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Articles by: zia.dee

Goldman Sacks the Laughs

October 11, 2017 12:00 pm0 comments

Julie Goldman knows how to get straight to the point, which is to make you laugh. The comedian and Provincetown favorite has appeared on wildly varied shows like The Sopranos, RuPaul’s Drag U, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Big Gay Sketch Show, which gave her her big break. She took [...]

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My Gender, My Self

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The New Generation of Trans Kids by Rebecca M. Alvin “If you don’t identify as trans, you’re setting yourself up for failure if you think you’re going to be able to understand what it’s like to be trans, because I can’t understand what it’s like not to be,” declares Tony [...]

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Out in the Desert

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When Donna Deitch’s Desert Hearts came out in 1985, the topic of two women in love with each other was still glaringly uncommon in movies—not only American, Hollywood movies. Even in the art-house world of independent and foreign-language films, depicting lesbian romance in a way that didn’t solely cater to [...]

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Pulling Out All The Stops

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by Steve Desroches On a crisp autumn night deep into October, a large audience huddles inside, cozy and protected from the wind that is swirling dead leaves up to the door of the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House in the middle of Provincetown. The lights dim as a portable movie screen [...]

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On Our Radar: October 12, 2017

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Darlene Love Returns to Cape Cod The Payomet Performing Arts Center in association with the Cotuit Center for the Arts is bringing one the giants of rock and roll back to the Cape with Darlene Love performing two shows at the Tilden Arts Center on the campus of Cape Cod [...]

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Ask Me Where I’m Going

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Rediscovering Chavela Vargas by Rebecca M. Alvin For the documentary filmmaker, timing is everything. Of course, having a passion for your subject matter goes without saying, but when you hit on something, or someone, at a critical moment, that’s the basis for an unforgettable film. For filmmaker Catherine Gund, it [...]

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Have a Koch and a Smile

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by Steve Desroches When Lisa Koch sits down to write a parody song she revels in being a modern day court jester, speaking truth to power by pointing out the absurdity of a situation or of individuals in a gentle manner, but not so gentle that the point is lost. [...]

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Announcements: October 12, 2017

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Sponsor a Lunch Program Returns The Soup Kitchen In Provincetown (SKIP) is once again offering organizations, businesses, and individuals the chance to underwrite an entire day’s meal while gaining a little notoriety and a tax deduction at the same time. Through its “Sponsor a Lunch” program, SKIP will announce and [...]

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The Time Is Now

October 4, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches There’s an old Kate Clinton joke where she quotes Che Guevara as saying, “Optimism is the true weapon of the revolutionary,” but then stops herself and says that maybe Cher said that, but either way she adds, they are words to live by. It’s a philosophy that [...]

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The Return of Bette Davis

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by Rebecca M. Alvin “I’ve never been to Provincetown, but Miss Davis always spoke about it, and she loved Massachusetts; she loved New England,” says Kathryn Sermak, author of a new book about her relationship with Bette Davis as the Hollywood superstar’s personal assistant. Miss D & Me: Life with [...]

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