Jonathan Jacobs

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Social Media and the 2016 Election
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

Social Media and the 2016 Election

On November 9, 2016, my 5-year-old daughter asked me what was wrong. “Donald Trump was elected president,” I replied. Cue ...

Rhode Island's First Cybersecurity Officer is a Renaissance Man
September 20, 2017 No Commentby

Rhode Island’s First Cybersecurity Officer is a Renaissance Man

  Mike Steinmetz describes himself as, “kind of a Renaissance man.” A Renaissance man is precisely the right kind of ...

FirstWorks Puts 2016-17 Season In Gear with Pedal Punk
November 1, 2016 No Commentby

FirstWorks Puts 2016-17 Season In Gear with Pedal Punk

If Cirque Mechanics’ Pedal Punk is indicative of what FirstWorks has in store for audiences with their 2016-17 Artistic Icons ...

Fascinating Emotional Voyeurism in 2nd Story’s Frankie and Johnny
October 30, 2016 No Commentby

Fascinating Emotional Voyeurism in 2nd Story’s Frankie and Johnny

As the lights fade in on 2nd Story Theatre’s production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, we ...

Do Your Homework: Representative Democracy Depends on You
October 19, 2016 No Commentby

Do Your Homework: Representative Democracy Depends on You

    Democracy is not about freedom, but accountability. We elect individuals we trust to hear our collective concerns and ...

Mad Props to A Play About A Handkerchief at Burbage
September 28, 2016 No Commentby

Mad Props to A Play About A Handkerchief at Burbage

  “If you’ve never seen the world then how would you know?” the titular character says to Emilia in Desdemona: ...

Intellectual Property: Seldom Asked Questions About Education Funding
September 14, 2016 No Commentby

Intellectual Property: Seldom Asked Questions About Education Funding

  Why do we fund public education the way we do? Public education is perpetually one year into a three-year ...

Punching Out: An analysis of America’s changing jobs market
August 17, 2016 No Commentby

Punching Out: An analysis of America’s changing jobs market

My intrepid editor at Motif, for my contribution to RI’s numero uno alt-news mag’s issue on the state of the ...

Party Train: Rhode Island's Presidential Preference Primary
April 22, 2016 No Commentby

Party Train: Rhode Island’s Presidential Preference Primary

On April 26, Rhode Islanders will head to the polls to cast ballots in the 2016 Presidential Preference Primary. In ...

2nd Story Theatre’s Catholic School Girls Will Never Be Better than it is Right Now
April 13, 2016 No Commentby

2nd Story Theatre’s Catholic School Girls Will Never Be Better than it is Right Now

Catholic School Girls is a memory play written by Casey Kurtti and currently playing at 2nd Story Theatre in Warren. ...