The Stories Inside the Quilts

I come from a family of quilters. As a child, I slept under a brightly-colored patchwork quilt, bound in yellow. Before I even hit puberty, my maternal grandmother had created my hope chest quilt (never mind that I never had a physical hope chest). When I married, that same grandmother made a wedding quilt for… Read More

Anne Broyles

Dead But Dreaming

H.P. Lovecraft’s Merrimack Valley Iconic American horror writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) may have been from Rhode Island, but the Merrimack Valley was Lovecraft’s dark country. Geography and story are inseparable in the author’s work. Lovecraft explained his choice of New England settings as: “… material for a really profound study in group neuroticism; for… Read More

Suzanne DeWitt

Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – Halloween Edition

ONE: Dance the night (and the fright!) away when Maria’s Family Restaurant holds a special Halloween Ball from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m on Friday night. Tickets are $45 at the door and include a costume contest, buffet and a live DJ. Net profits from the event will go to Dana Farber Cancer Institute. TWO:… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli

John Carpenter’s Halloween

In the summer of 1979, I saw John Carpenter’s “Halloween” at Tewksbury’s Wamesit Drive-In, a year after its theatrical release. The film was a spectacle of madness and murder with images that seared themselves into my boyhood memories. While I now acknowledge the film’s shortcomings (including a middle act that drags — can any of… Read More

Russell Rocheleau
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