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Articles by: zia.dee

Complex Characters

June 14, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

The Cinema of Sofia Coppola by Rebecca M. Alvin  A man drives his car in circles. Then he goes to a party at his house and is entertained by twin strippers who methodically go about their pole dance routine while he watches from the bed in Somewhere. Images of a [...]

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Not for the Faint of Heart

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Sebastian Junger and Hell on Earth by Rebecca M. Alvin It’s no surprise that in the past two years there have been a lot of documentaries about Syria released. Many are made by Syrian filmmakers themselves, such as the haunting first-person account of life in Aleppo at the start of [...]

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It’s Just A Movie

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Jaws and the Seduction of Fear by Steve Desroches Swimming in the ocean became an entirely different affair after 1975.  For some, even going in a lake or a swimming pool at night became traumatic.  As soon as you’re out over your head your toes curl, you head darts from [...]

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A Gluten-Free Funeral for a Cat

June 7, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches There is perhaps no greater agent of change than death. And not just the death of a living being, but of an idea, of a spirit, of a culture, even a sense of self. Life, and living, is a continual cycle of death and rebirth that can [...]

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Alice Brock: An Artful Life

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by Jeannette de Beauvoir Alice Brock is no washashore. “I was conceived on Long Point,” she says, smiling. “Oh, wait, you don’t want to start that far back?” It doesn’t matter how far back you begin in Alice Brock’s life; it’s all interesting, as attendees at the Heritage Day that [...]

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Identity Crisis

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Joan Anderson’s A Year by the Sea hits local screens by Rebecca M. Alvin On an early morning in May of 2015, a small crew made their way out to the beach at Indian Neck in Wellfleet. Leading the way was director Alexander Janko with producer Laura Goodenow at his [...]

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REVIEW: Sex With Strangers

May 31, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Ernest Hemingway said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” It should be amended to say “good writing.”  The passion for writing is central to the story told in Sex With Strangers the Laura Epson play now onstage [...]

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The Music of Maye

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by Steve Desroches Marilyn Maye first performed in Provincetown back in August of 2010. The legendary cabaret singer by then had crisscrossed the country so many times she lost count, playing dates at large concert halls and intimate clubs from New York City to Palm Springs, and countless spots in [...]

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Going to Extremes

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by Rebecca M. Alvin When actress Dana Delany first came to public consciousness it was on the ABC show China Beach back in 1988. It wasn’t how it is now, when television was a highly regarded medium full of exciting innovations in storytelling, great acting, and all the glamour of [...]

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Acting Up and Fighting Back

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by Steve Desroches It is 36 years ago this month that the Center for Disease Control first identified an unusual outbreak of Pneumocystis pneumonia in five gay men in Los Angeles. On July 3, 1981 The New York Times ran a story with the headline “Rare Cancer Seen in 41 [...]

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