Michael Bilow

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<i>The Burn</i> at Wilbury – OMG! Trial by Ordeal IRL!
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

The Burn at Wilbury – OMG! Trial by Ordeal IRL!

Four public high school girls and an intelligent, caring teacher study and rehearse Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. This may seem ...

News Analysis: RI to Legalize Recreational Cannabis
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

News Analysis: RI to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

[See also “Opinion: Governor’s Proposal to Legalize Recreational Cannabis – A Self-Inflicted Wound”, Jan 16, 2019] Gov. Gina Raimondo will soon formally ...

<i>A Doublewide, Texas, Christmas</i> at Newport Playhouse: This Ain't No Chekhov, Dammit
December 21, 2018 No Commentby

A Doublewide, Texas, Christmas at Newport Playhouse: This Ain’t No Chekhov, Dammit

Newport Playhouse deploys an obviously talented cast in their production of A Doublewide, Texas, Christmas who struggle valiantly to elevate a script ...

Opinion: Information Overlo<i>r</i>d: Is lack of privacy the new norm?
December 19, 2018 No Commentby

Opinion: Information Overlord: Is lack of privacy the new norm?

The most significant change affecting the ordinary person in the last few decades has been the volume and immediacy of ...

<i>It's a Wonderful Life: The Musical</i> at Community Players
December 1, 2018 No Commentby

It’s a Wonderful Life: The Musical at Community Players

The 1946 Frank Capra film It’s a Wonderful Life has become such a beloved classic that nearly everyone has seen ...

Gone Fishin': RI goes it (almost) alone by banning retail sales on Thanksgiving
November 14, 2018 No Commentby

Gone Fishin’: RI goes it (almost) alone by banning retail sales on Thanksgiving

Although Rhode Island General Laws (§ 5-23-2) allow licenses for businesses to operate on most holidays, “No license shall be issued ...

With a Rubber Hose: Is “The Hypochondriac's” enema a metaphor?
November 11, 2018 No Commentby

With a Rubber Hose: Is “The Hypochondriac’s” enema a metaphor?

Molière seems truly modern despite having lived in France in the 1600s: His sharp satire was aimed at superstition and ...

Nobody Set Up Us the Bomb
October 26, 2018 No Commentby

Nobody Set Up Us the Bomb

We feel neglected at the Motif office because, despite the recent highly publicized series of bombs sent through the postal ...

Providence Street Art Festival 2018
October 20, 2018 No Commentby

Providence Street Art Festival 2018

The Providence Street Art Festival was held at the downtown skating rink on Oct 20, 2018. Photos by Cristina Berrios ...

News Analysis: Referendum Ballot Questions: They're all about the Benjamins
October 17, 2018 No Commentby

News Analysis: Referendum Ballot Questions: They’re all about the Benjamins

Referendum ballot questions rarely fail voter approval in Rhode Island, and they rarely attract much controversy or attention. Unlike many ...