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Art Trolleys ‘Graduate’ to Downtown Hotel Hub: Gallery Night Providence has a new home

Art Trolleys ‘Graduate’ to Downtown Hotel Hub: Gallery Night Providence has a new home

Jan 17, 2020 | No comment

The trolley shuttle service of Gallery Night Providence has a new launching point — one that may give even more

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Pawtucket Fatal Shooting Unlikely to Involve 3D-Printed Firearm

Pawtucket Fatal Shooting Unlikely to Involve 3D-Printed Firearm

Jan 3, 2020 | No comment

A shooting on New Year’s Day that resulted in the death of Cheryl Smith, 54, at her home at 100

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In Providence: Come on Home

In Providence: Come on Home

Jan 1, 2020 | No comment

“I think if 10 people show up, I’ll be happy.” He invited closer to 30. “Ten would be nice, but

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The State of Health Insurance in Rhode Island: How to get yourself insured in a gig economy

The State of Health Insurance in Rhode Island: How to get yourself insured in a gig economy

Dec 31, 2019 | No comment

Rhode Island did health insurance right in 2019, but in 2020 it’s going to need fine-tuning. According to Megan Hall,

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In Providence: Every Kiss You've Got

In Providence: Every Kiss You’ve Got

Dec 30, 2019 | No comment

“He’s what I need to give up. Just him. Him and I’m good.” She tells me that for the New

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Milling Two Years of Riffraff

Milling Two Years of Riffraff

Dec 23, 2019 | No comment

Note: Read a Q&A with Rifffraff cofounders Emma Ramadan and Tom Roberge at motifri.com/ramadanroberge In 1773, well before Olneyville became

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Books from a Graduate Symposium

Books from a Graduate Symposium

Dec 23, 2019 | No comment

When Poindexter Coffee opened off the lobby of the Graduate Providence hotel (formerly the Biltmore, 11 Dorrance St, PVD) in

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  • Art Trolleys ‘Graduate’ to Downtown Hotel Hub: Gallery Night Providence has a new home
  • Pawtucket Fatal Shooting Unlikely to Involve 3D-Printed Firearm
  • In Providence: Come on Home
  • The State of Health Insurance in Rhode Island: How to get yourself insured in a gig economy
  • In Providence: Every Kiss You've Got
  • Milling Two Years of Riffraff
  • Books from a Graduate Symposium

Books

Reading Across Rhode Island: A conversation with Kate Lentz of the Rhode Island Center for the Book
January 26, 2020 No Comment

Reading Across Rhode Island: A conversation with Kate Lentz of the Rhode Island Center for the Book

Around the world, shared-reading programs bring communities together to experience a single work of literature. Canada’s public broadcaster sponsors a ...

Cannabis

New Year, New Rules?: Oversight committee tackles issues in medical marijuana program
January 8, 2020 No Comment

New Year, New Rules?: Oversight committee tackles issues in medical marijuana program

RI’s medical marijuana program has undergone several iterations since it was made into law in 2006, evolving from a program ...

Comics

Junkfood - Jan 2020
January 8, 2020 No Comment

Junkfood – Jan 2020

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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

Inspiring Environmental Stewardship: Educational opportunities make kids aware of the world around them
January 8, 2020 No Comment

Inspiring Environmental Stewardship: Educational opportunities make kids aware of the world around them

Note: This continues our series on environmental education. For part one in the series, go to motifri.com/XXX As I begin ...

Film

Scary Movies for the Scary Season
October 16, 2019 No Comment

Scary Movies for the Scary Season

We’ve rounded up a list of horror films sure to terrify you in this most terrifying of seasons. The Loved ...

Fine Arts

Art Trolleys ‘Graduate’ to Downtown Hotel Hub: Gallery Night Providence has a new home
January 17, 2020 No Comment

Art Trolleys ‘Graduate’ to Downtown Hotel Hub: Gallery Night Providence has a new home

The trolley shuttle service of Gallery Night Providence has a new launching point — one that may give even more ...

Food

Ceremony: A tea house reimagined
January 8, 2020 No Comment

Ceremony: A tea house reimagined

“I want anyone to stumble upon Ceremony and say, ‘Oh my God, what’s this?’” says Michelle Cheng, the owner of ...

Got Beer?

Hit the Bricks: Former liquor store owner opens the first
December 18, 2019 No Comment

Hit the Bricks: Former liquor store owner opens the first “intellectual bar in Cranston”

After 12 years of running Darwin Liquors on Benefit Street, George Darwin couldn’t predict another venture was waiting for him ...

Health

Advice with Spyce: Getting What You Want and Getting What You Need
January 8, 2020 No Comment

Advice with Spyce: Getting What You Want and Getting What You Need

Dear Spyce, My girlfriend and I have been together for a few years now and are really into each other. ...

Keep on Moving

All Aboard!: WhistleStop Rock Festival rolls into town
January 8, 2020 No Comment

All Aboard!: WhistleStop Rock Festival rolls into town

The WhistleStop Rock Festival is a rolling rock ‘n’ roll circus that is scheduled to hit six different New England ...

Lifestyle

In Providence: Living on America
January 23, 2020 No Comment

In Providence: Living on America

“I have no idea what she does for a living.” We’re sitting on her couch. It’s a couch in a ...

Lunar Notes

Foresight Is 2020: The world is in uproar
January 8, 2020 No Comment

Foresight Is 2020: The world is in uproar

As the year begins, we have impeachment, Australia on fire, islands of plastic floating in the oceans, Boris, Brexit and ...

News

Funda Fest 22 Schedule of Events
January 15, 2020 No Comment

Funda Fest 22 Schedule of Events

Funda Fest returns this month. For full coverage, go to motifri.com/funda2020 The schedule of events follows. Jan 20: Providence Children’s ...

Opinion

Tune Your Televisions To: Your superior correspondents announce a new broadcast extravaganza
January 22, 2020 No Comment

Tune Your Televisions To: Your superior correspondents announce a new broadcast extravaganza

Required Viewing Phillipe and Jorge are extremely excited about the offer by as yet-to-be-revealed local TV station to host a ...

Phillipe & Jorge

Tune Your Televisions To: Your superior correspondents announce a new broadcast extravaganza
January 22, 2020 No Comment

Tune Your Televisions To: Your superior correspondents announce a new broadcast extravaganza

Required Viewing Phillipe and Jorge are extremely excited about the offer by as yet-to-be-revealed local TV station to host a ...

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 Time Is Now: Music fuels the revolution
January 8, 2020 No Comment

The Time Is Now: Music fuels the revolution

Okee dokee folks… Welcome to the ’20s, the year of the next presidential election when we have the opportunity to ...

Shopping

Pop One Open in Style: Crandon Whitsitt-Lynch and the art of wax casting
January 22, 2020 No Comment

Pop One Open in Style: Crandon Whitsitt-Lynch and the art of wax casting

Students at Rhode Island College (RIC) may recognize alumni Whitsitt-Lynch as the school’s building technician, but after hours, this former ...

Sports

The Honeys Sweep the Season
October 2, 2019 No Comment

The Honeys Sweep the Season

For 11 years, the Providence Roller Derby Home Season Championship trophy has eluded the Old Money Honeys. A different tale ...

Theater

People Are Strange: Wilbury’s Prudencia Hart is wonderfully eccentric
January 25, 2020 No Comment

People Are Strange: Wilbury’s Prudencia Hart is wonderfully eccentric

There’s Scottish music, wild drunken karaoke antics and Hell. If there was a word to describe Prudencia Hart’s undoing, “strange” ...