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Writing and writers in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont

Arrowhead: Plein air Painters Day Saturday, May 23, painters in house and grounds, paintings on view for the season in the red barn, and opening exhibit of photographs of homes of the Historical Society. Full Story
Summer evenings on the terrace: Writing lives at The Mount
LENOX >> The poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke and Stephen Dunn, storytelling workshops and performances, histories from the Underground Railroad to the Wright Brothers — writers will come to novelist Edith Wharton's house. Full Story

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Officials say those Boston snow piles are even more vile

BOSTON (AP) — It's disgusting enough to put you off snow cones for the rest of the summer. A Boston public works official says the towering piles of filthy snow left over from the city's record-setting winter are even more grotesque than most people can imagine. Full Story
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The Latest: Holmes says depression drove him to kill

4:30 p.m. (MDT) James Holmes says he was driven to plot a mass killing out of depression. In a videotape that jurors in the Colorado theater shooting watched Friday, Holmes tells a state-appointed psychiatrist he transferred suicidal feelings to homicidal thoughts because he was catatonic with depression after breaking up with a Full Story
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Michael Jackson's ranch can be yours for $100 million

'Thriller’ singer’s amusement parks rides are gone, and property now called Sycamore Valley Ranch.