Michael Bilow

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Preview: 2017 RI International Film Festival
July 19, 2017 No Commentby

Preview: 2017 RI International Film Festival “Flickers”

After 21 years, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) “Flickers” had its first unpleasant encounter with the new political ...

Accidental Death of an Anarchist: Ha Ha, Only Serious
June 28, 2017 No Commentby

Accidental Death of an Anarchist: Ha Ha, Only Serious

Perhaps the most serious madcap farce ever written, playwright Dario Fo made continuing revisions to his 1970 Accidental Death of ...

Book Review Brief: Last Good Heist
May 31, 2017 No Commentby

Book Review Brief: Last Good Heist

Nostalgically showcasing the worst excesses of organized crime when Mafia Don Raymond L.S. Patriarca controlled New England, Last Good Heist ...

Fuente Ovejuna: Come On, Sheeple Now
May 31, 2017 No Commentby

Fuente Ovejuna: Come On, Sheeple Now

From the moment evil Knight Commander Fernán Gómez (Fred Sullivan, Jr.) appears on stage eager to grab the women of ...

Tammy Laforest: Mx. Bisexual RI 2017
May 29, 2017 No Commentby

Tammy Laforest: Mx. Bisexual RI 2017

[See Tammy Laforest as our pin-up: http://motifri.com/pin-up-tammy-laforest-mx-bisexual-2017/] “It’s a gender-neutral word: it could mean genderless, it could mean girl, it ...

Mini-Maker Faire 2017 at PVD Fest
May 17, 2017 No Commentby

Mini-Maker Faire 2017 at PVD Fest

After a number of years as part of the August Foo Fest, the Rhode Island Mini-Maker Faire (MMF) is moving ...

Transportation: Gearhead Systems DIY Car Repair
May 17, 2017 No Commentby

Transportation: Gearhead Systems DIY Car Repair

Ron Long as a 19 year old in 1982 came up with the idea for a customer-friendly car repair garage ...

Taking Sides: Brilliant, Ambitious and Worth the Drive to Westerly
April 26, 2017 No Commentby

Taking Sides: Brilliant, Ambitious and Worth the Drive to Westerly

The real Wilhelm Furtwängler was a polarizing and divisive figure in 20th Century music. Universally acclaimed as one of the ...

Opinion: 38 Reasons Deepwater Wind Could Cause Deep Trouble
April 19, 2017 No Commentby

Opinion: 38 Reasons Deepwater Wind Could Cause Deep Trouble

Simply reading the 77-page decision by the Rhode Island Supreme Court provides a thorough and authoritative tutorial to the exercise ...

News Analysis: Why Are Rolling Papers Taxed As Cigarettes?
April 19, 2017 No Commentby

News Analysis: Why Are Rolling Papers Taxed As Cigarettes?

Rhode Island is unusual among the states for a tax policy that treats rolling papers as equivalent to cigarettes, such ...