This week ...
Take five with actress Laura Benanti
You might not know Laura Benanti by name, but you'll definitely recognize the Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony nominee the moment … Read More
Music on the 'experimental edge'
NORTH ADAMS — In the second movement of Julia Wolfe's "Anthracite Fields," the choir crescendos as it sings, "I am king of the … Read More
Andrew L. Pincus | Rambling About Tanglewood: What would Lenny say?
LENOX — Leonard Bernstein's sonorous voice emerged, ghost-like, out of his children's voices, challenging Tanglewood students to … Read More
'White Rabbit Red Rabbit': Actors leap into the unknown at Chester Theatre
CHESTER — Four actors will be flying without what one of them calls "a safety net" between Thursday afternoon and Saturday evening … Read More
Acclaimed new play 'Skeleton Crew' opening at Dorset Theatre Festival
DORSET, Vt. — Many things come to mind when hearing the term "skeleton crew," from a horror movie, to a workplace with lean … Read More
Thomas Christopher | Be-A-Better-Gardener: It's zucchini season ... er, want some?
I remember my first vegetable garden, dug when I was 16 years old. I went away for several weeks that summer, entrusting the care of … Read More
Berkshires Week Calendars
Best Bets in the Berkshires and So. Vermont, July 19 - 24
COMMUNITYBring your walletDon't miss a deal! Bennington's Midnight Madness shopping event returns tonight, with sales and stores open … Read More
Nightlife in the Berkshires and So. Vermont for July 19 - 24
LIVE MUSICThe Barn at the Egremont Village Inn17 Main St., South Egremonttheegremontbarn.comThursday, July 19: Dave Dempsey and … Read More
Things to do in the Berkshires and So. Vermont for June 19 - 25
ARTTHE ARTIST BOOK FOUNDATION1327 MASS MoCA Way, Building 13, North Adams413-398-5600, artistbkfoundation.orgThrough Sept. 29: "Carole … Read More
The Cottager
The Cottager: Obsession turns to murder in the Gilded Age
Harry K. Thaw waited patiently for the milk to be delivered on the morning of Aug. 17, 1913.A bell sounded, signaling the arrival of … Read More
The Cottager | Hotel Aspinwall: Ghosts of grandeur
LENOX — On a clear day, with the aid of a telescope, it is said that the view from the top of Hotel Aspinwall stretched as far as … Read More
The Cottager: Take a tour of Robert Todd Lincoln's home, Hildene
"If only they knew, they wouldn't want me there. There is a certain fatality about presidential functions when I am present."Though … Read More
More BWSV ...
'Nashville in the Berkshires': Fest to honor late Eagle reporter Derek Gentile, town he loved
ADAMS — Growing up together, there are two passions that Bill Kolis, Mike Mach and Derek Gentile shared throughout their lives: … Read More
Andrew Pincus | Rambling Around Tanglewood: Bernstein's Moscow mission
LENOX — "You have taken us up to heaven," Boris Pasternak declared. "Now we must return to earth."The celebrated poet and author of … Read More
A real brouhaha in the Hilltowns ...
It's time for the 3rd annual Hilltown Brouhaha, which is quickly becoming a summer tradition in the Berkshires. The daylong festival … Read More
Civil War Drama: Oldcastle brings popular 'Whipping Man' to the stage
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Even though it was written a dozen years ago and has been produced nationally and overseas, audiences never seem … Read More
4 hot spots to cool off at this summer
Grab your beach towels, and the kids, and head to one of these local sandy spots when the weather gets too hot. Read More
Native shrubs for summer bloom
Flowering shrubs are a stand-by of the mid-summer garden, filling it with blossoms even as the heat imposes a pause on the perennial … Read More

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