Michael Bilow

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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 ...

Book Review Brief: Last Good Heist
May 31, 2017 No Commentby

Book Review Brief: Last Good Heist

Nostalgically showcasing the worst excesses of organized crime when Mafia Don Raymond L.S. Patriarca controlled New England, Last Good Heist ...

Fuente Ovejuna: Come On, Sheeple Now
May 31, 2017 No Commentby

Fuente Ovejuna: Come On, Sheeple Now

From the moment evil Knight Commander Fernán Gómez (Fred Sullivan, Jr.) appears on stage eager to grab the women of ...

Tammy Laforest: Mx. Bisexual RI 2017
May 29, 2017 No Commentby

Tammy Laforest: Mx. Bisexual RI 2017

[See Tammy Laforest as our pin-up: http://motifri.com/pin-up-tammy-laforest-mx-bisexual-2017/] “It’s a gender-neutral word: it could mean genderless, it could mean girl, it ...

Mini-Maker Faire 2017 at PVD Fest
May 17, 2017 No Commentby

Mini-Maker Faire 2017 at PVD Fest

After a number of years as part of the August Foo Fest, the Rhode Island Mini-Maker Faire (MMF) is moving ...