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The Other Side of Provincetown

May 10, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches It was New Year’s Eve, not Halloween, when Sam Baltrusis says he saw a ghost at the Provincetown Inn.  On a particularly dreary All Hallow’s Eve, the Boston-based paranormal writer and historian followed a ghost tour down Commercial Street, amongst the many costumed revelers causing a ruckus [...]

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REVIEW: Salome

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by Steve Desroches The Provincetown Theater is off to an impressive start this season with their lush and decadent production of Oscar Wilde’s Salome. Channeling the energy of the salaciousness Wilde so reveled in in his 1891 play, this production of Salome surprises with its design, direction, and casting in [...]

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REVIEW: Make Trouble by John Waters

May 4, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

When filmmaker/writer John Waters gave the commencement address at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2015, listeners were treated to a humorous, but also insightful speech that acknowledged both the great privilege of this generation of artists studying in art school and the obstacles they will have to overcome. [...]

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Springtime for Sisi

May 3, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches From Aristophanes to Voltaire to Stephen Colbert satire has long been a cultural tool to take those in power down a peg or two with a laugh. The comic check and balance on authority in any form reaches the masses when their guards comes down as they [...]

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On Our Radar: April 27, 2017

April 26, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

Cape Cod Festival of Arab & Middle Eastern Cinema Returns The biennial Cape Cod Festival of Arab & Middle Eastern Cinema is back with four days of film in Chatham, Wellfleet, and Provincetown. This year’s festival runs May 4 – 7 and features an opening night reception and screening at [...]

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The Big Bang

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by Steve Desroches The new Miss Gay Massachusetts USofA and Bette Davis have a lot in common. They’re both originally from Lowell and both of them came to Provincetown when they were ingénues, albeit close to a hundred years apart, attracted by the town’s creative legacy and seeking inspiration. And [...]

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