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SHAWKEMO The quality and finish work throughout this property is exceptional and absolutely must be seen to be appreciated. This incredible main dwelling offers several living areas and views out over butting conservation land. This is an extraordinary execution of a brilliant design.

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MONOMOY Stunning Monomoy compound with views of Nantucket Sound, Brant Point Light and Coatue. House, garage with studio, pool and spa, and pool house. Beautiful reclaimed oak floors and bead board coffer accents are only the beginning of the wonderful detail contained within this home.

TOWN The George C. Gardner House - one of the premier properties in the town of Nantucket. Over a half acre of magnificent gardens and landscaping. Restored in 2004-05 maintaining its historical integrity and original moldings, finishes, ornamental trim, replacing plumbing, electrical and new systems.

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CLIFF Beautifully restored 1747 antique home on desirable Cliff Road, a five minute walk into town. Many original features including four fireplaces, wide pine flooring, moldings and raised paneling. Magnificent, private yard and gardens, and covered dining patio. Wonderful views of Sound from roof walk. $4,875,000

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SHAWKEMO Sweeping, 180 degree views spanning from Nantucket Town to the Harbor, Coatue, Pocomo and Great Point. Well built 4 BR home with a wrap around deck, full basement and attached garage. Lot is approved for a second dwelling.

CLIFF Appealing home on a quiet stone lane off of Cliff Road. Open floor plan w/ half walls & columns defining common rooms - bright, open feel. First floor bedroom, full bath, wrap around covered porch and a beautiful landscaped yard. Original owner.

TOM NEVERS Private, three acre compound featuring a new, spacious four bedroom home, two bedroom cottage and third building, a two car garage with studio above. Both the main house and guest house have full basements with high ceilings.

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TOWN Renovated antique with large back yard and beautiful landscaping. Three finished floors plus basement. Wonderful floor plan for families and large groups. Bright kitchen with French doors leading to patio and yard. Two off-street parking spaces.

CLIFF Thoughtfully renovated Cliff Road property just steps to the Beach and Town. Six bedroom home with attached studio and a garage. New cedar roof, new storm windows, renovated bathrooms, and upscale furniture. Offered completely turn-key.

TOWN Comfortable 4 BR home with nice yard and off-street parking. Owned by the great grandson of original owner/ builder and has always been in the same family. Generous size rooms, high ceilings and original details. Excellent rental history.

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TOWN Just totally restored and perfect in every way. Three finished floors, 7BR/6.5 baths done in Carrera marble, new kitchen, large formal living and dining rooms, big family room, beautiful yard, off street parking. Original moldings, trim, floors, beams, paneling intact. An absolute must see property! Available immediately. $4,850,000

SURFSIDE Large custom home in Surfside with a private path out to the beach and views out to the South Shore. Built on 2.78 very private acres. The perfect beach house for a large family or entertaining. Extremely private location. Original owner, never rented.

TOWN Renovated five bedroom, five and 1/2 bath home on Fair Street with original historic details throughout the house. Pine floors, chair rails and original doors are still intact. There is parking for one car with entryway off of parking area.

$2,975,000

$2,995,000

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TOWN Large, totally restored barn. 5 bedrooms, 5 ½ baths, three finished floors, custom kitchen with Sub Zero, granite counters, etc. Large rooms throughout. Two patios, yard, garage and off street parking.

NAUSHOP Construction is underway on this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home with a first floor en-suite bedroom, finished third floor and unfinished basement with full height ceilings. There is still time to select colors, floor stains, and other details. Estimated completion Aug. 2014.

POLPIS Beautifully sited, attractive Gwynne Thorsen designed home, overlooking and abutting acres of conservation land and the Creeks. Approx. 490 sq. ft. of ground cover remaining for expansion of the existing house or the addition of another structure.

SCONSET An incredibly unique offering of over a half acre with a 4 BR fully furnished main house along with a two car garage - guest apartment above for family and friends. 1/4 mile to the ‘Sconset Casino in the heart of the village. Expansion capabilities.

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Hollywood is about as far from Nantucket as you can get in many respects, but for an island as picture perfect as this one it’s amazing there haven’t been many major movies shot here until now. In May, crews from two different films descended on the island, bringing a touch of Hollywood excitement and economic adrenalin to the early spring season. Our cover features former Grey’s Anatomy television star Eric

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Dane, who will be starring in John Shea’s movie The Grey Lady, a present day murder mystery set on the island. The second film is

Jay Craven’s Peter & John, a drama set in post-Civil War Nantucket. While Nantucket’s name is unlikely to be confused with Tinsel Town, these films could inspire more productions on the island and thereby showcase this special place well beyond our shores. While we are focusing on fame, N Magazine conducted an interview with Ben Mezrich, author of the bestselling books behind the hit movies The Social Network and 21. Mezrich is on the island for the third annual Nantucket Book Festival and will be joining such

renowned authors as Jodi Picoult, whom we also spoke to before she washes ashore this June. N Magazine is proud to be the local media sponsor of this rapidly growing event. From film and paper to bronze, N Magazine profiles legendary sculptor and longtime summer resident Seward Johnson. At the age of eighty-four, Johnson is still going strong and is the subject of a major retrospective exhibit of his iconic works being held in New Jersey this summer. In a feature on another summer island resident, N Magazine climbs aboard Stephanie Cooper Greenberg’s King Air, along with her three therapy dogs. Greenberg’s specially

trained Dalmatians help children with her unique and inspiring READ program on the island. Between the Book Festival, the Film Festival and Figawi, there’s plenty of local action beyond the silver screen, serving as a great way to premiere the summer season. Sincerely,

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A numerical snapshot of Nantucket in June.

NEAT STUFF N 26 FOOTLOOSE

Love to go sockless in your boat shoes during the summer, but hate the smell? We’ve got your solution.

N NDULGE 28 THE FIGAWI FIXER

Had a few too many over Figawi weekend? The Green has your ultimate hangover helper.

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News, tidbits and gossip from around town.

N NOSH 38 THE FRENCH CONNECTION

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The splendid combination of seclusion, panoramic upper harbor and sunset views, deeded and very private right-of-way with beach frontage and multiple mooring rights are just a few of the highlights you’ll discover in this extraordinary Pocomo retreat. Pastoral and peaceful, this exclusive 5.8 acre property presents an unparalleled opportunity to create a truly magnificent harbor estate. Bordering 20 acres of conservation land with upland vistas, the property currently features an elegant Botticelli & Pohl-designed farmhouse-style home, a classic and timeless beach house and a garage with studio, all nestled in a beautifully landscaped environment with secret wooded paths connecting the residences. With over 6000 square feet of additional ground cover available, this property represents the ideal Nantucket compound with room for substantial expansion including other dwellings, a pool, tennis courts, and whatever else you desire.

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Bestselling author and Nantucket Book Festival Luminary Ben Mezrich shares his most recent literary gamble.

56 CRAVEN THE SPOTLIGHT

Award-winning director Jay Craven welcomed us onto the set of his feature film being shot on Nantucket, Peter & John.

64 LARGER THAN LIFE

A look at the colorful career of longtime Nantucket denizen and world-renowned artist, Seward Johnson.

70 THE GREY LADY

Go behind the scenes of the Hollywood thriller directed by longtime island local John Shea.

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N photographer Brian Sager brings elegant island fashion onto the rough fishing docks of Nantucket.

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A discussion with bestselling author and Nantucket Book Festival luminary Jodi Picoult.

N NHA 88 DOING TIME

The NHA takes us behind the bars of the old jail on Vestal Street.

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Holly & Stephen Wall tied the knot this past fall on the island.

