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This Is Not Your Mother's Pirates

This Is Not Your Mother’s Pirates

May 25, 2018 | No comment

When Gilbert and Sullivan first put pen to paper on Pirates of Penzance over 100 years ago, they probably were not

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Alt-Nation: Boston Calling

Alt-Nation: Boston Calling

May 24, 2018 | No comment

Boston Calling takes over as the hub of the music world in the northeast every Memorial Day Weekend. At The

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Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial

Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial

May 23, 2018 | No comment

  Memorial Day is more than just a holiday that unofficially marks the beginning of summer. There is a deep

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Advice from the Trenches: Tick!!

Advice from the Trenches: Tick!!

May 23, 2018 | No comment

Dear C; I almost didn’t notice the small black dot under the top rim of Caitlin’s ear until she rubbed

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A Tale of Two Ticks:  Near Death in a Far Land       

A Tale of Two Ticks:  Near Death in a Far Land       

May 23, 2018 | No comment

Two ticks, one in Rhode Island, the other in Central India, injected and infected me with the most vicious of

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Films five minutes or less earn high-fives

Films five minutes or less earn high-fives

May 21, 2018 | No comment

From tough-to-tackle subjects like school shootings to tough-to-film concepts like time-travel and space-travel, the teen filmmakers from across the state

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Barker's Season Finishes Strong with the Mystery of Edwin Drood

Barker’s Season Finishes Strong with the Mystery of Edwin Drood

May 17, 2018 | No comment

There’s a mystery afoot at The Players at Barker Playhouse and what’s keeping people buzzing around their latest musical, The

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  • This Is Not Your Mother's Pirates
  • Alt-Nation: Boston Calling
  • Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial
  • Advice from the Trenches: Tick!!
  • A Tale of Two Ticks:  Near Death in a Far Land       
  • Films five minutes or less earn high-fives
  • Barker's Season Finishes Strong with the Mystery of Edwin Drood

Alt Nation

Alt-Nation: LittleBoyBigHeadonBike, Public Policy, and More
April 4, 2018 No Comment

Alt-Nation: LittleBoyBigHeadonBike, Public Policy, and More

The Curious Case of LittleBoyBigHeadonBike Lo-fi folk outfit LittleBoyBigHeadonBike is the music of William Orchard, and armed with a guitar ...

Books

An Interview with Heather Rigney
March 7, 2018 No Comment

An Interview with Heather Rigney

  Author Heather Rigney has made a name for herself with The Merrow Trilogy, which follows lovable screw-up anti-hero Evie ...

Cannabis

Cannabis vs. Marijuana: What’s in a Name?
May 16, 2018 No Comment

Cannabis vs. Marijuana: What’s in a Name?

  Weed, pot, grass, ganja – while the popular herbal intoxicant goes by many names, the two most often used ...

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

Films five minutes or less earn high-fives
May 21, 2018 No Comment

Films five minutes or less earn high-fives

From tough-to-tackle subjects like school shootings to tough-to-film concepts like time-travel and space-travel, the teen filmmakers from across the state ...

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

Locale Profile: Mysteries and More at Metacom Kitchen
May 16, 2018 No Comment

Locale Profile: Mysteries and More at Metacom Kitchen

A friend recently posted a link to my Facebook wall for a travel company that creates mystery weekend vacations; guests ...

Got Beer?

Got Beer? Grey Sail's Far Far Aweigh
May 16, 2018 No Comment

Got Beer? Grey Sail’s Far Far Aweigh

For the next installment of my infinity-part series exploring beers crafted right here in the ol’ Ocean State, I turn ...

Lifestyle

Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial
May 23, 2018 No Comment

Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial

  Memorial Day is more than just a holiday that unofficially marks the beginning of summer. There is a deep ...

Lunar Notes

Lunar Notes
May 16, 2018 No Comment

Lunar Notes

Aries:  Sudden changes in your financial situation prompt you to question past actions, and you start to second guess yourself. ...

News

Position: Art Director / Designer
May 17, 2018 No Comment

Position: Art Director / Designer

Available: immediately Posted: 5/17/18 Motif is looking for a new lead designer! Required skills include Photoshop, InDesign, PrePress knowledge, some ...

Opinion

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Trouble in DC, Sartorial Commands and All Mobbed Up
May 16, 2018 No Comment

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Trouble in DC, Sartorial Commands and All Mobbed Up

Lowering the Bar Phillipe and Jorge were delighted to have some chinwag with our old friends US Senators Jack Reed ...

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: Budget Bustin' for Neil
May 16, 2018 No Comment

The Roots Report: Budget Bustin’ for Neil

Okee dokee folks… So, the other day I saw that one of my friends mentioned something about Neil Young tickets ...

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

2 Out of 3 Ain’t Bad for the Riveters
May 2, 2018 No Comment

2 Out of 3 Ain’t Bad for the Riveters

Providence Roller Derby’s “A Team,” the Rhode Island Riveters, rolled into Rome, NY, April 21-22 to compete at the 2018 ...

Theater

This Is Not Your Mother's Pirates
May 25, 2018 No Comment

This Is Not Your Mother’s Pirates

When Gilbert and Sullivan first put pen to paper on Pirates of Penzance over 100 years ago, they probably were not ...