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Impact! Rudy Cheeks is the inaugural winner of Motif's lifetime achievement award

Impact! Rudy Cheeks is the inaugural winner of Motif’s lifetime achievement award

Feb 20, 2019 | No comment

You wouldn’t think there were many teenagers living in Pawtucket in the late 1960s who were heavily into John Coltrane,

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Love You!: Don't let low funds keep you from taking care of yourself

Love You!: Don’t let low funds keep you from taking care of yourself

Feb 6, 2019 | No comment

We know the message from the flight attendants: Place the oxygen mask on yourself first. It seems like an obvious

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Ravenous Will Quell Your Hunger

Ravenous Will Quell Your Hunger

Feb 6, 2019 | No comment

Not only is the Providence Athenæum a beautiful building with extensive collections that would thrill bibliophiles and history buffs alike, it

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Sex Ain't Free: Decriminalizing sex work makes life better for everyone

Sex Ain’t Free: Decriminalizing sex work makes life better for everyone

Feb 6, 2019 | No comment

Last Christmas, a police operation shut down the Foxy Lady on prostitution charges, but it was only a short decade

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Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: In a New York Minute: Gigi claims no DC ambition, but your superior correspondents aren't so sure

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: In a New York Minute: Gigi claims no DC ambition, but your superior correspondents aren’t so sure

Feb 6, 2019 | No comment

Gigi Does New York Phillipe and Jorge will be presumptuous enough to assume that most of you missed the feature cum profile

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Show-Down Slow-Down: The government shutdown ripple effect reaches Rhody beer

Show-Down Slow-Down: The government shutdown ripple effect reaches Rhody beer

Feb 6, 2019 | No comment

Beer is a many-splendored and (responsibly) intoxicating thing, but navigating the beer business is a sobering experience. The beer/wine/distilled spirits

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Smoking Hot: Our expert tells you how to take your sexual experiences higher with cannabis

Smoking Hot: Our expert tells you how to take your sexual experiences higher with cannabis

Feb 6, 2019 | No comment

Cannabis has a long history of being used to enhance the human sexual experience. Since 700 BC in India, a

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  • Impact! Rudy Cheeks is the inaugural winner of Motif's lifetime achievement award
  • Love You!: Don't let low funds keep you from taking care of yourself
  • Ravenous Will Quell Your Hunger
  • Sex Ain't Free: Decriminalizing sex work makes life better for everyone
  • Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: In a New York Minute: Gigi claims no DC ambition, but your superior correspondents aren't so sure
  • Show-Down Slow-Down: The government shutdown ripple effect reaches Rhody beer
  • Smoking Hot: Our expert tells you how to take your sexual experiences higher with cannabis

Books

You Know It, Poet! Local poet Jay Walker rereleased three books of poetry
February 20, 2019 No Comment

You Know It, Poet! Local poet Jay Walker rereleased three books of poetry

Being a poet is not easy; publishing a body of work is even harder. But it’s a challenge Jay Walker, ...

Cannabis

Smoking Hot: Our expert tells you how to take your sexual experiences higher with cannabis
February 6, 2019 No Comment

Smoking Hot: Our expert tells you how to take your sexual experiences higher with cannabis

Cannabis has a long history of being used to enhance the human sexual experience. Since 700 BC in India, a ...

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

Speaking the Same Language: Ulya Aviral seeks to help people in conflict connect through her short films
February 20, 2019 No Comment

Speaking the Same Language: Ulya Aviral seeks to help people in conflict connect through her short films

Ulya Aviral is a New England filmmaker who lives in Cambridge and teaches at CCRI and RISD. She was born in ...

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

Hometown Poké Finds a Home
February 20, 2019 No Comment

Hometown Poké Finds a Home

Rhode Island is a small state — the smallest, in fact, which you all already knew — but here’s another ...

Got Beer?

Sweet Thing! Revival’s Doug and Scarpetti Vanilla Porter is perfect for beer lovers with a sweet tooth
February 20, 2019 No Comment

Sweet Thing! Revival’s Doug and Scarpetti Vanilla Porter is perfect for beer lovers with a sweet tooth

If there’s one thing I always look forward to, it’s a new Revival brew, and Revival’s Doug and Scarpetti Vanilla ...

Keep on Moving

Keep on Movin’: New Year, New You: Resolve to end your music dry spell this year
January 16, 2019 No Comment

Keep on Movin’: New Year, New You: Resolve to end your music dry spell this year

I’m already toward the end of my annual “go though an exercise routine for two weeks and pretty much give up” ...

Lifestyle

Advice from the Trenches: Extreme Activist
February 20, 2019 No Comment

Advice from the Trenches: Extreme Activist

Dear C and Dr. B; I live with my brother, who is an environmental activist. Nothing wrong with that, but ...

Lunar Notes

Lunar Notes
February 6, 2019 No Comment

Lunar Notes

Aries: Explosive action rocks your world. You’re caught between the traditional and the radical, and it is getting difficult for you ...

News

Sour Grapes
February 20, 2019 No Comment

Sour Grapes

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Opinion

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 two landmark US Supreme Court decisions, Roe v. Wade in 1973 and ...

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: Beating a Deaf Horse: Protect those gorgeous lugholes, music lovers!
January 16, 2019 No Comment

The Roots Report: Beating a Deaf Horse: Protect those gorgeous lugholes, music lovers!

Okee dokee folks… Sometimes I feel like I am beating a dead horse, err, DEAF horse, when I talk about ...

Shopping

Know Your Mom and Pop: Super V Toys -- the Latest Local Spot to Feed Your Need
January 2, 2019 No Comment

Know Your Mom and Pop: Super V Toys — the Latest Local Spot to Feed Your Need

The superhero movies that have dominated pop culture over the past decade or so are a boon for small businesses. Comic ...

Sports

PRD: Wrapping up the shakeup
September 19, 2018 No Comment

PRD: Wrapping up the shakeup

The year of the skater shakeup is coming to a close in Providence Roller Derby. Many of the veterans of ...

Theater

Rachel Hanauer Dials Up the Opera with Who's Calling? for Two Nights Only
February 20, 2019 No Comment

Rachel Hanauer Dials Up the Opera with Who’s Calling? for Two Nights Only

The popularity — and profitability — of programming an evening of one-act plays is quite undeniable for most smaller theaters. ...