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Hard to avoid what’s happening in Charlottesville

The Charlottesville protests colored Ms. Foundation’s discussion on its new report, “Justice Doesn’t Trickle Down: How Radicalized and Gendered Rules are Holding Women Back.”“It’s...

Sarah Chayes on government corruption and its implications

Corruption was the word of the hour at the final talk in the 2017 Summer Institute Speaker Series at the Hebrew Center last week....

Help for a sister island in need

Ile-à-Vache, an island off Haiti’s southwest coast, welcomed four new honorary community members on Saturday, Islanders Nat and Pam Benjamin, Sequoia Sun, and Craig...

No smoke and mirrors at Sea Smoke, just terrific BBQ

The upshot after a recent visit to Sea Smoke BBQ, across the street from Tony’s Market in Oak Bluffs, is simple: Impeccable, classic barbecue....

From one campaign to another, Myers and Plouffe discuss 2016

It was a meeting of the minds at the Hebrew Center on Thursday night. Former Romney campaign manager Beth Myers discussed with former Obama...

0 Below ice cream is on a roll

Cool ice cream creations are normally reserved for Instagram feeds, but now 0 Below in Oak Bluffs is serving up their own rolled ice...

Martha’s Vineyard Art Association goes up-Island with juried exhibit at Chilmark library

Updated August 7, 2017:Martha’s Vineyard Art Association (MVAA) is making the leap from down-Island to up-Island with its show at the Chilmark library. “MVAA...

Pizza on the porch at the Chilmark Store

The last outpost before heading all the way up-Island, the Chilmark General Store boasts more than household necessities. Their takeout counter is a not-so-well-kept...

John Kerry issues a call to action

The Island welcomed one of its newest additions on Thursday night. Former Secretary of State John Kerry was met with a standing ovation as...

Sweet success with semifreddo

When mistakes hit you, sometimes there’s a moment of realization, a mental “Oh.” I had that moment when reading through this recipe for Hazelnut...

Possible Dreams is setting sail with its 39th auction

A trip to St. Lucia, VIP tickets to a taping of “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” a tour of the African American Heritage Trail...

How Little House Café came up with its big menu

After setting foot on the Vineyard foodie stage in 2010, Little House has become a heavy hitter on the Island scene. Aptly, the restaurant...

Former BBC director Helen Boaden talks about news in the time of social media

The “fake news” seed has been growing steadily in the back of the American consciousness, watered by clickbaits, and recently given Miracle-Gro by President...

The Cottagers’ African American Cultural Festival combines history and social justice

The Cottagers are moving the celebration of African American history outside of Black History Month. “People say, ‘I don’t want African American history, that...

The Cottagers’ African American Culture Festival combines history and social justice

The Cottagers are moving the celebration of African American history outside of Black History Month. “People say, ‘I don’t want African American history, that...

I’m With Her

It was standing room only at the Whaling Church for I’m With Her’s debut concert on Martha’s Vineyard, put on by MVY Radio. The...

‘It’s the brain that has to be changed’

A glimpse into the world of opioid and substance addiction. Narcan has given police officers and other first responders some light in the dark, swirling mess of the opioid addiction epidemic. Addiction activists, however, caution against giving Narcan too much credit.

Summer Institute Speaker Series is more relevant than ever

This year’s Summer Institute Speaker Series’ lineup will give policy wonks heart palpitations. Unless otherwise stated, the talks are held at the Martha’s Vineyard...

Vermont author says writing what you know isn’t always the best practice

Jeffrey Lent takes a hammer to the popular advice for young writers, “Write what you know,” and shatters it. In his new book, “Before...

Oak Bluffs basketball teams battle it out

Battle in the Bluffs was anything but warlike. The basketball camp held last weekend works to instill ideals and work ethics that go beyond...