Feature News

RI Workers Guaranteed Paid Sick Time

RI Workers Guaranteed Paid Sick Time

Aug 1, 2018 | No comment

Workers in Rhody who live in fear of getting sick or needing a day off just got a big dose

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Oh Boy! There's a New Hot Spot on Westminster!

Oh Boy! There’s a New Hot Spot on Westminster!

Aug 1, 2018 | No comment

I’ll start with an admission: When it comes to food, I like it spicy. Since my collegiate youth spent in Western

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And Now, for Your Feature Presentation

And Now, for Your Feature Presentation

Aug 1, 2018 | No comment

Shawn Quirk is the program director for the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), and this is his eighth year working

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Newport Jazz Festival: Smooth Sounds Swing on the Sea Air

Newport Jazz Festival: Smooth Sounds Swing on the Sea Air

Aug 1, 2018 | No comment

  Standing in a field under full sun is the last thing anyone wants to do; unless, of course, said standing

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Sheldon Whitehouse Challengers Enter the Field

Sheldon Whitehouse Challengers Enter the Field

Jul 25, 2018 | No comment

The race for a seat in the US Senate has taken shape in Rhode Island as overwhelming favorite, incumbent Senator Sheldon

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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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2018 RI Theater Awards August 12

2018 RI Theater Awards August 12

Jul 5, 2018 | No comment

Voting has now concluded for the 2018 Motif Theater Awards. Thank you for participating and supporting our theater community. Winners

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  • RI Workers Guaranteed Paid Sick Time
  • Oh Boy! There's a New Hot Spot on Westminster!
  • And Now, for Your Feature Presentation
  • Newport Jazz Festival: Smooth Sounds Swing on the Sea Air
  • Sheldon Whitehouse Challengers Enter the Field
  • Advice from the Trenches: Can I Have My Cuppa?
  • 2018 RI Theater Awards August 12

Books

Sean Spicer Gives Briefing at Barrington Books
July 29, 2018 No Comment

Sean Spicer Gives Briefing at Barrington Books

RI native and former Trump press secretary Sean Spicer was in town in July representing and signing his new memoir, ...

Cannabis

Reciprocity in RI
August 1, 2018 No Comment

Reciprocity in RI

On July 16, Rhode Island became one of the few progressive US states that allows full reciprocity with medical marijuana patients ...

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

<i>Tre Maison Dasan</i>: Three Boys Grow Up with Parents in Prison
August 1, 2018 No Comment

Tre Maison Dasan: Three Boys Grow Up with Parents in Prison

Rhode Island filmmaker Denali Tiller directed a documentary named after three boys: Tre, Maison, Dasan. At the start of the ...

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

IMBIBE: Well Spritz Me Already
August 1, 2018 No Comment

IMBIBE: Well Spritz Me Already

Warm humid days are upon us and we are tired – if that’s even possible – of our usual summer ...

Got Beer?

IMBIBE: Well Spritz Me Already
August 1, 2018 No Comment

IMBIBE: Well Spritz Me Already

Warm humid days are upon us and we are tired – if that’s even possible – of our usual summer ...

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

Advice from the Trenches: Bullies -- the Reality Show
August 8, 2018 No Comment

Advice from the Trenches: Bullies — the Reality Show

Dear C and Dr. B; I have known my mechanic Tom for many years now and we’ve had some good ...

Lunar Notes

Lunar Notes
August 1, 2018 No Comment

Lunar Notes

Aries: Despite the call of duty and responsibility, you break out in a dance of joy as you embrace those activities ...

News

Top 5 Fun Things To Do: Aug 8 - 14
August 8, 2018 No Comment

Top 5 Fun Things To Do: Aug 8 – 14

THRU SUN 12 Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival: Six days of international films presented, created and produced by Flickers, an ...

Opinion

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Leader of the Free World ... for Me to Poop On!
August 1, 2018 No Comment

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Leader of the Free World … for Me to Poop On!

Trump, the Insult Dog Every day, Phillipe and Jorge awaken in hopes that America and President Pussy-Grabber will have finally ...

Phillipe & Jorge

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Leader of the Free World ... for Me to Poop On!
August 1, 2018 No Comment

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Leader of the Free World … for Me to Poop On!

Trump, the Insult Dog Every day, Phillipe and Jorge awaken in hopes that America and President Pussy-Grabber will have finally ...

Pin-Up/Profile

Pin-up: Jenny Currier
August 1, 2018 No Comment

Pin-up: Jenny Currier

You’re a food writer and a food tour guide. Where does your passion for food come from? Traveling. It wasn’t until ...

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

Homos, or Everyone in America Is Must-See Summer Theater
August 13, 2018 No Comment

Homos, or Everyone in America Is Must-See Summer Theater

If you hang around with me long enough, you’ll notice a few lines I tend to repeat regarding my opinions ...