Friday, June 18, 2021

Arts & Entertainment

Life as we live it

Oh my. John Hough Jr. has written a brilliant, wise, and often heartbreaking novel.  In “The Sweetest Days,” his sixth novel, the West Tisbury author and...

For writers, from writers

The MV Times is pleased to announce the return of Islanders Write at Featherstone Center for the Arts during the weekend of Sept. 17...

M.V. Film Society kicks off the Environmental Film Festival

The seventh annual Environmental Film Festival arrives on Thursday, May 27, at the M.V. Film Center and online. Titled “Nature as Inspiration,” the festival...

‘Food is culture’

There's likely no better expert on the food and the culinary practices of African Americans than Dr. Jessica B. Harris, and millions of people...

‘Blooming Art’ returns to the Old Mill

The Garden Club of Martha's Vineyard announced in a press release that it will once again host the Blooming Art Show at the Old...

Gather Hear tour comes to Aquinnah

Boston-based concert pianist Miki Sawada will tour across Massachusetts with a piano in tow throughout May as part of the Gather Hear Tour. Sawada...

Lobster rolls at Grace Church are back

A summer weekend tradition continues as Grace Church in Vineyard Haven begins serving its awardwinning lobster rolls this Friday, May 21. Lobster rolls will be...

M.V. Book Festival announces live summer series

The Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival recently announced that it will host a live summer series August 6 to 10. Held outdoors on the grounds...

Van Gogh’s iconic sunflowers on film

“Sunflowers” comes to the M.V. Film Center and virtually this weekend. Directed by David Bickerstaff, this extraordinary documentary is the story of Vincent van...

Reducing our footprint

Laurie David has been at the forefront of the sustainability movement for more than two decades. From her documentary work, including her role as...

Vineyard creative writing conference goes virtual

The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing’s summer conference will be virtual again this summer, giving it a degree of outreach that is already...

Full-blooded characters

“Strange Love” is both a strange and lovely new novel by Fred Waitzkin. It’s a complex story, riven with threads of disillusionment, self-deception, wacky...

Shooting stars

Being asked to photograph a master photographer is a bit intimidating, but that was my mandate when The Times asked me to go to...

Island libraries screen Piet Oudolf film

Programs showcasing the work of Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf are being presented this month by the Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, West Tisbury,...

One film about endlessness, and another about growing old

Playing online at the M.V. Film Center are two films, “About Endlessness” and “Duty Free.” (The latter is also playing live at the Film...

Featherstone hosts publishing workshop

The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article with this rather mean-spirited headline: “An Epic of Memoir Writing: The lockdowns have spread a virus...

A Vineyard tale

Having read T. Elizabeth Bell’s “Goats in the Time of Love,” I was thrilled to dive into her newest jewel, “Counting Chickens: A Martha’s...

Pink and Green Weekend returns

Pink and Green Weekend made a fantastic return this weekend to Edgartown, after last year's event had to be moved to an online version....
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