08.01.05

A writer splits for the other coast the day after Hurricane Bob in August 1991, abandoning his wife to clean up after the storm. In gratitude, she sends him a T-shirt whose slogan we wouldn’t dare print in this headline.

By Geoff Currier

08.01.05

How would you feel if someone asked you to sign a legal document that invites people to gaze into your yard, and signs away rights to part of your waterfront view forever?

By Margaret Knight

08.01.05

Some Aquinnah firsts: the first bed and breakfast in town, in a house with one of the first flush toilets, and containing the first enterprise consumed with canards.

By Margaret Knight

08.01.05

You Vineyard golfers are scum. You dress like pimps. You wake up course-side homeowners with your loud chatter in the dewy morning. You suck the water out of the aquifer, pollute the ground with fertilizer, reduce great tracts of land to suburbia. Well, we’re getting the last laugh. We’ll veto three of every four courses you propose.

By Jim Kaplan

08.01.05

The Silver Screen Film Society, a one-man operation, has introduced Martha’s Vineyard to a refreshing variety of classic and contemporary films.

By Tom Dresser

08.01.05

There’s no easy answer to the question, how do you paint a landscape?

By Geoff Currier

08.01.05

Photographer Janet Woodcock claims to love almost every view of Martha’s Vineyard.

By Shelley Christiansen

08.01.05

August tomatoes quickly erase the memories of the hard, mealy, tasteless tomatoes we endure the rest of the year. Tomatoes ripened in the field burst with flavor and practically melt in your mouth.

By Catherine Walthers

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A View: From Street to Shining Sea

How would you feel if someone asked you to sign a legal document that invites people to gaze into your yard, and signs away rights to part of your waterfront view forever?

Five Artist' Favorite Views

Photographer Janet Woodcock claims to love almost every view of Martha’s Vineyard.

How it Works: How to Paint a Landscape

There’s no easy answer to the question, how do you paint a landscape?

The Rock Beneath the Beach

If you could dig deep into the sand along Seaview Avenue in Oak Bluffs, just across the street from where the old Sea View Hotel once stood, you would see it there, resting by the sea as it has for centuries.

Richard Paradise of the Silver Screen Film Society

The Silver Screen Film Society, a one-man operation, has introduced Martha’s Vineyard to a refreshing variety of classic and contemporary films.

How I Got Here: Shirley W. Mayhew

In 1946 I had never heard of Martha’s Vineyard.

In the Light Where Sea Meets Land

On Martha’s Vineyard, the quality of light can be creamy, hazy, or startlingly clear. To the painters, photographers, sailors, and scientists who deal in it daily, it’s a gift.

An Airfield by the Sea

The Katama airport, 128 acres by the shore, might have been a developer’s dream come true. But Steve Gentle liked it just the way it was.

The Good Fight at 40

Brendan O’Neill is a rather reluctant media star.

In Defense of Vineyard Golf

You Vineyard golfers are scum. You dress like pimps. You wake up course-side homeowners with your loud chatter in the dewy morning. You suck the water out of the aquifer, pollute the ground with fertilizer, reduce great tracts of land to suburbia. Well, we’re getting the last laugh. We’ll veto three of every four courses you propose.

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