Thursday, January 21, 2021

Arts & Entertainment

Noepe at Featherstone offers Writers in Conversation

Noepe at Featherstone welcomes several writers with Island connections for this Writers in Conversation series. Participants are invited to be a part of these...

Two pals bring laughs to ‘The Climb’

“The Climb,” featuring Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin, opens Friday, Dec. 11, at the M.V. Film Center. This bromance narrates the often-funny friendship...

Ghosts and memories in Susan Johnson’s latest exhibit

Susan Johnson’s lush acrylic paintings may appear deceptively straightforward, until you learn about their inspiration. Johnson talked about her newest show, “Ghosts,” at the...

Bringing Operation Santa to life in ‘Dear Santa’

“Dear Santa” is the heartwarming documentary delivered to the M.V. Film Center, starting on Friday, Dec. 4. In a year when the U.S. Post Office...

Pottery made with function and beauty in mind

The setting is appropriate. Merry Farm Pottery studio and gallery is accessed by traveling a third of a mile down a (well-maintained) dirt road...

Another Fine book

Author Dr. Michael Fine, a writer, community organizer, family physician, and public health official, says that the stories in his new fiction book, “The...

Beyond the bridge

With cases of COVID-19 on the rise in Martha’s Vineyard, Island musicians are poised for a long winter, and while the change of season...

Keeping options open

Thanks to the town of Oak Bluffs and the Martha’s Vineyard YMCA, the Chilmark-based Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival is making plans for the holidays....

Louisa Gould Gallery and the art of abstraction

Ever since opening her Vineyard Haven gallery 18 years ago, Louisa Gould has been dedicated to showing abstract work along with the large range...

Pop-up at Pandora’s Box

I went down to Menemsha to walk my dogs at sunset and found the Salt MV Pop-Up at Pandora's Box. Inside was proprietor, designer,...

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...
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