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Omicron virus “variant of concern”: More transmissible, unknown if otherwise more dangerous

A new “variant of concern” (VOC) for the virus that causes COVID-19 has today been assigned Greek letter “omicron” by the World Health Organization at an emergency meeting of the organization’s Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution (TAG-VE). In the particular case of the new omicron variant, designated B.1.1.529 in the PANGOLIN nomenclature, its […]

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Molly Brenner’s “The Pleasure is Mine” is Coming to Kismet Improv

Molly Brenner used to be shy.  When Motif caught up with Brenner, though, it was to discuss her upcoming comedy special, The Pleasure’s Mine, which chronicles her long journey to her first orgasm, among other things.  “After college, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life,” Brenner said. “I was in a […]

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Candyman actor Tony Todd talks Providence

Tony Todd is the face and voice behind one of the most iconic characters in horror films: Candyman. He’s also appeared in hundreds of other roles across TV, films, video games and his first passion, the stage. He’ll be one of over 100 celebrity guests attending this year’s Comic Con at the RI Convention Center […]

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Meet Charlotte: One of the first RI children protected by COVID-19 vaccine

Maureen O’Gorman was so eager to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination for her 10 year-old daughter Charlotte that she began refreshing her web browser repeatedly 15 minutes before appointments opened yesterday at 2:00pm. They were able to obtain a 7:30am slot this morning at the state-run Sockanosset facility when it opened, making Charlotte one of the […]

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Kevin Smith’s Mooby’s Pop Up Heads to Trinity Beer Garden for RI Comic Con!: Rhode Island Comic Con brings the fictional restaurant to Providence to celebrate the largest Clerks cast reunion to date

21-11-03 – Mooby’s P Starting this Thursday, Mooby’s, the fictional restaurant set in Kevin Smith’s View Askew-niverse, will be in Providence for RI Comic Con! The iconic pop-up will set up shop in Trinity Beer Garden right by Kennedy Plaza, just around the corner from RI Comic Con. Mooby’s was originally featured in Smith’s Dogma […]

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We Assure You RI Comic Con is Open: “Clerks” Reunion & Beer

RI Comic Con is back after the 2020 hiatus and it’s going to be bigger than ever. Starting Friday, November 5th through Sunday the 7th, the Rhode Island Convention Center will be overflowing with artists, vendors and celebrity guests, including a nearly complete reunion of the cast of Clerks. Clerks was the first movie by […]

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Unholy Lotus, Asphalt Woes, and De-Signed Trees: ecoRI News Roundup

Zoning Board Kicks Asphalt Operation to the Curb Providence’s Zoning Board of Review unanimously denied a variance request Oct. 13 from a pavement manufacturing company that sought to continue the use of a leased portside Allens Avenue site for the storage and processing of concrete, stone, aggregate, and asphalt. The Narragansett Improvement Co. applied for […]

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