Are you confused by the many spellings of Hanukkah? Berkshire Jewish experts offer some explanations for the Jewish holiday's many spelling variations.
Music fans will have another chance to hear Wanda Houston sing on Dec. 4, when she appears with The Wanda Houston Band at Spencertown Academy Arts Center offering spirited covers of popular songs from Ella Fitzgerald’s hit “A Tisket, A Tasket" to Al Green.
A look at what's coming to cinemas this holiday season.
Anne Thompson will lead a tour of her "Trail Signs" at The Clark on Dec. 5.
Of the many dozens of bird books that I have read, skimmed, purchased or borrowed over 60 or so years, no one has inspired me more than Peter Cavanagh and his "100 Flying Birds."
Ghent Playhouse returns after a long, pandemic-forced shutdown, with its traditional panto production.
A recipe from Jessica Seinfeld's “Vegan, at Times”:
NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Seinfeld became a vegan almost by stealth. The cookbook author and philanthropist started quietly making separate meals for herself without dairy or meat.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jury selection was set to begin Tuesday in former reality TV star Josh Duggar's trial over federal child pornography charges.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, complaining in a petition released Monday the verdict was thrown out over a questionable agreement that the comic claimed gave him lifetime immunity.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Actress Lindsay Lohan has told her followers on Instagram that she's engaged.
NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving weekend moviegoing was still far from the feast it normally is, but Disney's “Encanto” and the Lady Gaga-led “House of Gucci” both gave a lift to two genres that have been particularly battered by the pandemic: family movies and adult dramas.
More Arts and Culture
The first film about Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial, goes into production this year, written, directed and produced by veteran documentarian Eduardo Montes-Bradley, set to release in 2022.
If you weren't able to visit one of USA Today's 10 Best Public Holiday Lights Displays of 2020, you still have time to get tickets to see Winterlights at Naumkeag. But you'll have to hurry, tickets are almost sold out.
The awards, presented by the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association at the Zion Luther Church on Nov. 15, were for outstanding achievements in theater productions in the Berkshires and its environs between Oct. 1, 2019 and Sept. 30, 2021.
"Jan Brett: Stories Near and Far," a show featuring 120 works by author/illustrator Jan Brett is on view through March 6, 2022, at the Norman Rockwell Museum.
"Competing Currents: 20th-century Japanese Prints" now on view at the Clark Art Institute, examines two artistic movements of the early and mid-20th century that helped reinvigorate Japanese woodblock prints and move them back into the mainstream market.
“Sustainable Food Gardens," Robert Kourik’s new book, is a must-have for those who want to raise their own food in an environmentally-friendly manner.
A pilgrim in the stocks, a little boy who may or may not have learned Santa's true identity and Pepsi-drinking Santa Claus are among the images and illustrations on display as part of a small but robust offering of Norman Rockwell's holiday-inspired artwork at the Norman Rockwell Museum.
LENOX — Artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp, today, is, as the Museum of Modern Art states on its website for the exhibition "Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction," "considered to be one of the most multitalented modern artists."
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is about to get underway and it's easy to forget to take a moment for yourself. We suggest you pause, and as an act of self care, take a moment to view some of the amazing art found in small galleries around the Berkshires. To get you started, we're recommending five exhibitions that will be gone by Dec. 5.
It’s nice to make something for guests — I am of the opinion that it’s easier to make something than to go out and buy it, as long as you have the right ingredients. Homemade bread of any kind is a really beautiful thing to share with people, and a quick flatbread doesn’t take a lot of effort or time like a sourdough or focaccia would.
This stuffing recipe is obviously too late for your Thanksgiving turkey, but Christmas is coming — and it’s great anytime.
Recently, I picked up the cookbook and began thumbing through the pages, pausing twice, for a chocolate babka recipe and on another for challah bread that promised a dough that isn't sticky.
Every year we have a big latke-making session, frying up a double recipe. What we don’t eat that first night I freeze on a half sheet pan in layers, separated by foil or wax paper.
Who has time to think about breakfast on Thanksgiving morning? If you're hosting, your mind is sure to be on other things — getting the turkey in the oven, getting the side dishes underway, …
In a quest to find a "better" pumpkin pie to serve this Thanksgiving, members of The Eagle's features and digital content departments tried out four different variations of this Thanksgiving dessert ahead of the holiday.
Dennis Pregent went searching for some of the interesting people who were born in the Northern Berkshires. He profiles 35 of them in his new book, "Born in the Berkshires."
In this age of plenty, with more books being published than ever, choosing what to read isn’t easy. A trusted bookseller, friend, or reviewer’s recommendation might be more consistently reliable, but there’s also something to be said for keeping an eye on the big literary prizes for some guidance.
Amateur sleuth Stevie Bell needs a good murder to solve. Luckily, there's a cold case, the Box in the Woods murders, waiting to be solved in the Berkshire Hills.
In a nearly 200-page book about the history of Great Barrington, longtime Berkshire Eagle Our Berkshires columnist said his goal was to “go beyond the historical side to the human side and find little stories to tell.”
In "The Book Of Magic," due to hit shelves Tuesday, Oct. 12, author Alice Hoffman takes us back to the magical house on Magnolia Street, where the story of sisters Sally and Gillian Owens first began.
In her memoir “Half of a Whole”, longtime Lenox resident Marilyn Haus goes where few dare — in pursuit of an honest understanding of the dysfunction in her family of origin, and of her part as an actor in those relationships.