We've got a remarkable story from contributor James Robinson in the new issue of the Phoenix that raises questions about the 40-year-old conviction of Clarence Spivey on charges of rape, kidnapping, and assault.
Spivey, one of Rhode Island's longest-serving inmates, was at the center of a racially charged case involving a young white woman dragged from a hospital parking lot by a black man and brutally raped in a nearby vacant apartment.
The story, months in the making, digs into the forensic evidence in the case and notes the strange disappearance of the entire cache of exhibits after the trial. I urge a read. We've also got a look at a hipster's church that rejects the hipster label and a remarkable exhibit at TSETSE art gallery.