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  • Here There Be Dragons

    Matthew Reilly’s new thriller, The Great Zoo of China, has action. Lots of it. On every page. Of course, a lot of action does not necessarily a novel make, and when even the most exciting of sequences is repeated too …

    Posted: December 14th 2014 @1:57 PM
     
  • The Boss is Always Greener

    I took some zany jobs in my younger years. I was a barker at an amusement pier in Long Branch, New Jersey. I got on the microphone and called folks to throw down quarters, spin the wheel of chance and …

    Posted: October 7th 2014 @8:50 AM
     
  • Pride

    Gay Pride 2014 I was standing in front of “The Duchess,” a lesbian bar in Greenwich Village. I had just moved to New York City. I was 17 years old. I had found the courage to leave home, but the …

    Posted: July 9th 2014 @8:38 AM
     
  • Paint and Sip at Terra Luna

    Love to paint? Never painted before? Somewhere between the two? No matter. There’s a seat for everyone at Terra Luna’s Thursday afternoon Paint and Sip. Under the expert guidance of artist Colin McGuire, wine and appetizers are consumed while pictures …

    Posted: July 5th 2014 @5:57 PM
     
  • Freud’s Last Session Explores Gray Areas with Depth and Warmth

    Good versus evil. Black versus white. Atheist versus believer. Playwright Mark St. Germaine sets us up in Freud’s Last Session (now at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis) to believe that we’re about to witness the extremes doing battle; what the audience …

    Posted: June 25th 2014 @3:28 PM
     
  • One Man, Two Guvnors, Lots of Laughter

    My fellow Frenchpeople’s obsession with Jerry Lewis notwithstanding, I’ve never been a big fan of slapstick humor: a little, in general, goes a very long way indeed. Imagine my surprise, then, when I found myself not just laughing out loud …

    Posted: June 24th 2014 @6:13 PM
     
  • Motherless Daughters on Mother’s Day

      On Mother’s Day when we were kids, Dad would take us to a drugstore and buy hairbrushes, body lotion, athlete’s foot powder … you know, the sentimental stuff. He’d also pick up a Mother’s Day card and have us …

    Posted: May 16th 2014 @6:57 AM
     
  • Adam Graham’s Provincetown Vision

    Artist Adam Graham was my guest this week on Arts Week (check out the podcast of the show if you have time), and I was impressed not only with his work—which is flat-out gorgeous—but also with his passion and articulation …

    Posted: April 24th 2014 @2:12 PM
     
  • From Whaling Capital to Whale Conservation

    There’s a new exhibition at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum called Forgotten Port: Provincetown’s Whaling Heritage, and no matter whether you’re a native, a washashore, or a visitor, there’s something there for you. It details the story of how Provincetown …

    Posted: April 11th 2014 @11:17 AM
     
  • Martin Sherman’s BENT at the Provincetown Theater

    Michael Steers’ production of Bent at the Provincetown Theater takes its audience—irrespective of sexual preferences—to places that no one wants to go, and does so with refinement, dignity, and—occasionally—humor. Bent targets everyone: it questions the meaning of self, it examines how …

    Posted: March 17th 2014 @9:02 AM