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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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HEALTH & SCIENCE
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Options for cutting back on alcohol consumption

People who drink too much and want to cut back, but don't consider themselves alcoholics, may feel they have few options that don't involve 12-step meetings and abstinence, but that's not the case. Full Story
FOOD
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Fermentation an easy, healthy way to preserve vegetables

GREAT BARRINGTON — A curious collection of jars sits atop a small bookcase in Michelle Kaplan's loft apartment, each containing liquids and vegetables of varying hues, from amber to root beer brown, and from a yellowish-green to almost a rose color. Full Story
OUTDOORS
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Thom Smith: 'Playful' otters' actions are their signature

Q: It's 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. I just looked out my window and saw an otter slip sliding along the snow! Full Story
Berkshire Lifestyles
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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

Grandma is a centerfold: Rest home bares all for calendar

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A charity calendar featuring women in their 80s and 90s from an Ohio assisted living facility is opening more than a few eyes. Full Story
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DreamWorks' 'Home' bests 'Get Hard' at box office with $54M

NEW YORK (AP) — The DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home" beat out the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" at the box office, but both films debuted strongly. 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.