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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...

Who knew you could have so much fun writing up your own death?

You’ve just died — sorry for your own self-loss — but if you haven’t seen to details in advance of your expiration date, your...

Comedy comes calling

Annabelle Gurwitch, actress and bestselling author of “I See You Made an Effort,” and Adam Mansbach, madly successful journalist (the New Yorker and Esquire,...

‘The Local Immigrants Project’

When baby boomers in the age of Eisenhower and newfangled TV sets learned in grade school about the waves of immigrants that fleshed out...

‘The Green Rose’ puts a clever twist on an Edwardian farce

A good farce is all about exits and entrances. If the action is set indoors, it’s usually a question of doors opening and slamming...

Charter School students create stories from writings on tombstones

Old graveyards are remarkably quaint and dependably quiet; few, if any, cell phones ring. Each headstone tells a tale: “Died at sea,” or the...

Write here, write now

The Vineyard is famous for many things, perhaps in this order: “Jaws”; Jackie O.; vacationland for Bill, Hillary, and Barack; and la dolce vita...

‘Cape Cod and the Islands’

Publishers keep churning them out: sumptuous art books that celebrate the scenic wonders of our part of the world. We have Alison Shaw’s iconic...

‘A Magdalene Awakens’ is an eerie tale

Nancy Safford’s magical mystery tour, “A Magdalene Awakens: Hidden Temple Secrets,” takes the reader from Sedona, Ariz., to the Rennes-le-Château commune of southern France,...

Lost at sea: The M.V. Museum exhibits our dramatic history of shipwrecks

The late William Waterway of Edgartown was a poet and, among many other attributes, one of the guardian angels of our lighthouses. Back in...

Cookbooks ‘R’ Us at the Oak Bluffs Public Library

Indisputable fact: We all eat. And most of us love to eat. We’ve come a long way since we waited beside the campfire for...