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A Riddle for Thought: Is it Cheaper to Buy Unhealthy Food Over Healthy Food?

A Riddle for Thought: Is it Cheaper to Buy Unhealthy Food Over Healthy Food?

Jun 20, 2018 | No comment

  We all eat, but how many of us eat to live and how many of us live to eat?

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And Me Without a Spoon: Eating Bugs

And Me Without a Spoon: Eating Bugs

Jun 20, 2018 | No comment

Most of us regard them as creepy little pests that sting us and bite us, but it’s time to take

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Food Truck Award Winners

Food Truck Award Winners

Jun 20, 2018 | No comment

We asked and you voted for your favorite mobile cuisine in our fine state. During voting the names of your

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2018 Food Truck Awards

2018 Food Truck Awards

Jun 16, 2018 | No comment

Read full interviews with out winners here! It takes a lot of drive to launch a truck, and determination to

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Locale Profile: Eating is Fun at Tumblesalt’s Cafe

Locale Profile: Eating is Fun at Tumblesalt’s Cafe

Jun 13, 2018 | No comment

  If there’s one thing that Anthony Bourdain taught us about eating, it’s that it should be fun. A meal

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Alt-Health: What's Swimming with You?

Alt-Health: What’s Swimming with You?

Jun 13, 2018 | No comment

On a sweltering summer day when the sweat beads on your skin, nothing looks more alluring than the blue crystal

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My First Father’s Day

My First Father’s Day

Jun 12, 2018 | No comment

When I was growing up, I always imagined having a family in my mid 20s: the wife, the kids, the

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  • A Riddle for Thought: Is it Cheaper to Buy Unhealthy Food Over Healthy Food?
  • And Me Without a Spoon: Eating Bugs
  • Food Truck Award Winners
  • 2018 Food Truck Awards
  • Locale Profile: Eating is Fun at Tumblesalt’s Cafe
  • Alt-Health: What's Swimming with You?
  • My First Father’s Day

Books

Beach Reads: New Non-Fiction of Local Interest
June 6, 2018 No Comment

Beach Reads: New Non-Fiction of Local Interest

You’re not limited to romancey, vampirey, murdery fluff when you head to the beach this summer. Pick up one of ...

Cannabis

Tips for a Hemp-Healthy Diet
June 20, 2018 No Comment

Tips for a Hemp-Healthy Diet

  It’s difficult to overstate the many uses and benefits of the hemp plant. The non-psychoactive version of Cannabis sativa ...

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

Beyond Solo: Riding the Independent Wave of Film in RI This Summer
June 6, 2018 No Comment

Beyond Solo: Riding the Independent Wave of Film in RI This Summer

If you’re looking to move beyond Solo, super heroes and adults playing tag, consider these summer movie alternatives. Let’s begin ...

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

Eric Weiner, King of the Road
June 20, 2018 No Comment

Eric Weiner, King of the Road

Eric Weiner is the maven impresario of food trucks. His website, FoodTrucksIn.com, after five and half years in operation, lists more ...

Got Beer?

Welcome to Taproot Brewing Company, Plus More Hot Brew News 
June 20, 2018 No Comment

Welcome to Taproot Brewing Company, Plus More Hot Brew News 

  We’ve gathered a flood of beer news for this Foodie Issue, and have included a few tasty culinary tidbits ...

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

Wildfire: A Warm Welcome Home
June 21, 2018 No Comment

Wildfire: A Warm Welcome Home

For all the places I have traveled and the communities I have been a part of, many have come close, ...

Lunar Notes

Lunar Notes
June 6, 2018 No Comment

Lunar Notes

Aries: This is a busy period for you with lots of activity on a variety of fronts. Some of this is ...

Opinion

AltFacts: Loving His People to Death and a Humble Suggestion
June 20, 2018 No Comment

AltFacts: Loving His People to Death and a Humble Suggestion

A Real Funny Dictator Until last week, it was a realm filled by Charlie Chaplin in his brilliant political satire, ...

Phillipe & Jorge

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World
June 20, 2018 No Comment

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World

Miss Management The British have a phrase about general ineptitude, that “they couldn’t organize a piss-up in a brewery.” It ...

Pin-Up/Profile

May '18 Pin Up: Valentino
May 16, 2018 No Comment

May ’18 Pin Up: Valentino

What do you never leave home without? A musical tune to get me through the day. What’s your biggest pet ...

Roots Report

The Roots Report: My Missing Chin-Chilla
June 20, 2018 No Comment

The Roots Report: My Missing Chin-Chilla

Okee dokee folks… The other day I was hot, and I get cranky when I am hot (ed. So we’ve ...

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

Newport Playhouse's Remember Me Makes 'em Laugh
June 20, 2018 No Comment

Newport Playhouse’s Remember Me Makes ’em Laugh

Sam Bobrick’s Remember Me? (described alternately as “wacky” or “elegant,” depending on your source) is Newport Playhouse’s current offering, providing ...