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Be Prepared for Nobody’s Boyscout

Be Prepared for Nobody’s Boyscout

Jan 17, 2018 | No comment

Nobody’s Boyscout is a true case of musical serendipity. They are proof-positive that the incestuous Providence music scene provides consistent

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Advice from the Trenches: Panicky Parent

Advice from the Trenches: Panicky Parent

Jan 17, 2018 | No comment

Dear C, I’m wondering if I did the right thing. Last night, my 14-year-old daughter had a sleepover with her

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Community Players Stage an Engaging Battle of the Sexes in Lovers and Other Strangers

Community Players Stage an Engaging Battle of the Sexes in Lovers and Other Strangers

Jan 16, 2018 | No comment

  The Community Players continue their 97th season with the wry comedy Lovers and Other Strangers, a compilation of five

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FUNDA Fest 2018

FUNDA Fest 2018

Jan 10, 2018 | No comment

Always looking to widen the breadth of Rhode Islanders’ experience, FUNDA Fest returns for the 20th year, promising an exciting marriage between local

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Send in the Troops to Troop PVD

Send in the Troops to Troop PVD

Jan 10, 2018 | No comment

  I’m going to let you in on a behind-the-scenes battle between two Motif writers, incited by the new “Taco

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Lunch with Garrison

Lunch with Garrison

Jan 10, 2018 | No comment

The day was overcast but mostly nice when Kate Lohman and I met at Three Sisters Café in Providence. I’d

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Consent Deserves a New Definition

Consent Deserves a New Definition

Jan 10, 2018 | No comment

  We need to fix our definition of consent. I’m a sex educator. I teach about consent. I’ve taught my

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  • Be Prepared for Nobody’s Boyscout
  • Advice from the Trenches: Panicky Parent
  • Community Players Stage an Engaging Battle of the Sexes in Lovers and Other Strangers
  • FUNDA Fest 2018
  • Send in the Troops to Troop PVD
  • Lunch with Garrison
  • Consent Deserves a New Definition

Alt Nation

Alt-Nation: A Winter Music Medley
January 10, 2018 No Comment

Alt-Nation: A Winter Music Medley

This isn’t a particularly uplifting time; the recent deep freeze has turned these parts into a dreary hellscape for what ...

Books

Richard Walton E-Book Now Free on 5th Anniversary of Death
January 10, 2018 No Comment

Richard Walton E-Book Now Free on 5th Anniversary of Death

Herb Weiss and Nancy Carriuolo, co-editors of The Selected E-Mail Correspondences of Richard Walton, a commemorative collection of writing from ...

Cannabis

Jeff Sessions Rescinds Cannabis Protection
January 10, 2018 No Comment

Jeff Sessions Rescinds Cannabis Protection

On Thursday, January 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back a memorandum from the Obama administration that had set guidelines ...

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 ...

Film

Spoiling the Spoilers of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
December 20, 2017 No Comment

Spoiling the Spoilers of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I signed 15 different non-disclosures to screen Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But I knew that this movie needed to be reviewed. ...

Fine Arts

Artist Profile: H. Lane Smith
September 27, 2017 No Comment

Artist Profile: H. Lane Smith

I never met H. Lane Smith, (known as Lane), (1924-1999) but in viewing his work at Studio 53 in Boothbay ...

Food

Send in the Troops to Troop PVD
January 10, 2018 No Comment

Send in the Troops to Troop PVD

  I’m going to let you in on a behind-the-scenes battle between two Motif writers, incited by the new “Taco ...

Got Beer?

Got Beer? Riding the Black Hog
January 10, 2018 No Comment

Got Beer? Riding the Black Hog

With temperatures in the dear God, why have you forsaken us range, I’ve been desperately seeking the malty comfort of ...

Lifestyle

Advice from the Trenches: Panicky Parent
January 17, 2018 No Comment

Advice from the Trenches: Panicky Parent

Dear C, I’m wondering if I did the right thing. Last night, my 14-year-old daughter had a sleepover with her ...

Lunar Notes

Lunar Notes
January 10, 2018 No Comment

Lunar Notes

Aries: You concentrate on your public persona and where you are headed in this life. Past actions catch up with you ...

News

2018 Tattoo Awards!
January 10, 2018 No Comment

2018 Tattoo Awards!

  It’s time for Motif’s annual tattoo contest. We’d love to have you participate. Please get back to us at ...

Opinion

Let’s Talk About Critics
January 10, 2018 No Comment

Let’s Talk About Critics

  Hedy Weiss, a theater critic from the Chicago Sun-Times, caused an uproar when, in a review for Steppenwolf Theatre’s production ...

Pin-Up/Profile

Bettysioux Under Your Tree!
December 13, 2017 No Comment

Bettysioux Under Your Tree!

What’s your highest bowling score? With or without a handicap? I believe I mace bowled a 220 once. Fun Fact: ...

Roots Report

The Roots Report: Runnin' Down a Dream
January 10, 2018 No Comment

The Roots Report: Runnin’ Down a Dream

Okee dokee folks… Last week I had the pleasure of being included in the sold-out Tom Petty tribute show at ...

Shopping

Drones: Mature Enough for Holiday Gifts
December 6, 2017 No Comment

Drones: Mature Enough for Holiday Gifts

Hobbyist (non-commercial) drones, technically called “unmanned aircraft vehicles” (UAV) or “unmanned aircraft systems” (UAS), are still in the early stages ...

Sports

Grab Your Hoodie and Get Out!
September 6, 2017 No Comment

Grab Your Hoodie and Get Out!

Fall is almost here. Hot, muggy days have already turned cool and brisk. T-shirts and shorts will make way for ...

Theater

Little Foxes Speaks Truth to Power
January 17, 2018 No Comment

Little Foxes Speaks Truth to Power

As I was sitting down to write this review, I was struck by one thing in particular. This is one of ...