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Nantucket BlACKbook’s Holly Finigan gives us the skinny on what’s shaking this June.

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A quick chat with Nantucket’s own bestselling author, Nat Philbrick.


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S RYDER ZIEBARTH Ryder Ziebarth is a candidate for a masters in english at Vermont College of Fine Arts and a creative nonfiction freelance writer. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Brevity Magazine, The Cape Cod Times, and this summer, she will be debuting a monthly column for the Recorder-Publisher Newspapers of New Jersey called Book Ends. Ziebarth has been coming to Nantucket for forty years and serves as an advisor for the Nantucket Book Festival. For this June issue, Ziebarth interviewed bestselling author and Book Fest luminary, Jodi Picoult.

MIKE DISKIN Mike Diskin is a Boston-based photographer, graphic designer, and writer who has spent the past two decades building a successful career in the worlds of fashion, food, travel, and music. With his roots in print design and with plenty of experience producing high-end commercial and editorial projects, Diskin is often asked to be involved creatively in projects ranging from opening new restaurants for some of the country’s top chefs to photographing some of the most beautiful people and places in the world. Diskin claims to have bravely sat in on friend and author Ben Mezrich’s regular poker game a few times. For this June issue, Diskin folded his hand and picked up his camera to photograph Mezrich at his office apartment in Boston.

NINA MACLAUGHLIN Nina MacLaughlin works as a writer and carpenter in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She’s written for the Boston Phoenix, the Boston Globe, the L.A. Review of Books, the Believer, Time Out New York, the Billfold, and elsewhere. Her book, Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter, will be published by W.W. Norton early next year. For this June issue, MacLaughlin profiled legendN magazine

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LOVE GOING SOCKLESS IN THE SUMMER, BUT HATE THE SMELL? For most of us, summer is all about slipping off our socks and sliding into our favorite

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But as we all know, after a long day kicking around town, sailing on the high seas, and dancing the night away at the Chicken Box, those boat shoes can start smelling like lowtide. Enter Gekks Sockless Liners, a brand new, lightweight, breathable loafer liner that will keep your feet looking carefree

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Gekks are the creation of two young entrepreneurs, Justin and Christian Arquilla, who were tired of having sweaty, smelly, blistered feet ruining their favorite loafers. Using top odor-eating yarn technology, the Arquilla brothers designed a liner that could adhere stealthily inside your shoe and provide all the benefits of a sock without the geeky, fashion faux pas. For $25 a pop, these washable liners could just give your summer shoe collection a big step up. (www.mygekks.com)


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N NBUZZ A DREARY DAFFY

Despite a healthy spring bloom, this year’s Daffodil Festival was almost a complete washout when rain poured down on the antique car parade and throughout the rest of Saturday’s festivities. After forcing the cancellation of the picnic on Milestone, the rain led festivalgoers to the VFW where their Daffy spirit was dampened to say the least. There were some, however, who toughed it out on Main Street for the judging of the antique car parade where Ken Loring’s 1948 Chrysler Town & Country rolled away with the blue ribbon for best in show.

DRINK UP

SUMMER

GROWTH SPURT

The annual Blooming Bids for Kids event at Bartlett’s Farm will be held on July 1st at 5:30, featuring delicious refreshments and a silent auction of beautifully crafted garden

Eight of the island’s top bartenders will be mixing it up on their drink menus this

arrangements and planters donated by Nan-

summer with a brand new signature cocktail called “The Grey Lady.” With the help

tucket’s talented landscaping community. The

of Grey Goose vodka, these master mixologists will be pouring all their expertise into

event benefits Mentoring Youth Nantucket,

designing a cocktail that will do justice to its island namesake. Shaken, stirred, up or

which helps children in our community grow

on the rocks, these Grey Ladies will offer yet another tasty reason to toast the summer.

to be strong young adults.

PICTURE

PERFECT

The Artists Association of Nantucket’s Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery has been named the Best Art Gallery in New England by the editors of Yankee Magazine. “We are quite delighted with this unexpected honor and are thrilled to be acknowledged

by such an old and established publication,” said Cecil Barron, the AAN’s executive director. “It’s a wonderful tribute to our talented artists and capable AAN team.” Located on 19 Washington Street, the gallery celebrates its sixty-ninth season this summer. Read more about the gallery’s namesake, Cecelia Joyce and

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Seward Johnson, in this issue of N Magazine on page 64, “Larger than Life.”

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WHO’S NIXS?

You may have noticed when walking down Water Street that the Sea Dog Brewpub is no longer— or at least its name has changed anyway. The Sea Dog is now Nixs Brewpub. While manager Jim Agnew and chef Richard DeRusha will continue on with Nixs, this old Sea Dog has learned some new tricks with an upscale private dining area that can now hold parties up to fifty. At press time, the grand opening of Nixs Brewpub was slated for May 21st.


LOCAL LINEUP

POWER OF THE PEN On the evening of June 20th, the Nantucket Book Festival will honor an aspiring young

writer at its opening night ceremony with its annual Young Writer Award. Prompted to write about the unique experience of growing up on the island and how its geographical boundaries impact them, four student writers were selected as finalists, but only one will go home with the award, which comes with a scholarship. All submissions will be available to read in a publication that will be widely distributed throughout the festival.

The Nantucket Music Festival continues to strike a positive chord with the local island com-

This June’s Nantucket Film Festival’s

munity as the festival’s co-found-

Shorts Program will feature at least one

ers Cynthia Dareshori and Cheryl Emery presented their first donation to Barabara Elder and Mollie Glazier of the Nantucket Community Music Center on behalf of the Celebrate Music Foundation. The Music Festival also revealed its local lineup which includes such island-based musical acts as Ecliff and the Swing Dogs, Coq au Vin, George Young, Harrison Roach, SoNar, Chuck Colley Trio, Earth Got the Blues, and I Scream You Scream. Rounding out the festival’s headliners is the celebrated indie folk band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, whose

locally created short film set on Nantucket. N’s own chief photographer Kit Noble was selected to show his nine-minute documentary film about local artist Matty Oates, entitled Unwanted. Unloved. The film debuted last fall along with nine other locally shot shorts as part of the first annual Nantucket Shorts Festival. This year’s 19th annual Nantucket Film Festival runs from June 25th to 30th. Tickets are available at www.Nantucketfilmfestival.org.

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HOUSE The saga for employee housing continues on the island as new J-1 Visa holders ar-

latest album climbed the charts

rived this past month with nowhere to stay.

this year. Tickets are on sale at

Temporary affordable lodging options like

www.nantucketmusicfestival.

the hostel were filled to capacity, forcing some new arrivals to walk the streets

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of downtown asking random people if they knew of a place to spend the night.

OUT WITH THE OLD,IN WITH THE NEW Tired of ye old Nantucket architecture? Well this July, an architecture exhibition will be blowing the doors off modern design on the island. On July 25th, Audrey Sterk Design and Graficas Gallery will be hosting The New Nantucket, an exhibition curated by designers Andrew Kotchen and Matthew Berman of Workshop/ADP that is intended to celebrate modern arcommunities to submit work that best exemplifies this new design voice on the island. “Good design, regardless of style, is rooted in a well-executed balance of texture, color, rhythm, shape, proportion, light, and composition,” says Kotchen. Exploring the works of architects, landscape architects and interior designers through photographs, plans and sketches, The New Nantucket reveals what’s happening on the island behind closed doors.

