by Steve Desroches In the summer of 1977 Cassandra Peterson starred in a disco comedy revue called Mama’s Boys at the Post Office Cabaret, featuring her and seven gay men. For three years the group toured the country landing in Provincetown at a wild and decadent time, much to their [...]
Sally Cabot Gunning The Historical Fiction of Sally Cabot Gunning by Rebecca M. Alvin There aren’t many people who...
by Steve Desroches Will drag ever go mainstream? While it’s been a fixture in the culture of Provincetown in one way...
Karen Finley Returns to Provincetown by Steve Desroches Karen Finley captures rage and grace with a resonance that registers...
by Steve Desroches Who would have thought back when John Waters was just 18 in 1964 and making his 17-minute short film Hag in a Black Leather Jacket for $30 that he would go on to be a cultural phenomenon ushering in an era of celebrating bad taste. The summer [...]Read more ›
by Steve Desroches It’s the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and journalist Amy Goodman is about to cover a protest by the organization Code Pink: Women for Peace. The anti-war group delivered 500 tennis balls just outside the Quicken Loans Arena where Chris Cox, the chief [...]Read more ›
by Steve Desroches Illeana Douglas, Martin Scorsese, and Marlon Brando are in a suite at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and they’re all crying. Brando is wearing a blue velour sweat suit lying across the couch after having tossed most of the cushions on the floor, but that’s not why they’re [...]Read more ›
by Steve Desroches As Jeannette de Beauvoir drove up to the former St. Jean de Dieu Hospital, now the Institute for Mental Health in Montreal, she saw a playful giraffe on the lawn outside the day care center with a sign that said, “Watch Out for Our Children.” It’s ironic [...]Read more ›
by Rebecca M. Alvin For most theater and movie goers, the job of the actors on the stage and screen, respectively, is simply to entertain by embodying a particular character. And certainly, this is what actors attempt to do. But in Jeff Zinn’s new book The Existential Actor, the author [...]Read more ›
Larry Kramer on Where We’ve Been and Where We Go From Here by Steve Desroches On an impossibly beautiful June day Larry Kramer walks into a naturally bright sunlit room far in the west end of Provincetown with a big, bright smile. Just about a week before his 80th birthday [...]Read more ›