Michael Bilow

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<i>Mom’s Gift</i> at Attleboro Community Theatre: Hey. Boo!
February 18, 2019 No Commentby

Mom’s Gift at Attleboro Community Theatre: Hey. Boo!

Phil Olson is not a well-known playwright, and most of his output has involved rewriting classics into the rather hyperlocal ...

Love Styles: Why romance goes wrong
February 6, 2019 No Commentby

Love Styles: Why romance goes wrong

It’s not surprising that academic researchers have tried to define and even quantify love, but it is somewhat surprising that ...

PVD Children’s Film Festival: Parents and Children Together Watch the Big Screen
February 6, 2019 No Commentby

PVD Children’s Film Festival: Parents and Children Together Watch the Big Screen

In its 10th consecutive year, the Providence Children’s Film Festival, February 15-24, offers 27 different feature films and short film ...

News Analysis: Is Cancer a Disease of Economics?
January 29, 2019 No Commentby

News Analysis: Is Cancer a Disease of Economics?

Still the second leading cause of death in the United States, cancer is evolving to become a disease of socio-economic ...

<i>This Is Our Youth</i> at Burbage: Burn-Out Bromance
January 27, 2019 No Commentby

This Is Our Youth at Burbage: Burn-Out Bromance

There is an old joke that there are three kinds of people: Those who make things happen, those who let ...

<i>Night Watch</i> at Gamm: How I Won the War
January 22, 2019 No Commentby

Night Watch at Gamm: How I Won the War

Keeping calm while carrying on – quite a lot of carrying on, really – is the theme of The Night ...

<i>Thom Pain (based on nothing)</i> at Burbage: Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit
January 20, 2019 No Commentby

Thom Pain (based on nothing) at Burbage: Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit

It is difficult to summarize or even explain what Thom Pain (based on nothing) is about: a one-man monologue with surreal references to ...

Mental Health Parity: Local organizations help patients bear the burden of enforcing the law
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Mental Health Parity: Local organizations help patients bear the burden of enforcing the law

Since 2008, federal law has required “parity” for most health insurance coverage of mental illness (including substance abuse) on the ...

Not Only the Good Die Young
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Not Only the Good Die Young

Life expectancy is not supposed to decline in wealthy First World countries. As I wrote two years ago reporting that ...

Opinion: Governor’s Proposal to Legalize Recreational Cannabis – A Self-Inflicted Wound
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Opinion: Governor’s Proposal to Legalize Recreational Cannabis – A Self-Inflicted Wound

[See also, “News Analysis: RI to Legalize Recreational Cannabis,” Jan 16, 2019] The more I talk to people on both sides ...