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than Dupree wants to take you on a

opened an underground wine bar on 18 Broad

tening to Django Reinhardt, while at night

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culinary adventure. The owner of

Street called Meursault, offering wine, artisa-

Meursault could have you toasting a robust

in

Dupree & Company on Old South Wharf has

nal beer, cheese, charcuterie, fine chocolate,

Burgundy while dining on elaborate boards

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and good company. As a dining experience,

of cured meats in an intimate, candle-lit set-

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Meursault cannot be pigeonholed as a restau-

ting. Whether you’re a discerning oenophile

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rant or bar, but might be best described as a

or just a casual diner looking for a taste of

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rustic, European-inspired eatery that evolves

something different, Dupree caters the expe-

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over the course of the day.

rience specifically to you.

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“I come to it trying to create a moment and let

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pree says. “It offers the small snack—three

people enjoy,” he says. “I want to let people

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tastes paired with some wines—where it

drive the journey, and I’m just there trying to

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can be a pre-meal or after meal. Or you can

keep them on the road map and maybe offer

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come in and taste through cheeses and taste

some cool little turnoffs to places where they

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have not thought about or experienced.”

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through charcuteries and it can

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the whole spectrum.” Come

When it comes to creating unique experienc-

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in off the beach and you could

es, Ethan Dupree is literally a professional.

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be sipping chilled rosé, snack-

In the offseason he guides people on adven-

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ing on stinky cheeses, and lis-

tures through the hills and vineyards of Bur-

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIT NOBLE

Ethan Dupree transports us to Meursault with his new underground wine bar on Broad Street.

PHOTO BY MARK RANNEY

gundy, taking them “down the back roads and

prentice. From the vine to the barrel, Dupree

he says. “It will have an Old World nuance to

in through the back doors” to experience the

worked his way up the ranks and became

it, with a nod to Nantucket.”

history, art, wine and food of the Old World.

chef de la cave at Domaine des Comte Lafon

He hopes to bring a similar experience to his

in Meursault. During this time, he fell in love

So if you’re looking to get away from this

twenty or so seats at Meursault, where good

with Meursault and vowed to bring his pas-

island getaway, take the stairs down to Meur-

conversation and storytelling go hand-in-hand

sion for the place back to Nantucket.

sault where Ethan Dupree will be waiting to

with exquisitely curated cheeses, meats and wines.

take you on a culinary adventure. Meursault found a home this winter when the underground

space

Dupree got his start in wine and cheese on

of Cordillera opened

Nantucket as an apprentice to former Top-

up after twenty-sev-

per’s sommelier, Michael Fahey. After con-

en years on Broad

tinuing his studies off island in New York

Street. Dupree had

City, Dupree moved to Europe, spending

long

two years in Italy and four in France where

what he could do

he received an education in viniculture. He

with that unique,

rolled into Burgundy with just a rucksack

basement

and a rusty ten-speed bike and knocked on

“The concept I’m

the doors of some of the regions most revered

bringing in there is

winemakers, offering himself up as an ap-

very site specific,”

envisioned

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DOGGED WRITTEN BY NINA MACLAUGHLIN

PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIT NOBLE

Summer resident Stephanie Cooper Greenberg and her team of trained therapy dogs are helping children soar to new heights. Summer resident Stephanie Cooper Greenberg is a woman of great passion. When she sets out to do something, her focus is absolute and unwavering. Whether training for triathlons, flying through the sky as a pilot, or fundraising for cutting-edge medical research, her commitment is full on. So when Greenberg set out to improve the lives of local children seven years ago with her READ program, there were no limits to where

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E Here on Nantucket, Greenberg worked to connect the Veteran Airlift Command with the Holiday for Heroes program, which brings wounded warriors to the island for a much-deserved vacation. She was able to get Veteran Airlift Command to help with transportation for soldiers near and far to get to Nantucket. “The story transcends what Erwin and I do,” says Greenberg, “but there’s a war going on and there are wounded people who need to be recognized.”

“The way we see it, transportation should be the least of their challenges as they recover from their injuries.” Greenberg, who has a home in Shimmo, calls herself a “Nantuckp until recently, when Greenberg left Nantucket every fall, the READ program went with

eter by marriage,” and started com-

her. Now there are other year-round certified therapy dogs on the island. Over the winter,

ing to the island over twenty years

Greenberg became a certified Pet Partner Evaluator so that local dog-owners who want

ago. When her husband, Erwin,

to certify their dogs won’t have to leave Nantucket to do so. “Our program has expanded,” she says.

was learning to fly, he needed a

“We now have a reading program at the Boys and Girls Club on Saturdays, along with visits to the

place to fly into. “He flew to Nan-

Cyrus Pierce Elementary School during the school year.”

tucket one day for training, and the rest is history,” she says. Now as

With the help of her colleagues Cindy Squire, Joyce Jaskula and Jean Macler, therapy dogs also make

this driven woman turns the page

the rounds at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Greenberg says the reaction from patients when they see

to yet another summer on Nantuck-

her dogs is powerful. “It’s like being Beyoncé,” she jokes of the attention they get. There are 45,000

et, the future is looking promising

therapy dogs working across the country, and Greenberg hopes that more therapy dog teams will be

for the community she serves so

able to serve the Nantucket community, including people who have experienced domestic violence, the

doggedly.

elderly, and library and school programs. Beyond her READ program, Greenberg is also a licensed pilot and an airplane owner. For the last six years she has volunteered as part of the Veteran Airlift Command, which links pilots with gravely wounded veterans to get them from point A to point B without having to use commercial airlines. She and her husband, Erwin, also a pilot, have done over a dozen missions, most recently flying a female wounded warrior, who served as a N magazine

medic in Afghanistan, from Walter Reed to Savannah, Georgia to reunite

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her with her teammates. The couple then flew the veteran back to Walter Reed for her next procedure. “The way we see it, transportation should be the least of their challenges as they recover from their injuries. And we feel so blessed to be able to offer a ride,” she says.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN SAGER

It’s not everyday that you get the chance to taste a glass of $800 whiskey, so when Randy Hudson slides me a snifter with a generous pour of his award-winning, eight-year-old single malt, I raise it to my lips without even checking my watch. In times like these, Jimmy Buffett said it best: “It’s five o’clock somewhere.”

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Tasting whiskey with Triple Eight’s master distiller, Randy Hudson, before he heads off to judge the International Spirits Challenge in Scotland.

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ost of the whiskeys I

are a slew of awards to pick from.

his pride and joy, what the Whiskey

know, I know on a first

Just this year it was named the best

Bible called “Liquid Gold,” I know

name basis: Jack, Jim,

craft whiskey by the American Dis-

whatever my nose is picking up in

Johnny, and Jameson. None of them,

tilling Institute. Last year, it was the

this glass is just the tip of the ice-

however, have been very good friends

best American single malt at the

berg of what the creator himself can

to me. They’re the kind of guys who

World Whiskey Awards in London.

smell. If I’m a pug, Randy Hudson

pick a fight in the bar and then leave

I’m here today to see for myself

is a bloodhound. It’s this cunning

you behind to get beat up. Hopefully,

what all the fuss is about.

sense of smell and taste that earned him a plane ticket to Scotland this

this little guy in hand is not so mean I plunge my nose into the glass. “It’s

spring to judge the illustrious In-

an enjoyable, aromatic experience,”

ternational Spirits Challenge (ISC),

Randy Hudson’s whiskey goes by

I venture. “It’s not aggressive like

what many consider to be the most

the name Notch—a play on Scotch

most whiskies I’m used to.” Hud-

respected and influential spirits

from Nantucket—and if its price tag

son nods approvingly. Although I’m

competition in the world.

