Opinion

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Bye, Benny's, PawSox and the Main Event
September 20, 2017 No Commentby

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Bye, Benny’s, PawSox and the Main Event

Benny’s – Sign of the Apocalypse It is easy to talk about the impact on local businesses of Walmart, Home ...

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 ...

Opinion: Houston and the Flood  
September 6, 2017 No Commentby

Opinion: Houston and the Flood  

    I think we are all saddened and upset about what is happening in Houston. The worst rainstorm in ...

AltFacts: WBRnew
September 6, 2017 No Commentby

AltFacts: WBRnew

Music fans from throughout the state recently turned on their cars to find Christian rock exuding from their speakers unexpectedly. ...

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Bye BRU, Budget and Brown
September 6, 2017 No Commentby

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Bye BRU, Budget and Brown

RIP, BRU There is sadness at Casa Diablo over the demise of the legendary WBRU. And it is indeed the ...

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 ...

Opinion: Sale of the WBRU FM Signal is Change We Have to Accept
August 30, 2017 No Commentby

Opinion: Sale of the WBRU FM Signal is Change We Have to Accept

At 11:59pm on August 31, 2017, Providence’s media landscape will change forever: 95.5 WBRU, Brown University’s radio station that was ...

AltFacts: Repress Yourself
August 16, 2017 No Commentby

AltFacts: Repress Yourself

Is RI Senator Jack Reed working with Kim Jong-un of North Korea? “The only thing Senator Reed and His Sublime ...

Survivor Guilt in the Midst of a War
August 16, 2017 No Commentby

Survivor Guilt in the Midst of a War

It has been exactly one year since I wrote my piece “Walking While Black.” Yesterday I watched the Unite the Alt-Right ...

The Slow March of Gentrification
August 16, 2017 No Commentby

The Slow March of Gentrification

At this point in your life (ie, sentient enough to pick up a Motif) you’ve heard a joke about hipster ...