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George Washington: 18th-century road warrior

George Washington had a low opinion of the quality of early American roads, and he would know because he bumped and bounced down so many of them. Not only were the roads bad, but maps were often nonexistent; in the Carolinas he sometimes had to draw...

rick's list - Behind Great Quotes Edition

Where do you suppose René Descartes was when he uttered his immortal "Cogito ergo sum"? History suggests the phrase was first made public in text as part of Descartes' "Discourse on Method." But something THAT profound...

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Ellis Paul and Sophie B. Hawkins — Oct. 26 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $34

Jimmy Webb — Nov. 2 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $38-$45

Mat Franco — Dec. 9 at Foxwoods’ Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 11; $30

Ray LaMontagne — Oct. 21 at Providence Performing Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $39.50-$79.50

Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt — Nov. 9 at the Vets, Providence; tickets on sale now; $39.50-$69.50