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Family intrigue

“Everybody Lies,” by Island author Emily Cavanagh, is a haunting tale with sophisticated nuances that keep you turning the pages to the end. On...

The true story behind ‘Citizen Kane’

Coming to the M.V. Film Center on Wednesday, Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving, is “Mank.” The puzzling title comes from the nickname for...

Now playing

While cozy dinners with friends and trips to hear live music in tightly packed venues have gone by the wayside during the coronavirus pandemic,...

Art of expression

Not long after Elisa Cohen and her husband arrived from New York City to the Island earlier this year, she found herself taking part...

Making two Americas one

So last week President-elect Biden tasked Americans with a project: Unify ourselves. The goal involves talking and interacting with Americans who aren’t like us, who...

‘Ammonite’ takes the viewer into 19th-paleontology, and relationships

“Ammonite” arrives at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Nov. 13. It is a grim but powerful story based roughly on the life of...

Color of love

Dolores Johnson’s new book with the provocative title “Say I’m Dead” is a gripping memoir of her exploration into both her black and white...

Ladyfest live

The 2020 Ladyfest was billed as “‘Lil Ladyfest,” but music lovers who gathered on the grounds of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum last Thursday heard...

M.V. Museum explores the history and myths around Thanksgiving

Many pervasive myths surround Thanksgiving, a holiday celebrated by the majority of Americans. Historian, professor, and author David Silverman will join Aquinnah Wampanoag and...

Stressed? Spell backwards

The Chilmark library has a few important questions to ask you: Did you know that stressed spelled backwards is desserts? Do you love the...

Rising from ashes

Dr. Shirley Whitaker is a healer — as a doctor and as an artist. Her compassion and dedication come across in the film, “Ashes...

Harry Chapin: Master musical storyteller

“Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something” comes virtually and to the theater at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Nov. 6, and continues...

Author accolades

Joyce Wagner may be semi-retired, but she’s far from ready to put down her laptop. The former MV Times writer, humorist, columnist, and short...

‘A great time for a great cause’

Ladyfest looks a little different this year than in years past, but the importance of this event and the musical talent showcased remain changeless. The...

A magical trail

There is magic in the air as you walk through Heather Goff and Bill O’Callaghan’s sculpture trail, with paths that wander for a half-mile...

Turning green

The Field Gallery in West Tisbury is recognizable for its Tom Maley sculptures of fanciful, exuberant, dancing women, but the first thing you see...

Cooking up magic

Lisanna Wallance calls herself a “culinary witch,” but forget any preconceptions you might have about her form of magic. Wallance is very much grounded...

Renowned maritime exhibit sails into the Vineyard

When the Mystic Museum Art Gallery closed its doors for good after 37 years of representing the country's foremost maritime painters, the artists were...

Art connoisseur and activist Agnes Gund is ‘Aggie’

“Aggie,” a documentary about an extraordinary woman who collected and supported art as a patron and promoted it as an activist, opens at the...

Good Feelings, great tunes

For artists, expression is a way to work through emotions, look introspectively, and attempt to comprehend the world. The band Era of Good Feelings, which...
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