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REVIEW: Energy to spare — The TMC Orchestra and Shostakovich Fill the Shed with Sound and Drama

Despite its year-to-year changing membership, this orchestra is reliably distinguished by energy, enthusiasm, and responsiveness, along with technical polish and precision.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Great Successor’ reveals the real North Korea

There are, not surprisingly, two North Koreas. One for the most loyal followers of Kim, and another for the people.

POEM: A Dog’s Life

A dash of doggerel about dystopia, dictators,  and an Airedale.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

The president of the United States is effectively scolding our intelligence services for doing their jobs.

REVIEW: ‘The Threat’ offers a nuanced look at the always-complex challenges of trying to enforce law and order

Andrew McCabe has spent his life on the front lines and appreciates the stakes in a way most of us can’t. His passion is matched by his sense of urgency. It says something when some of the toughest folks in the land—FBI officials, former CIA officials—are frightened.

BOOK REVIEW: Bob Woodward’s ‘Fear,’ our plight

I found reading “Fear” to be especially painful. There were times I had to force myself to read more. It was much like watching a most terrifying movie, knowing the maniac is poised to strike at any moment. He could be behind the bathroom door or the living room couch with an axe or a chainsaw. Escape seems impossible.

July 9th Somebody’s Birthday        

Maybe you have some wise words to weave into a toast that would make the rest of us feel celebratory or at least  better about our world in general.

REVIEW: ‘The Plot to Hack America,’ the untold war on American soil

We are used to the images of war: bombs and bullets and blood. But Nance knows what many Americans are unwilling to recognize: We are at war and this war is being fought on our land.

Veterans protest statue to memorialize ‘communist’ W.E.B. Du Bois

Last month, the board of trustees of the town's libraries endorsed the idea of putting a statue of the scholar, civil rights leader and Great Barrington native in front of the Mason Library on Main Street in the center of town. The project can only move forward if sufficient funds are raised and the Historic District Commission and the selectboard approve.

VIEWPOINT: Being decent again

Thanks to those people in Alabama, we have chosen not to dance with the devil just to obtain desired secondary gains.

An energetic U.S. Sen. Markey talks taxes, guns, nukes and suing FERC

Markey cited solar and wind power as future drivers of the economy and he questioned why the Trump administration did not see it as a source of jobs for unemployed workers, especially the blue-collar workers Trump purports to represent.

Two POTUS poems: Face-off in the Nursery Ward; One for the Groper

little, tiny hands balled into fists -- a pair of pygmy pugilists!
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