CONNECTIONS: Gilded Age pomp and ceremony

Monday, Jun 19 - The hosts and hostesses of Gilded Age were undoubtedly our first celebrities and, just as our current celebrities, they set the style in art, architecture, interior design, clothing and feasting.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost)daily outrage

Friday, Jun 16 - The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation. -- Washington Post

An accurate, thorough account of EPA hearing

Sunday, Jun 11 - In his letter to the editor, Benno Friedman writes: “In a fair and accurate fashion, the article did not shy away from describing a complex and complicated set of issues and arguments.”

CONNECTIONS: Our pugilistic politics

Tuesday, Jun 6 - Are we a country irreconcilably divided? Rather than one issue, we seem unable to discourse rationally about climate change, immigration, health care, taxes, Russian espionage, or the man in the White House.

Listen up, Congressman Neal: Berkshire County calling

Sunday, Jun 4 - In their letter to the editor, Susie Kaufman and Richard Brown write: "At a time when residents of Massachusetts are under siege by a government in Washington, we need a representative who will meet with us, listen to us and strengthen our resolve."