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Articles by: zia.dee

Making a Fortune in Laughs

October 4, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches It may be a hard time in this country to elicit amusement, but that isn’t stopping the comedians of America from providing some much-needed comic relief from the grinding tension of our times by taking the knotted ball of culture wars and political upheaval and turning into [...]

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Short and Sweet

September 27, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin The earliest films ever made were short films. Of course, this was due to the technical limitations of early motion pictures, but even as movies developed into feature-length programs of approximately 90-120 minutes, short films continued to have a role in cinema, as sort of opening [...]

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The Questions of Art

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by Steve Desroches The trees atop Miller Hill are swaying in the strong gusts brought on by Hurricane Jose, which has stalled 150 miles off Nantucket. Each stiff wind reveals the bottom of the leaves presenting the muted shades of green that usually signal that a band of tropical rain [...]

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ANNOUNCEMENTS: September 21, 2017

September 20, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

ACLU Lobby Day The ACLU will hold a “Lobby Day” in Boston on Wednesday, September 27 to safeguard reproductive freedom. According to the ACLU of Massachusetts: “The Trump administration, packed with anti-choice activists and strategists, has taken dramatic steps to undo critical Obamacare protections for birth control access. And they’re [...]

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Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams Check Into the Gifford House

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by Steve Desroches If walls could talk… Atop Mill Hill on Carver Street sits the Gifford House, home to the popular Porchside Bar and Club Purgatory as well as the hotel itself. At over 150 years old the Gifford House has seen a lot in Provincetown, so much so that [...]

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A Star Is Born

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Another season of Showgirls has come and gone and as is tradition Ryan Landry has chosen a queen who distinguished herself this past summer with inventive performances, taking risks, and representing the rebellious sprit of Provincetown. The evening of crazy acts and dubious distinctions ended with the crowning of Qya [...]

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How Do I Get to Provincetown?

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A Trip Up and Down the Pink Carpet at RuPaul’s DragCon by Steve Desroches It’s hard to think of anyone who has changed the face of drag more than RuPaul.  While there may be a tendency to take drag queens for granted here in Provincetown, as they’ve been a part [...]

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On The Road with Madison

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by Steve Desroches On Christmas morning 2001 Santa Claus made a special delivery in Provincetown bringing a cute Golden Retriever puppy he picked up at a New Jersey animal rescue to the home of Suzanne Long. It was a holiday to remember for her and her daughter. They named the [...]

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Edith Windsor (1929 – 2017)

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On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Edie Windsor, whose landmark Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and granted same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time, passed away in New York City. Her courage and spirit will always be remembered and admired as she [...]

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Ten Blocks in a Ghanaian Market

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by Rebecca M. Alvin The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival has brought us numerous productions of Williams’ Camino Real over the years—including both the full 1953 version and its predecessor, the one-act Ten Blocks on the Camino Real written in 1946. Noted for its exceedingly beautiful language, theatrical surrealism, and [...]

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