Feature News

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

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

Apr 25, 2018 | No comment

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

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March for Our Lives: Why This March Was Different

March for Our Lives: Why This March Was Different

Apr 24, 2018 | No comment

  “Enough is enough. Today is the beginning of change, today we honor Parkland and all that they have lost.

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Drift to Avalonia

Drift to Avalonia

Apr 18, 2018 | No comment

Mike Messier is the founder of the Avalonia Festival, a short-film festival that recently started in Providence. After a successful

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Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: JARheads, Candidates and Kudos & Congrats

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: JARheads, Candidates and Kudos & Congrats

Apr 18, 2018 | No comment

JARheads  Phillipe and Jorge are a bit late to the party concerning the Sinclair Broadcasting/Channel 10 debacle over shilling for

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Compost with a Conscience:  Worm Farm in Olneyville Tackles Social Change

Compost with a Conscience: Worm Farm in Olneyville Tackles Social Change

Apr 18, 2018 | No comment

It’s a known fact that a worm lacks a footprint. Someone else, somewhere in a warehouse in Olneyville, is attempting

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Center Spread: Strain Reviews

Center Spread: Strain Reviews

Apr 18, 2018 | No comment

Blueberry Headband There is more than one version of this hybrid strain on the market. This strain was bred by Emerald

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Medical Marijuana: A Personal Perspective

Medical Marijuana: A Personal Perspective

Apr 18, 2018 | No comment

Recreational marijuana and medical marijuana (MM) are the same plant, but when it comes to application there is a great

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  • Designing for Doris: David Webb Jewelry and Newport’s Architectural Gems and “To Preserve and Restore”: Newport Restoration Foundation at 50
  • March for Our Lives: Why This March Was Different
  • Drift to Avalonia
  • Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: JARheads, Candidates and Kudos & Congrats
  • Compost with a Conscience:  Worm Farm in Olneyville Tackles Social Change
  • Center Spread: Strain Reviews
  • Medical Marijuana: A Personal Perspective

Alt Nation

Alt-Nation: LittleBoyBigHeadonBike, Public Policy, and More
April 4, 2018 No Comment

Alt-Nation: LittleBoyBigHeadonBike, Public Policy, and More

The Curious Case of LittleBoyBigHeadonBike Lo-fi folk outfit LittleBoyBigHeadonBike is the music of William Orchard, and armed with a guitar ...

Books

An Interview with Heather Rigney
March 7, 2018 No Comment

An Interview with Heather Rigney

  Author Heather Rigney has made a name for herself with The Merrow Trilogy, which follows lovable screw-up anti-hero Evie ...

Cannabis

2018 Cannabis Issue Publisher's Note
April 18, 2018 No Comment

2018 Cannabis Issue Publisher’s Note

Our annual Cannabis Issue continues to be a controversial thrill ride. It is traditionally our fastest moving single issue, and ...

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

Drift to Avalonia
April 18, 2018 No Comment

Drift to Avalonia

Mike Messier is the founder of the Avalonia Festival, a short-film festival that recently started in Providence. After a successful ...

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

Locale Profile: Courtland Club: Not Just for Old Men
April 4, 2018 No Comment

Locale Profile: Courtland Club: Not Just for Old Men

I knew the basic gist of the Courtland Club before I made my way there on a Friday night, driving ...

Got Beer?

Got Beer? Peak Beer? No Limits? Discuss!
April 18, 2018 No Comment

Got Beer? Peak Beer? No Limits? Discuss!

Greetings, Motifians! We missed y’all in the Spring Alcohol Issue, but we had to pass on the intoxicating fun and ...

Lifestyle

Advice from the Trenches: Better Than a Boyfriend
April 25, 2018 No Comment

Advice from the Trenches: Better Than a Boyfriend

Dear C; OK, I’ll just come out with it: I prefer my sex toys to sex with guys. I feel ...

Lunar Notes

Lunar Notes
April 18, 2018 No Comment

Lunar Notes

Aries: Expect power struggles with someone in authority or with someone who thinks they are the authority. They become controlling and ...

News

Top 5 Fun Things To Do: April 25 - May 1
April 25, 2018 No Comment

Top 5 Fun Things To Do: April 25 – May 1

WED 25 – SAT 28 7th Annual Eat Drink RI Festival: This foodie festival to end all foodie festivals includes ...

Opinion

News Analysis: What Are Your Elected Officials Smoking?
April 18, 2018 No Comment

News Analysis: What Are Your Elected Officials Smoking?

The commission created last year by the Rhode Island General Assembly to study legalizing recreational cannabis has missed its reporting ...

Pin-Up/Profile

Pin Up: Kelsey Underwood
April 18, 2018 No Comment

Pin Up: Kelsey Underwood

  Finish this sentence: April showers … Bring May flowers? Well yeah, but I’m hoping for sunny days and my ...

Roots Report

Roots Report: I Rest My Case
April 4, 2018 No Comment

Roots Report: I Rest My Case

Okee dokee folks… Yesterday, one of my friends brought up the topic of hearing protection. A little over a year ...

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: 2018 Travel Season Off To Hot Start
April 4, 2018 No Comment

Providence Roller Derby: 2018 Travel Season Off To Hot Start

Providence Roller Derby’s travel teams of The Rhode Island Riveters (A Team, ranked #99) and the Killah Bees (B Team) ...

Theater

The Gamm's As You Like It Is A Triumph
April 25, 2018 No Comment

The Gamm’s As You Like It Is A Triumph

And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love; Cannot be killed or ...