Feature News

Lovecraft Writing Contest Winner

Lovecraft Writing Contest Winner

Aug 14, 2019 | No comment

You guys are sick. When we put out a call for entries into our Lovecraft art and writing contest, we

Read More »
Prepare, Humans ... and Beware: NecronomiCon returns to provide all the existential horror your real life doesn't

Prepare, Humans … and Beware: NecronomiCon returns to provide all the existential horror your real life doesn’t

Aug 14, 2019 | No comment

Every other year it descends, creeping in from the shadowed corners of the unhallowed and ancient city, seeping into the

Read More »
Protecting Sex Workers: An update on recently introduced legislation

Protecting Sex Workers: An update on recently introduced legislation

Aug 14, 2019 | No comment

It’s been more than eight months since the police led a raid to steamroll the Foxy Lady, and the Christmas

Read More »
AltFacts: Big Happenings in Little Rhody: Perhaps willy freeing is a new summer trend

AltFacts: Big Happenings in Little Rhody: Perhaps willy freeing is a new summer trend

Aug 14, 2019 | No comment

Saving People Money (So They Can Shoot Better) We’ve all been there. Coming home from a long day at work,

Read More »
2019 Theater Award Winners

2019 Theater Award Winners

Aug 14, 2019 | No comment

Congratulations to all our winners! Community Champion Award: Bert Silverberg Improv / Audience Participation: Providence Improv Guild Youth Production of

Read More »
Philippe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Don't Bet on it, Gigi!: They can't help the scheming -- it's cultural

Philippe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Don’t Bet on it, Gigi!: They can’t help the scheming — it’s cultural

Aug 14, 2019 | No comment

Keeping Tradition Alive Kudos to Governor Gig Raimondo for keeping the grand tradition of sleaze in Little Rhody politics alive

Read More »
Made in RI: Randy Andy’s Kingmaker Summer Workshop Recital Debuts Nine New Drag Kings

Made in RI: Randy Andy’s Kingmaker Summer Workshop Recital Debuts Nine New Drag Kings

Aug 7, 2019 | No comment

On Sunday, August 11, from 7 – 9:30pm, Randy Andy’s Made in RI Kingmaker Summer Workshop Recital will debut nine

Read More »
  • Lovecraft Writing Contest Winner
  • Prepare, Humans ... and Beware: NecronomiCon returns to provide all the existential horror your real life doesn't
  • Protecting Sex Workers: An update on recently introduced legislation
  • AltFacts: Big Happenings in Little Rhody: Perhaps willy freeing is a new summer trend
  • 2019 Theater Award Winners
  • Philippe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Don't Bet on it, Gigi!: They can't help the scheming -- it's cultural
  • Made in RI: Randy Andy’s Kingmaker Summer Workshop Recital Debuts Nine New Drag Kings

Books

Beach Reads: Books for Summer
June 5, 2019 No Comment

Beach Reads: Books for Summer

Abundance by Michael Fine (320 pages, PM Press, published May 1, 2019). Doctors among warriors occupy an unusual position in ...

Cannabis

4/20: Do its origins appear in Lovecraft's writings?
August 14, 2019 No Comment

4/20: Do its origins appear in Lovecraft’s writings?

H.P. Lovecraft wrote these words in 1936, describing a psychoactive plant that may sound familiar to some readers: “I had ...

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

Unclogging the Drain: New project encourages local citizens to help keep trash out of the oceans
June 5, 2019 No Comment

Unclogging the Drain: New project encourages local citizens to help keep trash out of the oceans

Some of the best benevolent ideas can come from unlikely and unexpected places. A few years ago, Bonnie Combs, marketing ...

Film

Power to the People: Low-cost filmmaking puts creative pursuits within reach
July 31, 2019 No Comment

Power to the People: Low-cost filmmaking puts creative pursuits within reach

Back in the misty days of the mid ’80s when I first started toying around with making movies, the common ...

Fine Arts

Highlights of Yesterday's Pieces: A selected guide to the RISD Museum collection
June 26, 2019 No Comment

Highlights of Yesterday’s Pieces: A selected guide to the RISD Museum collection

Mummy of Nesmin, 170-30 BCE: It rest among us! The mummy Nesmin is the heart and soul of the museum’s ...

Food

Locale Profile: Three in One: A night on Cromwell Street
July 31, 2019 No Comment

Locale Profile: Three in One: A night on Cromwell Street

When I was growing up, the only type of doughnuts I was accustomed to were Krispie Kremes. They overtook the ...

Got Beer?

Got Pete?
August 14, 2019 No Comment

Got Pete?

It’s been my great pleasure and honor to write the craft beer column for Motif for the last 10 years. ...

Health

AltHealth: CDC's Latest Outbreaking News
July 17, 2019 No Comment

AltHealth: CDC’s Latest Outbreaking News

I like to check out the CDC.gov website at least every other week to catch the latest Vital Signs and ...

Keep on Moving

Keep On Moving: Happiness, Crowns, & Astronauts: What more could a music-lover want?
July 31, 2019 No Comment

Keep On Moving: Happiness, Crowns, & Astronauts: What more could a music-lover want?

Happiness — Live  The long awaited debut album from Happiness is a demented thrill ride down the rock ‘n’ roll ...

Lifestyle

A Walk on the Weird Side: Lovecraft is long gone, but echoes of his footsteps remain
August 14, 2019 No Comment

A Walk on the Weird Side: Lovecraft is long gone, but echoes of his footsteps remain

A few years back I saw an advertisement on Craigslist that offered up an apartment in PVD that claimed to ...

Lunar Notes

Lunar Notes
August 14, 2019 No Comment

Lunar Notes

Aries: Summer’s end brings all fun and games to you, but as the month ends you get down to business, ...

News

HP Lovecraft Writing Contest
August 16, 2019 No Comment

HP Lovecraft Writing Contest

It Won’t Be Ignored She sat at the desk, tapping her keyboard, liking the click of the keys but not ...

Opinion

HP Lovecraft: His Racism in Context
August 14, 2019 No Comment

HP Lovecraft: His Racism in Context

There is no question that HP Lovecraft, influential writer of horror fiction and son of Providence, held views that were ...

Pin-Up/Profile

Pin-Up: Wayne St. Vincent
November 14, 2018 No Comment

Pin-Up: Wayne St. Vincent

What’s your biggest pet peeve? I’ve got a lot of ’em. The biggest one is people on the phone when ...

Roots Report

The Roots Report: Rap Battle:  How I learned to stop worrying and love the hip-hop
July 31, 2019 No Comment

The Roots Report: Rap Battle: How I learned to stop worrying and love the hip-hop

Okee dokee folks… Last week I was fortunate to attend a production of the musical Hamilton at Providence Performing Arts ...

Shopping

Open and Closed
July 31, 2019 No Comment

Open and Closed

Opened12 Metre Cafe: Inside the Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Sq, Newport. A seaside cafe along Bowen’s Wharf. Bar ‘Cino: ...

Sports

Providence Roller Derby: Rhodey Robin Roundup
July 17, 2019 No Comment

Providence Roller Derby: Rhodey Robin Roundup

The second ever Rhodey Robin tournament is in the books with Providence Roller Derby’s A and B teams claiming three ...

Theater

Creation Is the Greatest Thing:  An interview with Taylor Mac
August 16, 2019 No Comment

Creation Is the Greatest Thing: An interview with Taylor Mac

On the same day that Robert Mueller testified before Congress, I had the pleasure of interviewing MacArthur Fellow, Tony-nominated performer ...