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    Pioneer cartoonist Barbara Slate to speak at Simon's Rock

    Pioneer cartoonist Barbara Slate to speak at Simon's Rock
    03/27/2015 12:15 PM EDT
    When the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers presents a talk and art show from cartoonist Barbara Slate, the celebration isn't just that Slate is a woman writer, but rather a pioneer and revolutionary in an industry traditionally dominated by men, producing work primarily for the enjoyment of other males. 
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    Fun ideas for your Easter brunch table
    03/27/2015 02:19 PM EDT - Make the most of your Easter celebration by preparing a brunch table with a few easy, handcrafted items. Full Story

    Strange but True: Bullet hole proved useful to science
    03/27/2015 12:12 PM EDT - Q: What was one of the most useful bullet holes in human history? Not pretty, not painless, but curiously educational. Full Story

    Short Answers: Whiny friend deserves time
    03/27/2015 12:12 PM EDT - Dear Short Answers >> My partner has a friend from college with whom he's in touch off and on. Full Story

    B is for Berkshires: New children's book covers the Berkshires, from A to Z
    03/21/2015 09:44 PM EDT - B is for book, but it's also for a book about the Berkshires. Children, adults — both local and tourists — are invited to explore the iconic Berkshires one page, and alphabet letter, at a time in the newly released picture book, "B is for Berkshires," by Joannie Duris and illustrated with photographs by Berkshire Eagle photographer Gillian Jones. Full Story

    Mariel Hemingway to screen film at Mahaiwe
    03/19/2015 03:39 PM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON >> There was one story Nobel-prize winning author Ernest Hemingway never told, that of the depression and despair that led to his suicide in the summer of 1961. Full Story

    Strange but True: Teens respond better to later start
    03/19/2015 03:39 PM EDT - Q: A number of recent studies in various countries have found that high school students perform better when school starting times are pushed back to 8:30 a. Full Story

    Short Answers: Early retirement is hot topic
    03/19/2015 03:39 PM EDT - Dear Short Answers >> My wife and I both work and make just about the same amount of money. Full Story

    Go Green: Use worms to lower food waste
    03/19/2015 03:38 PM EDT - In this column, staff at the Center for EcoTechnology offer advice on easy ways for people — and businesses — to introduce green changes in their daily lives. Full Story

    'Dead Boys': Author Gabriel Squailia gives voice to the undead in new book
    03/15/2015 10:58 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Gabriel Squailia is raising the dead to a whole new level. Full Story

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    Colorado town microcosm of art urban development movement

    LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A national movement that counts on painters, dancers and musicians to help revitalize downtowns is coming to this Colorado city as the first residents prepare to move into new low-income apartments built for artists and their families. Full Story
    'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

    'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.