Step one: score a chef’s proprietary recipe. Step two: recreate the magic. Or not.

Shelley Christiansen

One Last Thing Vineyard Palmistry What Do Those Lines On Your Hand Indicate?

In 1962 Lela Mae Williams boarded a bus for Massachusetts accompanied by her nine youngest children. She had been promised a better life – guaranteed housing, a job, even a personal welcome from then-President Kennedy. But when she arrived in Hyannis, she discovered she had been the victim of a cruel political joke.

Vanessa Czarnecki

What is it, exactly, that makes the Vineyard feel so different than the rest of the country for Black and Brown Americans?

Bijan C. Bayne

In 2008, a woman was kayaking near Santa Catalina Island, thirty miles off the coast of Southern California, when she was bumped from below and thrown ten feet in the air. She landed upright, on top of a sixteen-foot white shark. “It looked like she was walking on water,” a spectator recounted on a Discovery Channel Shark Week program. As the shark headed out to deeper water, the woman jumped off and swam furiously to a nearby fishing boat.

Vanessa Czarnecki

Think you know your way around Martha's Vineyard? Call yourself a full-fledged Islander? Well, put down your sunglasses, pull out your pencil, and take the test from our August 1999 issue.

Jason Gay

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