Opinion

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Sinclair Media, Delays and Secession
October 4, 2017 No Commentby

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Sinclair Media, Delays and Secession

Bend Over, JARheads WJAR-TV, Channel 10, the local NBC station, was publicly shamed and disgraced — and rightly so — by The ...

Alt-Facts: Far-I-Ners
October 4, 2017 No Commentby

Alt-Facts: Far-I-Ners

A foreign country, far, far away, full of far-i-ners, seems to want our help. At least that’s what about half ...

Who Was the Mysterious Columbus?
October 4, 2017 No Commentby

Who Was the Mysterious Columbus?

Christopher Columbus has become a controversial figure: He is simultaneously honored by the Italian-American community as their foremost symbolic personage ...

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Bye, Benny's, PawSox and the Main Event
September 20, 2017 No Commentby

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Bye, Benny’s, PawSox and the Main Event

Benny’s – Sign of the Apocalypse It is easy to talk about the impact on local businesses of Walmart, Home ...

News Analysis: RI to Study, not Legalize, Cannabis
September 6, 2017 No Commentby

News Analysis: RI to Study, not Legalize, Cannabis

Every year a bill is introduced at the RI General Assembly to legalize recreational use of cannabis, regulating and taxing ...

Opinion: Houston and the Flood  
September 6, 2017 No Commentby

Opinion: Houston and the Flood  

    I think we are all saddened and upset about what is happening in Houston. The worst rainstorm in ...

AltFacts: WBRnew
September 6, 2017 No Commentby

AltFacts: WBRnew

Music fans from throughout the state recently turned on their cars to find Christian rock exuding from their speakers unexpectedly. ...

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: Bye BRU, Budget and Brown
September 6, 2017 No Commentby

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Bye BRU, Budget and Brown

RIP, BRU There is sadness at Casa Diablo over the demise of the legendary WBRU. And it is indeed the ...

Opinion: The Pope on Galileo
September 6, 2017 No Commentby

Opinion: The Pope on Galileo

(Originally published December 23, 2008; this is re-published here as a sidebar to my review of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht ...

Opinion: Sale of the WBRU FM Signal is Change We Have to Accept
August 30, 2017 No Commentby

Opinion: Sale of the WBRU FM Signal is Change We Have to Accept

At 11:59pm on August 31, 2017, Providence’s media landscape will change forever: 95.5 WBRU, Brown University’s radio station that was ...