Opinion

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 ...

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Fighting Fools, Dan Doyle and a Heavy Hitter
August 16, 2017 No Commentby

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Fighting Fools, Dan Doyle and a Heavy Hitter

Fools Rush In “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.” – Mark Twain ...

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 ...