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Intimacy and Isolation in Providence: An Installation, March 10, 2005

The John Nicholas Brown Center for the Study of American Civilization is hosting its first exhibition in its new Carriage House Gallery through April 22, 2005. Intimacy and Isolation in Providence: An Installation is a collection of oral histories gathered by students from the city's artists and institution builders. An opening reception is planned for Thursday, March 10, 2005, from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Mike Gaughan came of age in Providence in the 1990's, a Generation X kid drawn to the punk/grunge scene. In 1995 he started a zine called Whatever: The Journal for Good People with Bad Jobs. What started out as a forum for stories about bad jobs evolved into a zine covering the punk/grunge culture of Providence, including music reviews, concert photos, and of course, anecdotes about bad jobs. Gaughan's zine turned into a website, and his collection of posters and punk ephemera are the best archive of Providence's 90's music scene.

"We'll do these bad stories where people rant about their bad job, and we'll do these little cut out things that you could send to your boss to make fun of him or something."

"It should have been called, "Whatever concert Mike Wants to go to," 'cause that what it turned into."