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REPORT FROM LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA: Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore

Our reporter at the Venice Biennale describes a breathtaking installation based on archangels in the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore.

In the wheelhouse of the Russell I

Hilary Russell weaves the tugboat history into a telling of his personal quest to learn more about his family

Bits & Bytes: ‘Redacted Elements’ at Berkshire School; BPL staged reading; ‘Alice’s Ordinary People’ at Lee Library; ‘Marathon for Justice’ at Williams

Lee Library will host a screening of the documentary film “Alice’s Ordinary People” Monday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Lorinda Mazur, 72, of Richmond

Lorinda was the first woman elected to the Unites States Telephone Association board of directors as well as chairperson of USTA’s Government Relations Committee, testifying on behalf of the telecommunications industry before the U.S. Congress, receiving an award from USTA for her service.

Reflections on poet Gwendolyn Brooks – and Dominique Morisseau’s ‘Pipeline’

In retrospect, Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem really got me thinking: How might our world look different, if we simply honored each individual’s need for space?

Bits & Bytes: Camille A. Brown at MASS MoCA; ‘Voices of Poetry’ at the Mount; ‘Nickel and Dimed’ at Berkshire School; CoA luncheon

'Voices of Poetry' will feature five acclaimed poets: Doug Anderson, 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry winner Frank Bidart, Rage Hezekiah, Krysten Hill and Ellen Doré Watson.

Bits & Bytes: High Peaks Festival; ‘FRACTURED DREAMS’ debut; ‘Compass: A Horror Play’; ‘Uncertainty’ at the Mahaiwe; Tschabalala Self at Art Omi

WAM Theatre has announced a Berkshire County tour of “FRACTURED DREAMS,” a collaborative devised production between WAM’s new Elder Ensemble and its Teen Ensemble.

Music in Common students celebrate differences, find bonds through music

Watching the group rehearse, a few things became evident: They are learning to lead and to follow; to delegate and to take responsibility; to speak and to listen—in short, all the fundamentals for any collaboration that hinges on communication.

Bits & Bytes: Five Wise Guys at Berkshire South; Music In Common gala; Dog Dance at Jacob’s Pillow; ‘Words Matter’ at Sandisfield Arts Center;...

Music In Common's annual Raise the MIC gala will honor founding board member Elaine Mack for her tireless efforts to combat the hate responsible for the murder of Daniel Pearl with a focus on fundraising and fiscal sustainability.

Albert Gebo, 77, of Sheffield

Al enjoyed all sorts of sporting activities, and his most defining moments were returning to speed skating in his late 60s and early 70s.

South County high school students rail against inaction during ‘youth climate strike’

The South County strike was but one that included thousands of students in Massachusetts and hundreds of thousands across the country who skipped school in order to participate, according to a news release from the Massachusetts Youth Climate Strike.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Ann’ moves to Dallas, Washington, D.C.; ch’CHUNK at Dewey Hall; ‘Rip Van Winkle: The Musical’; Amplify 2019 auditions; BagShare Project in...

The BagShare Project uses volunteer labor to create durable shopping bags out of materials that would otherwise be burned or buried.

Hungry Berkshires students want food: Mother of one of them says, ‘Gopher it’

Kim Widener knew that starting a GrubHub-style service in places like Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and Litchfield County, Connecticut, would be daunting. The area simply lacks the critical mass of empty stomachs needed to make an urban and suburban business model viable.

Mary Ann (Larkin) Sullivan, 82, of Newport, Rhode Island, formerly of Great Barrington

She was a dedicated daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, organizer and party planner. If there was a committee, Mary Ann was on it.

All in a week at SBRSD: Bomb threat; an illegal vote; angry School Committee member walks out

Earlier in the meeting, there had been other surprises: Sears and Chairperson Bonnie Silvers, both of Sheffield, had been ousted from their leadership positions on the committee. Adding to the committee's woes was that the vote was taken in open session, but by use of a secret ballot -- a clear violation of the state's Open Meeting Laws.

POEM: The Backwards Geese (from the gate outside South Egremont School)

as if time could run backwards at their beckoning; as if winter could recede from my fingers and the white gate swing wide, with the fall riot returning to the bracketing treelimbs, thence to turn verdant and alive, the schoolyard now summer-empty.
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