Michael Bilow

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Book review: Taking Charge
January 11, 2017 No Commentby

Book review: Taking Charge

Taking Charge: Collected Stories on Aging Boldly by Herb Weiss, available in paperback and for Amazon Kindle https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692688706/ After 36 ...

Donald Trump: At Long Last, Have You No Sense of Decency?
November 2, 2016 No Commentby

Donald Trump: At Long Last, Have You No Sense of Decency?

I never expected to live in a fascist state. I’m old enough to have grown up in the United States ...

Appropriate: The Unbearable Whiteness of Being
October 19, 2016 No Commentby

Appropriate: The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

The word “appropriate” can be pronounced (according to the American Heritage dictionary) either as an adjective “(ə-prō′prē-ĭt)” meaning “suitable for ...

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Madness Is Divinest Sense
October 5, 2016 No Commentby

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Madness Is Divinest Sense

Poet Emily Dickinson, who was more than a little odd herself, noted that madness is what society ascribes to those ...

Fascist Mash-Up: Send in the Clown
September 26, 2016 No Commentby

Fascist Mash-Up: Send in the Clown

In Wilbury’s “Fascist Mash-Up” of three plays – although really two plays and an epilogue – director Josh Short deserves ...

FabNewport: “Make Your Life”
September 14, 2016 No Commentby

FabNewport: “Make Your Life”

Education comes in many different forms and not every student learns best in a classroom setting, according to Steven Heath, ...

News Analysis: Was that a Rhode Island Political Revolution or Are You Just Unhappy to See Me?
September 14, 2016 No Commentby

News Analysis: Was that a Rhode Island Political Revolution or Are You Just Unhappy to See Me?

In probably the most emphatic repudiation of the status quo by voters since the electoral rout that ended the reign ...

Beowulf: Hard-Rocking English Version of
September 14, 2016 No Commentby

Beowulf: Hard-Rocking English Version of “The Greatest American Hero”

Trinity Rep’s production of Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage is a lot more fun than the average high school ...

Opinion: What’s the Matter with Providence?
September 8, 2016 No Commentby

Opinion: What’s the Matter with Providence?

I write this a few minutes after receiving a $25 ticket for overtime parking at a meter in Providence. I ...

News Analysis: Is the Unemployment Rate “a Hoax?”
August 17, 2016 No Commentby

News Analysis: Is the Unemployment Rate “a Hoax?”

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, in a major speech on August 8 outlining his economic plan for the country, made ...