The Shuckin’ Truck

On a blazing July night at Narragansett Town Beach, The Shuckin’ Truck stands out among the wheeled vendors selling pizza, hot dogs, and vegan treats—and not only because of its striking mural of Point Judith Lighthouse. Within minutes of rolling in, the mobile...

Help Wanted

In a place with nearly 400 miles of coastline, a place whose nickname is the Ocean State, you’d think filling jobs in the marine trades industry would be a snap. Think again. In Rhode Island in 2012, the marine trades cluster—from boatyards to manufacturers—saw $1.5...

Book Review: Other Minds

Search YouTube for terms like octopus or cuttlefish—members of the class of cephalopods—and typical results fall into two categories. The first reflects the intelligence of the cephalopod (“Octopus Escapes Jar”), the second, its camouflage (“Cuttlefish: Tentacles in...