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THE SELF-TAUGHT GARDENER: Life is a beech

When it comes to woody plants, I feel more strongly about protecting them from insects and managing diseases than I do about perennials and annuals.

LEONARD QUART: Midsummer New York

My encounter is the kind that you could easily have in the city if you ask the right questions, and have the patience to sit and listen closely to another person’s revelations.

Smithsonian curator defends arts as essential to democracy

In his letter to the editor, Eli Newberger writes: “John Hasse gave a daring, arching, and comprehensive examination of the salutary and urgently-needed contributions of the creative arts to our personal and social worlds.”

Berkshire cultural institutions fear impact of Trump’s budget axe

"This is a creative community that thrives with the inspiration and energy of hundreds of concerts, performances and exhibits throughout the year, as well as the educational and thought-provoking programs created through the CPB. All would be jeopardized if the nation no longer celebrated or supported the arts as integral to our democracy.” --- Beryl Jolly, executive director of the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington

Connections: How the Berkshires became a cultural center

Author's Note about 'Connections': Love it or hate it, history is a map. Those who hate history think it irrelevant; many who love history treat...
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