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Articles by: zia.dee

From First Landing to First Light

October 26, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

Holiday Events on the Outer Cape by Steve Desroches Many years ago, Provincetown seemed to shut down right after Labor Day leaving only the hardy year-rounders and nary a visitor until the following late spring. But people began to learn that September and October are golden times to visit, and [...]

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Films for the Fall Season

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by Rebecca M. Alvin Movie lovers tend to fall into two categories: those who love blockbusters and big spectacle Hollywood films that provide escape and those who love arthouse independent and foreign films that provide food for thought. Right around September, those who fall into the latter category rejoice because [...]

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The Nuns’ Story

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by Steve Desroches Founded almost 40 years ago, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have become icons of style and service. Incorporating the elements of garments worn by Catholic nuns with that of drag, they are particularly recognizable, especially here in Provincetown, since the founding of the Boston House in 2009. [...]

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The Séance Season

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by Steve Desroches Shadowy figures in the doorway. The faint sounds of a phantom voice singing. A dim green glow in an otherwise darkened room. For a very long time stories of the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House being haunted have circulated around Provincetown, and not just among the true believers. [...]

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REVIEW: The Turn of the Screw

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by Jeannette de Beauvoir It is perfect almost-Halloween fare: an isolated estate, an absent and handsome bachelor employer, children at risk, malevolent ghosts, a young woman driven to the brink… and indeed that was what Henry James intended, although he wrote The Turn of the Screw in 1897 for Christmas. [...]

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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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