One of the most anticipated movies of the summer, “In the Heights” has arrived in theaters — almost every single one of them.

The film is an adaptation of the Tony-award winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes about the hopes and struggles of residents of New York City’s Washington Heights. Also new to cinemas this week is "Peter Rabbit 2:The Runaway."

Here's what's playing — June 11-17 — at in-person and virtual cinemas in the Berkshires ...

NEW YORK (AP) — When the filmmaker Morgan Neville began making a documentary on Anthony Bourdain, the late chef and globe-trotting television host, one of the first things he did was comb through every song Bourdain had ever referenced. He came up with a playlist 18½ hours long and called it…

NEW YORK (AP) — Ned Beatty, the Oscar-nominated character actor who in half a century of American movies, including “Deliverance,” “Network” and “Superman,” was a booming, indelible presence in even the smallest parts, has died. He was 83.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stories of race, racism and colonialism in the U.S. swept the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts, from Louise Erdrich's novel “The Night Watchman” to a Malcolm X biography co-written by the late Les Payne to Katori Hall's play “The Hot Wing King.”

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The teenager who pulled out her cellphone and began recording when she saw George Floyd being pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer was given a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes on Friday for her video that helped to launch a global movement to protest…

The new Mark Wahlberg movie “ Infinite ” poses an intoxicating scenario for all down-on-their-luck know-it-alls: What if you’re actually a reincarnated immortal who is not just the smartest and the best at everything but also necessary to save humanity? In the world of Hollywood wish fulfill…

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Judging from the sales of vegetable seeds and seedlings at local garden centers the past two years, the urge to grow one’s own food is a strong one. I don’t know how long that impulse will last once we get past the worst of the pandemic and as consistent hot weather of summer saps our energy.

Several Naturewatch readers have contacted me about the loud, prolonged trilling coming from suspected nearby trees without finding the cause. The long “explosive” trills are mating calls of the 2 1/2-inch male and the occasional short trill is an answer from the smaller female gray treefrog…

After more than a year of living with the devastation of the coronavirus, you might think you’re not ready for a fictional pandemic — but you’d be wrong. [Williams College English professor] Jim Shepard’s new novel, “Phase Six,” is a fast-paced, suspenseful story about what happens when a di…

Hello book nerds! It’s spring, which is probably my favorite time of the publishing calendar. Unlike the fast-paced books of summer and winter’s heavier fare, spring feels like a time for long, nourishing reads that offer a particularly happy type of escape. I’ve been keeping my eye on the b…

In New England, there are two ways to make a lobster roll; the right way and the wrong way. 

Lobster rolls are part of a larger debate at the center of most of David Page's new book, "Food Americana: The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories behind America’s Favorite Dishes," about regional cuisine and its national availability. (Lobster rolls, he writes in the book, gained national attention in 1997 when they were "discovered" on chef Rebecca Charles' menu at the Pearl Oyster Bar in New York's Greenwich Village.)

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