Health

Study finds that speeding up sepsis care can save lives

WASHINGTON — Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never heard of, and new research shows it's time they learn.Sepsis is the body's out-of-control reaction to an infection. By …

Health and wellness coaches offer a winning personal strategy

Millions of Americans try their hardest every day to escape their unhealthy lifestyles and get themselves onto a path of regular exercise, healthy weight, better diets and a genuine personal commitment to their physical and emotional well-being. …

Surgery not always necessary for parathyroidism

Q When does a person require parathyroid surgery? I've heard it discussed, but don't know much about it.A As their name implies, the parathyroid glands are located next to the thyroid gland. You have four of them, two on each side, behind the …
Nightlife

Concerts, ballgames will light up the weekend

ONGOING On Friday and Saturday June 9 and 10, at 8 p.m., two-time Tony Award-winner William Finn returns to host, "Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don't Know But Should..." Put on by the Barrington Stage Company, …

Music, dance and comedy help launch summer's official opening

Welcome to Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the summer cultural and entertainment season in the Berkshires!There are plenty of happenings planned, both indoors and outside, so feel free to jump in. Here's just a sample of things to …

Pittsfield native to debut latest album at The Hall

PITTSFIELD — City native and award-winning musician Matt Cusson will debut his latest album in The Hall at Hotel on North tonight, and he suggests you come for the music, but stay for the stories.The self-produced, 14-track recording, titled …
Scene
The Scene | An 'art-studded' kick off for Mass MoCA's Building 6

NORTH ADAMS — Last weekend was a momentous time in the arts as the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art opened its doors to thousands of guests, board members and supporters of all levels to view and witness the grand opening of Building 6.

The Scene | Brien Center’s Annual UNICO Dinner shines light on Berkshire Health Systems

PITTSFIELD — In her moving, honest and inspirational speech, The Brien Center’s Annual UNICO Dinner guest speaker, Amy Alexander, spoke in memory of her father when she quoted Norman Vincent Peale, the American minister and author known for his work in popularizing the concept of positive thinking: “Hold an image of the life you want, and that image will become fact.”

The Scene | Baked to Death: Super sleuths solve Ventfort Hall Mansion murder mystery

LENOX — On a cool and misty evening in spring and among the candlelit spaces of the late Sarah Morgan's 1893 Jacobean Revival-style mansion, a full house of guests gathered along with a hodge podge of celebrity impostors such as "Martha …

Movie Reviews
An outlaw kid with a good heart hits a crossroad in "Baby Driver"

There's nothing like an epic getaway chase to kick a movie into high gear, and the first five minutes of "Baby Driver " are pure movie magic.A driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) sits coolly in a car — black Ray-Ban style shades on his face, …

Film Clips / June 23-29

ALL EYEZ ON ME (R)Biopic about the life and career of rapper Tupac Shakur. With Demetrius Shipp Jr. 2 hours 20 minutes. BMBEATRIZ AT DINNER (R)At a wealthy client's dinner party, a Mexican immigrant who has built a successful life for herself in the …

"Transformers 5" is a deadening clash of metal and CGI

A concussed serenity sets in somewhere in the middle of the ceaseless ballet of metal and machismo in Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight." Freed of concerns like plausibility or story, you can simply gape in wonder at the ruthlessly …

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