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Diocese of Providence Withdraws Support for RI Theater Awards

Diocese of Providence Withdraws Support for RI Theater Awards

Jun 14, 2019 | No comment

The Rhode Island Theater Awards, sponsored and produced by a team at Motif magazine, have a little less than two

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Opinion: Not Celebrating Pride Month Would Be Harmful to Our Children

Opinion: Not Celebrating Pride Month Would Be Harmful to Our Children

Jun 12, 2019 | No comment

Before writing this, I did what every dutiful “elder millennial” would; I journaled all of my thoughts, made lists and

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World record for speed pretzel eating set at PVD Fest

World record for speed pretzel eating set at PVD Fest

Jun 9, 2019 | No comment

Saturday around 3:45 pm something happened in Kennedy Plaza that will go down in history. Well, if you count the

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Shots fired at PVD Fest

Shots fired at PVD Fest

Jun 9, 2019 | No comment

[Mike Ryan was present at the incident and filed this report.] Shortly after 11pm Saturday night, PVD Fest was in

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Utter Madness: MadCap Monday turns 5

Utter Madness: MadCap Monday turns 5

Jun 5, 2019 | No comment

Madcap Mondays aren’t the dreary open mics you see in the movies, though there are similarities. Folks full of beer

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Live Your Truth: Here's a truth-bomb -- you shouldn't miss Pride this year

Live Your Truth: Here’s a truth-bomb — you shouldn’t miss Pride this year

Jun 5, 2019 | No comment

Pride returns to PVD this June 15 and it promises to be more energetic than ever! The theme of this

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Extend the Mythos: Are you as scary as Cthulhu?

Extend the Mythos: Are you as scary as Cthulhu?

Jun 5, 2019 | No comment

Motif is excited — and a little filled with creeping dread — to be working in collaboration with NecronomiCon Providence on

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  • Diocese of Providence Withdraws Support for RI Theater Awards
  • Opinion: Not Celebrating Pride Month Would Be Harmful to Our Children
  • World record for speed pretzel eating set at PVD Fest
  • Shots fired at PVD Fest
  • Utter Madness: MadCap Monday turns 5
  • Live Your Truth: Here's a truth-bomb -- you shouldn't miss Pride this year
  • Extend the Mythos: Are you as scary as Cthulhu?

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

Munchies: CBD in food remains a gray area
May 15, 2019 No Comment

Munchies: CBD in food remains a gray area

The distinctions between food, drugs and medicine can be unclear and overlapping, and the lines separating them are often contrived ...

Comics

Junk Food
June 12, 2019 No Comment

Junk Food

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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

<i>Vault</i> Review: Love Letter to 1970s Providence
June 8, 2019 No Comment

Vault Review: Love Letter to 1970s Providence

There are a lot of things to like in Vault, the new crime film about the legendary 1975 Hudson Bonded ...

Fine Arts

Pretty Is a Blind Man’s Playground
February 20, 2019 No Comment

Pretty Is a Blind Man’s Playground

Beware the pretty; it is a spinning maelstrom, a black hole that will suck you in and leave you in ...

Food

World record for speed pretzel eating set at PVD Fest
June 9, 2019 No Comment

World record for speed pretzel eating set at PVD Fest

Saturday around 3:45 pm something happened in Kennedy Plaza that will go down in history. Well, if you count the ...

Got Beer?

The Left Coast Is the Best Coast: Tour a local vineyard this summer and taste what all the hype is about
June 5, 2019 No Comment

The Left Coast Is the Best Coast: Tour a local vineyard this summer and taste what all the hype is about

If you live in RI, chances are a winery is not too far away, and the summer is the perfect ...

Health

News Analysis: What Happens if <i>Roe v. Wade</i> is Overturned?
February 20, 2019 No Comment

News Analysis: What Happens if Roe v. Wade is Overturned?

Currently, the right to abortion is protected under landmark US Supreme Court decisions, Roe v. Wade (and its lesser-known companion ...

Keep on Moving

Keep On Moving: Summer in the City!: Kick-ass shows are going to rock the town all season long
June 5, 2019 No Comment

Keep On Moving: Summer in the City!: Kick-ass shows are going to rock the town all season long

  J Kelley Band are releasing their debut album Burning Season. Burning Season reminds me of high-energy ’90s rock. “Ransom” sounds ...

Lifestyle

Advice from the Trenches: Intimacy Conundrum
June 12, 2019 No Comment

Advice from the Trenches: Intimacy Conundrum

Dear C and Dr. B; I’m 18 and this is my first year in college. I found a boyfriend and ...

Lunar Notes

Lunar Notes
May 15, 2019 No Comment

Lunar Notes

Aries: Concerns about what’s mine, what’s yours and what’s ours has you thinking about boundaries as well. Don’t think about it ...

News

Diocese of Providence Withdraws Support for RI Theater Awards
June 14, 2019 No Comment

Diocese of Providence Withdraws Support for RI Theater Awards

The Rhode Island Theater Awards, sponsored and produced by a team at Motif magazine, have a little less than two ...

Opinion

Opinion: Not Celebrating Pride Month Would Be Harmful to Our Children
June 12, 2019 No Comment

Opinion: Not Celebrating Pride Month Would Be Harmful to Our Children

Before writing this, I did what every dutiful “elder millennial” would; I journaled all of my thoughts, made lists and ...

Phillipe & Jorge

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Too Many Players on the Field!: Your superior correspondents talk sports and politics
May 1, 2019 No Comment

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Too Many Players on the Field!: Your superior correspondents talk sports and politics

Death of a Nation Phillipe and Jorge hate to preach or belabor the obvious, but we can’t help saying that ...

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: Strummin' Summer: All you need is a guitar and a little sun to make it a memorable season
June 5, 2019 No Comment

The Roots Report: Strummin’ Summer: All you need is a guitar and a little sun to make it a memorable season

Okee dokee folks… As the temperatures rise so will my annual annoyance with the heat. By the way, climate change ...

Shopping

Bristol’s Ode to Historic Hotpoint: A restored sign lights Bristol's streets
June 5, 2019 No Comment

Bristol’s Ode to Historic Hotpoint: A restored sign lights Bristol’s streets

Santa visited historic downtown Bristol early this year — on May 11, one still-cool Friday night. Swapping his sleigh for ...

Sports

World record for speed pretzel eating set at PVD Fest
June 9, 2019 No Comment

World record for speed pretzel eating set at PVD Fest

Saturday around 3:45 pm something happened in Kennedy Plaza that will go down in history. Well, if you count the ...

Theater

Diocese of Providence Withdraws Support for RI Theater Awards
June 14, 2019 No Comment

Diocese of Providence Withdraws Support for RI Theater Awards

The Rhode Island Theater Awards, sponsored and produced by a team at Motif magazine, have a little less than two ...