Michael Bilow

Michael Bilow

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Doublethink: Make America Non-Orwellian Again
August 15, 2018 No Commentby

Doublethink: Make America Non-Orwellian Again

On August 16 – our publication day – almost one hundred newspapers and magazines, ranging from major national dailies to ...

Robert Ellis Smith, 1940-2018
August 15, 2018 No Commentby

Robert Ellis Smith, 1940-2018

Robert Ellis Smith, who died unexpectedly July 25, was an independent journalist whose influence on our understanding of privacy – ...

<i>Tre Maison Dasan</i>: Three Boys Grow Up with Parents in Prison
August 1, 2018 No Commentby

Tre Maison Dasan: Three Boys Grow Up with Parents in Prison

Rhode Island filmmaker Denali Tiller directed a documentary named after three boys: Tre, Maison, Dasan. At the start of the ...

RIIFF 2018 Highlights
July 29, 2018 No Commentby

RIIFF 2018 Highlights

RIIFF programming director Shawn Quirk guided us through a selection of features and shorts. Opening night ceremonies on August 7 ...

Good-Natured Political Satire: Charlie Hall and the Ocean State Follies
July 18, 2018 No Commentby

Good-Natured Political Satire: Charlie Hall and the Ocean State Follies

Charlie Hall started the Ocean State Follies in 1992. Over the next two decades, it became the renowned and definitive ...

Family Separation: A Need for “Common Sense and a Heart”
July 4, 2018 No Commentby

Family Separation: A Need for “Common Sense and a Heart”

My friend of some years asked to remain anonymous as she explains the dangers of the federal government policy of ...

Eric Weiner, King of the Road
June 20, 2018 No Commentby

Eric Weiner, King of the Road

Eric Weiner is the maven impresario of food trucks. His website, FoodTrucksIn.com, after five and half years in operation, lists more ...

Out Loud’s <i>Escape</i> – Whiteballed
June 13, 2018 No Commentby

Out Loud’s Escape – Whiteballed

Who knew that the valley of the shadow of death was a ball pit? Escape is a “world premiere movement ...

Beach Reads: New Non-Fiction of Local Interest
June 6, 2018 No Commentby

Beach Reads: New Non-Fiction of Local Interest

You’re not limited to romancey, vampirey, murdery fluff when you head to the beach this summer. Pick up one of ...

Update: Still Time for Free College Tuition
May 16, 2018 No Commentby

Update: Still Time for Free College Tuition

Under the special RI Promise program at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), the final application deadline is not ...