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Book review: 'The Whale: A Love Story'

New book exams relationship between Melville, Hawthorne
06/21/2016 02:52 PM EDT
Set in the Berkshires, Mark Beauregard's "The Whale, A Love Story," is based on the oft-told tale of Herman Melville and the writing of "Moby-Dick," which he completed while living at Arrowhead, his home in Pittsfield, during the early 1850s. 
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Winfrey's new series delves into family drama in megachurch
06/17/2016 02:17 PM EDT - ATLANTA >> Oprah Winfrey wanted to deliver a story revolving around one of the biggest institutions in the African-American community: The Black Church. Full Story

Short Answers: Giving credit where credit's due
06/17/2016 02:16 PM EDT - Dear Short Answers >> I recently started a new job and one of my co-workers likes to take credit for everything I do and every idea I have. Full Story

Go Green: Ways to keep cool this summer
06/17/2016 02:16 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

Gay clubs: A community gathering place
06/17/2016 02:14 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> Like many gay men across America, Jamie Brown has treasured memories of nights spent reveling at a gay club, a boisterous community gathering place where he could feel safe and be himself. Full Story

Strange But True: Facts not worth crying over
06/17/2016 02:14 PM EDT - Q: Why cry? A: Crying actually encompasses two very different processes: vocal wailing and tearing, says Sonia van Gilder Cooke in "New Scientist" magazine. Full Story

Local artists join together to host Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival in Adams
06/22/2016 04:57 AM EDT - ADAMS — If you've seen fairies at your local library, or wondered why there's a tiny, magical door on display in your bank's lobby recently, don't worry: it's not a dream. Full Story

Author: Who, Stones, Bowie made '71 rock's best year
06/10/2016 10:38 AM EDT - If there is a Rock and Roll Hell, an inner circle is devoted for old fans who insist on telling you how the music was so much better back in the day. Full Story

Book review: Gaiman says a lot about a lot
06/10/2016 10:38 AM EDT - Warning: This book may make you want to read a bunch of other books. Maybe even buy a comic. Full Story

Stephen King drives 'Mercedes' trilogy to emotional end
06/10/2016 10:38 AM EDT - Readers who missed Brady Hartsfield in the second book in Stephen King's trilogy about a psychotic killer will be delighted to know he's alive — but definitely not well — in "End of Watch. Full Story

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Lena Dunham, Taylor Swift BFF, blasts Kanye West's 'snuff film' video

Lena Dunham spoke out against Kanye West's new music video for his song 'Famous,' saying its depictions of Taylor Swift and other sleeping nude female celebrities recalls a 'snuff film' and is harmful to teenage girls and other women.