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THE OTHER SIDE: The king is not dead — not really

Well, in one fell swoop, the new conservative majority—it might be more accurate to call them the new MAGA majority—betrayed originalism and textualism.

Bits & Bytes: Lee Greener Gateway Cleanup; youth poetry festival finale; Bill and the Belles at Dewey Hall; ‘Straight Answers to Gay Questions;’ Emma...

The Outspoken poetry festival includes workshops, peer-led open mics and competitive poetry slams for youth ages 15–24, and the finale is a celebration that includes performances by the top finishers of the poetry slams and a feature set by poet Mariah Barber.

Bits & Bytes: Theater of War; swimmers qualify at championship; ‘Was Shakespeare an Anti-Semite?’; GB Republican Town Committee meeting

Theater of War will be introduced by Chris Gibson, former U.S. Army colonel, former U.S. Representative from New York and current visiting professor of leadership studies at Williams. A panel discussion with area veterans, mental health professionals, and veterans' family members will follow the play.

Bits & Bytes: Jayne Benjulian monologue workshop; new teachers at Steiner school; Neumann at the Millbrook Library; ‘Share Our Wisdom/Harvest Our Lives;’ preparing for...

Benjulian was director of new play development at Magic Theatre in San Francisco and chief speechwriter at Apple. She is the author of the new poetry collection “Five Sextillion Atoms.”

Bits & Bytes: Sō Percussion at MASS MoCA; ‘Boy Meets Girl;’ ‘Love, Romance, Passion;’ ‘NAACP Is Not an Anachronism!’; Stockbridge photo contest

Teaming with three-time Obie Award-winning director Ain Gordon and emerging choreography sensation Emily Johnson, Sō Percussion studied all things guns: they visited gun ranges, ordered rifle parts, and culled through dark memories to inform this new work.

Bits & Bytes: BFWW announces events; January Houseplant Daze; ‘Leisure & Lust’ at The Mount; community theatre auditions; Mumbet’s walk to freedom

Berkshire Botanical Garden will present January Houseplant Daze, two classes about caring for houseplants, on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Bits & Bytes: ‘XXYY;’ Edge editor, publisher speaking at KI luncheon; ‘Once Upon a Mattress;’ Dalton preschool open house; 350Mass Berkshires meeting

'XXYY' is a poetic and otherworldly dance-theater event exploring the multiplicities of the gender spectrum while deconstructing the conventional binaries of male and female.

Bits & Bytes: Howard Dean at Williams; Winter Studio Festival of Plays; ‘Who Was Festus Campbell?”; 2017 Local Farmer Awards applications; ‘The Perils of...

The Local Farmer Awards provide local farmers with monetary support for equipment and physical farm improvements that will help them compete in the marketplace.

Bits & Bytes: Filmmaker Fidel Moreno at Scoville Library; ‘Aging; A Lifelong Process’; W. Stockbridge Chamber Players play up a storm

Filmmaker Fidel Moreno has been to the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation several times and witnessed the gathering of people to form a community united by the commitment to protect water resources and the Missouri River

Bits & Bytes: Chris Moore at the Triplex; Austen Riggs community forum; senior nutrition workshop; New Year’s Eve guided ski

In addition to his work on “Manchester by the Sea,”Chris Moore co-produced “Good Will Hunting” and the television series “Project Greenlight” with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

Community Make Day; new greenhouse will help FoodNet; Hannah Lash in Hudson; ‘The Wit and Wisdom of Jewish Humor’

FoodNet has provided up to 21,000 pounds per year of fresh produce to food pantries and meal sites in Berkshire County.

Bits & Bytes: Firefighters graduate from state academy; Molsky’s Mountain Drifters CD release; ‘Once on This Island;’ Election 2016 discussion at Williams; wellness and...

Over the past four months, firefighters Morell, Dezieck, and Powell attended class in Lee two nights per week, learning about fire behavior, building construction, hazardous materials, and safely sizing up incidents.

Bits & Bytes: Brooke Skinner Ricketts at Simon’s Rock; Banned Books Week; CATA exhibit; High Holy Days at Knesset Israel; Hopkins Forest fall festival;...

Typically held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week is an annual event highlighting the value of free and open access to information.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Love Letters’ at Barrington Stage; Concert Across America; ‘What’s in Our Water?’; fall festival & 5K; Victor Borge talk; Stockbridge Planning...

The 'What’s in Our Water?' forum will explore current challenges to the environment, the effects and potential risks to human health, and ways in which information is disseminated.

Bits & Bytes: Year-round dance studio at Jacob’s Pillow; Kinderland Arts & Activism Festival; the Boom Room; Leonard Quart on small business

The Perles Family Studio will be the new home for the School at Jacob’s Pillow and its pre-professional training programs.

Bits & Bytes: Howard Dean in Pittsfield; Grillsdale 2016; BPL to present ‘War Stories’; Discover Tyler Street; Writers Read; Annette Miller on acting

Former DNC chairman, presidential candidate, six-term governor and physician Howard Dean currently serves as a senior strategic advisor and independent consultant focusing on the areas of healthcare and energy issues.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Selected Shorts’ at the Mahaiwe; ‘Billi’ at St. Francis Gallery; Pete Seeger tribute; letter-writing talk; Artful Hike at Olana; poetry at...

Katherine Grandjean's research explores early English colonization and the encounter with Native peoples, as well as the origins of American violence.
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