Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Arts & Entertainment

Asian American life on an Arkansas farm

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“Minari,” a warmhearted, semiautobiographical film about an Asian American family, is playing at the M.V. Film Center. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung and set...

Poetic troubadour

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Island poet laureate Jill Jupen says, “It’s all things Bob Dylan all the time” around her house right now, as she diligently prepares to...

The Vineyard Beat

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Updated 2/19/21 Martha’s Vineyard has a rich and storied musical tradition. Go all the way back to the tribal music of the Wampanoags. The sea...

Michael J. Fox will talk about new memoir

Actor, activist, author, and Aquinnah resident Michael J. Fox is headlining the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival’s first winter event on Feb. 25 to talk...

Art class, class art

The artwork completed by students at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School this school year is impressive in both quality and quantity, especially since it...

Show and tell

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The month of February brings a focus on Black history by the M.V. Film Festival. The Chilmark-based organization is running programs for children in...

The story of Rembrandt’s paintings and their owners

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“My Rembrandt” (2019), a documentary about the legendary Dutch master, is playing virtually at the M.V. Film Society’s site. It is a remarkable tale...

A novel beach find

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Protagonist Annie Sutton in Jean Stone’s eminently readable new novel “A Vineyard Morning” has a problem — well actually, a lot of them. Finally settled...

Homespun

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“I jokingly say that I'm like Madame Defarge, always knitting,” says Pamela Dakin Harwood, referencing the character in “A Tale of Two Cities” whose...

High sticks and crosschecks

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This is a very good book. It’s not a “hockey” book. “The Mighty Oak” is a complex book, and a morality play about how...

Surrendering to the process

When Dr. Michaele Christian of Washington, D.C., and Oak Bluffs retired from her career in medicine and took up artwork, she wasn't dabbling in...

Home cooking without the hassle

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It was December 2019 when Chef Tyler Poole and garden and agriculture educator Brandee Kitzmiller came up with an idea worth pursuing: cooking classes,...

A heartbreaking tale of two lesbian lovers

“Two of Us,” a heartbreaking story of lesbian love, starts tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 5, virtually and at the M.V. Film Center. While their love...

Make time for ScreenPLAY!

Looking for something fun to do with your kids while the family is stuck at home? The Yard is offering the perfect solution for...

Teddy Bear Suite fundraiser has best year ever

Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite organizers announced that the popular holiday fundraiser has raised almost $50,000 for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club. In...

The Copperworks of M.V. captures the charm of Menemsha

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The Copperworks of Martha’s Vineyard, run by Scott McDowell and Annette Cingle, isn’t just a unique and treasured Island business — it's a visual...

Uncovering her talent

It was a moment of serendipity that reinvigorated Darya Shelby's pursuit of art. Last summer the 27-year-old former art student was approached by Meredith...
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