Michael Bilow

Michael Bilow

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News Analysis: Taxing Medical Marijuana
February 17, 2016 No Commentby

News Analysis: Taxing Medical Marijuana

Few issues have proven hotter controversies than the proposal by Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo to impose per-plant taxes and ...

Medical Marijuana in the State Budget
February 10, 2016 No Commentby

Medical Marijuana in the State Budget

The Rhode Island medical marijuana law has been on the books since 2006 but still remains controversial. As part of ...

Happy Birthday, Wanda June: You'll Shoot Your ___ Out!
January 20, 2016 No Commentby

Happy Birthday, Wanda June: You’ll Shoot Your ___ Out!

Despite its Homeric inspiration, Happy Birthday, Wanda June is not a play that wallows in subtlety, as emphasized in its ...

Out of the Woods: A Christmas Story
December 23, 2015 1 commentby

Out of the Woods: A Christmas Story

It was, fittingly, early December when I began to contemplate my own mortality. There was always a vague awareness that ...

Cannabis: Jared Moffat, RI Point-Man for Legalization
December 16, 2015 No Commentby

Cannabis: Jared Moffat, RI Point-Man for Legalization

Most lists of states likely to end prohibition within the next couple of years do not include Rhode Island, mainly ...

Planet Christmas: Until the Sea Shall Free Them
December 11, 2015 1 commentby

Planet Christmas: Until the Sea Shall Free Them

A new and original work of prodigious audacity, Planet Christmas by Contemporary Theater Company playwright-in-residence Andy Hoover, is unlike any ...

Opinion: The College Conundrum
December 10, 2015 No Commentby

Opinion: The College Conundrum

I’ve long contended that the overwhelming factor that accounts for the consistent increase in college tuition at about three times ...

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol: Not Dead Yet
December 8, 2015 No Commentby

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol: Not Dead Yet

An impressively minimalist take on a very familiar story, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, written by playwright Tom Mula and performed ...

Little Women: Not Exactly the Book
December 4, 2015 No Commentby

Little Women: Not Exactly the Book

A musical stage version of a classic book beloved by young adults for over a century is a daring challenge ...

Freelancing: Rising Creative Trend
November 4, 2015 No Commentby

Freelancing: Rising Creative Trend

As permanent employment in some fields shifts by employer choice to temporary and even outsourced workers, a complementary movement toward ...