Alan Rosenberg, Providence Journal

Alan Rosenberg

Providence Journal

Providence, RI, United States

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Past articles by Alan:

5 great November audiobooks, from a James Patterson mystery to a 'Star Trek' reunion

John Lithgow delights in James Patterson's "The Guilty," and Brent Spiner's 'Fan Fiction" reunites the cast of "Star Trek: The Next Generation." → Read More

October audiobooks: Tag along with George Washington on a Newport road trip

“Travels With George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy," by Brown University grad Nathaniel Philbrick, leads the slate of October audiobooks. → Read More

Listen up: 3 great audiobooks for August

This month: A new release from the late, great Robert Heinlein; “The Time Traveller’s Guide to Not Dying”; and a young-adult novel about a trans teen. → Read More

Frank Sinatra, Lin-Manuel Miranda in spotlight in July audiobooks

"Sinatra and Me: In the Wee Small Hours," "In the Heights: Finding Home," and "The Stand-In" are this month's audiobook selections. → Read More

Listen up: 5 best audiobooks for June put actors at center stage

Fine performances by John Lithgow, Seth Rogen, RI's Don Mays and other actors, both famous and unknown, bring this month’s audiobooks to life. → Read More

Alan Rosenberg: Saying ‘Yes, and

We can experience change as loss, or we can choose to take a lesson from the world of comedy improv. → Read More

Cumberland woman, 61, dies in Narragansett kayaking accident

Sea conditions played a large role in the overturning of a kayak in Narragansett, at the mouth of the Narrow River. → Read More

Opinion/Rosenberg: So much to be thankful for, even in this COVID-strained year

For The Journal's executive editor, it comes down to people. → Read More

Telling R.I.’s story since 1829: The Providence Journal’s mission has never wavered

In everything we do at The Providence Journal and, we are thinking about you -- our readers. → Read More

Opinion/Rosenberg: Music, exercise, self-improvement top readers’ lists of pandemic-induced changes

Last week, I talked about some changes I’ve made since the coronavirus pandemic began, including no longer going into our office to do my work. And I asked you about changes you’d made.I got several interesting responses, and today I’d like to share three of them, edited for length and clarity — a kind of portrait of Rhode Islanders in transition.TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided… → Read More

Opinion/Rosenberg: The pandemic brings changes, big and small

Since the middle of March, I’ve quit coffee, though I used to bring a big insulated container of it to work with me every day. I decided I don’t need the caffeine, and water suits me fine if there’s ice in it — my fridge is just downstairs from my new home office.I’ve stopped wearing a watch, and when the battery died at some point, I didn’t bother getting it replaced. When you spend all day… → Read More

Opinion/Rosenberg: The news media, just doing our jobs

You might think that protesters marching in public places would expect — even welcome — coverage of their protests, and that people using → Read More

Opinion/Rosenberg: Welcoming John Kostrzewa back to our pages

It’s always a pleasure when a familiar byline returns to our pages. And it’s a special pleasure to have John Kostrzewa back on our front page today.Readers who care about business news will remember John, who distinguished himself as our banking writer during the RISDIC crisis of the early 1990s — he had covered a similar mess in Ohio for the Akron Beacon Journal before joining us in 1988 — and… → Read More

Opinion/Rosenberg: In a little historic cemetery, an enduring lesson

My wife and I have never been hikers. But during the pandemic, a lot of our usual weekend pursuits have been off-limits. So recently, we started doing → Read More

Veterans Voice: Still looking for MIAs around the world

Those who grew up in the 1970s remember the POW/MIA bracelets that Voices in Vital America created and distributed during the Vietnam War.The simple nickel-plated bands cost $2.50 each (or $3 for a copper version) and held the name, rank and date of loss of prisoners of war and those missing in action. The metal cuff was intended to be worn until the person named on it was accounted for,… → Read More

Opinion/Rosenberg: A cartoon touches a nerve

Such was the case with a cartoon in Wednesday’s Journal by Clay Bennett that showed President Donald Trump putting a medal around a soldier’s → Read More

I wondered if it would feel safe to vote in the Rhode Island primary. So I went to the polls to find out.

I had doubted I would go to the polls to vote in Tuesday’s Rhode Island primary.Voting by mail had seemed the safer choice, especially when the state’s coronavirus cases were heading up.TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided for free as a public service during the coronavirus outbreak. Sign up for our daily or breaking newsletters to stay informed. Please support local journalism by… → Read More

Opinion/Rosenberg: The election, Tuesday’s results, and fairness

Tuesday is Election Day for the Rhode Island primary — the most unusual one in recent memory. Here’s how you can keep track of the results in → Read More

This Just In: R.I.'s summer of uncertainty; Cumberland defies Raimondo; and R.I. SPCA seizes neglected dogs

Plus, Bill Belichick on why he released Mohamed Sanu → Read More

Opinion / Rosenberg: A close look at slavery in Rhode Island

In this summer where racial injustice is at the forefront of our nation’s concerns, several readers suggested to me that we republish Paul → Read More