'The familiar world re-seen' NORTH ADAMS — A great duality exists in New York. While the city is renowned for its vibrancy, much of its activity occurs after-dark, within shadowy structures on dim streets.Artist and native …
Not finding what she wanted to knit with, Tina Whitmore created it NORTH ADAMS — Color. It's the first thing you see when entering the Freia Fibers studio, where yarn, in every hue of the rainbow, seemingly floats midair. The studio is the central hub of …
A kind of exhibition 'I'd never seen before: one where I felt represented on the walls' WILLIAMSTOWN — Amid all the thought-provoking portraiture in the Williams College Museum of Art exhibition, "possible selves: queer foto vernaculars," there's a bulletin board you could find at …
A not-so-secret press NORTH ADAMS — "We've made a mark in the world. This is a significant press with a significant reputation, almost everywhere in the world, except in the Berkshires. We're kind of a secret here." …
From store to stove, firefighters are just like us in the kitchen ... except for the gear, of course PITTSFIELD — Adam Healey is like most of us when he goes grocery shopping — he forgets his list."Oops, I need to go back and get my list," he said, making a quick turnaround to run back …
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Judah Friedlander finds comedy in American exceptionalism
NORTH ADAMS — Deep in his American exceptionalist, "World Champion" persona, Judah Friedlander is staring down an audience member … Read More
Book review: 'The Garden Lady' will keep readers in suspense
"The Garden Lady," a new novel by Susan Dworkin, is a moving redemption story, but also an edge-of-your-seat suspense drama. Maxine … Read More
Bob Dunn | Game On: Why 'Portal' is the perfect video game ...
"Hey Bob, what's a perfect vid ..." "`Portal.' It's `Portal.' Case closed. Anything else? Because the answer to your question is … Read More
John Seven | Viewer's Discretion: 'Watership Down' revisited; 'Border' probes self-discovery
'BORDER' (AMAZON, APPLE, GOOGLE PLAY, VUDU, YOUTUBE) There's something about "Border" that made me think of the current DNA craze, the … Read More
Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Witch hazel shrub is a bright spot in late winter
In last week's column, I discussed the joy and anticipation of spring I get from the sight of early spring flowering bulbs. On the day … Read More
Thomas Christopher | Be-A-Better-Gardener: Bumblebees - the harbingers of spring
During this season of early spring, long before the honey bees emerge from their hives, our native bumblebees are already hard at … Read More
4 events not to miss this week, March 24 - 30
Relive the '70s with The Who's greatest hitsThe Berkshire Theatre Group will present Who Are You: A Celebration of The Who at 7:30 … Read More
Opioid crisis fuels new play by Berkshires native Patrick Toole
GREAT BARRINGTON — "You Are Not Alone," a new play about addiction, recovery, and the opioid crisis by Patrick Toole, will be … Read More
Lillian Hellman has her say, and then some, in 'Lillian' at The Whit
PITTSFIELD — Playwright William Luce has fashioned a successful career writing one-person plays about notable figures in the arts … Read More
Five things to do if you're on a budget this week, March 21-27
MUSIC No cover!Don't miss Mary Ann Palermo and First Take at Number 10, 7 p.m. Friday, 10 Castle St., Great Barrington. … Read More
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There are some things chefs — home and professional — always have in their pantries. All good cooks know the power of a well-stocked pantry. Being able to adjust ingredients and improvise … more
PITTSFIELD — GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company has scheduled auditions April 7 for its June production of "Peter and the Starcatcher," adapted for the stage by Rick Elice (book) and Wayne … more
Making pizza at home is gratifying, and it almost always tastes better than what you can get from delivery. But achieving a pizza with a crisp crust in the home oven can also be a real challenge.You … more
When it comes to pot roast, keeping it simple is sometimes best. We started with a chuck-eye roast, a well-marbled cut that is great for braising. Splitting the roast in two allowed us to trim excess … more
Ragu can be made from any meat or combination of meats, but the earthiness of a pure pork ragu is undeniably attractive — and great comfort food.Most recipes for traditional pork ragu use pork … more
CIVITAN CLUB SOUPFEST BENEFIT The Civitan Club of the Berkshires will hold its 13th Annual SoupFest Benefit starting at 6 p.m. Friday at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, … more
GREAT BARRINGTON— Ukrainian-born pianist Inna Faliks will join Close Encounters With Music's founding artistic director, cellist Yehuda Hanani, in CEWM's "Troika a la Russe," a program of … more
AUSTIN, TEXAS — "If I had to distill the essence of the film, it's really about risk."On Sunday night, Jennifer Trainer was standing on the stage of the Alamo Ritz's largest theater, answering … more
There are dozens, even hundreds of cities across America that were born of industry, and when that industry left, they died. Some, like North Adams, were saved by art. more
PITTSFIELD — When The Choir of Man comes to town, everyone's welcome at the watering hole.On Thursday, the Colonial Theatre will be transformed into a down-to-earth British pub. Walk up on … more

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