Celebrate Edith Wharton's birthday on Jan. 24 by joining The Mount's Book Club, or by picking up one of her 40 novels.
“This is an absolute, can’t-put-it-down thriller." Actor Reese Witherspoon, founder and curator of Reese's Book Club, has named Ana Reyes' "The House in the Pines," a new thriller set in Pittsfield, as her first book club selection of the year.
Have you ever made a collage? You probably have, but don't see it as an artistic practice. Don't worry, Melanie Mowinski will help you in her new book "Collage Your Life."
We've pulled together a sampling of some of the latest releases from the desks of Berkshire authors — these are not all of the titles released this year, just a smattering — with suggestions of who these books might be the best gift for.
MCLA assistant professor Hannah Noel's new book, "Deflective Whiteness: Co-opting Black and Latinx Identity Politics," delves into the myth of white victimhood and how white supremacists use it to justify racist actions.
Photographer David Ricci explores “the edge of chaos” — what happens when you crowd enough material into a space just near the line where it becomes completely incomprehensible — in his first photobook, "EDGE."
On Wednesday, Dec. 14, Kevin O’Hara returns to Arrowhead to read from this heartwarming collection of festive tales in Herman Melville’s south parlor.
Tinky Weisblat’s latest cookbook, “Pot Luck: Random Acts of Cooking,” published in October, celebrates seasonal foods and holidays, through recipes and stories with a bit of history thrown in the mix.
“The Passenger” embarks readers on a new sort of journey. Warning: if you care much about the destination (wrapping up of the plot) then beware going forward. McCarthy’s book ends, but is it satisfying? And does it even matter?
The story of General Electric is, in part, the story of American capitalism writ large. In Cohan’s capable hands it is also the story of people — people both extraordinarily gifted and monumentally flawed.
In her latest New York Times' best seller, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Adams native Stacy Schiff tracks down the story of Samuel Adams — an instrumental player behind the scenes of the American Revolution.
Mindfulness — is it just a buzzword or an intentional practice? For those of the opinion that is an intentional practice, there's The Modern Nirvana Oracle, a 50-card oracle deck that purposes questions and answers aimed at providing self-introspection and a goal of being present in the moment.
Voyaging through a pandemic wreaking havoc on a country on the brink of a civil war, Elizabeth Strout inhabits her familiar protagonist Lucy in “Lucy by the Sea."
Author and artist Suzy Banks Baum has won a nonfiction writing award for an essay from her memoir-in-progress.
Avi Avital, mandolin, with Venice Baroque Orchestra Thursday night at Ozawa Hall.
LENOX — As the old saw has it, Vivaldi didn't compose 500 concertos — he composed the same concerto 500 times.The canard was put to the test Thursday night at Tanglewood when the Venice …
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma - seen here in a 2011 appearance at Tanglewood - "is perhaps our most visible personification of that humane quality in music," writes Berkshire Eagle music critic Andrew L..Pincus. "He understands music as a bond between peoples and cultures. It's one reason, in addition to…
Tanglewood's founder, Serge Koussevitzky, believed music had the power to save us from our worst impulses. His words, spoken at Tanglewood's opening in 1940, have as much application today as they did then, says Berkshire Eagle music writer and critic, Andrew L. Pincus.
LENOX — If you've followed the action at Tanglewood this summer, you've heard a bushel of talk about "Koussevitzky's vision." But beyond music, what are the implications of his "dream of a …
LENOX - Bach leaves few instructions beyond bare notes for the performer of his solo violin sonatas and partitas, so any performance of them is bound to be personal.Hilary Hahn took the stage …
Giuseppe Verdi was an Italian hero. Not only was he the creator of some of the best-loved operas of his time (shopkeepers still hum his arias throughout Italy today), but his name became a symbol of the country's unification.
Trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger and old friend Andris Nelsons, music director of the BSO, take the stage together Sunday afternoon at Tanglewood in a performance of HK Gruber's "Aerial," concerto for trumpet and orchestra.
My game plan is to make this recipe a little bit healthier by substituting whole wheat spaghetti or spaghetti squash for the regular spaghetti and getting 93-percent lean ground beef, low-fat cheddar cheese and reduced-sodium taco seasoning.
Citrus fruits can add subtle or powerful flavor to countless savory and sweet dishes. You can include citrus in beverages, vinaigrettes, dips, marinades, meats, salads, seafood, pastas, vegetables, and desserts and baked goods of all kinds.
Taking inspiration from her childhood, columnist Elizabeth Baer recently pulled together a grilled cheese and soup bar featuring a "fowl play soup" that you can customize to your liking.
While cooking up one of my go-to pastas, Melissa Clark reached right past her trusty bottle of extra-virgin and grabbed some butter from the fridge instead. She heated it in a skillet until it melted and browned, filling the kitchen with a sweet, nutty scent.
Food columnist Maggy Button writes, "Before Christmas, I was getting into using my air fryer as a way to eat healthier and with way less fat. Here are a few things I've tried ... sweet potato chips, tilapia, stuffed pork chops and eggplant bites."
I believe that it was more a hunger for comfort, for connection, and for tending to something nourishing and real which fueled the pandemic’s sourdough baking craze. It makes perfect sense, and it is achievable under any circumstances, not only extreme conditions of stress and isolation. I’d love for you to discover in 2023 your inner bread baker.