Opinion

Everyone Is <i>Not</i> a Critic
January 31, 2018 No Commentby

Everyone Is Not a Critic

My colleague Kevin Broccoli recently pronounced theater criticism dead: “You’re better off hiring 50 20-year-olds to talk about your show ...

RI Rambles: Local Shenanigans
January 31, 2018 No Commentby

RI Rambles: Local Shenanigans

For this new, locally focused side to AltFacts, we find ourselves intrigued by the shenanigans of RI town councils. The ...

Phillipe and Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Jock Talk, Budget Balancing and Advancing in the Arts
January 31, 2018 No Commentby

Phillipe and Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Jock Talk, Budget Balancing and Advancing in the Arts

Jockular Spoiler alert: Although this item addresses sports, we promise it does not include one word about the S*per B*wl, which ...

Let’s Talk About Critics
January 10, 2018 No Commentby

Let’s Talk About Critics

  Hedy Weiss, a theater critic from the Chicago Sun-Times, caused an uproar when, in a review for Steppenwolf Theatre’s production ...

Analysis: Are Guns a Public Health Problem?
January 10, 2018 No Commentby

Analysis: Are Guns a Public Health Problem?

Whether to consider deaths and injuries from guns a public health problem, and therefore to bring to bear the statistical ...

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: See Ya' '17, Environmental Concerns and Local Notables
January 10, 2018 No Commentby

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: See Ya’ ’17, Environmental Concerns and Local Notables

2017 Perhaps only Phillipe and Jorge know how difficult keeping the Cool, Cool World going for over 38 years has ...

AltFacts: Only the Good Die Young
January 10, 2018 No Commentby

AltFacts: Only the Good Die Young

Average Lifespan Statistics In the spirit of our health issue, we wanted to look at a truly bizarre trend in ...

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: You Hip to UHIP, Net Neutrality and Sentimentality
December 20, 2017 No Commentby

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: You Hip to UHIP, Net Neutrality and Sentimentality

  Big News It is a bit surprising, but not at all incorrect, to see that the Pell Center, the ...

AltFacts: Prove It!
December 6, 2017 No Commentby

AltFacts: Prove It!

Your friends at Motif are never sure whether this is a satire column, a humor column or a horror column. ...

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Local Lads and Trumpy Bear
December 6, 2017 No Commentby

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Local Lads and Trumpy Bear

Local Lad Makes Bad Both Phillipe & Jorge knew NBC’s recently deposed “Today Show” host Matt Lauer back when he ...