Jonathan Jacobs

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Running Unopposed: It's not a race if there's no one to race against
October 17, 2018 No Commentby

Running Unopposed: It’s not a race if there’s no one to race against

Just under half of the 75 Rhode Island House seats in 2018 are uncontested in the general election. The Senate ...

Party People in the House … and the Senate, and the Governor’s Office
October 17, 2018 No Commentby

Party People in the House … and the Senate, and the Governor’s Office

What does it mean to be a Rhode Island candidate for office with the support of your political party? It ...

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, ...

Trinity Rep’s Othello Trudges Off Course
February 27, 2018 No Commentby

Trinity Rep’s Othello Trudges Off Course

Trinity Rep’s Othello aims at being a bold, contemporary production. Yet director Whitney White misses the target, and instead the ...

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: ...