GREAT BARRINGTON — Dan Tawczynski, a farmer since 1950, a published book author as of June 1, wants to talk about the green mist.
MONTEREY — New York Times best-selling author and Berkshires resident Simon Winchester will discuss his new book, "Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World," in person at The Bidwell House Museum on Saturday, June 19.
From 1870 to 1911, the Standard Oil Company and Trust controlled almost all oil production, processing, marketing, and transportation in the country. Through mergers, purchases and lucrative trust agreements, John D. Rockefeller built an industrial empire that made him and his associates ast…
Artist and author Eric Carle's colorful, hungry caterpillar crawled into the hearts of children across the country and in the Berkshires, where many considered the Western Massachusetts' resident one of their own.
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.)
Jeff Belanger is known for telling other people's stories.
Book columnist and New York Times best-selling author of “The Perfect Mother” Aimee Molloy recently asked some of her favorite authors what we should be reading. If you're looking for some great book suggestions, she's got them.
A tireless advocate of the American Indian in the late 1800s and a long-time resident of Great Barrington, Charles C. Painter has slipped through the cracks as both an important figure in American history and as an accomplished Berkshirite. Author, historian and educator Valerie Sherer Mathe…
A recent visit to Hancock Shaker Village inspired Features Editor Jennifer Huberdeau to make this 'famous' Shaker Chicken Fricassee, once made by the Hancock Shakers.
Looking for any easy side dish to take on your next Tanglewood picnic? Food columnist Elizabeth Baer says roasted carrots with yogurt is the perfect picnic side dish, especially because it can be served warm or cold.
Olive oil is an essential, vibrant food with no equal in hundreds of dishes.
I never understood how my son and daughter-in-law could sit for hours watching videos on their cellphones. And then I downloaded TikTok ... and I no longer have a life.
I recently returned to my old stomping grounds on Cape Cod to visit my beautiful niece, Daven, and her husband and my good friend, Benn. It was only the second time the Lovely Lois and I had left Berkshire County since March 2020, and the first time we had seen them in person in almost two p…
Ahh ... summer! This time of year, whenever I go to a farmers market or pick up my CSA (community supported agriculture) share or even find myself in the grocery store, something new has ripened locally and we can enjoy the bounty from farms in our own backyard.
One of my favorite things to do with almost anything you can find — in this season of plentiful produce, or even with what’s available in the winter — is to make ricotta toasts.
Here's what's playing — May 14-21 — at in-person and virtual cinemas in the Berkshires and environs. New movies this week include "Those Who Wish Me Dead," "Spiral: Saw," "Profile," "Los Hermanos," and "There Is No Evil."
If you didn't have the opportunity to try chef Daniel Boulud's acclaimed French-inspired cuisine at Café Boulud last summer, don't fret. You'll have plenty of opportunities to try it this summer and beyond. You can also now access Blantyre's many amenities, including a new Dom Pérignon Salon.
Berkshire Theatre Group is lining up more live, in-person events this summer, announcing the addition of two concert series: Broadway Favorites and the return of Bobbie’s Summer Series.
Take a walk through Bernay Fine Art gallery's newest exhibit "Mixing It Up," featuring mixed media works by artists Morgan Bulkeley, Connie Goeltz Schmitt, Dee Shapiro, Amelia Toelke, Shira Toren and Michael Zelehoski.
“We have the most perfect space for outdoor performances …,” Jacob’s Pillow Executive and Artistic Director Pamela Tatge said by phone.
Barrington Stage Company will present a free screening of "The Supadupa Kid 2: Move," the action/superhero book by Pittsfield-based author Ty Allan Jackson at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Boyd-Quinson Stage, 30 Union St.
“Can you believe I found this online?” a delighted Prisca asks husband Guy at the beginning of “Old,” as their family arrives at a glistening beach resort.
A look at what's happening the world of music as artists announce their touring plans and concert venues plan their reopenings after being shuttered by the pandemic.
Henry Golding has undeniable screen presence. He’s handsome, sure. Lots of actors are. But Golding also has that effortless charisma that the biggest movie stars possess. It’s no wonder that he was catapulted from relative, travel show host obscurity to film fame with just one role in “Crazy…
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday to four counts of rape and seven other sexual assault counts.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Americana singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile's new blonde locks are an homage to David Bowie, a hint at what her new music will sound like.
In his latest film, Val Kilmer gets an unusual screen credit for a bona fide Hollywood movie star: cinematographer.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prompted by Britney Spears’ conservatorship fight, a bipartisan legislative effort has emerged to reform the process created to protect the rights of more than 1 million people across the United States under the protective arrangements.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Triple H walked with his arms crossed like an X -- his signature Degeneration X symbol -- with his 7-foot tag-team partner Joel Embiid to ring a ceremonial bell last month before a Philadelphia 76ers playoff game.
NEW YORK (AP) — The year 2020 saw welcome growth in racial diversity of LBGTQ characters in films released by major studios, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD. But for the fourth year in a row there were no transgender or non-binary characters in those films.