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  • Next to Normal is Next to Amazing

    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 …

    Posted: September 24th 2013 @11:27 AM
     
  • From Cape Town to Cape Cod: Kingdom of Earth at the Provincetown Theater

    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 …

    Posted: September 23rd 2013 @11:22 AM
     
  • The Latest Thinking on Garbage: You can’t just think outside the box…you have to recycle the box

    I don’t have to tell you how much garbage is in the news lately since the deadline is approaching that will force every town on Cape Cod to renew its contract with SEAMASS, the facility over the bridge that burns …

    Posted: September 13th 2013 @5:03 PM
     
  • The Nuclear Power Plant and Magical Thinking

    I have a habit most mornings when my smart phone sounds the wake-up alarm of reaching for my glasses, and going straight to the headlines in the email blast of the local newspaper. The most reliable headlines this summer were …

    Posted: September 13th 2013 @4:35 PM
     
  • Conspiracy theories…a valuable tool or political paranoia?

    September 11, 2013 marks the twelfth anniversary of the world trade center bombings, explosions that continue to echo around the world. While the most of us are content take stock of the causes and effects of the attack and lay …

    Posted: September 13th 2013 @3:49 PM
     
  • Book Review: Art Held Hostage (John Anderson)

    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 …

    Posted: September 12th 2013 @7:33 PM
     
  • Cape Cod Festival of Arab and Middle Eastern Cinema

    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 …

    Posted: September 12th 2013 @7:00 PM
     
  • Before Summer Slips Away: Recommendations From Provincetown

    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 …

    Posted: September 12th 2013 @6:41 PM
     
  • Tonight Visit the Temple of the Heart, Not the Packie

    I think many people use addictions to cope, to “get through” a difficult time, or to block their awareness to both personal and collective pain. I’ve found that replacing unhealthful habits with rituals that have meaning, moves us towards our …

    Posted: September 11th 2013 @3:44 PM
     
  • Today 12 years ago, September 11th

    Hi everyone on this sad  anniversary as i watch the news footage at ground zero and think of where i was that terrible morning 12 years ago it is hard to smile but I feel maybe, maybe I am ready  …

    Posted: September 11th 2013 @2:03 PM