Erik Larson’s advice to those who want to write? “Work as a cop on the side,” he told the Gazette in a recent interview. “Immersing yourself in life...
Stephen Kurkjian’s new book has the characters, intrigue and pace of a mystery novel. All it lacks is the culprit. That’s because his subject matter...
When Rick Mast decided to start a chocolate company with his brother Michael, the two set a date to show up at work two months later, promptly at 8 a...
With a PhD in ecology and a jaunty writing style, Carl Safina isn’t so much a science writer as he is a writer who is a scientist.
Mary Norris is concerned about the future of the apostrophe. “The apostrophe is most vulnerable to the march of progress,” said Ms. Norris, a query...
Bob Ryan calls it how he sees it. Hold the sugar. Give an audience the truth and nothing but the truth, plain and simple. At the end of the day, the...
Ginny Gilder is a self-described challenge seeker. As a young woman, she set her sights on a goal that most told her was impossible — to become an...
New York Times Op-Ed columnist Charles Blow was a 20-year-old college student when he had an epiphany that freed him to let go of his past and fully...
After a year away, Billy Collins returned to the Featherstone Center for the Arts on Tuesday evening to a hero’s welcome.

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Arts Briefs

Thomas Dresser has completed the manuscript for his most recent book, Martha’s Vineyard: A History.

Arts and Society celebrates William Butler Yeats with a special evening at the Katharine Cornell Theatre on Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.m.

The Bunch of Grapes Bookstore hosts its third annual school book fair, helping out Island schools with purchases all week long beginning Friday,...

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