Michael Bilow

Michael Bilow

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Articles by Michael Bilow

Opinion: Our Cover Is a Lie
September 19, 2018 No Commentby

Opinion: Our Cover Is a Lie

Our cover artistically renders bullet holes as if this magazine has been shot through with a gun, motivated by the ...

Brown Students Put a Satellite into Earth Orbit
September 19, 2018 No Commentby

Brown Students Put a Satellite into Earth Orbit

“The flashing is what we use to get people excited about” the satellite, designed and built by Brown University undergraduate ...

News Analysis: Feroce’s Blockchain Plan
September 5, 2018 No Commentby

News Analysis: Feroce’s Blockchain Plan

[See also “Chain Gang“] Rhode Island Republican candidate for governor Giovanni Feroce has made his “Blockchain Center Development Act” – ...

Fine, Just Fine! Everything Is Fine!
August 16, 2018 No Commentby

Fine, Just Fine! Everything Is Fine!

[See also motifri.com/dirty-war] By today, August 16, the number of participating newspapers and magazines editorializing about the importance of a ...

Doublethink: Make America Non-Orwellian Again
August 15, 2018 No Commentby

Doublethink: Make America Non-Orwellian Again

On August 16 – our publication day – almost one hundred newspapers and magazines, ranging from major national dailies to ...

Robert Ellis Smith, 1940-2018
August 15, 2018 No Commentby

Robert Ellis Smith, 1940-2018

Robert Ellis Smith, who died unexpectedly July 25, was an independent journalist whose influence on our understanding of privacy – ...

<i>Tre Maison Dasan</i>: Three Boys Grow Up with Parents in Prison
August 1, 2018 No Commentby

Tre Maison Dasan: Three Boys Grow Up with Parents in Prison

Rhode Island filmmaker Denali Tiller directed a documentary named after three boys: Tre, Maison, Dasan. At the start of the ...

RIIFF 2018 Highlights
July 29, 2018 No Commentby

RIIFF 2018 Highlights

RIIFF programming director Shawn Quirk guided us through a selection of features and shorts. Opening night ceremonies on August 7 ...

Good-Natured Political Satire: Charlie Hall and the Ocean State Follies
July 18, 2018 No Commentby

Good-Natured Political Satire: Charlie Hall and the Ocean State Follies

Charlie Hall started the Ocean State Follies in 1992. Over the next two decades, it became the renowned and definitive ...

Family Separation: A Need for “Common Sense and a Heart”
July 4, 2018 No Commentby

Family Separation: A Need for “Common Sense and a Heart”

My friend of some years asked to remain anonymous as she explains the dangers of the federal government policy of ...