doesn’t say enough about it, there

pleased not to have misspoken about

eld in Edinburgh, the ISC

When Knob Creek’s master blender

his passion for brewing Cisco beer

gathers eleven top mas-

dropped out of this year’s judging,

into distilling, and now he’s a self-

ter blenders to taste and

Ramsay invited Hudson to fill his

taught phenomenon in the competi-

judge hundreds of whiskies from

spot. He’s the only American on the

tive world of whiskey. “I’d never

around the globe. Revered master

judging panel. “I don’t know what I

realized that I’ve learned so much

blender John Ramsay is the chair-

bring,” Hudson says of his role on

until I started talking about it,” he

man of the ISC and leads the whis-

the panel. “I know that those guys

says. The success of Notch, how-

key competition. Formerly the mas-

think I bring this fresh, hipster view

ever, might have as much to do

ter blender of the Edrington Group

point. I don’t know if it’s true or not,

with where it’s being distilled as it

(Macallan, Highland Park, and

but that’s their perception. They’ve

does with who’s doing the distill-

Famous Grouse), Ramsay helped

dubbed me the ‘cool guy’.”

ing. Hudson thinks Nantucket’s wa-

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ter supply plays a big role, perhaps

Hudson bring Notch to the world stage and has been instrumental in

Indeed, Hudson is a pretty cool

giving Notch that intangible quality

enhancing the product ever since.

guy. Fourteen years ago he poured

that pushes it to the top of the pack in blind tastings.


“It’s still quite a bit of a mystery of what’s happening in the barrel as the whiskey matures. There’s this kind of serendipity that I love. You can’t really know what it’s going to be, you just have to wait and enjoy it.”


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t’s still quite a bit of a mystery of what’s happening in the barrel as the whiskey matures,” he says. “There’s this kind of serendipity that I love. You can’t really know what it’s going to be, you just have to wait and enjoy it.” Hudson talks about his whiskey like a mad scientist poet. He tells me that a whiskey can reflect not only the type of wood it was aged in, but also what section of the tree its barrel was hewn from. While these subtleties are lost on most imbibers, connoisseurs like Hudson obsess over the delicate matrix that can create a fine liquor. For that reason, he will be tasting alongside some of the top palates in the world in Scotland.

Hudson’s first whiskey trip to Scotland came last year with his wife, Wendy, owner of Mitchell’s Book Corner, Bookworks, and founder of the Nantucket Book Festival. Hudson was selected to be the United States representative at the International Whiskey Competition, which served as his introduction to blind tasting marathons. After day one, Hudson came back with his tongue in a doggy bag. He’d tasted eighty whiskeys, and the crash course experience was overwhelming. “It can start ripping your tongue off,” Hudson says. Eventually he settled in, learning to water down each shot and tasting more with his nose before his mouth. This year’s challenge will be a gauntlet of over five hundred whiskeys in four days. “I’m excited to drink Japanese whiskeys,” he says. “Japanese whiskeys are probably far superior than the body of work in Scotland. They’re so fastidious and meticulous in how they do things.” As for the competition itself, Hudson says, “I have mixed feelings about the whole judging and awards. It’s great for the people that get the recognition and shine, but it’s almost too bad for the others that don’t get the recognition or get lumped with a bunch of losers… I tasted some absolutely stunning whiskeys that just didn’t win anything.” Of all the whiskeys he will be tasting in Scotland, one in particular will be the most important for Randy Hudson to identify—his own. Notch will be in the running for Best American Single Malt. If Hudson’s whiskey from Nantucket beats out the best in the world, now that would certainly be something worthy of a toast. probably best that I take Randy Hudson’s word for it.


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THE SOCIAL

NETWORKER WRITTEN BY ROBERT COCUZZO

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKE DISKIN

BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND NANTUCKET BOOK FESTIVAL LUMINARY BEN MEZRICH LETS US IN ON HIS LATEST GAMBLE.

On paper, Boston-based author Ben Mezrich is not unlike the characters of his wildly successful bestsellers: a Harvard nerd who struck it big with a new idea, was maligned for it, married a beauty, and became rich and famous. And just as Mark Zuckerberg can be seen wearing the same old hooded sweatshirts and sneakers from his pre-Facebook days, Mezrich appears to be the same wallflower writer who spent years grinding out sci-fi thrillers under the pen name Holden Scott. The main difference today is that when Ben Mezrich finishes a book, top Hollywood studios pounce on it before

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ezrich pops his head out from his office apartment in a high-rise on Boylston

Mezrich’s luck started just over a decade ago when

Street and invites us in. He slides into a seat at the head of a long mahogany

he stumbled upon the story of a group of MIT

table next to floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the Esplanade. All-night

students who “took Vegas for millions” by count-

poker matches have unfolded in this room as well as marathon writing sessions. It’s a

ing cards in blackjack. Bringing Down the House

man cave with a view. Movie posters from The Social Network and 21 are stacked in

skyrocketed up the New York Times Best Sellers

the corner of the room like giant playing cards, and a large portrait of the author hangs

list and was adapted to film by Oscar-winning

crooked behind him. Upon closer inspection, it appears that Mezrich is wearing the

actor Kevin Spacey. The next thing he knew,

same shirt in the photo as he is today. Must be lucky.

Mezrich was attending the Golden Globes as Spacey’s plus one, rubbing elbows with the who’s who of Hollywood. He’s been the darling of the silver screen ever since. The forty-five-year-old now occupies a sweet spot in the literary world where his books are optioned for movies before he’s even finished writing them. With his 2009 telling of the story behind Facebook, he handed off his chapters directly to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin turned Mezrich’s Accidental Billionaires into The Social Network, which won three Oscars in 2011. For Mezrich, the movie reels start turning before the printing press, earning him a level of fame uncommon amongst writers, what he describes as “the last rung of Hollywood.” Yet despite all his success in nonfiction, Mezrich is trying to break away from the genre and return to his first love of writing fictional thrillers. Many a struggling writer might look at this move and throw up their hands. Why mess with success? To understand his motivation, you need to take a closer look at his brand of nonfiction and the price he’s paid for it. Critics regularly berate the author for graying the lines between fact and fiction. He’s been accused of creating characters, sensationalizing events, and not always sticking to the truth. Moreover, the subjects of his books have been some of the most powerful people on the planet. When Facebook co-founder Eduardo Severin signed his multi-billion dollar settlement deal with Mark Zuckerberg, one of the conditions was that he never speak to

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let’s just say he won’t be sending the author a friend request any time soon.


All that aside, Mezrich says that his main reason for returning to fiction is that finding another true story as big as Accidental Billionaires might be impossible. Every week he receives dozens of pitches, but it’s hard to top the story behind Facebook. He’s not at liberty to talk about the only nonfiction story that has made it into his pipeline. “I hope I don’t have to publish it,” he says cryptically. From what little Mezrich does say off the record about the project, if he publishes it, being on Zuckerberg’s blocked list would be the least of his worries. What he is willing to talk about is his two latest books of fiction, Seven Wonders and Bringing Down the Mouse. Due out in September, Seven Wonders is a “Da Vinci Code, Indiana Jones thriller” that was inspired when Hollywood director Brett Ratner called up Mezrich saying that

His other work of nonfiction is a children’s book

if the author could come up with a story around

version of Bringing Down the House in which a

the Seven Wonders of the World, he could sell

group of kids outwit a Disney World-inspired

the film. The book and movie will be promoted

theme park. Now a father of two, Mezrich is

together, achieving a marriage in Hollywood that

tapping into a whole new generation of readers.

hasn’t been done before. Seven Wonders is being written as a trilogy and could give way to a film

Both these books are gambles, but that’s how

franchise. “If Seven Wonders does well,” Mezre-

Ben Mezrich rolls. Will his legions of fans follow

ich says, “I’ll write these kind of books for the

him into the realm of fiction? Will Hollywood

rest of my career.”

keep champing at the bit for books that don’t revolve around gambling, sex, and billionaires? The only way to find out is to play his cards and see what comes on the flop, because if his breakout book Bringing Down the House taught Mezdon’t put in the middle.

