John Hough Jr. discusses Hemingway and war at Islanders Read the...

In the end, it seems that war was much kinder to Ernest Hemingway than the rest of his life. While many Americans in the first...

Illustrator Omar Rayyan visits the ‘Goblin Market’ in new book

Ever curious who’s behind the image of a Bacchic brown bear sitting atop a beer barrel in a slobbery rage? Or a little Victorian...

Elliott Dacher’s ‘Transitions’ empowers readers to be their own hero

Most people who get really excited about Star Wars nerd out on the astronomy of the Perlemian Trade Route, or the mechanics of the...

Mr. Spock’s life told for children in new book

Richard Michelson’s longtime friendship with Leonard Nimoy of “Star Trek” fame has led to publication of his latest children’s book, “Fascinating: The Life of...

‘Sticks and Stones’: New vistas from Lew French

In his just-released book, “Sticks and Stones: The Designs of Lew French,” Island stoneworker Lew French, 58, offers us stunning new perspectives about the...

Explore healing herbs in your own kitchen

This is the fantasy that strikes you as you peruse the pages of Holly Bellebuono’s new book, “The Healing Kitchen”: You decide to give...

Reading ‘Moby Dick’, and learning to love a whale of a...

Last fall, I read “The Brothers Karamazov” for the literature class that Phil Weinstein offers to Islanders each autumn. Despite a clever plot, the...

Doug Cabral publishes first book, with help from his canine sidekicks

When Doug Cabral first set out to produce a book a couple of years ago, he planned to publish a collection of the columns...

Weinstein talk wraps summer section of ‘Islanders Read the Classics’

The truly literate are different from you and me. Take Island resident Phil Weinstein for example. The Swarthmore College lit prof has a library in...

‘The Urge to Create’ reveals an assortments of creative Vineyarders

Back in the ‘60s, Martha’s Vineyard was a “where the heck is that?” kind of place. When the 70s, 80s, 90s rolled in, so...