Michael Bilow

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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 ...

<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 ...