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RAVEN the Spotlight

WRITTEN BY DEBRA MCMANIS PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIT NOBLE

Award-winning director Jay Craven takes us on the set of his latest film shot on Nantucket this spring. The movie set bustles with all the controlled chaos of a loading dock. Crew hands haul thick spools of wire, massive lights and heavy tripods while actors in nineteenth century costumes talk on iPhones before their next scene. A cop holds up traffic as a horse and buggy takes off up Main Street, followed by a $600,000, state-of-the-art movie camera. Props are flying. People are yelling into radios, climbing up ladders, and handing out refreshments. Even the few who are just standing around manage to look busy. Amidst all the hustle and bustle, director Jay Craven strolls around casually with his hand in the pocket of his peacoat. One look at him and there is no question that he is the captain of this ship.


ollywood should not have a monopoly on telling stories,” Craven says in between answering questions from four different people on the set. “There are plenty of good stories to tell throughout New England.” Indeed, Craven’s love for region-specific storytelling found a natural outlet here on Nantucket this spring with his newest film Peter & John, a feature film based on the classic French novella, Pierre et Jean, written by Guy de Maupassant. Craven adapted Maupassant’s novel of two feuding brothers to be set in post-Civil War Nantucket. Luckily for him, turning back the clocks to 1872 only required changing a few store signs on Main Street.

“The film involves such a distinctive seaside story that would mean less if it were shot anywhere else but Nantucket,” the director says. “My films are rooted in places I know and love. That’s what this is about.” Craven has been coming to the island for nearly fifty years, and several of the scenes in Peter & John were inspired by specific locations he’s always wanted to shoot. Today’s scene takes place in the brick alley between Vis-à-Vis and Met on Main in downtown N magazine

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he set comes together

of photography, Brad Heck, and calls

Kearns plays the unsuspecting younger

like a pop-up circus. Lights

out, “Action!” The two actors scamper

brother, John Roland, while Guerrero is

are brought in along with flags

down the alley, pause, and then run off

the beautiful starlet that tears the Ro-

and skrims to block and diffuse the

the set without saying a word. “Cut!”

land brothers apart. The scene is play-

sun. Fake ivy is strung up along the al-

yells Craven. And that’s it—an hour of

ful and charming. Guerrero drops a

ley’s brick walls, and wooden barrels

set up for fifteen seconds of film. Still,

handkerchief and Kearns snatches it up,

are rolled in along with other props.

Craven shoots the scene over and over

chasing her down the alley to return it.

Fuzzy microphones hang on long poles

and over again, changing camera an-

Even though the scene lasts but a few

held up by men wearing gloves and

gles, moving props around, redirecting

seconds, the two actors achieve an au-

headsets. A high-definition flat screen

the actors. Truth be told, being behind

thentic chemistry that comes through

the scenes of a movie is as tedious as it

the flat screen in the viewing tent.

is exciting.

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Peter & John features a celebrity cast

time behind this flat screen, but not Cra-

who are co-starring alongside local tal-

ven. He pops out of the tent and gets

ent selected from the Nantucket Thea-

right in the mix, directing Kearns and

tre Workshop, including Susan McGin-

Geurrero while also navigating his crew

nis, Chuck Gifford, Blake Lazarus

of twenty-eight student filmmakers that

and Vince Veilleux. The cast is led by

hail from ten different colleges. Despite

principal actor, Jacqueline Bisset, who

erratic weather, a breakneck production

stars as Louise Roland, the beautiful

schedule and the inherent challenges

but tormented mother of rivaling sons,

of shooting a feature film on an island

Peter and John. Bisset is a 2014 Golden

out at sea, Craven is remarkably calm.

Globe winner with film credits that in-

Even after a lifetime in the biz, Craven

clude the Academy Award winning Day

still comes across as a guy who genu-

television is wheeled in and then en-

for Night and Roman Polanski’s Cul-

inely loves what he does.

veloped in a black fabric viewing tent.

de-Sac. The lead role of Peter Roland

The actors change wardrobe and re-

is played by Christian Coulson, known

His approach to filmmaking and its dis-

ceive touch-ups from teams of makeup

worldwide as Tom Riddle in Harry Pot-

tribution traces back to his activist days

artists. Finally, the half-million dollar

ter and the Chamber of Secrets.

in college when he toured anti-Vietnam

camera is plunked in the middle of it all.

War documentaries across the country Today’s scene takes place between

and organized weekly peace-concerts

“Quiet on the set!” the production

actors Shane Patrick Kearns of Law

for John Lennon. “John would muster

manager yells. Craven takes his seat

and Order: SVU and Dianne Guerrero

a rock n’ roll boogie band to play out of

behind the flat screen with his director

from HBO’s Orange is the New Black.

the way places that the Beatles would


Peter & John will premier at the Dreamland Theater a year from now. Craven will then take his Nantucket film to every conceivable outpost, hostel, and casino on the island before touching down on Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod. Thereafter, the director has planned a year-long “200city barnstorming tour” to every pocket of New England followed by larger venues in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and beyond. Craven hopes Peter & John will enlarge the dialogue about New England by showcasing its rich culture and social history, and of course, the island’s spectacular setting.

never play,” Craven remembers. Drawing upon this early activism, the director has chosen to ignore box office industry standards in favor of regional filmmaking. By setting up temporary screening events in local firehouses, town halls, church basements and high school gymnasiums, Craven provides unprecedented access to folks who rarely attend movies but might appreciate seeing a film about their community. He seeks to turn every nook and cranny of southern New England into a pop-up venue for “seaside cinema.”

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ILARGER THAN LIFE

WRITTEN BY NINA MACLAUGHLIN

Despite turning eighty-four this year, lifelong island regular Seward Johnson still exudes the childlike enthusiasm and fun sense of mischief that has defined his prosperous art career. Johnson is known around the world for his lifelike bronze sculptures that range from everyday people doing everyday things to much-larger-than-life creations of iconic figures and images. This summer, Johnson is being honored with a massive retrospective featuring more than a hundred of his sculptures across the 42 acres of the Grounds for Sculpture, an art park that Johnson founded in Hamilton, New Jersey in 1984. The exhibit is the largest the park has put on. “I keep calling it my resurrection,” the artist jokes. “It’s

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ohnson sounds anything but tired. He was delicious! When he finally got it [De Niro] tells story after story with a warmth and burst out laughing and threw his arms around me.” energy that belies his nine decades. To talk with him is to feel as though he’s Nantucket is an especially important place for immediately put his arm around you Johnson, who divides his time between Key and wants you to hear his best stories, many of West, New Jersey, and Nantucket, because it’s which center around Nantucket.

where he met his wife Cecelia Joyce. Back in the mid-sixties, the two of them, strangers,

The grandson of the co-founder of Johnson found themselves at LaGuardia Airport in New & Johnson, first name in Band-Aids and baby York, waiting to get on a flight to the island. The shampoo, Johnson started coming to the island plane was overbooked, and they were forced to as a child when his father would take the fam- wait until the next day to make the trip. They ily sailing from Chatham. He tells stories of had dinner together. And they had dinner togethdebauched art openings, parties covered by the er the next night on Nantucket. “I knew that was New York Times, and run-ins with blowhards at it when we had that dinner,” he says. “I swear it the Wharf Rats club. “We knew everybody,” he was the most beautiful thing in the world.” Next says. Nantucket is small enough to feel like a year is their fiftieth anniversary. big extended family, and that’s how it feels for the artist.

