Opinion

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 ...

Phillipe and Jorge's Cool, Cool World: The Mooch, Talking While Driving and Dressing the Part
August 2, 2017 No Commentby

Phillipe and Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: The Mooch, Talking While Driving and Dressing the Part

Clown Car The shower of assholes that President Pussy-Grabber has brought into the White House is frightening and disturbing. It ...

AltFacts: Lord of the Flies, White House Edition
August 2, 2017 No Commentby

AltFacts: Lord of the Flies, White House Edition

If, like the AltFacts team, you’ve been thinking the current national administration resembles Lord of the Flies, nature may agree. If ...

Phillipe and Jorge's Cool, Cool World: No Budget and No Class
July 19, 2017 No Commentby

Phillipe and Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: No Budget and No Class

Big Dick(head) Contest Phillipe and Jorge always enjoy seeing to what degree the General Assembly is going to disgrace itself ...

Opinion: Cannabis Tourism on the
July 19, 2017 No Commentby

Opinion: Cannabis Tourism on the “Beast Coast”

With a multitude of popular tourist destinations, New England has been a vacation hot spot for over a century. From ...