Michael Bilow

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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 ...

Transportation: Gearhead Systems DIY Car Repair
May 17, 2017 No Commentby

Transportation: Gearhead Systems DIY Car Repair

Ron Long as a 19 year old in 1982 came up with the idea for a customer-friendly car repair garage ...

Taking Sides: Brilliant, Ambitious and Worth the Drive to Westerly
April 26, 2017 No Commentby

Taking Sides: Brilliant, Ambitious and Worth the Drive to Westerly

The real Wilhelm Furtwängler was a polarizing and divisive figure in 20th Century music. Universally acclaimed as one of the ...

Opinion: 38 Reasons Deepwater Wind Could Cause Deep Trouble
April 19, 2017 No Commentby

Opinion: 38 Reasons Deepwater Wind Could Cause Deep Trouble

Simply reading the 77-page decision by the Rhode Island Supreme Court provides a thorough and authoritative tutorial to the exercise ...

News Analysis: Why Are Rolling Papers Taxed As Cigarettes?
April 19, 2017 No Commentby

News Analysis: Why Are Rolling Papers Taxed As Cigarettes?

Rhode Island is unusual among the states for a tax policy that treats rolling papers as equivalent to cigarettes, such ...

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: More Dinosaur than Elephant
April 19, 2017 No Commentby

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: More Dinosaur than Elephant

Before the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus shuts down forever after nearly a century, their second-to-last shows will ...

Cannabis Recipes: Motif’s Greatest Hits
April 18, 2017 No Commentby

Cannabis Recipes: Motif’s Greatest Hits

Important: Remember that items made with cannabis may be illegal in your jurisdiction unless you have proper medical certification, and ...