It was Cecelia who steered Johnson toward sculpture. Johnson admits to flunking all sorts

As for extended family, the actor Michael Doug- of school, dyslexia making both math and readlas is Johnson’s first cousin, and he relishes in ing difficult for him. When it came time to go to the telling of the time last summer when Doug- college, he enrolled in the University of Maine’s las and Robert De Niro came over to his home poultry husbandry program, the only place that on the island. De Niro said something which would have him. However, he didn’t finish and prompted Johnson to say, “Well, that’s an oxy- joined the Navy for four years. He had a stint moron.” The formidable actor misheard him, at the family business at Johnson & Johnson, thinking he’d just been called a moron by his but was fired after an argument with his unhost. “If only I’d had a camera,” Johnson says, cle. While living in Cambridge, he and Cecelia a big smile in his voice. “You should have seen painted together and started taking classes at the his face! It kept changing. It was so volatile. It Cambridge Center for Adult Education. “It was

too much fun,” he says. “I was used to suffering going to work. I needed more resistance.” Knowing her husband grew up on a farm and had mechanical aptitude, Cecelia suggested he try his hand at sculpture. “It was so perfect for me,” he says. He was thirty-eight years old at the time. The first sculpture he made, a nude woman in the fetal position in polished stainless steel, took nine months to make, and won the grand prize in a contest run by U.S. Steel with over eleven thousand entrants. “I haven’t won an award since,” he laughs. His first series, “Celebrating the Familiar,” was about capturing what happens on the street. “I tried to celebrate getting out of the house,” he says. This was during the seventies, he explains, and crime waves were making people nervous to go into parks. His idea was to put responsible looking people, like a woman on a bench rummaging through her purse, as decoys in the park to bring people back in.

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n the early seventies, just three years Around the same time, his father asked him preparation for the retrospective, he claims after completing his first sculpture, to take over the investing for his founda- he’s never worked so hard in his life. he founded a technical school of tions. Johnson balked, reminding his dad sculpture in Princeton. “It was such he could barely add, and suggested they Some of Johnson’s most well known an exciting place,” he says. There were hire someone else. His dad wouldn’t hear sculptures center around the most iconsculptors there from all over the world. it, so Johnson ended up sculpting while ic people and images in the world—a “We took people who could overcome wearing a headset, trading, in charge of a twenty-six-foot Marilyn Monroe with her problems, and they’d teach each other huge portfolio. “I was one busy fellow,” he white skirt blowing, for example, and a sideways. It was a wild place.”

says. Yet this last year has been busier. In twenty-five-foot take on the sailor and the nurse mid-kiss from the ubiquitous photograph “V-J Day in Times Square” by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Johnson has also done a series of meticulous sculptural re-imaginings of famous impressionist paintings. People can sit and pass fruits and bread with the three picnickers of Manet’s “Le déjeuner sur l’herbe.” Johnson enlarged the painting to a life-sized scale and added a dimension. He called it “Dejeuner Déjà Vu.” When asked which of his sculptures is his favorite, Johnson picks one that speaks to his mischievousness. He describes a sculpture of three men playing poker. The two older guys, slouching in their seats, are cheating the young guy, who’s sitting upright and looking nervous. “You can tell exactly what’s happening by reading the cards, and reading their expressions,” says Johnson. There’s a pride mixed with amusement when he talks of his work. In the seventies, eighties, and nineties, he sold $36 million worth of work. “And all I was doing was having fun.” The same

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GREY LADY WRITTEN BY ROBERT COCUZZO

PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIT NOBLE

IN ACTION

JOHN SHEA STRIDES ON TO THE MOVIE SET WITH ALL THE COMMAND OF AN ACTION HERO. He’s wearing a black leather jacket over black jeans, his eyes hidden behind Terminator shades. A sea of actors, extras and crewmembers parts on command as the director approaches. He points to the camera to adjust the shot, tells the grips to tweak the set, and then starts going over lines with his leading star. Of all his movies, television shows, and theatrical productions, this might just be the most important role of John Shea’s career. Drawing upon decades of experience and a lifetime of island connections, Shea directing a major motion picture on Nantucket. Welcome to the set of The Grey Lady.

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or the better part of a decade, John Shea has been looking at the island and imagining the set of a blockbuster action thriller. His mind kept a rolling roster of local island characters, shot locations and authentic Nantucket scenes that someday would make for movie magic. This spring, Shea’s dream finally came true when principal shooting for The Grey Lady began on the island, complete with a big-name Hollywood star, military-issue fog machines, and

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The idea for The Grey Lady struck seven

The Grey Lady is about a Boston-based

Every detail of The Grey Lady’s set has

years ago while Shea was walking through

homicide detective named Doyle, played

been designed as authentically Nantucket

the moors with Hollywood producer Ar-

by former Grey’s Anatomy star Eric Dane,

as possible, from the prop beers from Cis-

myan Bernstein, who also owns a house

who steals away to the island after his

co Brewers, to the clothing from the Haul

on the island. Bernstein is known for such

partner is brutally murdered in the city.

Over, to the artwork by local artists—even

blockbusters as Air Force One with Harri-

“In the first scenes of the film, his Bos-

Shea’s own beat-up old Volvo makes

son Ford, Spy Game with Robert Redford

ton police partner, a woman, his lover, is

an appearance. Actors from the Theatre

and Brad Pitt, and The

Workshop

Hurricane with Denzel

time island locals like

Washington.

asked

Rocky Fox and Billy

John, ‘What’s your dream

Sherry were cast in the

these days?’ and, he knew

film, while all the extras

exactly what it was: He

were hand picked from

“I

and

long-

killed, and her dying words lead him to

the community. “Who could be more be-

Bernstein remembers. Strolling through

Nantucket,” Shea says. Bernstein collabo-

lievably from Nantucket than people from

the mist of the moors, the two hatched

rated with Shea on developing the film’s

Nantucket?” Shea says. It cannot be over-

the idea for an action thriller set on the

plot. “Someone is killing the people Doyle

stated: Shea wants his film to be for the

island. “Army said that there needs to be

loves, and he comes here in the off sea-

island, by the island, about the island—top

a touch of poetry about the whole story

son hoping that they will follow him here

to bottom.

that allows it to transcend the genre,” Shea

where they can’t hide,” Bernstein says.

remembers. With that, he began writing,

“And, here, on this beautiful and moody

believing that the island itself would give

island, he will confront his enemy...and

his film the “touch of poetry” that would

himself.”

distinguish it from other action thrillers.

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hen you live here your whole life, you know what’s true and what’s not true in any given situation,” the director says. “I don’t think a Hollywood guy could come into Nantucket and just unlock the island. The island is actually pretty tight. It takes trust over many years to open up. It’s like a clam that way: Once it opens, it has all this sweet stuff inside, but on the outside it’s tough.” The tough-looking guy on the set today is the movie’s star Eric Dane, a sycamore of a man with a stonemason’s handshake. Behind his rugged good looks, the actor comes across as a regular guy who still shrugs with disbelief when a group of giddy girls swarm him at The Bean. “It’s amazing that they actually let us film on this island— it’s so beautiful,” Dane says between scenes. “It’s also amazing that other films haven’t been shot here, but I think that’s a testament to this town and how they want to conserve the beauty of this place.” He adds, “I’m having a

