Michael Bilow

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Galileo at Burbage: A Masterful Portrayal
September 8, 2017 No Commentby

Galileo at Burbage: A Masterful Portrayal

A familiar touchstone of the modern age is that the Roman Catholic Church and its Inquisition threatened Galileo with torture ...

Mesh Networking: In Disaster Situations, Real Apps Can Do What Zello Cannot Do
September 7, 2017 No Commentby

Mesh Networking: In Disaster Situations, Real Apps Can Do What Zello Cannot Do

Virally widespread misinformation claims that Zello is an app that can be installed on smart phones and tablets as backup ...

News Analysis: RI to Study, not Legalize, Cannabis
September 6, 2017 No Commentby

News Analysis: RI to Study, not Legalize, Cannabis

Every year a bill is introduced at the RI General Assembly to legalize recreational use of cannabis, regulating and taxing ...

Doors Open RI Free Citywide PVD Festival, Sep 23
September 6, 2017 No Commentby

Doors Open RI Free Citywide PVD Festival, Sep 23

“Behind Every Door is a Story,” Doors Open Rhode Island write on their website. Their mission is to acquaint Providence ...

Trinity Rep Kicks Off the Season with a Free Party
September 6, 2017 No Commentby

Trinity Rep Kicks Off the Season with a Free Party

Trinity Rep invites the theater community to its annual season kick-off party to be held this year on Sunday, Sep ...

Opinion: The Pope on Galileo
September 6, 2017 No Commentby

Opinion: The Pope on Galileo

(Originally published December 23, 2008; this is re-published here as a sidebar to my review of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht ...

Rent-to-Own: Desperation Financing
August 16, 2017 No Commentby

Rent-to-Own: Desperation Financing

If you want furniture, small appliances, a television set or a computer, but you have bad credit or no credit, ...

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse: RI Viewing Activities
August 13, 2017 No Commentby

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse: RI Viewing Activities

WARNING: Looking directly at the sun can PERMANENTLY DAMAGE your eyes up to and including total blindness, so special protection ...

Preview: 2017 RI International Film Festival
July 19, 2017 No Commentby

Preview: 2017 RI International Film Festival “Flickers”

After 21 years, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) “Flickers” had its first unpleasant encounter with the new political ...

Accidental Death of an Anarchist: Ha Ha, Only Serious
June 28, 2017 No Commentby

Accidental Death of an Anarchist: Ha Ha, Only Serious

Perhaps the most serious madcap farce ever written, playwright Dario Fo made continuing revisions to his 1970 Accidental Death of ...