Opinion

Opinion: Our Cover Is a Lie
September 19, 2018 No Commentby

Opinion: Our Cover Is a Lie

Our cover artistically renders bullet holes as if this magazine has been shot through with a gun, motivated by the ...

Why We’ve Had Enough
September 19, 2018 No Commentby

Why We’ve Had Enough

“Did you hear about the shooting down the street from your school?” My heart dropped. A waitress at my job ...

If You See Something, Say Something: Our writer has something to get off his chest
September 19, 2018 No Commentby

If You See Something, Say Something: Our writer has something to get off his chest

Last place aversion is the heuristic bias in which people support measures that ensure they don’t fall to last place, ...

Shooting Our Mouths Off
September 19, 2018 No Commentby

Shooting Our Mouths Off

After the recent shooting of William Parsons, Motif‘s writers had a lot to say about gun violence in our state. ...

Fear and Loyalty Collide at RIC: What role do our college theater programs play in a crowded performing arts community?
September 19, 2018 No Commentby

Fear and Loyalty Collide at RIC: What role do our college theater programs play in a crowded performing arts community?

As a theater performance major at Rhode Island College (1988-1992), I was fortunate enough to experience part of what many ...

Trail of Broken Promises: Mashpee Wampanoag Land Trust revoked by Department of the Interior
September 19, 2018 No Commentby

Trail of Broken Promises: Mashpee Wampanoag Land Trust revoked by Department of the Interior

Wampanoag means “People of the First Light.” Having lived in Cape Cod for at least 10,000 years, they are one ...

AltFacts: Modern Patriots: Burning Your Sneakers to Spite Your Face
September 19, 2018 No Commentby

AltFacts: Modern Patriots: Burning Your Sneakers to Spite Your Face

Take a Nike, Kaepernick Since the cloudy dawn of humanity, snot-nosed children have been stomping their feet and smashing their ...

News Analysis: Feroce’s Blockchain Plan
September 5, 2018 No Commentby

News Analysis: Feroce’s Blockchain Plan

[See also “Chain Gang“] Rhode Island Republican candidate for governor Giovanni Feroce has made his “Blockchain Center Development Act” – ...

Letter to the Editor: RI Business Climate
August 20, 2018 No Commentby

Letter to the Editor: RI Business Climate

To the Editor, Recently, RI candidates have been arguing about the business climate and whether or not it is improving ...

Fine, Just Fine! Everything Is Fine!
August 16, 2018 No Commentby

Fine, Just Fine! Everything Is Fine!

[See also motifri.com/dirty-war] By today, August 16, the number of participating newspapers and magazines editorializing about the importance of a ...