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After seven seasons playing Dr. Mark “McSteamy” Sloan on the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, Dane has transitioned into the role of action hero. Just before coming to Nantucket, he finished up ten episodes of Michael Bay’s new TNT series The Last Ship, a post-apocalyptic drama airing this year that had the actor doing his own stunts. “I like it—it’s physical,” he says. “It’s hard work, but I like hard work. At the end of the day you feel like you’ve accomplished something—but you do take a beating.” Here on the set of The Grey Lady, Dane is acting alongside such stars as Academy Award nominee Amy Madigan and the breakout beauty Caroline Stotesbery. Of the director, Dane says, “John is not a good director; John is a great director. The working combination between

him and [cinematographer] Andrzej Bartkowiak is stellar. John is so good at working with the actors and Andrzej is so good visually.” Indeed, the film’s cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak is instrumental in capturing the island’s look and feel having spent forty years here. Known most notably for his Academy Award-nominated films Terms of Endearment and Prizzi’s Honor, Bartkowiak brings an eye for action that’s made him one of the best in the biz. He moves around the set casually, tinkering with the myriad of movie minutiae that go into each shot. Amidst the set’s frantic pace, Bartkowiak is composed and lighthearted. He shares Shea’s vision and seems to know exactly how to bring it to life. Another major player in bringing Shea’s film to life was executive producer Wendy Schmidt, who’s been collaborating with Shea and Bernstein over the last few years. “The three of us shared this essential and deep understanding that the island could play a unique role in the film,” Schmidt indicated over an email from abroad. “In its off season, in its quiet mystery, its bare landscapes hide more than they reveal. We love Nantucket in all her seasons, and thought this film could feature her as a kind of character in a murder mystery story.” All those involved are pretty tightlipped about how the story of The Grey Lady will ultimately unfold. Shea and Bernstein repeatedly have to force themselves to stop talking about the script so as not to spoil all the movie’s twists and turns that have been seven years in the making. of film that transports you to a place you’ve never been before and you believe that you are there.” Indeed, when it comes to transporting people to the Grey Lady, few are more qualified than John Shea.

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INTERVIEW BY RYDER ZIEBARTH

Bestselling author and Book Festival Luminary Jodi Picoult lets us in on her secrets to literary success.

Most people who pick up Jodi Picoult’s novels can’t put them down until they’ve read through her entire collection. Her signature fiction inserts exhaustively researched characters into complex, often controversial situations that can engross even the most reluctant readers. She’s sold tens of millions of copies around the world, topped the New York Times Bestsellers List, and now she’s coming to the island as a Nantucket Book Festival Luminary. We chatted

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N MAGAZINE: Several of your novels have been made into TV movies, The Plain Truth, The Tenth Circle, The Pact and Salem Falls, including one for the big screen, My Sister’s Keeper starring Cameron Diaz. Do you now write with movies in mind?

JODI PICOULT: Any writer who writes thinking of the potential movie is bound to be disappointed. When people ask me who I’d cast in a movie adaptation, it takes me aback, since I really never dream-cast my books. I have been fortunate to have several TV movies and one big screen film made of my books, but the experiences have not all been pleasant. Although I had a great time with the TV adaptations… the big screen adaptation was a disaster.

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terviewing pediatric cancer patients and their

acters in all of your work. Their lives and

families nearly killed me. Physically, research-

A lot of readers assume I let the director change

professions include Amish farmers, a cardiac

ing The Tenth Circle was very draining. I had

the ending of [My Sister’s Keeper], for the

surgeon, an animal conservationist who lives

to get to Akiak, Alaska, and the only way to get

movie version. I didn’t. It’s hard for people to

among wolves, a wiccan, a comic book artist, a

there in the winter is on the back of a snowmo-

believe, but when Hollywood adapts a movie

mass murderer, a ghost hunter, a baker, a Holo-

bile or a dogsled. And since there are no high-

to the screen, the author is pretty much at the

caust victim... Are some of these characters in-

ways in the winter, when the river freezes …

bottom of the totem pole. Although the direc-

spired by people in your life?

you travel that way. Going ghost hunting for

tor had indicated that he was going to keep my

JODI PICOULT: None of the characters are inspired

Second Glance was the most fun. Things hap-

ending, in the end he did not hold true to his

by anyone I know in my real life. The charac-

pened that I still can’t explain, but if you want

word. And if you think you were disappointed,

ters arrive in my head,

well, you can imagine how I felt.

speaking and feeling very real to me, so to

N MAGAZINE: What’s your story on

give them the person-

Nantucket?

alities of people I know

JODI PICOULT: I haven’t been there in

would just be weird.

over twenty years! I came with my

That said, I do a ton of

husband back when he was still my

research, and very often the lives of the people

to hear more you’ll have to come to my talk at

fiancé. We biked all over the island and ate the

I study wind up becoming part of the charac-

the Nantucket Book Festival!

best lobster I’d ever had in my life. It’s amazing

ters’ lives. The Storyteller is a great example of this. After speaking to five Holocaust survi-

N MAGAZINE: Many of your legal thrillers and

vors, I braided bits and pieces of their experi-

mysteries have a dark side, a parent’s worst-

ence together to create the experience Minka

case scenario—childhood illness, adolescent

N MAGAZINE: How do you think the Nantucket

has during the war in my novel.

bulimia, school shooting, rape. How much of

Book Festival will be different than other book

your personal experience informs the ideas for

events you’ve attended?

N MAGAZINE: Your research seems to take you on

your novels? How do you pick your topics?

JODI PICOULT: I haven’t been yet, so this is theoreti-

some pretty incredible journeys: the Alaskan

JODI PICOULT: Thankfully I have not lived the lives

cal, but it seems more like a really cool party

tundra to visit an Inuit village for The Tenth

of the characters in my books; if you read about

full of authors, at which readers get to mingle.

Circle, the Department of Justice to hunt down

my life you’d be horribly bored. So instead, my

The organizers really want us to enjoy our-

information on Nazi war criminals for The

ideas come from a what-if question. What if a

selves, and at many book festivals authors are

Storyteller, and an Arizona jail to learn how to

boy left standing after a botched suicide pact

simply treated like trained monkeys meant to

make crystal meth and a zip gun from inmates

was accused of murder? What if a little girl de-

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to think that the last time I was on that island, I

put on a show. I’m very excited about meet-

for Vanishing Acts. Which book was the most

veloped an imaginary friend who turned out to

ing some of the other writers who are attending.

challenging to research?

be God? What if an attorney didn’t think that

Oh, and you pretty much have one of the cool-

JODI PICOULT: The most challenging book to re-

the legal system was quite good enough for her

est locations for a book festival ever.

search is a tough one, because there’s physical-

own child? I start by mulling a question and

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before I know it, a whole drama is unfolding

Emotionally, My Sister’s Keeper was hard—in-

in my head.

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t’s been called the big house, the clinker, the slammer, but back in 1806 the jail on Nantucket was known as the Old Gaol. After almost a century and a half locking up some of the island’s shadiest characters, the Old Gaol was given to the Nantucket Historical Association by the town in 1946. Now this defunct jail on Vestal Street is being completely restored to preserve the Gaol’s evocative patina and the dank and darkened cells that ignite the imagination. Pulling back the jail’s creaky cell doors, one can only imagine the stories these stonewalls could tell. Thankfully, the NHA has dug up the records of some of the island’s usual suspects, giving us a historic look at those who did time on Nantucket.

