Jane Dreeben counts Islanders with an ‘Urge to Create’

We sometimes wonder how many people living on the Vineyard are actively engaged in creative pursuits. Is it 10 percent? 30 percent? More? In...

Donald Nelson pitches a new theory on the ‘Chappaquiddick Tragedy’

Time and tide over the past 47 years have erased the physical evidence of July 18, 1969, a dark night when Senator Edward M....

Dennis Lopez crafts life lessons in ‘Journeyman’

Every once in awhile we run into a book that is so good that we want everyone to read it. “Journeyman: A Tradesman’s Tale”...

The circus comes to Martha’s Vineyard in Shirley Mayhew’s latest book

Almost exactly 53 years ago, in August 1963, the Mills Brothers Circus came to Martha’s Vineyard, a much-publicized milestone journey. The late-night ferry crossing...

An intimate evening with Junot Diaz and John Forte supports Community...

Only a handful of people will have the opportunity to attend what is, arguably, the hippest event of the Vineyard summer season. On July...

‘Lilac Girls’ is ‘Gone With the Wind’ for WWII

Martha Hall Kelly’s “Lilac Girls,” the first novel this 59-year-old advertising copywriter ever tapped out on her laptop, was published by Ballantine Books last...

Rhymes and more ‘Tug at the Knot’ in poetry collection

Chappaquiddick summer resident Don McLagan has published his first collection of poetry, titled “Tug at the Knot.” One of the color images in the...

Linda Fairstein’s latest thriller goes from rags to riches to murder

After 20 years and 18 sleuthers featuring NYC Assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper, Linda Fairstein is still keeping it fresh. That’s not an easy task...

Dan Sharkovitz dissects the meat of ‘Hamlet’ at ‘Islanders Read’ event

“Hamlet” begins with a question: Who’s there? That’s just the start of the play’s enigmatic nature, which has been intriguing and confounding audiences since...

Islanders Write will return in August

Aspiring writers, published authors, and readers of fiction and nonfiction alike, mark your calendars — Islanders Write is returning to West Tisbury’s Grange Hall...