HARTFORD, Conn. — Talk about your yard sale finds. A small porcelain bowl bought for $35 at a Connecticut yard sale turned out to be a rare, 15th century Chinese artifact worth between $300,000 and $500,000 that is about to go up for auction at Sotheby's.

NEW YORK — The pandemic-era Golden Globes sunk to 6.9 million viewers, down a whopping 64% from 2020 and only barely beating the year when a writer's strike forced NBC to show a news conference announcing the winners.

SALEM — A second panel from American artist Jacob Lawrence's sweeping series “Struggle: From the History of the American People" that has been hidden from public view for decades has been located, the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts announced Tuesday.

NEW YORK — With homebound nominees appearing by remote video and hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on different sides of the country, a very socially distanced 78th Golden Globe Awards trudged on in the midst of the pandemic and amid a storm of criticism for the Hollywood Foreign Press Associat…

NEW YORK — Ta-Nehisi Coates, the acclaimed essayist and novelist who expanded the world of Wakanda for Marvel comics, will write the script for a new “Superman” film from Warner Bros.

It all began with Duncan Pollock's college-age sons asking him for recipes to supplement dull college cafeteria food and their forays into restaurants and fast-food joints.

Today, those recipes and tips make up his website chowguys.net — a place for "guys just starting out."

Ali Benjamin's first adult novel "The Smash-Up," will be released Tuesday, Feb. 23, by Random House. The novel is a contemporary remake of "Ethan Frome," with a similar structure and premise, but is "not a quiet book," like Wharton's original tale of a strained marriage in a small town. 

"This is a story of a marriage that is under strain during very volatile times," Benjamin said. "It's set during the week the Kavanaugh hearings unfold ... things were unbelievably contentious, a lot of people — women in particular — were intensely angry. And it is story about a marriage set in the Berkshires that has been a pretty solid marriage — or has it been, question mark?"

Hello! I’m Aimee, and I’ll be taking over this space once a month to talk about books. I’m a novelist, as well as the author of a few non-fiction books, and my favorite pastime/potentially-most-irritating-quality is constantly telling my friends what to read. The kind people at The Berkshire Eagle are now letting me pitch book recommendations to you, my fellow book nerds of Berkshire County.

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