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A First Person Account of the Wyatt Detention Center Protest

A First Person Account of the Wyatt Detention Center Protest

Aug 20, 2019 | No comment

Pepper spray is an amazing crowd dispersant – I can attest to that. My wife and I took part in

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Lovecraft Writing Contest Winner

Lovecraft Writing Contest Winner

Aug 14, 2019 | No comment

You guys are sick. When we put out a call for entries into our Lovecraft art and writing contest, we

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Call of the Dirtbag Left: Chapo Trap House are gaming on stage in PVD

Call of the Dirtbag Left: Chapo Trap House are gaming on stage in PVD

Aug 14, 2019 | No comment

The massively popular podcast Chapo Trap House often references Lovecraft in their recordings about politics. Because what better describes American

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Prepare, Humans ... and Beware: NecronomiCon returns to provide all the existential horror your real life doesn't

Prepare, Humans … and Beware: NecronomiCon returns to provide all the existential horror your real life doesn’t

Aug 14, 2019 | No comment

Every other year it descends, creeping in from the shadowed corners of the unhallowed and ancient city, seeping into the

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The Man Versus the Mythos: How do we deal with Lovecraft's bigotry?

The Man Versus the Mythos: How do we deal with Lovecraft’s bigotry?

Aug 14, 2019 | No comment

We need to talk about Howard Phillips Lovecraft. He was enormously sexist and xenophobic, and his bigotry isn’t the subtext

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Protecting Sex Workers: An update on recently introduced legislation

Protecting Sex Workers: An update on recently introduced legislation

Aug 14, 2019 | No comment

It’s been more than eight months since the police led a raid to steamroll the Foxy Lady, and the Christmas

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AltFacts: Big Happenings in Little Rhody: Perhaps willy freeing is a new summer trend

AltFacts: Big Happenings in Little Rhody: Perhaps willy freeing is a new summer trend

Aug 14, 2019 | No comment

Saving People Money (So They Can Shoot Better) We’ve all been there. Coming home from a long day at work,

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  • A First Person Account of the Wyatt Detention Center Protest
  • Lovecraft Writing Contest Winner
  • Call of the Dirtbag Left: Chapo Trap House are gaming on stage in PVD
  • Prepare, Humans ... and Beware: NecronomiCon returns to provide all the existential horror your real life doesn't
  • The Man Versus the Mythos: How do we deal with Lovecraft's bigotry?
  • Protecting Sex Workers: An update on recently introduced legislation
  • AltFacts: Big Happenings in Little Rhody: Perhaps willy freeing is a new summer trend

Books

Beach Reads: Books for Summer
June 5, 2019 No Comment

Beach Reads: Books for Summer

Abundance by Michael Fine (320 pages, PM Press, published May 1, 2019). Doctors among warriors occupy an unusual position in ...

Cannabis

4/20: Do its origins appear in Lovecraft's writings?
August 14, 2019 No Comment

4/20: Do its origins appear in Lovecraft’s writings?

H.P. Lovecraft wrote these words in 1936, describing a psychoactive plant that may sound familiar to some readers: “I had ...

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

Unclogging the Drain: New project encourages local citizens to help keep trash out of the oceans
June 5, 2019 No Comment

Unclogging the Drain: New project encourages local citizens to help keep trash out of the oceans

Some of the best benevolent ideas can come from unlikely and unexpected places. A few years ago, Bonnie Combs, marketing ...

Film

Power to the People: Low-cost filmmaking puts creative pursuits within reach
July 31, 2019 No Comment

Power to the People: Low-cost filmmaking puts creative pursuits within reach

Back in the misty days of the mid ’80s when I first started toying around with making movies, the common ...

Fine Arts

Highlights of Yesterday's Pieces: A selected guide to the RISD Museum collection
June 26, 2019 No Comment

Highlights of Yesterday’s Pieces: A selected guide to the RISD Museum collection

Mummy of Nesmin, 170-30 BCE: It rest among us! The mummy Nesmin is the heart and soul of the museum’s ...

Food

Locale Profile: Three in One: A night on Cromwell Street
July 31, 2019 No Comment

Locale Profile: Three in One: A night on Cromwell Street

When I was growing up, the only type of doughnuts I was accustomed to were Krispie Kremes. They overtook the ...

Got Beer?

Got Pete?
August 14, 2019 No Comment

Got Pete?

It’s been my great pleasure and honor to write the craft beer column for Motif for the last 10 years. ...

Health

AltHealth: CDC's Latest Outbreaking News
July 17, 2019 No Comment

AltHealth: CDC’s Latest Outbreaking News

I like to check out the CDC.gov website at least every other week to catch the latest Vital Signs and ...

Keep on Moving

Keep On Moving: Happiness, Crowns, & Astronauts: What more could a music-lover want?
July 31, 2019 No Comment

Keep On Moving: Happiness, Crowns, & Astronauts: What more could a music-lover want?

Happiness — Live  The long awaited debut album from Happiness is a demented thrill ride down the rock ‘n’ roll ...

Lifestyle

A Walk on the Weird Side: Lovecraft is long gone, but echoes of his footsteps remain
August 14, 2019 No Comment

A Walk on the Weird Side: Lovecraft is long gone, but echoes of his footsteps remain

A few years back I saw an advertisement on Craigslist that offered up an apartment in PVD that claimed to ...

Lunar Notes

Lunar Notes
August 14, 2019 No Comment

Lunar Notes

Aries: Summer’s end brings all fun and games to you, but as the month ends you get down to business, ...

News

Five Fun Things To Do: Aug 21 - 27
August 21, 2019 No Comment

Five Fun Things To Do: Aug 21 – 27

THU 22 Math the Band / Spud Cannon / The Benji’s: Electronic rock group. 7pm. News Café, 43 Broad St, ...

Opinion

A First Person Account of the Wyatt Detention Center Protest
August 20, 2019 No Comment

A First Person Account of the Wyatt Detention Center Protest

Pepper spray is an amazing crowd dispersant – I can attest to that. My wife and I took part in ...

Pin-Up/Profile

Pin-Up: Wayne St. Vincent
November 14, 2018 No Comment

Pin-Up: Wayne St. Vincent

What’s your biggest pet peeve? I’ve got a lot of ’em. The biggest one is people on the phone when ...

Roots Report

The Roots Report: Rap Battle:  How I learned to stop worrying and love the hip-hop
July 31, 2019 No Comment

The Roots Report: Rap Battle: How I learned to stop worrying and love the hip-hop

Okee dokee folks… Last week I was fortunate to attend a production of the musical Hamilton at Providence Performing Arts ...

Shopping

Open and Closed
July 31, 2019 No Comment

Open and Closed

Opened12 Metre Cafe: Inside the Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Sq, Newport. A seaside cafe along Bowen’s Wharf. Bar ‘Cino: ...

Sports

Providence Roller Derby: Rhodey Robin Roundup
July 17, 2019 No Comment

Providence Roller Derby: Rhodey Robin Roundup

The second ever Rhodey Robin tournament is in the books with Providence Roller Derby’s A and B teams claiming three ...

Theater

Revisit The Secret Garden
August 18, 2019 No Comment

Revisit The Secret Garden

I haven’t read Frances Hodgson Burnett’s story The Secret Garden since I was a child. The tale of the beauty ...