Blogs

  • The Boss is Always Greener

    Posted: October 7th 2014 @8:50 AM

    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 …

     
  • Pride

    Posted: July 9th 2014 @8:38 AM

    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 …

     
  • Paint and Sip at Terra Luna

    Posted: July 5th 2014 @5:57 PM

    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 …

     
  • Freud’s Last Session Explores Gray Areas with Depth and Warmth

    Posted: June 25th 2014 @3:28 PM

    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 …

     
  • One Man, Two Guvnors, Lots of Laughter

    Posted: June 24th 2014 @6:13 PM

    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 …

     
  • Motherless Daughters on Mother’s Day

    Posted: May 16th 2014 @6:57 AM

      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 …

     
  • Adam Graham’s Provincetown Vision

    Posted: April 24th 2014 @2:12 PM

    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 …

     
  • From Whaling Capital to Whale Conservation

    Posted: April 11th 2014 @11:17 AM

    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 …

     
  • Martin Sherman’s BENT at the Provincetown Theater

    Posted: March 17th 2014 @9:02 AM

    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 …

     
  • The Everyday Excellence Awards

    Posted: March 4th 2014 @11:44 PM

    Why do award shows mean so much to us? The Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild, the Grammys, the Oscars, it’s as if our world comes screeching to a halt once that red carpet rolls out. We sit awestruck, watching …