Alexander Castro

Alexander Castro

Alexander Castro is a writer, journalist and curator who often covers and critiques arts and culture. In 2022, Castro joined the Visual Arts department at Roger Williams University as an adjunct professor and exhibitions director.

Was that a hedge trimmer buzzing during Biden fundraiser? Just another day on Block Island

By: - August 4, 2023

Foot traffic in white socks and flip flops, rental bikers weaving slowly through roads, and tourists asking for directions: It was an ordinary summer day on Block Island. Well, except for the quiet addition of Douglas Emhoff — the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, or, per the White House’s official sobriquet, the Second Gentleman. […]

Most R.I. public libraries don’t charge fines. What’s up with the holdouts ?

By: - April 10, 2023

In the denouement of the Obama presidency, the then-Commander-in-Chief proposed the Leaders Library Card Challenge. The nation’s mayors, superintendents and librarians were issued a simple task: make sure every kid has an active library card. That proved easier said than done at Cranston Public Library: “We saw that there were actually a lot of students […]