There are places all over the world where time stops for tourists: Carnival and Mardi Gras in Venice, Rio de Janeiro, and New Orleans, New Years celebrations in Times Square and Chinese New Year in Shanghai, Oktoberfest in Munich, and Halloween in Salem, Ma. If you’re a tourist, the month of October in Salem is [….]
The North Shore is a thriving community of artists and makers creating some of the coolest stuff the East Coast has to offer, and the Creative Collective Merchant Marketplace is providing a space for those makers and artists to sell what they’ve made to the people who want to buy it. One of the unique things about the market is the ability for the collective to offer opportunities to artists who are creating great work, but don’t necessarily have access to a brick and mortar store to sell it in.
There’s a myth among locals in Salem, MA that venturing downtown during the month of October leads to stress, driving around in circles looking for parking, and hours-long wait lines to get into restaurants. This myth is partly true, but it’s only on the weekends. Monday through Friday in October presents a whole different feel [….]
Pets in costume put their best paws forward for the 2018 Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Parade!
Exploring the Short Film Blocks at the Salem Film Festival By Chris Ricci Each year, the Salem Film Festival celebrates the skill of documentary filmmakers with an incredible attention and appreciation towards their craft and the work they’ve done. Long-form documentaries are generally the mainstay of the festival, but no documentary film festival would [….]
By Joey Phoenix Third Places are at the forefront of our communities. They are integral to the culture, the life, the ebb and flow of our cities. Yet, they’re often underutilized and taken for granted. That is, unless they have advocates. In Ernest Hemingway’s short story “A Clean Well-Lighted Space,” two waiters argue over whether [….]
The New England premiere of ‘Entangled’ is Salem Theatre Company’s latest offering, written by SSU alumnus Leah A. Miles and directed by the very charming and talented Nate Bertone. STC’s relatively new space has been transformed in to a cabin in the woods, decorated with a balance of childhood knick-knacks and cubist birch trees that [….]