Michael Bilow

Michael Bilow

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Rhode Island: We Are Not Amused
April 1, 2016 No Commentby

Rhode Island: We Are Not Amused

Fresh off the successful and widely acclaimed introduction of a new logo and slogan, “Size Doesn’t Matter,” the state tourism ...

To Kill a Mockingbird: Art Is the Politics of the Impossible
March 16, 2016 No Commentby

To Kill a Mockingbird: Art Is the Politics of the Impossible

Racism is the curse of American history and slavery was America’s original sin. Abraham Lincoln warned that expiating the sin ...

Titus Andronicus: It Fits Not with this Hour
February 28, 2016 No Commentby

Titus Andronicus: It Fits Not with this Hour

The first warning Burbage Theatre Company’s Titus Andronicus was not to be the usual Shakespeare performance was seeing everyone in ...

Seven Dorms of Death: When Good Directors Go Bad
February 24, 2016 No Commentby

Seven Dorms of Death: When Good Directors Go Bad

Rhode Island-based independent film director Richard Griffin knows how to make movies, and he’s made over 20 of them. In ...

Medical Marijuana Tax Protest Rally
February 24, 2016 No Commentby

Medical Marijuana Tax Protest Rally

A large crowd, initially about 100 but growing to about 150 despite wind-whipped bitter cold and light snow that began ...

A Night at the Deli: The Ultimate Jewish Dinner and a Movie
February 17, 2016 No Commentby

A Night at the Deli: The Ultimate Jewish Dinner and a Movie

Combining a screening of the film Deli Man with an actual “pop-up” deli traveling from New York City, the Jewish ...

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 ...