Saturday, July 2, 2022

Images of migration by land and by sea

Part-time Chilmark resident Ellen Levine combines two career trajectories in a series of paintings that are currently on display at the Chilmark library. Her...

Out of the gate

What do an enslaved Black male born in the 1800s, a Thoroughbred racehorse sired in Kentucky in the same era, a struggling artist commissioned...

Around the Writers’ Table

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In 2019, roving grammar guru Ellen Jovin set up her grammar table at Islanders Write and greeted the grammar-minded on their way into the...

What Are You Watching? ‘Winning Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’

Rating: 3.5/5 stars In this season of basketball championships, if you’re not getting enough drama in the Celtics-Warriors series, you should dribble your clicker over...

Yoga for kids at Polly Hill

The Little Sprouts youth program at Polly Hill Arboretum offers a narrative storytelling yoga class on Monday, June 20, from 10:30 to 11:30 am....

‘A Girl of Color’ author talk

Author Vikki Young will be at the Edgartown library on Saturday, June 18, from 10:30 to 11 am, to read her book “A Girl...

Martha’s Vineyard, ‘Vinland, the Good’

Who were the first foreign explorers to sail across the seas and arrive on Vineyard shores? Author Jonathan Scott will be at the Chilmark...

Celebrating Juneteenth on the Vineyard

The Island is gearing up for a major Juneteenth weekend to celebrate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the U.S. Often observed through celebrations...

Musical weekend coming to the Film Center

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Expect a celebration and exploration of a variety of music and musicians at the M.V. Film Center, coming up from Thursday, June 23, to...

Collaborative dance

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Abby Bender and Jesse Jason have been doing fabulous collaborations since the fall of 2020. Right after last year’s Halloween show, which was in...

An Island anthem

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There are few images more representative of the unique natural beauty and spirit of Martha’s Vineyard than the sun setting on a group of...

‘Downton Abbey’ returns and heads to the south of France

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"Downton Abbey: A New Era," that stylish turn-of-the-century soap opera, will play at the M.V. Film Center beginning Friday, June 10, and is also...

Artist Heather Sommers takes on cold wax and oil painting

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The pandemic has impacted us all, and for artist Heather Sommers, it’s been a demarcation signaling a change in her work. Formerly working in...

Something old is new again in Pia Centenari-Leonard’s work

When she was 8 years old, Pia Centenari-Leonard got a Brownie camera as a gift, launching a passion for photography. Now, decades later, Pia...

All the right notes

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While Veterans Park will be filled with at least 10,000 music lovers at Beach Road Weekend later this summer, some of us also enjoy...

Corruption defined

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Charles Benjamin Schudson’s book, “Independence Corrupted: How America’s Judges Make Their Decisions,” is a far cry from a dry, clinical text, but rather a...

What Are You Watching? ‘Wild Babies’

Rating: 3.8/5 stars Scrolling through the endless sea of Netflix's entertainment offerings on a weekend night, a nature docuseries titled “Wild Babies” caught my attention....

Around the Writers’ Table

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Back in April, before we started sneezing and dusting the pollen off our cars, I wrote about the upcoming pitch panel at Islanders Write....

Slave Song Project

The Slave Song Project brings history alive in an approachable way for modern audiences to celebrate the courage and resilience of the human spirit....

Living the Chappy life

Visit Bunch of Grapes bookstore to hear author Rob Kagan talk about his book “Noah’s Rejects: A Memoir” about the author’s experiences as a...