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What Is A Smart City Anyway?

What Is A Smart City Anyway?

Jul 11, 2018 | No comment

  This past June was a bright month of creativity in Providence. The City hosted its annual PVD Fest, which

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Advice from the Trenches: Can I Have My Cuppa?

Advice from the Trenches: Can I Have My Cuppa?

Jul 11, 2018 | No comment

Dear C; I used to drink coffee – until my boyfriend started getting on my case about it because of

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Newport Playhouse Begins The Cabaret Comedy Club

Newport Playhouse Begins The Cabaret Comedy Club

Jul 11, 2018 | No comment

The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant is known for a few things, including a quality buffet, an intimate theater and

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Songs You NEED To Know Vol. 1

Songs You NEED To Know Vol. 1

Jul 11, 2018 | No comment

Rhode Island is a music hub filled with a wide range of musical talent, so I’m kicking off a new

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2018 RI Theater Awards

2018 RI Theater Awards

Jul 5, 2018 | No comment

You can now vote in the 2018 Motif Theater Awards. Thank you for participating and supporting our theater community. For

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Family Separation: A Need for “Common Sense and a Heart”

Family Separation: A Need for “Common Sense and a Heart”

Jul 4, 2018 | No comment

My friend of some years asked to remain anonymous as she explains the dangers of the federal government policy of

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AltFacts

AltFacts

Jul 4, 2018 | No comment

City Upon a Hill: The Theatrics Behind America’s Cover (Up) Story Exactly 10 years ago, former president Barack Obama stood before

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  • What Is A Smart City Anyway?
  • Advice from the Trenches: Can I Have My Cuppa?
  • Newport Playhouse Begins The Cabaret Comedy Club
  • Songs You NEED To Know Vol. 1
  • 2018 RI Theater Awards
  • Family Separation: A Need for “Common Sense and a Heart”
  • AltFacts

Books

Book Review: Joanne Mead's Tiger Tiger: Underlying Crimes
July 11, 2018 No Comment

Book Review: Joanne Mead’s Tiger Tiger: Underlying Crimes

  Tiger Tiger is the second book in author Joann Mead’s Underlying Crimes series, though the books aren’t connected in ...

Cannabis

Cannabis Regulatory Updates
July 4, 2018 No Comment

Cannabis Regulatory Updates

Rhode Island: Governor’s Budget Despite some very promising material in the initial draft of Governor Gina Raimondo’s 2018-2019 budget, the ...

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

Beyond Solo: Riding the Independent Wave of Film in RI This Summer
June 6, 2018 No Comment

Beyond Solo: Riding the Independent Wave of Film in RI This Summer

If you’re looking to move beyond Solo, super heroes and adults playing tag, consider these summer movie alternatives. Let’s begin ...

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

This July: Bootcamp for Budding Food Business Entrepreneurs
July 4, 2018 No Comment

This July: Bootcamp for Budding Food Business Entrepreneurs

Several years ago I worked as a professor at a military academy, so when I think of bootcamp, I envision ...

Got Beer?

Beer On Earth Here in RI
July 4, 2018 No Comment

Beer On Earth Here in RI

  Hot enuf for ya?!? This batch o’ way-cool brew news will offer a respite from the heat… The last ...

Keep on Moving

Keep On Moving: Alt-Nation Gets a Makeover
June 20, 2018 No Comment

Keep On Moving: Alt-Nation Gets a Makeover

After like 13 years of writing under Alt-Nation, it is weird to say fuck that, but I’m nobody’s go-to for ...

Lifestyle

What Is A Smart City Anyway?
July 11, 2018 No Comment

What Is A Smart City Anyway?

  This past June was a bright month of creativity in Providence. The City hosted its annual PVD Fest, which ...

Lunar Notes

Lunar Notes
July 4, 2018 No Comment

Lunar Notes

Aries: Get ready for some changes in your home/career — one impacts the other. A shift is taking place in your ...

News

What Is A Smart City Anyway?
July 11, 2018 No Comment

What Is A Smart City Anyway?

  This past June was a bright month of creativity in Providence. The City hosted its annual PVD Fest, which ...

Opinion

Family Separation: A Need for “Common Sense and a Heart”
July 4, 2018 No Comment

Family Separation: A Need for “Common Sense and a Heart”

My friend of some years asked to remain anonymous as she explains the dangers of the federal government policy of ...

Phillipe & Jorge

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: In Which Your Superior Correspondents Wonder What This World Is Coming To
July 4, 2018 No Comment

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: In Which Your Superior Correspondents Wonder What This World Is Coming To

As the Horror Hits Closer to Home When yet another man with a gun entered the office of the Capital Gazette newspaper ...

Pin-Up/Profile

Pin up: The Catnip Junkies featuring Mike and Beth Silvia
July 4, 2018 No Comment

Pin up: The Catnip Junkies featuring Mike and Beth Silvia

Are you cat people or dog people? We are all about the cat! But we love other people’s dogs. They’re ...

Roots Report

The Roots Report: Summer Is Bitchin' and So Am I
July 4, 2018 No Comment

The Roots Report: Summer Is Bitchin’ and So Am I

Okee dokee folks… Have I mentioned that I #%@*<!@ hate summer? (I am refraining from profanity; Mom was mad that I ...

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

Providence Roller Derby: A New Season with New Names
June 20, 2018 No Comment

Providence Roller Derby: A New Season with New Names

From an outsider’s perspective, the 2018 travel season for PRD’s Rhode Island Riveters seemed like a tough struggle, but those ...

Theater

Epic's Constellations Is Stellar!
July 17, 2018 No Comment

Epic’s Constellations Is Stellar!

  Director Joanne Fayan has returned to Epic Theatre Company “to helm the first of two summer shows that look ...