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Articles by: zia.dee

Jingle All the Way!

October 26, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

The Holidays on the Outer Cape by Steve Desroches One of the hallmarks of living in New England is how much the rhythms of life change depending on the season, both those that occur with a solstice or equinox, and those that are culturally created. And true to form, Provincetown [...]

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Provincetown and the Queen of Halloween

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by Steve Desroches In the summer of 1977 Cassandra Peterson starred in a disco comedy revue called Mama’s Boys at the Post Office Cabaret, featuring her and seven gay men. For three years the group toured the country landing in Provincetown at a wild and decadent time, much to their [...]

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The Day of the Dead

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El Dia de los Muertos by Steve Desroches Death comes hard to a small town. Whether it’s a well-known community leader or an artist, or a nameless, yet recognizable face on Commercial Street, when someone in Provincetown dies the loss is felt by everyone in some manner. And there are [...]

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Scout’s Honor

October 12, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches One day when Scout Durwood was a teenager a flyer advertising a beauty pageant arrived at her home in Mission Hills, a suburb of Kansas City, just across the border from Missouri. At the time she was a self-proclaimed tomboy with no interest in such things. That [...]

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Beyond Sunday

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Art Exhibition Focuses on the Women of the Provincetown Art Colony by Steve Desroches Just next door to the Berta Walker Gallery Ilene Mitnick and Alli Baldwin, owners of Roux Bed and Breakfast, were thinking of ways to expand on Bride Pride, their attempt to create the world’s largest all-women [...]

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A Courageous Crusader

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Maria Giese Crashes Hollywood’s Glass Ceiling by Rebecca M. Alvin Maria Giese came into this world surrounded by people who knew the challenges of a creative life, who understood the benefits of community, and had the courage to make change in their respective fields. Her mother is Rachel Brown, a [...]

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REVIEW: Operator

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by Rebecca M. Alvin For eternity, we’ve all learned the major conflicts in literature (and theater and film) are man vs. man, man vs. nature, and man vs. self. But more and more, the conflict that has come to the fore is man vs. technology. In Logan Kibens’ new feature [...]

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LGBT: The T Is No Longer Silent

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Jennifer Finney Boylan Comes to Fantasia Fair by Steve Desroches Laverne Cox on the cover of Time magazine. Caitlyn Jenner coming out as transgender. The Pentagon lifting the ban on transgender Americans serving in the military. These are just a few of the major milestones achieved in the ongoing pursuit [...]

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ANNOUNCEMENTS: OCTOBER 12, 2016

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Applications for 2017 Wellfleet Cultural Council Grants Proposals for programs in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences are all welcome provided they benefit the Wellfleet community. These grants can support a wide range of local projects and activities such as exhibitions, live performances, publications, workshops, classes, special events, and more. [...]

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The Largest Lesbian Wedding Ever

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Welcome to Bride Pride! by Jeannette de Beauvoir It apparently wasn’t enough that wedding equality started here: Provincetown’s weddings have always been creative and unusual, but what’s really taking them over the top this fall is sheer size: close to 100 lesbian couples are set to tie the knot or [...]

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