PITTSFIELD — There was no coronavirus pandemic when Mark St. Germain’s "Typhoid Mary" opened at Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage in June 2018. There is now, which is why Barrington Stage is bringing the play back, this time as a virtual reading, streaming in a Vimeo presentation …
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Theatre Group is planning a holiday season of live, virtual and film events, highlighted Nov. 29 by the Sixth Annual Children's Holiday Extravaganza, a day-long event featuring entertainment filmed for local television at the Colonial Theatre; raffles, and gift bag giveaways.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the year of the new coronavirus, when new gardeners came out in droves to try growing their own vegetables, tomatoes were still king. And in a twist, the respect-seeking turnip actually turned some heads.
“We naturally fear most what we understand least,” explains Merlin Tuttle, “and bats are among the least understood animals.”
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From classic American rockers to British artists to the estates of late legends, here's a look at some of the musicians who have objected to Donald Trump using their songs at campaign events.
For nearly half a century, they were blowin' in the wind: lost interviews that contained surprising new insights about celebrated singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.
NEW YORK — What does the theater community desperately need during a time of social distancing? An actor who can play multiple characters onstage every night. Enter Jefferson Mays.
NEW YORK — Bruce Springsteen — who released his 20th album “Letter to You” last week — discusses trending on Twitter, his first guitar, his first concert and the pain of the pandemic in outtakes from a recent interview with The Associated Press. Read the interview here.
“In the Woods” by Tana French. This is the first of French’s Dublin Murder Squad series, adapted into a television series by BBC One and Starz. “In the Woods” isn’t my favorite French so far, (that would be “The Likeness”) but it is one of the eeriest, and the book that started it all. Detec…
If you're looking for a "how-to" guide for saving a historic house of worship, you won't find what you're looking for in "Historic Houses of Worship in Peril: Conserving Their Place in American Life."
Early on in the deliciously twisty “Goodnight Beautiful,” one of the main characters, a charismatic guy who we’re getting the sense is being stalked by a fan, is reading Stephen King’s “Misery.”
Laura van den Berg’s most recent collection of short stories, “I Hold a Wolf by the Ears,” which was published in July, was named a “best summer read” by The New York Times, Time Magazine, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar and Entertainment Weekly. But if you’re expecting to catch the Florida native …
This month's staff book picks include: "The River," "The Yellow House" and "The Stand."
It’s hard to find the words to describe 2020, and yet, Stewart Edelstein has many — “Uncertain, discordant, fractured, fraught, unstable, anxiety-producing, unsettling, disruptive, and worrisome, but also a time of compassion, empathy, altruism, perseverance and, with a nod to Pandora, hope.”
Poets from the Pioneer Valley will meet at the historic Stockbridge home and studio of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln memorial, to share work that feels relevant to them today, in this time and in that place.
The weather is getting colder, but we’re just not ready to give up our socially distant, outdoor, small gatherings yet. And as the pandemic has ushered in outdoor seating at restaurants and bars, any chill in the air is immediately felt by the customer. A hot cocktail may be just the thing t…
Necessity is the mother of invention are words of wisdom that have been proven to be so true as we continue to manage life in new ways that will let us stand our ground against COVID-19.
A few weeks ago, I got a great email from a reader in Los Angeles who said that she’s been leaning into sheet-pan dinners in this stressy time, meals that “feel deluxe but are secretly super easy”: gnocchi roasted with squash; Santa Maria tri-tip with potatoes and broccoli cooked in the pan …
For a lot of reasons, Halloween 2020 is pretty scary; but it can also be pretty sweet.
Halloween has long been the holiday that uses candy and confections as the reward of the evening ... both for children and the young at heart. Costuming and dress up are historically wonderful, fun expressions of the day, but it is really all about the candy!
Calling your chocolate chip cookie “perfect” is a bold move. But British pastry chef Ravneet Gill had no problem doing it. So far, no one’s contested her claim.
Made by slow cooking apples mixed with autumn-favorite spices like cinnamon and allspice, apple butter is a highly concentrated jam-like spread filled to the brim with apple flavors. It’s essentially fall in a jar, and incredibly easy to make. All you need is some basic spices, a slow-cooker…
If it’s one thing I’ve learned in the past eight years since losing my husband, it’s how hard it is to cook for just one person. For the year after his death, our son lived at home, so it wasn’t that bad. And then he moved to the eastern part of the state and I found myself in the position o…
Cocktails are having a moment, and because of the pandemic, that moment is happening most often at home.
Have you ever asked someone where they got the recipe for a great crowd-pleasing dish and they were less-than-specific with the answer? Chances are, they probably got it from the back of a box, or can of something.