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REVIEW: Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller by Chloé Griffin

October 29, 2014 6:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Cookie Mueller may very well have embodied the spirit of Provincetown: wild and loving, smart and carefree, creative and whimsical, at time reckless, but also incredibly thoughtful. As one of John Waters’ Dreamlanders Mueller is perhaps best known for starring in five of his films, including Pink [...]

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REVIEW: The Snow Queen

September 17, 2014 6:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin When I first started reading Michael Cunningham’s new novel The Snow Queen, I found myself drifting in and out of the story. Cunningham’s penchant for embroidering rich inner lives for his characters was actually an obstacle to entering their world because I felt myself getting lost [...]

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Inside Wally Lamb

September 4, 2014 10:07 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Spare Wally Lamb the whole “men are from Mars, women are from Venus” line. Over his career many have marveled at Lamb’s ability to write his female characters with such rich and deep voices, especially in his New York Times bestseller She’s Come Undone.  Sure, men and [...]

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REVIEW: CARSICK

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John Waters reads from his book Carsick   by Rebecca M. Alvin  In John Waters’ new book, aptly titled Carsick, the filmmaker turned author takes on the culture of the American interstate system through a cross-country hitchhiking trip. While Waters is known in this area for hitchhiking to local beaches, [...]

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REVIEW: The Sea Inside by Philip Hoare

August 6, 2014 6:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin I read Philip Hoare’s latest book in pieces, stolen moments I came by before going to sleep at night or on those rare occasions where there was nothing to do for a few minutes. But in this fragmented process of reading The Sea Inside, I think [...]

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REVIEW: A Sunny Day For Flowers

July 30, 2014 6:00 am0 comments

 by Rebecca M. Alvin Local artist team Tim Winn and Zehra Khan have collaborated to make their first children’s book together, utilizing a variety of artistic methods. A Sunny Day for Flowers is a simple board book for very young children that explores the many ways we can enjoy flowers. [...]

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Now and Then

July 23, 2014 6:00 am0 comments

Frank Muzzy’s Photographic Time Machine by Steve Desroches The old adage “the more things change the more the stay the same” seems very appropriate for Provincetown, which, despite several examples to the contrary, looks very much the same as it did, say, a century ago. However, upon closer inspection, Provincetown [...]

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The Business of the Bear Den

July 9, 2014 6:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches        Just about four years ago best friends Travis Smith and Chris Bale had an idea. What if they took their love of modern mid-century design and mixed it with a little kitsch, pop culture, and the bear community into a new business venture? The [...]

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John Waters Slept Here

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by Steve Desroches On the wall of John Waters’ Provincetown attic apartment is an original poster for a concert by the Exploding Plastic Inevitable, the precursor to the Velvet Underground, who played at the Chrysler Art Museum over Labor Day Weekend in 1966. The shows there, at what is now [...]

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REVIEW: Starling

May 21, 2014 7:00 am0 comments

by Jeannette de Beauvoir The summer of 2014 is all about superheroes in Provincetown, with floats for the themed Carnival parade already mentally being decorated with Wonder Woman stars and Superman capes; but one superhero that might not be on any of the floats is Sage Stossel’s Starling who “has [...]

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