STOCKBRIDGE — Eric Hill’s stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” has been creating winter holiday memories for theatergoing families each year since it bowed at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre in 2006.

NEW YORK — “No New ‘Movies’ Till Influenza Ends” blared a New York Times headline on Oct. 10, 1918, while the deadly second wave of the Spanish Flu was unfolding.

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This holiday season promises to be intimate and, while you may not be planning a meal for the whole extended family, there are countless ways to remember how special this time of year really is. When it comes to your dinner table, fun and DIY accents can strike the perfect balance between low-key and festive.

LENOX -- Christopher Lloyd and John Douglas Thompson will join a glittering lineup of award-winning and nominated Shakespeare & Company actors -- among them founding artistic director Tina Packer, Elizabeth Aspenlieder, Annette Miller, Finn Wittrock and Tod Randolph -- in a virtual gala …

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“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…

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