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Schedule of Philip Weinstein’s fall lecture series on Marcel Proust

This fall, literatus Philip Weinstein will hold another series of free public lectures at the Katharine Cornell Theater in Vineyard Haven as part of “Islanders Read the Classics,” this time on legendary French writer...

In search of a Weinstein lecture

This fall, literatus Philip Weinstein will hold another series of free public lectures at the Katharine Cornell Theater in Vineyard Haven as part of “Islanders Read the Classics,” this time on legendary French writer...

Questions and answers

Anytime is a good time to talk about the Constitution and Bill of Rights. But especially so these days. With so many references to these documents in newspapers and the media in general, they seem...

Exploring Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn

The often uncomfortable truths depicted in “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” have made Mark Twain’s epic a favorite of generations of readers and literary luminaries, while the novel has also raised a variety of...

Hidden talent

Island readers can enjoy a harvest of guided tours through the short stories of the masters this fall with lit whiz Philip Weinstein as part of the “Islanders Read the Classics” (IRTC) series, sponsored...

Jack Fruchtman will make sense of Thomas Paine

Political turmoil of the sort currently roiling our country can make citizens anxious, defensive, and dangerously partisan. But if we calm down and try to view the chaos from a historical perspective, we have...

John Hough Jr. will discuss Styron’s ‘The Confessions of Nat Turner’

On Aug. 21, 1831, African American slave Nat Turner initiated one of this country’s 33 recorded slave rebellions. Mr. Turner led approximately 80 other slaves in a six-week rebellion in Southampton County, Va. The...

Nancy Slonim Aronie will discuss the life-changing ‘Be Here Now’ at ‘Islanders Read the...

If you had read Hesse’s “Journey to the East,” Pirsig’s “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” Castaneda’s “Teachings of Don Juan,” and an even more esoteric little travel guide called “Overland to India,”...