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Introduced only 2,150 years ago, Hanukkah is one of the newer festival observances on the Jewish calendar. Families and communities gather on these darkest evenings of the year to light candles, sing … more
To me, the issue at the Berkshire Museum is not about deaccessioning artwork. The issue is about the violation of public trust.Like many museum directors across the country, I've followed the … more
Each Sunday morning, I wind all the clocks in the house. There are seven of them, and the process takes about a half hour, what with all the tinkering and adjusting that is needed. My intention in … more
My mailbox yesterday contained two bills, a catalog and a picture postcard from Galina in Belarus.Galina told me that her hometown, Minsk, is celebrating its 950th birthday; she works for a design … more
Net neutrality is back in the news, but just like the last time (the FCC ruled in favor of net neutrality in 2015) the talking points we hear are riddled with jargon and hyperbole. I see the current … more
In my college days, I wrote a paper on the founder of the Clark Art Institute, Robert Sterling Clark, and his collecting taste. While Clark is well known for acquiring dozens of Impressionist … more
Music's role in medicine is being rediscovered, with Broadway plays about musicians helping mentally ill royalty and sopranos singing in brain scanners at the National Institute of Health. Music has … more
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