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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

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

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Get a front row seat to all the terrific events and happenings in the area. From theater productions to concerts to outdoor activities and more, we let you know what’s going on. Subscribe to our free newsletter that’s emailed to… Read More

James Taylor: Rockin’ a Country Road

(In light of James Taylor’s just-released 2020 audio book, Break Shot, we revisit our in-depth interview with him and his wife Kim. A number of topics he discusses here in an article from the July 2015 issue of Berkshire… Read More

Real Estate: You Build It, They Will Come

Having helped put North Adams on the map some 20 years ago, Porches Inn has upped the design ante with Studio 9 (pictured above), a private event space where “music and discussion and art can all converge,” says Sarah Eustis,… Read More

Women Helping Women

At recent networking dinners held by Berkshire Business and Professional Women (BBPW), topics for discussion covered domestic violence (with Hillery Hinds-Maxymillian of the DA’s task force), the role of women in local politics (with Amy Diamond of the Berkshire Committee… Read More

Big Sur in the Berkshires–A couple’s home is reminiscent of their honeymoon cabin

Fred Seibert and Robin Sloane Seibert stumbled upon their Stockbridge home quite by accident. Robin grew to love the mountains while a student at UVM, but Vermont was too far from their residence in Manhattan, and ocean-front homes on Long… Read More

Strumming Along–You can join these local Ukulele Players

Some four years ago, a cadré of ukulele enthusiasts were spending their Sunday afternoons jamming at the gazebo behind Great Barrington’s town hall. A reporter happened by on his way to another concert and asked the group’s name. They didn’t… Read More
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