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Barker's Season Finishes Strong with the Mystery of Edwin Drood

Barker’s Season Finishes Strong with the Mystery of Edwin Drood

May 17, 2018 | No comment

There’s a mystery afoot at The Players at Barker Playhouse and what’s keeping people buzzing around their latest musical, The

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Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Trouble in DC, Sartorial Commands and All Mobbed Up

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Trouble in DC, Sartorial Commands and All Mobbed Up

May 16, 2018 | No comment

Lowering the Bar Phillipe and Jorge were delighted to have some chinwag with our old friends US Senators Jack Reed

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Locale Profile: Mysteries and More at Metacom Kitchen

Locale Profile: Mysteries and More at Metacom Kitchen

May 16, 2018 | No comment

A friend recently posted a link to my Facebook wall for a travel company that creates mystery weekend vacations; guests

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Got Beer? Fun Fests, a Craft Pioneer and How to Be a Beer Pro

Got Beer? Fun Fests, a Craft Pioneer and How to Be a Beer Pro

May 16, 2018 | No comment

  Let’s dive right into the latest batch o’ brew news: Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co.’s Barrel-Aged Beer Night

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Music and Talent on Display at the Motif Music Awards

Music and Talent on Display at the Motif Music Awards

May 16, 2018 | No comment

The weather was nearly perfect. And it was a Tuesday night. Two things that should each result in people not

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Alternative Facts: War on Trees and What Are We Watching?

Alternative Facts: War on Trees and What Are We Watching?

May 16, 2018 | No comment

The War on the Press Gets Strategic To publish, we in the press rely on paper. The internet is great,

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RIMHOF 2018 Inductees

RIMHOF 2018 Inductees

May 9, 2018 | No comment

Ten more musicians have been given the highest honor a local musician can receive in RI (other than a Motif

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  • Barker's Season Finishes Strong with the Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Trouble in DC, Sartorial Commands and All Mobbed Up
  • Locale Profile: Mysteries and More at Metacom Kitchen
  • Got Beer? Fun Fests, a Craft Pioneer and How to Be a Beer Pro
  • Music and Talent on Display at the Motif Music Awards
  • Alternative Facts: War on Trees and What Are We Watching?
  • RIMHOF 2018 Inductees

Alt Nation

Alt-Nation: LittleBoyBigHeadonBike, Public Policy, and More
April 4, 2018 No Comment

Alt-Nation: LittleBoyBigHeadonBike, Public Policy, and More

The Curious Case of LittleBoyBigHeadonBike Lo-fi folk outfit LittleBoyBigHeadonBike is the music of William Orchard, and armed with a guitar ...

Books

An Interview with Heather Rigney
March 7, 2018 No Comment

An Interview with Heather Rigney

  Author Heather Rigney has made a name for herself with The Merrow Trilogy, which follows lovable screw-up anti-hero Evie ...

Cannabis

Cannabis vs. Marijuana: What’s in a Name?
May 16, 2018 No Comment

Cannabis vs. Marijuana: What’s in a Name?

  Weed, pot, grass, ganja – while the popular herbal intoxicant goes by many names, the two most often used ...

Dare Me

Global Scavenger Hunt
April 19, 2017 No Comment

Global Scavenger Hunt

“Win a Free Trip Around the World!” the subject line said. Because I suffer from wanderlust, I apply to every ...

Environment

How I Became the <i>Motif</i> Weatherman
February 28, 2018 No Comment

How I Became the Motif Weatherman

Weather is an endlessly fascinating topic: It affects everybody and can literally be a matter of life and death. Forecasting ...

Film

The Manor: Is There Any History of Sanity in Your Family?
May 16, 2018 No Comment

The Manor: Is There Any History of Sanity in Your Family?

Moving up to directing after 15 years experience working on the production side of countless films and television series, Rhode Islander ...

Fine Arts

Designing for Doris: David Webb Jewelry and Newport’s Architectural Gems and “To Preserve and Restore”: Newport Restoration Foundation at 50
April 25, 2018 No Comment

Designing for Doris: David Webb Jewelry and Newport’s Architectural Gems and “To Preserve and Restore”: Newport Restoration Foundation at 50

  What happens when you put jewelry and Newport history in parallel exhibitions? Amazing things. The Newport Restoration Foundation marks ...

Food

Locale Profile: Mysteries and More at Metacom Kitchen
May 16, 2018 No Comment

Locale Profile: Mysteries and More at Metacom Kitchen

A friend recently posted a link to my Facebook wall for a travel company that creates mystery weekend vacations; guests ...

Got Beer?

Got Beer? Grey Sail's Far Far Aweigh
May 16, 2018 No Comment

Got Beer? Grey Sail’s Far Far Aweigh

For the next installment of my infinity-part series exploring beers crafted right here in the ol’ Ocean State, I turn ...

Lifestyle

Alt-Health: Antidepressants
May 16, 2018 No Comment

Alt-Health: Antidepressants

The use of antidepressants (ADs) in this country rose more than 400% between 1990 and 2008, then increased by another 65% ...

Lunar Notes

Lunar Notes
May 16, 2018 No Comment

Lunar Notes

Aries:  Sudden changes in your financial situation prompt you to question past actions, and you start to second guess yourself. ...

News

Position: Art Director / Designer
May 17, 2018 No Comment

Position: Art Director / Designer

Available: immediately Posted: 5/17/18 Motif is looking for a new lead designer! Required skills include Photoshop, InDesign, PrePress knowledge, some ...

Opinion

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Trouble in DC, Sartorial Commands and All Mobbed Up
May 16, 2018 No Comment

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Trouble in DC, Sartorial Commands and All Mobbed Up

Lowering the Bar Phillipe and Jorge were delighted to have some chinwag with our old friends US Senators Jack Reed ...

Pin-Up/Profile

May '18 Pin Up: Valentino
May 16, 2018 No Comment

May ’18 Pin Up: Valentino

What do you never leave home without? A musical tune to get me through the day. What’s your biggest pet ...

Roots Report

The Roots Report: Budget Bustin' for Neil
May 16, 2018 No Comment

The Roots Report: Budget Bustin’ for Neil

Okee dokee folks… So, the other day I saw that one of my friends mentioned something about Neil Young tickets ...

Shopping

Locale Profile: The Joint on 6
April 18, 2018 No Comment

Locale Profile: The Joint on 6

  Sometimes, a spontaneous idea quickly comes together, turning into a successful business model. Christopher Langevin lost his job as ...

Sports

2 Out of 3 Ain’t Bad for the Riveters
May 2, 2018 No Comment

2 Out of 3 Ain’t Bad for the Riveters

Providence Roller Derby’s “A Team,” the Rhode Island Riveters, rolled into Rome, NY, April 21-22 to compete at the 2018 ...

Theater

Barker's Season Finishes Strong with the Mystery of Edwin Drood
May 17, 2018 No Comment

Barker’s Season Finishes Strong with the Mystery of Edwin Drood

There’s a mystery afoot at The Players at Barker Playhouse and what’s keeping people buzzing around their latest musical, The ...