Events:

  • Fashion Revolution Providence

    A week dedicated to sustainable fashion and eco-friendly practices within the fashion industry. Events around town include random acts of modeling and a discounted fashion stop trail map, with a capstone event on April 25. See @fashionrevolutionpvd for complete details.

    April 19 @ 8:00 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm
  • Poetry Showcase

    It’s National Poetry Month, and What Cheer Writers Club presents this showcase of local poet’s work. 5pm. Online only @ eventbrite.com/e/poetry-showcase-tickets-143102492407

    April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Pulp Made Modern: Rhode Island author Robert Isenberg’s supernatural adventure tales modernize the genre

Robert Isenberg fell in love with Pittsburgh. During a 16-year period of living there, and in the years following, Isenberg became a jack-of-all-trades, working as a journalist, a playwright, an actor and a videographer. His dream had always been, he said, to write the next Great American Novel. But somewhere along the way, a new […]

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Governor McKee Releases His $11.2 Billion Budget Proposal: New gov proposes an end to prohibition

Governor Dan McKee released his $11.2 billion budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year today in a budget briefing with the press. He inherits a big task from predecessor Gina Raimondo — balancing a deficit of $336 million dollars with some new budget priorities. Federal dollars will provide a big boost to state and local […]

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Black Joy: An interview with Providence Academy Middle School dean Andreana Thomas

I recently had the opportunity to interview two amazing educators at the Providence Academy Middle School, Andreana Thomas and Phoenyx Williams. This is the first part in a two-part series of interviews that will take you on a journey through black joy, black culture, educational struggles and more using film, poetry, and education as the […]

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Their Bad: Thousands notified in error of end of RI Unemployment Insurance eligibility

Motif previously reported (“Unemployment insurance runs out for hundreds in RI”, by Michael Bilow, Mar 1, 2021) that 213 beneficiaries had exhausted their available Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), but further information emerged on Wednesday, March 3, from the RI Department of Labor and Training (DLT), which administers the program, that many more were notified in […]

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Rhody Gluten-Free

This is the gluten-free “Four Cheesy” pasta at Bettola, located in Cranston’s Rolfe Square. The smoked gouda, mozzarella, pecorino and fior de latte blend perfectly to create a unique and creamy flavor that does not overpower the penne. The grilled chicken was the perfect complement to this hearty dish. Their entire menu of pizzas, pastas […]

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Open and Closed

Open Kin Southern Table + Bar: 71 Washington St, PVD. kinpvd.com This southern-cuisine-inspired eatery is opening this spring in Downtown Providence. Bintimani: 326 Westminster St, PVD. Evicted from its Boston location, this West-African-inspired restaurant will be the second of two new Black-owned businesses in Downtown. (Where Tom’s BaoBao used to be). Opening in July. Plant […]

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What Lies Beneath: Better environmental health starts in your own backyard

Loren Byrne is a professor of biology and environmental science at Roger Williams University, and he digs dirt. His expertise is in the ways in which urbanization affects soil health, particularly when it comes to lawn and garden management. He argues that the manicured, pesticide-laden monoculture that is a typical lawn negatively impacts soil health. […]

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