Watch a recent short documentary on local sign-maker Cecily King and read the first part of the new Dispatch hazing series

A new-look Sleater-Kinney focused on more recent material but remained comfortable digging deep into its back catalog during a Friday concert at the Newport. Reviewer Curtis Schieber wrote: 

Insisting that the struggle for gender equality that inspired the group at the outset is not over, though, the band reached back to its early catalogue with ease. “All Hands On The Bad One” raved with a garage rock fever only slightly diminished from its origin nearly 20 years ago.

Tucker and Brownstein both easily connected to the frustration that fueled their early performances, keeping the old punk rock songs from sounding like parodies and renewing their inspiration today.

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Today, the Dispatch debuted a new series, Broken Pledge, which takes a look at the epidemic of college hazing. Give part one a read here.

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Local filmmaker Paul Thompson recently created a short documentary on Cecily King, whose ongoing inspirational sign project continues to capture imaginations. Give it a watch below.