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Call Me Chris––Christopher Walken interviewed by Dick Cavett

Christopher Walken is one of the most diversely talented actors—playing more than 100 roles in films such as Annie Hall, The Deer Hunter, Catch Me If You Can, Seven Psychopaths, and Pulp Fiction, plus dozens of stage roles,… Read More

The Donkeyman–Author Kevin O’Hara found himself by way of Ireland and a donkey

Why, look. Over there. It’s none other than Kevin O’Hara, the Donkeyman himself, hoisting a pint of Guinness at Patrick’s Pub. Do you know Kevin? Come. Meet him. The unofficial bard of the Berkshires, a self-described “knuckle-headed romantic,” was given… Read More

Ten Minutes With a Modern Dance Scholar–Paul Scolieri

Paul Scolieri’s new book, Ted Shawn: His Life, Writings, and Dances (Oxford University Press), tells the story of how Jacob’s Pillow was a place where modern dance was tested on small, local audiences. It not only recasts the history of… Read More

Indoor Play–Beat the winter slog in the Berkshires with a game of trivia

If April is the cruelest month, as poet T.S. Eliot wrote, then March takes a close second as winter in the Berkshires makes its slow departure. As the snow wanes and it feels like the lawn at Tanglewood will never… Read More

Houses of worship find their place—and purpose—in today’s world

Some 130 houses of worship are found in the Berkshires. That may seem like a lot for a predominantly rural region with a declining population, but there were once many more. Among Catholic churches alone, upwards of ten have closed… Read More

Ten minutes With a Community Hero

George Criollo left his home country of Colombia at a young age to become a merchant marine. As a boy he had loved visiting his grandfather’s farm where he would help build stone walls and fences. After a few years… Read More

Fighting for Organic

Michael Keilty of Morris has been farming all of his life, and advocating sustainable and humane agriculture practices that have taken root from Maine to West Virginia through his work with livestock producers, veterinarians, and extension educators. As a sustainable… Read More

On a Mission–High time women who fish are taken more seriously

Fifty-fifty. That’s what Holly Jones would like to see when she looks around as she stands in a Litchfield County river and gently casts a fly upon the water. The fifty-fifty regards the breakdown between men and women fisherpeople. And… Read More

Ten Minutes With a Perfumer–Behnaz Sarafpour

Behnaz Sarafpour led the design team at Barneys New York before launching her award-winning, eponymous, women’s ready-to-wear collection, eventually creating a line of luxury, organic, and eco-friendly fashions. In 2017, she launched Behnaz Fragrances, her water-based, single-note, flower essence line,… Read More

Gifts of the Arts–Local group helps community by selling art

For 47 years, a group of forward-thinking women at St Matthew’s Church have been running Art Show: Bedford (ASB), donating the proceeds to local charities. The show has become known for supporting local artists, showcasing female talent such as Shelley… Read More