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News Analysis: What Are Your Elected Officials Smoking?
April 18, 2018 No Commentby

News Analysis: What Are Your Elected Officials Smoking?

The commission created last year by the Rhode Island General Assembly to study legalizing recreational cannabis has missed its reporting ...

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: JARheads, Candidates and Kudos & Congrats
April 18, 2018 No Commentby

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: JARheads, Candidates and Kudos & Congrats

JARheads  Phillipe and Jorge are a bit late to the party concerning the Sinclair Broadcasting/Channel 10 debacle over shilling for ...

Environment: The Poetry of Tim DeChristopher’s Climate Disobedience
April 18, 2018 No Commentby

Environment: The Poetry of Tim DeChristopher’s Climate Disobedience

Since April is both Earth Month and National Poetry Month, I thought it would be fitting to write a piece ...

The Complaint Department
April 18, 2018 No Commentby

The Complaint Department

Welcome to Motif’s new complaint department. We are past the age when letters to the editor were numerous and needed ...

CBD Massage Comes to RI
April 18, 2018 No Commentby

CBD Massage Comes to RI

Rebel Reef is a local company formed in October 2017 that took a good thing and made it better and ...

About Photographer Sam Stiles
April 16, 2018 No Commentby

About Photographer Sam Stiles

How did you get into photography? I started working with photos and video because I struggled to tell stories as ...

Providence Community Radio: A Very Long Engagement
April 4, 2018 No Commentby

Providence Community Radio: A Very Long Engagement

Broadcast radio underwent changes in the 1990s that had consequences impossible to foresee. As the first stirrings of what would ...

ALTernative Facts: Porn Star Income, Marlon Bundo and Oh, Zuck
April 4, 2018 No Commentby

ALTernative Facts: Porn Star Income, Marlon Bundo and Oh, Zuck

  A Primer: How to supplement your porn star income (Note: This advice may not be relevant to all Motif ...

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Pope Frankie, Knowing a Guy and Passages
April 4, 2018 No Commentby

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Pope Frankie, Knowing a Guy and Passages

Cruisin’ for a Love Phillipe and Jorge rarely see eye-to-eye with Pope Frankie of the Vatican, except to acknowledge that ...

InvestiGATE: Sunshine Week
April 4, 2018 No Commentby

InvestiGATE: Sunshine Week

Each March, journalists and freedom of information advocates mark Sunshine Week. Sunshine Week, so named because of the Sunshine Act, ...