Opinion

One Year Later: Rhode Island’s Local Movements for Climate Action Fill the Federal Void
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

One Year Later: Rhode Island’s Local Movements for Climate Action Fill the Federal Void

    I stood within a sea of black umbrellas outside the Louvre. We held them at arm’s length toward ...

Animating a Resistance to Trump: Some Thoughts on Star Wars Rebels
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

Animating a Resistance to Trump: Some Thoughts on Star Wars Rebels

  The Star Wars series is one of the biggest cash cows in human history. The absurdity of its storylines is ...

News Analysis: Will Puerto Rico Define Trump's Historical Legacy?
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

News Analysis: Will Puerto Rico Define Trump’s Historical Legacy?

The increasing likelihood of cascading failures is the most important thing the press has missed about the humanitarian crisis in ...

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: #MeToo, the Race for Guv'nor and Our Delicate Sensibilities
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: #MeToo, the Race for Guv’nor and Our Delicate Sensibilities

  Welcome to the Funhouse The ongoing second-rate carnival that is Rhode Island politics continues to dazzle, amaze and confuse, ...

Phillipe and Jorge's Cool, Cool World
October 18, 2017 No Commentby

Phillipe and Jorge’s Cool, Cool World

RIP, Yelberton Abraham For New England football fans of a certain age, the passing of Y.A. Tittle brought back a ...

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Sinclair Media, Delays and Secession
October 4, 2017 No Commentby

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Sinclair Media, Delays and Secession

Bend Over, JARheads WJAR-TV, Channel 10, the local NBC station, was publicly shamed and disgraced — and rightly so — by The ...

Alt-Facts: Far-I-Ners
October 4, 2017 No Commentby

Alt-Facts: Far-I-Ners

A foreign country, far, far away, full of far-i-ners, seems to want our help. At least that’s what about half ...

Who Was the Mysterious Columbus?
October 4, 2017 No Commentby

Who Was the Mysterious Columbus?

Christopher Columbus has become a controversial figure: He is simultaneously honored by the Italian-American community as their foremost symbolic personage ...

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 ...