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Justin Shatwell

Biography:

Justin Shatwell is a longtime contributor to Yankee Magazine whose work explores the unique history, culture, and art that sets New England apart from the rest of the world. His article, The Memory Keeper (March/April 2011 issue), was named a finalist for profile of the year by the City and Regional Magazine Association.

Russian Icon Museum | Gallery in Clinton, MA

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Gordon Lankton’s first Russian icon, a c. 1850 image of St. Nicholas, hangs in a dark corner of... Read More »

VIDEO: Jon Olsen

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Photographer Jon Olsen finds exquisite peace in New England’s snow-covered landscapes — Vermont barns, New Hampshire hills, Maine... Read More »

Portland, ME: Kotzschmar Organ

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The console of the Kotzschmar Organ looks lonely at the center of the stage in Portland City Hall’s... Read More »

The RPM Challenge in Portsmouth, NH

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The proposition seems impossible at worst, masochistic at best, but the RPM Challenge continues to draw in the... Read More »

VIDEO: The Poet of Lowell

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Paul Marion sees Lowell, MA, through the eyes of a preservationist and poet. Here are some of his... Read More »

Video: Her Hair was Blond

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“My hair was blonde,” she says, over and over. Listen to her ghostly story, told near a single... Read More »

Video: Maine Farmers Share Crops

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Yankee Magazine proudly recognizes “Angels Among Us” each year in the November/December issue. Included in 2009 are Maine... Read More »

Touro Synagogue | Local Treasure

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During Newport, Rhode Island’s month-long Christmas festival thousands of clear lights shine in shop windows and homes. If... Read More »

Eilen Jewell | Music Review

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Musician Eilen Jewell is a ghost behind the microphone–a thin, blond wisp of a woman with a pair... Read More »

Dead Frog Circus at the Wistariahurst Museum | Only in New England

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Kate Navarra Thibodeau becomes visibly exhausted when discussing her museum’s most popular artifact. As curator of Wistariahurst Museum... Read More »

New England Meetinghouses | Sense of Place

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Arlene Bassett hides from the rain in the doorway of the Old Meeting House in Sandown, New Hampshire,... Read More »

VIDEO: Zip-Line

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Zipline tours are the new rage in New England ski towns. Alpine Adventures in Lincoln, in New Hampshire’s... Read More »

Ziplining Through Color

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When you’re afraid of heights, a thin grated walkway pegged 40 feet up a tree is an uncomfortable... Read More »

New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA

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On a cobblestone corner in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts, volunteers are decoding the genealogy of the Bay State one... Read More »

Anais Mitchell | Music Review

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Anais Mitchell is possibly the most beguiling farmer’s daughter in Vermont. Her father has raised sheep and taught... Read More »

Avi and Celia Music Review

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At first glance, these two University of Vermont grads may seem a little young to be a folk... Read More »

Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA

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Hanging on the wall of the Norman Rockwell Museum in the Berkshire Hills is a painting of a... Read More »

Boston Lighthouse Keeper Sally Snowman

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Sally Snowman is the 70th keeper of Boston Light, a post that dates back to 1716. She’s the... Read More »

Eilen Jewell | Sea of Tears Music Review

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Eilen Jewell is finally back with her much anticipated third album, Sea of Tears. This Boise-born singer has... Read More »

The Press Room | Poetry in Portsmouth, NH

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In Portsmouth, NH, the Press Room bar’s simple wooden tables are crowded with young and old, unified only... Read More »

New Bedford Whaling Museum

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It’s the responsibility of any good history museum to tell both sides of a story. That’s somewhat more... Read More »

Lindsay Mac | Music Review

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Lindsay Mac is proof that when you have a song in your heart, you just can’t help but... Read More »

Last of the Leominster Pink Flamingos | Lawn Icons

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In a quiet corner of a bustling flea market in Leominster, Massachusetts, the last of a dying breed... Read More »

Emilia Dahlin | Rattle Them Bones Music Review

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Quirky Portland siren Emilia Dahlin is back this month with Rattle Them Bones, a brand new album that... Read More »

Weekend in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Weekend in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Portsmouth is the artsy black sheep of New Hampshire. A tiny seaside enclave dotted with galleries and cafes,... Read More »

Providence, RI, Weekend

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Providence’s unique identity is perhaps best experienced strolling along Benefit Street. Running along a ridge looking down on... Read More »

Jazz Singer Miss Tess | Music Review

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Although it may be true that every musician is a dreamer, only the good ones can convince you... Read More »



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