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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 down Main Street with her husband Will. Beyond south county, she often loses herself on… 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 to the East Coast with Blue Sky, settling in Ridgefield with his wife and two… Read More

Take Two: The Acting Twins of Ridgefield

Parents of young children bond over shared concerns such as pacifiers and potty training. While friends Eleni Kalandranis and Jen Vaccorro talk about these topics, they also compare notes on call times and set locations. They are both moms to identical twins involved in film and television. You see, identical twins are often sought out… Read More

Ten Minutes with Gilbert Gottfried: The legendary comedian talks about his life and comedy

Gilbert Gottfried is on the road year-round doing standup, or in New York City recording his weekly podcast. Come summer and into the fall, he spend s time with his family at their place on Stockbridge Bowl. While some people go to a museum, watch a play, enjoy Tanglewood, hit the trails, or kayak, Gottfried… Read More

Skating Champ Dick Button’s Secret Garden

Dick Button’s garden is carefully choreographed. But what might catch visitors off guard is the level of horticultural savvy plugging into his 48 acres in North Salem. Turns out, the champion figure skater, skating analyst, actor, and author is also a visionary landscape designer. And hearing botanical Latin rolling off the sports commenter’s tongue with… Read More

Glenn Close Finds Comfort on the Edge

She’s a legend—an award-winning actress who has mesmerized us for decades on stage and screen with her spot-on portrayals of multi-faceted women. Glenn Close first came to my attention back in 1982 when she made her film debut as Jenny Fields in The World According to Garp. In rapid succession, she followed with starring… Read More

Ten Minutes with a Broadway Performer and ACT Co-Founder

Katie Diamond has written, produced, and starred in numerous musical and cabaret shows in her 20-year career, most notably as Lorraine in Jersey Boys on Broadway. Raised in Seattle, Diamond attended the New England Conservatory of Music, eventually making her way to New York City and then to Ridgefield, with husband Bill and three children.… Read More

Going, Going…Still Going

Christine Baranski leads the HVA auction

  Christine Baranski sits in a white Adirondack chair overlooking the glistening Lake Waramaug. “This lake is part of the Housatonic Valley. All of this gorgeous land and water that we revere around here, it’s all part of the corridor that we need to work harder than ever to protect,” Baranski says. Svelte and energetic… Read More

In Daryl’s House

Sitting down with a rock and roll legend

Daryl Hall is a rock-and-roll legend. He is most famous as part of the duo Hall & Oates, who have sold more albums than any duo in history. Their songs include “Rich Girl,” “Private Eyes,” and “Man-eater.” While playing with friends in the 18th-century house he renovated in Sherman, Hall got the idea for a… Read More

The Queen of Kind

At home with Lisa Lampanelli

Most people who have heard of Lisa Lampanelli know her as a comedian with a penchant for insults and crude jokes, earning her the moniker “The Queen of Mean.” Watching some of her past routines on YouTube, I wondered, should I prepare myself to be offended? Not a chance, it turns out. After being greeted… Read More

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