The multitalented D.J. Palladino — he writes! he cooks! he cribs notes from Barney Brantingham at the BBQ contest! — is the author of this week’s cover story on the Community Arts Workshop (CAW). “The great thing about this CAW thingie,” he told us, “is that our town is finally getting an art center and workshop that the public can use. I hope Solstice can now stop worrying about their headquarters and start headhunting more young artists to come in and extend the legacy beyond its original free spirits.” And there’s more writing coming from Palladino later this year in the form of a new thriller, set in our town during the Cold War, complete with submarines, LSD, Pearl Chase, and murder.