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Occupy Providence, Night One

Yesterday at 5 pm, in solidarity with Occupy movements all over the world, thousands of protestors met at Burnside Park next to Kennedy Plaza and proceeded to march around the city of Providence. Among them were a few dozen students from Brown University. With the help of the Providence police department, traffic was blocked off on certain roads so protestors could pass through. The march passed by Providence Place Mall, the State capital building, then ended up back at Burnside Park. People of all different ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds came together to show our country’s and our world’s leaders that people are fed up with the current political and financial system. The official occupation of Burnside Park began last night and will continue indefinitely.

(We apologize in advance for the blurriness of some of the photos, shit got a little nuts at times).  Continue Reading