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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

Year-Round Sound–Well-known musicians in the Berkshire

Contrary to public opinion, you don’t have to wait for summer to experience live musical performances in the Berkshires. Those who stay put in the county come winter through Memorial Day are fortunate to have an abundance of musical talent… Read More

Beautiful Box–Apartment living glams up SoNo

Special digital version of the article. It’s too difficult to resist the Field of Dreams build-it-and-they’ll-come reference when talking about the long, sometimes slow, and these days hyper-energized rise of SoNo—South Norwalk to the uninitiated—as the hippest home base in… Read More

Tanglewood Flourishes–A diverse lineup draws thousands to the new TLI

On a clear night, the sun sets behind a hundred-year-old oak tree. From inside this new concert hall, the audience can look west into the massive branches and out across the Tanglewood campus. The space is an open room of… Read More

Nexus of Innovation

The angular steel structure perched at the southern edge of the William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield has been quietly looming for over 12 months. It’s not so quiet anymore, though. Contractors put the finishing touches on the Berkshire Innovation 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

Exploring Democracy–poets confront obstacles—and possibilities

In this presidential election year, 100 years after women won the right to vote, what does a government of the people, by the people, and for the people look like? Williams College is taking on questions like these—what it means… 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

Green Goddess–Energy efficiency and style make for a hip, healthy home

When Jill and Kevin Brenner were looking to downsize from their 6,000-square-foot farmhouse in Pound Ridge, their search had a narrow scope. The new location had to be a buildable lot within the Bedford/Pound Ridge community and preferably closer to… Read More

Silver Screen Circle–with Michael Douglas

The Jacob Burns Film Center annual Silver Screen Circle dinner was held at the Film Center. Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas (former Bedford resident) was the guest of honor. The evening started with Douglas and JBFC Board President Janet Maslin… Read More

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