Michael Bilow

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<i>All Shook Up</i> at Community Players: Escape from Heartbreak Hotel
May 16, 2019 No Commentby

All Shook Up at Community Players: Escape from Heartbreak Hotel

Set during “a 24-hour period, during the summer of 1955” in “a small you-never-heard-of-it town somewhere in the Midwest,” All ...

<i>ARIA v. Savage</i>: Fiction, Non-Fiction, and the First Amendment
May 7, 2019 No Commentby

ARIA v. Savage: Fiction, Non-Fiction, and the First Amendment

Whether non-fiction books are entitled to the same sales tax exemption as fiction books is a dispute that has been ...

<i>The Last Night of Ballyhoo</i> at Granite: Yesterday Is Another Day, Too
May 2, 2019 No Commentby

The Last Night of Ballyhoo at Granite: Yesterday Is Another Day, Too

The Last Night of Ballyhoo is the second installment of the “Atlanta trilogy” by playwright Alfred Uhry, all of which ...

<i>Polaroid Stories</i> at Burbage: Carmen et Error
May 2, 2019 No Commentby

Polaroid Stories at Burbage: Carmen et Error

Polaroid Stories by playwright Naomi Iizuka is a clever attempt to link a modern story of street life with the ...

Ink in the Office: The evolving cultural acceptance of body mods at work
May 1, 2019 No Commentby

Ink in the Office: The evolving cultural acceptance of body mods at work

Anecdotal second-hand reports of tattoos or piercings causing problems for employees or prospective employees are common, but Motif was unable ...

<i>Me Three: A Guide to New Beginnings</i> at Daydream — Let It Flow
April 20, 2019 No Commentby

Me Three: A Guide to New Beginnings at Daydream — Let It Flow

The new original play Me Three: A Guide to New Beginnings by Lenny Schwartz could charitably be described as genre-defying, ...

Stop and Shop Strike: Kosher for Passover?
April 18, 2019 No Commentby

Stop and Shop Strike: Kosher for Passover?

The Jewish holiday of Passover (Pesach) begins in 2019 at sunset (7:30pm in Providence) on Friday, April 19, commemorating the ...

Interview: Bobby Nuggz
April 17, 2019 No Commentby

Interview: Bobby Nuggz

We caught up with local cannabis activist Bobby Nuggz (fb.com/bobby.nuggz) at the March 7 grand opening of the Arctic Smoke Shop ...

Cannabis Books: A Very Short, Opinionated List
April 17, 2019 No Commentby

Cannabis Books: A Very Short, Opinionated List

I emphasize history, politics and personal experience. Books on science and pharmacology grow quickly out of date. I don’t know ...

<i>Norman, Is That You?</i> at TCRI - That '70s Play
April 12, 2019 No Commentby

Norman, Is That You? at TCRI – That ’70s Play

In TCRI’s Norman, Is That You?, Ben Chambers (Steven Taschereau), a dry cleaner from Dayton, Ohio, who is just past 50 ...