Artist Ray Ellis Captured Derby's Essence in Paintings to Be Shared

For 25 years it was an anticipated event — the arrival of the limited-edition prints depicting classic Vineyard fishing scenes as rendered by artist Ray Ellis.

Catch of the Day May Be Nothing But Net

It was on the Vineyard that Paul Greenberg first encountered the beauty of a functioning ecosystem, where fishing was not merely a symbolic act.

Rep. James Clyburn Finds Good Company on the Vineyard

A number of high-profile politicians converged on Oak Bluffs on Friday for a low-key but spirited book signing and talk by the South Carolina congressman, who is a longtime Vineyard visitor. The book signing was among many events this summer with connections to African American history and culture.

Understated Teacher Becomes Viral Rock Star

On May 31, 2012, David McCullough Jr. was “just a regular high school English teacher.” But by June of that year, he was regular no more.

Hillary Clinton Attracts Overflow Crowd for Book Signing

A line of people eager to greet Mrs. Clinton stretched all the way to the Steamship Authority wharf just before the rainy-day event Wednesday at the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven. The former Secretary of State and longtime Island visitor was noncommittal about a run for the presidency.

Civil Rights Meets the Graphic Novel

After seeing the northern states for the first time in 1951 during a summer with his aunt and uncle in Buffalo, N.Y., Cong. John Lewis began questioning the quality of life that many around him took for granted.

Words to the Wise: You Are Not Special

David McCullough Jr. had been for a long time quietly going about his business as a teacher of English at Wellesley High School in Massachusetts.

R is for Read This Book: a Vineyard ABC

“I’ve built a grand castle with turrets and towers. And parapets, arrow slits, keeps, and a moat. I’ve battled the seagulls and land crabs for hours; The coastline is littered with seaweed I smote.”

Finding the Hero Within Through Stories

Owen Suskind was a normal toddler as he approached his third birthday. Then, without warning, he vanished, lost in the depths of his own head.

Getting to Know History by Rewriting It

Published in June, John Hough Jr.'s newest book re-imagines the Battle of Little Bighorn through the creation of a fictional protagonist.

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