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2018 Theater Award Winners

2018 Theater Award Winners

Aug 16, 2018 | No comment

This year saw a number of records broken at the Motif Theater Awards. The number of voters was the most

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Cannabis Competition Sparked in Wakefield at the Cultivators Cup

Cannabis Competition Sparked in Wakefield at the Cultivators Cup

Aug 16, 2018 | No comment

  If you’re a medical marijuana patient with no plans this weekend, head on down to Wakefield for the first-ever

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Doublethink: Make America Non-Orwellian Again

Doublethink: Make America Non-Orwellian Again

Aug 15, 2018 | No comment

On August 16 – our publication day – almost one hundred newspapers and magazines, ranging from major national dailies to

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Foo Fest Celebrates 25 Years

Foo Fest Celebrates 25 Years

Aug 15, 2018 | No comment

AS220 is an enduring treasure in the Providence arts community. Whether the “AS” stands in your mind for “”Alternative Space,”

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Philippe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Go, Space Force!

Philippe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Go, Space Force!

Aug 15, 2018 | No comment

Space Cadet Now that we have firmly established that President Big Baby is a delusional, autocrat-worshipping, misogynist and racist who’s

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Public Art Takes Over in Providence

Public Art Takes Over in Providence

Aug 15, 2018 | No comment

Not just the face, but the entire body and beating heart of public art is changing in Providence. Stroll through

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RI Workers Guaranteed Paid Sick Time

RI Workers Guaranteed Paid Sick Time

Aug 1, 2018 | No comment

Workers in Rhody who live in fear of getting sick or needing a day off just got a big dose

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  • 2018 Theater Award Winners
  • Cannabis Competition Sparked in Wakefield at the Cultivators Cup
  • Doublethink: Make America Non-Orwellian Again
  • Foo Fest Celebrates 25 Years
  • Philippe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Go, Space Force!
  • Public Art Takes Over in Providence
  • RI Workers Guaranteed Paid Sick Time

Books

Robert Ellis Smith, 1940-2018
August 15, 2018 No Comment

Robert Ellis Smith, 1940-2018

Robert Ellis Smith, who died unexpectedly July 25, was an independent journalist whose influence on our understanding of privacy – ...

Cannabis

Cannabis Competition Sparked in Wakefield at the Cultivators Cup
August 16, 2018 No Comment

Cannabis Competition Sparked in Wakefield at the Cultivators Cup

  If you’re a medical marijuana patient with no plans this weekend, head on down to Wakefield for the first-ever ...

Dare Me

Global Scavenger Hunt
April 19, 2017 No Comment

Global Scavenger Hunt

“Win a Free Trip Around the World!” the subject line said. Because I suffer from wanderlust, I apply to every ...

Environment

How I Became the <i>Motif</i> Weatherman
February 28, 2018 No Comment

How I Became the Motif Weatherman

Weather is an endlessly fascinating topic: It affects everybody and can literally be a matter of life and death. Forecasting ...

Film

<i>Tre Maison Dasan</i>: Three Boys Grow Up with Parents in Prison
August 1, 2018 No Comment

Tre Maison Dasan: Three Boys Grow Up with Parents in Prison

Rhode Island filmmaker Denali Tiller directed a documentary named after three boys: Tre, Maison, Dasan. At the start of the ...

Fine Arts

Designing for Doris: David Webb Jewelry and Newport’s Architectural Gems and “To Preserve and Restore”: Newport Restoration Foundation at 50
April 25, 2018 No Comment

Designing for Doris: David Webb Jewelry and Newport’s Architectural Gems and “To Preserve and Restore”: Newport Restoration Foundation at 50

  What happens when you put jewelry and Newport history in parallel exhibitions? Amazing things. The Newport Restoration Foundation marks ...

Food

IMBIBE: Well Spritz Me Already
August 1, 2018 No Comment

IMBIBE: Well Spritz Me Already

Warm humid days are upon us and we are tired – if that’s even possible – of our usual summer ...

Got Beer?

Got Beer? New Brews Keep Rolling Off the Lines
August 15, 2018 No Comment

Got Beer? New Brews Keep Rolling Off the Lines

Our carrier pigeons have arrived with a fresh batch o’ beer news: Michelle Kirms, the head brewer at Grey Sail ...

Keep on Moving

Keep On Moving: Alt-Nation Gets a Makeover
June 20, 2018 No Comment

Keep On Moving: Alt-Nation Gets a Makeover

After like 13 years of writing under Alt-Nation, it is weird to say fuck that, but I’m nobody’s go-to for ...

Lifestyle

Advice from the Trenches: Bullies -- the Reality Show
August 8, 2018 No Comment

Advice from the Trenches: Bullies — the Reality Show

Dear C and Dr. B; I have known my mechanic Tom for many years now and we’ve had some good ...

Lunar Notes

Lunar Notes
August 1, 2018 No Comment

Lunar Notes

Aries: Despite the call of duty and responsibility, you break out in a dance of joy as you embrace those activities ...

News

2018 Theater Award Winners
August 16, 2018 No Comment

2018 Theater Award Winners

This year saw a number of records broken at the Motif Theater Awards. The number of voters was the most ...

Opinion

Fine, Just Fine! Everything Is Fine!
August 16, 2018 No Comment

Fine, Just Fine! Everything Is Fine!

[See also motifri.com/dirty-war] By today, August 16, the number of participating newspapers and magazines editorializing about the importance of a ...

Phillipe & Jorge

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Leader of the Free World ... for Me to Poop On!
August 1, 2018 No Comment

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Leader of the Free World … for Me to Poop On!

Trump, the Insult Dog Every day, Phillipe and Jorge awaken in hopes that America and President Pussy-Grabber will have finally ...

Pin-Up/Profile

Pin-up: Jenny Currier
August 1, 2018 No Comment

Pin-up: Jenny Currier

You’re a food writer and a food tour guide. Where does your passion for food come from? Traveling. It wasn’t until ...

Roots Report

The Roots Report: Summer Is Bitchin' and So Am I
July 4, 2018 No Comment

The Roots Report: Summer Is Bitchin’ and So Am I

Okee dokee folks… Have I mentioned that I #%@*<!@ hate summer? (I am refraining from profanity; Mom was mad that I ...

Shopping

Locale Profile: The Joint on 6
April 18, 2018 No Comment

Locale Profile: The Joint on 6

  Sometimes, a spontaneous idea quickly comes together, turning into a successful business model. Christopher Langevin lost his job as ...

Sports

Providence Roller Derby: A New Season with New Names
June 20, 2018 No Comment

Providence Roller Derby: A New Season with New Names

From an outsider’s perspective, the 2018 travel season for PRD’s Rhode Island Riveters seemed like a tough struggle, but those ...

Theater

2018 Theater Award Winners
August 16, 2018 No Comment

2018 Theater Award Winners

This year saw a number of records broken at the Motif Theater Awards. The number of voters was the most ...