Arts Week

  • Book Review: The World Wreckers (Marion Zimmer Bradley)

    Posted: January 28th 2014 @5:12 PM

    My friend Dianne Kopser is an avid reader—a woman truly after my own heart! So I invited her to do a guest post here and talk about one of the few genres I don’t read—science fiction: “Darkover, a cold planet with …

  • Book Review: Trans-Siberian Express

    Posted: January 12th 2014 @12:20 PM

    I’m a sucker for trains, so I was attracted to the Trans-Siberian Express by its title alone. But Adler—best known for his examination of the inner working of human nature—shows here that not only can he handle thrillers, he’s able …

  • ‘Tis (Almost) The Night Before Christmas

    Posted: November 29th 2013 @5:07 PM

    Want to get into the spirit of the season? It’s easy to do at the Harwich Junior Theater, where, starting December 5th, you can see a wonderful dramatic version of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, playing through January 6th. It’s four …

  • Ruby Tuesday… Still I’m Going to Miss You

    Posted: November 24th 2013 @8:21 PM

    And in fact, if you haven’t yet seen Cape Rep’s production of Gip Hoppe’s Ruby Tuesday, make sure that you don’t miss it … it’s a wonderful evening out and a great performance. The time is the not-too-distant future; Paul …

  • Next to Normal is Next to Amazing

    Posted: September 24th 2013 @11:27 AM

    When you think “musical,” you’re probably thinking about something uplifting, especially when we’re talking about the Cape Rep Theatre, where shows like Avenue Q and Spamalot have been recent musical successes. Next to Normal? Not so much. The action opens as …

  • From Cape Town to Cape Cod: Kingdom of Earth at the Provincetown Theater

    Posted: September 23rd 2013 @11:22 AM

    One of Tennessee Williams’ lesser-known plays, Kingdom of Earth is a powerful indictment of racism, classism, and a whole bunch of other -isms, while maintaining the playwright’s keen ability to stay just this side of caricature in his characters. And you …

  • Book Review: Art Held Hostage (John Anderson)

    Posted: September 12th 2013 @7:33 PM

    Publishers frequently send me books to review, and sometimes one of them really stands out as a jewel… that’s the case for Art Held Hostage: The Battle Over The Barnes Collection. I remember the privilege of seeing the Barnes back …

  • Cape Cod Festival of Arab and Middle Eastern Cinema

    Posted: September 12th 2013 @7:00 PM

    And now for something completely different… this weekend, consider checking out the second annual Cape Cod Festival of Arab and Middle Eastern Cinema, which begins tonight with the Iranian-American film Jerry And Me at the Water’s Edge Cinema and continues …

  • Before Summer Slips Away: Recommendations From Provincetown

    Posted: September 12th 2013 @6:41 PM

    I write a weekly column for Provincetown Magazine called MyPTown in which I interview various Provincetown luminaries about their favorite things to recommend on the Outer Cape. So while this isn’t strictly arts-and-culture related, I thought I’d take a few …

  • A Penny for Your (Artistic) Thoughts: Nino Scimeca

    Posted: August 9th 2013 @8:22 PM

    One doesn’t normally expect to see fine art gracing the walls of a bed-and-breakfast, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at the Penny House Inn in Eastham