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THE OTHER SIDE: The Supremes

Born to segregated white America, it was no wonder that for so many weaned on 1950s "Father Knows Best" delusions, The Supremes, with the words of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Edward Jr. Holland, offered a far more accurate assessment of what life was really like.

VISTA changed my life, but did it change the world?

As a VISTA volunteer, I had to shoot a Klansman, but I also learned that all of our hearts have similar rhythms.

Robert Lea, 88, of Egremont

Bob did research at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island before settling into a long career as a physics professor at the City College of the City University of New York until his retirement in 1992.

Alan Chartock: I Publius — Dog walking woes

But why, then, is the offending pile in the same place every day or night? No, I think that the wayward dog owner is fully cognizant of what his pet is doing.

New citizen Sari Hoy mounts write-in campaign for Sheffield planning board

She started attending graduate school at the Conway School of Landscape Design in Northampton, where she received a master's degree in sustainable landscape planning and design. She later served an internship at the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, where she developed zoning bylaws for the city of North Adams.

By bread and love alone: Craig Bero, Housatonic hero of the moment

On day one of the COVID-19 shutdown he “gutted” his restaurant’s foyer and transformed it into his to-go way station, from which he starts serving customers dinner around five, their covered plate delivered straight to their car window.

LEONARD QUART: Embracing a city in purgatory

However, though I am not an optimist by nature, I know once the plague ceases, life in the city will be irreparably changed.

Best-selling author Sue Miller, novelist Patricia Park, and literary magazine editor Dayna Tortorici are the 2020 Edith Wharton Writers-in-Residence

While the extended conversation, “Writers in the House,” has been cancelled, settle in here for an insightful look at how contemporary writers are looking at and responding to Edith Wharton’s legacy. 

Illuminating the Hidden Forest, Chapter 32: An artist’s eye in Manhattan

The cityscape is teeming with yearning, scurrying life seeking opportunities of their own.

Dorian Held, 71, of West Stockbridge

Dorian lived as a stained-glass artist before becoming a popular and successful realtor with Wheeler & Taylor.

I Publius: A conversation with Murray

“Sure enough, maybe because of your prompting, the previous gloom and doom turned to a more optimistic plan. I’m proud of you, Pops. I think you made it happen.” Murray, the world’s smartest dog

Great fun, but not as glamorous as it seems!

Designer Sue Schwarz reveals the true source of the satisfaction she derives from her work.

LEONARD QUART: New York, a truly urban city

Much of the city’s urbanscape gains its character from the people and dramas that can provide solace, however dark one's personal mood.

ALAN CHARTOCK: In Memoriam, Judy Grunberg  

Judy Grunberg was one of those rare individuals who makes such a difference that you just don’t know how you can go on without her. 

Pleasant and Main: A restaurant that should be embraced

The Housatonic cafe is on another level, an utterly different experience altogether. There's artistry here.

Alan Chartock: To impeach or not impeach

The problem is that New Yorkers really hate Trump and are frustrated by him. I am hearing from a lot of them who just don’t give a damn if an impeachment effort is foolhardy.

The Self-Taught Gardener: The experience of place

Nature and the man-made world. Can they coexist? Our Self-Taught Gardener thinks yes, with a little effort.
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