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Robert Ellis Smith, 1940-2018
August 15, 2018 No Commentby

Robert Ellis Smith, 1940-2018

Robert Ellis Smith, who died unexpectedly July 25, was an independent journalist whose influence on our understanding of privacy – ...

Casting About in RI Politics
August 2, 2018 No Commentby

Casting About in RI Politics

We played a little game at Motif one day. If we were making a film about RI politics and money ...

<i>Tre Maison Dasan</i>: Three Boys Grow Up with Parents in Prison
August 1, 2018 No Commentby

Tre Maison Dasan: Three Boys Grow Up with Parents in Prison

Rhode Island filmmaker Denali Tiller directed a documentary named after three boys: Tre, Maison, Dasan. At the start of the ...

IMBIBE: Well Spritz Me Already
August 1, 2018 No Commentby

IMBIBE: Well Spritz Me Already

Warm humid days are upon us and we are tired – if that’s even possible – of our usual summer ...

That's Amore
August 1, 2018 No Commentby

That’s Amore

There has been a bright spot for the union nurses and technologists who were part of the strike at Rhode Island ...

Chef’s Corner: Caitlyn McGuire
August 1, 2018 No Commentby

Chef’s Corner: Caitlyn McGuire

  Gabrielle Halliday (Motif): What menu item would you recommend to someone who’s never been to Ellie’s? Caitlyn McGuire: One ...

Oh Boy! There's a New Hot Spot on Westminster!
August 1, 2018 No Commentby

Oh Boy! There’s a New Hot Spot on Westminster!

I’ll start with an admission: When it comes to food, I like it spicy. Since my collegiate youth spent in Western ...

His Pen Is Smitier Than the Sword
August 1, 2018 No Commentby

His Pen Is Smitier Than the Sword

Mr. Fish is the nom de plume of Dwayne Booth, an artist whose clever, biting, often funny, sometimes gut-punchingly painful ...

Tommy Denucci Opens the Vault
August 1, 2018 No Commentby

Tommy Denucci Opens the Vault

I recently interviewed local film director Tommy Denucci about his most recent project, “Vault,” which stars Don Johnson, Theo Rossi ...

And Now, for Your Feature Presentation
August 1, 2018 No Commentby

And Now, for Your Feature Presentation

Shawn Quirk is the program director for the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), and this is his eighth year working ...