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I’ve heard that the Rat Pack used to stay in Ridgefield. Is this true?

Why, yes, it is true. In the late 1950s and into the ’60s, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, and others, also known as the “Rat Pack,” would escape to a converted barn on New… Read More

Belle of Pound Ridge: The legendary Tallulah Bankhead was the talk of the town

To everyone in the free world, she was simply called Tallulah. The voice was unmistakable, steeped in bourbon with notes of cello and a smoky, gravel finish; the laugh, a rollicking contagion of cannonball fire. Her remarkable beauty, framed by… Read More

Ten Minutes with Broadway Star Linda Eder

Linda Eder started on Broadway with Jekyll & Hyde and has since released 18 solo albums and her repertoire includes Broadway, pop, country, and jazz. Raised in Minnesota, Eder came east to New York and eventually settled onto a horse… Read More

Clive Davis Puts his Name on it: The legend brings his passion for the arts to Bedford

IN RECENT YEARS, legendary music man Clive Davis has kept his finger firmly on the undulating pulse of the music industry as chief creative officer for Sony Music Entertainment while also enjoying the success of his best-selling autobiography The Soundtrack Read More

“Where the Wild Things Are” meets Mickey Mouse

Stacks of neatly labeled boxes fill the space of the Maurice Sendak archive, a recently completed addition to the late author’s Ridgefield home on Chestnut Hill Road. These manuscript sized boxes, each containing the original artwork from Sendak’s popular children’s… Read More

Sneak Peak at Designer Ralph Lauren’s Secret Passion for Cars

Like a Porsche  911, Ralph Lauren’s public relations machine is well-oiled and  air-cooled. Though his tan, smiling visage is as iconic as James Bond’s Aston Martin DB9, the public knows little to nothing about Lauren’s activities, politics, philanthropy, philosophy, or… Read More

Ten Minutes with Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick doesn’t have much downtime, he says from his West Village townhouse before another performance of The Seafarer. After Memorial Day weekend, he steps right into The Closet, which premieres June 26 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.… Read More

Sensing Sally: Sally Taylor, daughter of James Taylor & Carly Simon, creates art for all the senses

For the longest time—even now, still—Sally Taylor perceives the Berkshires through a song written and sung by her dad, James Taylor. She sits back in a chair in a room within MASS MoCA’s Kidspace and begins to hum the melody,… Read More

At Home with Mary Pope Osborne: The Author’s House is a Hub of Creativity

Many people are surprised to hear that Mary Pope Osborne has made a home in Great Barrington for more than a decade; others aren’t so. It’s not unusual to spot her at Rubi’s, or at the farmers market, or strolling… Read More

Ten Minutes with a Film Animator

Sean Murphy works at Blue Sky, a leading animation studio that produces feature-length films such as Ferdinand, recently nominated for an Academy Award. He attended Emerson College for film production, before moving to LA to pursue his career. He returned… Read More