Opinion

News Analysis: Referendum Ballot Questions: They're all about the Benjamins
October 17, 2018 No Commentby

News Analysis: Referendum Ballot Questions: They’re all about the Benjamins

Referendum ballot questions rarely fail voter approval in Rhode Island, and they rarely attract much controversy or attention. Unlike many ...

Opinion: Why Brett Kavanaugh Is More Dangerous Than Donald J Trump
October 10, 2018 No Commentby

Opinion: Why Brett Kavanaugh Is More Dangerous Than Donald J Trump

The world loves a cartoon baddie, and in Donald Trump we’ve got a villain straight out of “Scooby Doo.” But ...

Letter to the Editor: Don’t Vote for Kavanaugh or Anyone Who Believes Him
October 5, 2018 No Commentby

Letter to the Editor: Don’t Vote for Kavanaugh or Anyone Who Believes Him

    We, the attorneys of the National Lawyers Guild of Rhode Island, strongly condemn confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the ...

Philippe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Dispatches from the Boom Boom Room: Your superior correspondents laugh to keep from crying
October 3, 2018 No Commentby

Philippe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Dispatches from the Boom Boom Room: Your superior correspondents laugh to keep from crying

In the Worst Way It is quite embarrassing to admit, but P&J turned off the televised Senate Judicial Committee’s flamboyant ...

Disengaged, Disinterested and Disinclined: Primary Voting Among in 20- 35-Year-Olds
September 26, 2018 No Commentby

Disengaged, Disinterested and Disinclined: Primary Voting Among in 20- 35-Year-Olds

This story is not a new one. Young people are drifting from the political system, and the establishment is blindly ...

Opinion: Our Cover Is a Lie
September 19, 2018 No Commentby

Opinion: Our Cover Is a Lie

Our cover artistically renders bullet holes as if this magazine has been shot through with a gun, motivated by the ...

Why We’ve Had Enough
September 19, 2018 No Commentby

Why We’ve Had Enough

“Did you hear about the shooting down the street from your school?” My heart dropped. A waitress at my job ...

If You See Something, Say Something: Our writer has something to get off his chest
September 19, 2018 No Commentby

If You See Something, Say Something: Our writer has something to get off his chest

Last place aversion is the heuristic bias in which people support measures that ensure they don’t fall to last place, ...

Shooting Our Mouths Off
September 19, 2018 No Commentby

Shooting Our Mouths Off

After the recent shooting of William Parsons, Motif‘s writers had a lot to say about gun violence in our state. ...

Fear and Loyalty Collide at RIC: What role do our college theater programs play in a crowded performing arts community?
September 19, 2018 No Commentby

Fear and Loyalty Collide at RIC: What role do our college theater programs play in a crowded performing arts community?

As a theater performance major at Rhode Island College (1988-1992), I was fortunate enough to experience part of what many ...