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Name that factoid

If you’re old enough, you’ll remember back in the day — the day being pre-Internet — when you’d be sitting around a dinner table...

A summer camp for more than roasting s’mores

No one on the Island today seems to have ever heard of it. I’ve asked artists and dancers and theater people; in other words,...

At home with the Aronies of Chilmark

Alice in her Wonderland has nothing on a visit to Nancy Slonim Aronie and Joel Aronie in their small and wildly quaint cottage just...

Worth reading

If you’re a die-hard reader then a favorite subject is books that have been censored or even withdrawn, generally from libraries or schools, because...

Love in the time of hurricanes

It is a truth universally acknowledged (to borrow from Jane Austen) that Island kids tend to grow up, fall in love, and coax their...

At home with Sam Feldman and Marilyn Meyerhoff

Set back from the south cliffs of Chilmark, surrounded by tall ornamental grasses and uncommon cultivated flowers that blend with the wildflowers and equally...

A fresh look at an old masterpiece

The tragic element of a revival of the 1987 off-Broadway hit “Driving Miss Daisy,” about racial and class and ethnic tensions in Atlanta, Ga.,...

Island authors share laughs and literature at the Artisans Festival

Writers thrive on Martha’s Vineyard the way those exotic wild mushrooms sprout over our lawns and in our woods. (A word of advice: Read...

‘The Five-Headed Dragon’: A new thriller by Island writer Michael West

Michael G. West, who lives year-round in Vineyard Haven, with a whole lot of business travel to keep his horizons broad, never does anything...

Art gallery as salon

If you want to know what’s in the hearts and minds of angry, uneducated white men and what’s at stake for the people they...

Playwright Larry Mollin creates a play from the song ‘Please Come to Boston’

Remember when play readings used to be rather clunky affairs? Actors struggling to find a dropped line, characters clomping to their appointed lecterns, talking...

‘Julius Caesar’ is still slaying audiences at the amphitheater

A love of history and of Shakespeare can be passed down through the generations. On a sunny day in October 1960, my dad gathered...

Take your health into your own hands with the ‘Wellness Project’

Food and health writer, chef, and nutrition blogger Phoebe Lapine has just rounded the Big 3-0 for her birthday, which all of us who...

The sun comes out at the PAC

There are a few key components that everybody knows about the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” turned radio show turned hit musical “Annie.” The...

Jessica Harris creates a world of glitterati artists in latest book

Jessica B. Harris of Oak Bluffs, New York, and New Orleans, is more than a cookbook writer, even though she’s written 12 of them....

Donizetti’s ‘Don Pasquale’ at Featherstone, brought to us by Wendy Taucher & Co.

For all the tiresome elements of summer on the Vineyard, in the midst of the fog of summer, we sometimes — even ofttimes —...

African American heritage celebrated at the Oak Bluffs library

There is arguably no U.S. ethnic group that has more spectacularly transformed our arts and cultural scene than African Americans. The Smithsonian pays tribute...

Chilmark Writing Workshop is a sacred pilgrimage

Joining a writing group is like entering an arranged marriage: You need to hope your new spouse, at the very least, isn't mean. And...

At home (for now) with Marla Blakey

“Look Homeward, Angel,” the 544-page bildungsroman by Thomas Woolf, was meant to steer a course back to one’s childhood town, and to make some...

‘Dusty and the Big Bad World’ opens the Vineyard Playhouse season with a big...

In these times when we’re all running around like Chicken Little, hunting for our passports, and wondering if Martin Luther King Jr. was deluded...