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The NHA unlocks the history of the old jail on Vestal Street Meet Nancy Cushman, a drunkard and “nightwalker,” whose very own husband didn’t trust her. In fact, just weeks before Nancy got tossed into jail for being a common drunk and possibly a prostitute, Nancy’s husband ran an article in the Nantucket Inquirer warning all townspeople not to trust his wife—or else Nancy’s debts would soon be his. Apparently his warning fell on deaf ears, as Nancy’s pernicious habits landed her in a cell on July 9, 1822. Of course, Nancy Cushman wasn’t the only resident of the Old Goal in the early 1800s. Between April and October of 1830, fifteen islanders were sentenced to the jail by civil actions and sixteen others were held for criminal offences, two of them being female. The tenure for most inmates was short due to bail and discharge by creditors, but some stayed long enough to almost get comfortable in the jail’s cramped confines. Embezzlement was another good way to get locked up on Nantucket. Just ask Barker Burnell Jr. who was sentenced for the crime in 1846. The Burnells were a well-known and highly respected family

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elected representative to the U.S. Congress. Following in his father’s footsteps, B.B. Jr. became a state senator, at which time he left his post as cashier at the Manufacturers and Mechanics Bank on the island. Leaving the bank, he certified that all of his accounts were in order. The bank’s audit, however, found otherwise, claiming that B.B. Jr. had left them insolvent with $117,000 of debt.


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Embezzlement was also a failing of William Chadwick’s, a cashier at the Pacific Bank, which narrowly evaded the Great Fire. After building a remarkable house called Chadwick’s Folly in Squam, William Chadwick was convicted of embezzlement in federal court in Boston and given a five-year sentence on Nantucket. During his stay at the Old Gaol, his family, who lived on nearby Lily Street, visited him with gifts to improve his day-to-day

pon hearing this, B.B. Jr. refused to return to Nantucket to face the music. The town quickly learned that other factors contributed to the debt, and some of Nantucket’s wealthiest residents were also to blame. Charles and Henry Coffin owed $50,000, and the president of the bank himself was in debt to the tune of $14,000. As for B.B. Jr., he was finally forced to return to the island when a further audit revealed that the senator had paid back a personal loan of $6,000 with a cashier’s check from the bank’s account. Fortunately for all the embezzlers, the bank’s books were in such disarray that no other criminal offences could be determined. Even more fortunate for them, the entire building and all its documents were destroyed in the Great Fire of 1846. So after a year of embarrassment and anxiety, B.B. Jr. was found not guilty of embezzlement and was released in 1847— just in time to move his family out of the

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The NHA’s Old Gaol will reopen to the public in summer 2014. For more information and hours, visit nha.org or call (508) 228-1894. The NHA’s Old Gaol restoration project, which is listed in the State Register of Historic Places, has received a matching grant from the Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund through the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Secretary of the Commonwealth, William Francis Galvin, Chairman; the Abiah Folger Franklin Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution; the Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Nantucket Community Preservation Committee.

life behind bars. A well-stocked bookshelf, paintings, and a favorite floor covering soon provided a comfortable setting where William could pursue his crafts, specifically lightship basketry. Being a model prisoner, William had his sentence reduced to three years by order of President Grover Cleveland. Finally, in one of the oddest cases, there was Arthur Barrally, whose periodic drunken stupors often led him to stealing catboats. He too came from a well-respected family: his father a highly regarded local shoemaker and veteran of the Civil War and his brothers successful civil engineers. But Arthur’s love of the drink ensured that he was no stranger to the Gaol. One day, he was caught sailing a catboat he stole and was tossed into a cell on Vestal Street. But Arthur’s mischief didn’t end there. Walking out into the doorway, he lit his pipe for an evening smoke and an errant spark ignited the dry grass around the building. Had it not been for the vigilant guard, the Old Gaol N magazine

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Join us in celebration of the written and spoken word as we welcome authors spanning the literary landscape of fiction and nonfiction, set against the backdrop of the beauty that is Nantucket. We’re aiming for the stars with our expanded reach to our island’s young people with the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program and our 2014 Nantucket Book Festival Young Writer Award.

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DO THE WRITE THING WRITTEN BY HOLLY FINIGAN

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As the saying goes, “Plant a tree. Have a child. Write a book.” While at the moment I have less interest in the first two, the latter has been on my list since I realized my obsession for the written word at a young age. You see the last decade of my Nantucket life has been documented in various little blACKbooks. I have spent thousands of hours penning my love for life on the island. When the Nantucket Book Festival launched in 2012, I was elated to see a weekend dedicated to the men and women who inspire me to write even more. Enjoy six ways to do the write thing this June and make the most of the festival to awaken the writer that lives within all of us.

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BEACH READS AT DUNE The Blue Bistro was my first Elin Hilderbrand book. I later learned that I

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FOR THE LOVE OF THE LOCALS Have a Saturday afternoon in the Athe-

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LITTLE KNOWN FACT? I USED TO BABYSIT FOR JODI PICOULT’S KIDS. Yep, when she published The Pact I

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was fifteen and letting her have date night with her husband while I spent the evening speed reading the novel after the kids went to sleep. This year, she’s headlining the Nantucket Book Festival and hosting a Sunday brunch at the White Elephant. This internationally beloved author is going to atearly as she takes the morning to disher research that have made her books

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LOCAL BREWS & BOOK BANTER The annual wrap party and pig roast at Cisco Brewers is a great way to close another chapter of the Nantucket Book Festival. Make sure to see the authors autograph the Bookworks’ orange Mini Cooper while you snack on delish food from Chef Chris Morris of An-

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NOT SO FAST

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N MAGAZINE: You had the opportunity to play an extra during filming. How did you feel being transported back to the Nantucket of old? As a history buff, would you prefer to live in that era?

PHILBRICK: It was truly surreal, stepping onto a set with several wharves and a bunch of old buildings, one of which looked almost exactly like the Pacific National Bank—all of it surrounded by a giant water tank. I might be a history buff, but I’m quite content living in the 21st century. It’s easy to romanticize the past and forget just how brutal, dirty, smelly, and exploitative whaling was in the nineteenth century.

N MAGAZINE: What is the latest news on Ben Affleck directing the film adaption of Bunker Hill?

PHILBRICK: Not much to report at this stage. Given how long it took with In the Heart of the Sea, I’ve learned to be patient.

N MAGAZINE: You are an advocate of reading Moby-Dick. Is there a character you most connect with in Melville’s novel? Who would you be if you were on the Pequod and why?

PHILBRICK: I would definitely be Ishmael—not only is he the character I most identify with, he’s the only one who made it out alive.

N MAGAZINE: What are you working on now? PHILBRICK: Bunker Hill is going to be the first in a trilogy about the Revolution, so I’m now deep into the research and writing of a book PHOTO BY ELLEN WARNER

with the tentative title of Saratoga.

N MAGAZINE: Ron Howard recently wrapped up filming the big screen

N MAGAZINE: There are so many festivals on Nantucket. How is the Nan-

adaptation of your bestselling book about the whaleship Essex. Did

tucket Book Festival different than anything else on the island?

you ever dream that In the Heart of the Sea would become a major

PHILBRICK: One of the great things about the Book Festival is that it

feature film?

happens in June, before the summer gets too crazy. For me, someone

PHILBRICK: I actually sold the movie rights to the book back in 2000.

who spends most of his time alone in a room with his word processor,

But I must admit, after more than a decade of not much happening,

it’s really wonderful to have the chance to hang out with not only the

I had begun to have my doubts about the story ever becoming an

other authors but all the readers. It’s amazing how quickly the Book

actual movie.

Festival has become such an important and vibrant part of the community.

N MAGAZINE: What was it like collaborating with such a legendary PHILBRICK: Ron Howard is a very down-to-earth, straight-shooting guy;

N MAGAZINE: How does Nantucket continue to inspire your writing? PHILBRICK: The sense of community on Nantucket—particularly in the

I feel very lucky that he decided to take on the story. It’s been fun

offseason—is unlike anything I’ve experienced anywhere else. May-

talking to him about the challenges of translating the book to the

be it’s the isolation and the proximity of the ocean, but there is an

screen.

edgy intensity about this place that I begin to miss after just a few

director?

weeks away—even in February.


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