Cultural Economic Potpourri
OK, so I’m aggregating a bit, but just today we’ve had all sorts of cultural economic news. Providence is going to host a professional video game tournament in November (where was this when I scored so high on Donkey Kong on the Atari that the sprites started quivering!) that will bring in 16,000 spectators. (Advice: stock up on Mountain Dew and other snacks and sell them streetside for a quick buck~ahem, with all the proper licensing of course….).
Then we have the U.K. Telegraph calling Providence “New England’s coolest city”. This seems based largely on the prominence of RISD and it’s alumni, especially for the foodee culture. I loved the observation that, “Like Rome, Providence congregates around seven hills.” Never thought of that.
Finally, the news is that RI-filmed TV show “Body of Proof” has been renewed–but it won’t be filmed in Rhode Island anymore. Phew. Call me a typical provincial Rhode Islander, but now I won’t feel as obligated to watch it. Another hour freed up. (Well, more like 40 or so minutes, I DVR everything).