Michael Bilow

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Gone Fishin': RI goes it (almost) alone by banning retail sales on Thanksgiving
November 14, 2018 No Commentby

Gone Fishin’: RI goes it (almost) alone by banning retail sales on Thanksgiving

Although Rhode Island General Laws (§ 5-23-2) allow licenses for businesses to operate on most holidays, “No license shall be issued ...

With a Rubber Hose: Is “The Hypochondriac's” enema a metaphor?
November 11, 2018 No Commentby

With a Rubber Hose: Is “The Hypochondriac’s” enema a metaphor?

Molière seems truly modern despite having lived in France in the 1600s: His sharp satire was aimed at superstition and ...

Nobody Set Up Us the Bomb
October 26, 2018 No Commentby

Nobody Set Up Us the Bomb

We feel neglected at the Motif office because, despite the recent highly publicized series of bombs sent through the postal ...

Providence Street Art Festival 2018
October 20, 2018 No Commentby

Providence Street Art Festival 2018

The Providence Street Art Festival was held at the downtown skating rink on Oct 20, 2018. Photos by Cristina Berrios ...

News Analysis: Referendum Ballot Questions: They're all about the Benjamins
October 17, 2018 No Commentby

News Analysis: Referendum Ballot Questions: They’re all about the Benjamins

Referendum ballot questions rarely fail voter approval in Rhode Island, and they rarely attract much controversy or attention. Unlike many ...

Zora Neale Hurston's
October 10, 2018 No Commentby

Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat” and “The Gilded Six Bits” on Stage at Mixed Magic

Mixed Magic Theatre takes on a substantial challenge in dramatizing the two most well-known short stories by Zora Neale Hurston, ...

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 ...