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CONNECTIONS: Baldwin’s in West Stockbridge marches on

The Civil War had created pent-up demand for goods, and there was Baldwin’s. Folks all over the North and South were glad to see the war ending and new businesses starting up.

WHAT’S COOKIN’: In the kitchen with Maria Nation

Although a talented writer, she is not interested in writing a cookbook. But what she would like to write is a book on how to give dinner parties.

Part II: New York Film Festival features women directors, women’s stories

A number of the very best films were made by women directors (though still far fewer than is fair or than one would wish) and numerous films are centered on complicated and arresting women characters.

FILM REVIEW: 54th annual New York Film Festival

I am grateful to report that this year not a single big slick manipulative commercial blockbuster movie was included.

Life in Great Barrington without tourists

In a letter to the editor, Dave Carpenter writes: "Tourist spending plays a large role in economically supporting so many of the things we love about the area. Would we have Tanglewood without tourists? Jacobs Pillow? The Mount? The Mahaiwe?"

Part I: New York Film Festival: Notable for vertiginous opener, Highsmith adaptation  

In "Carol," Cate Blanchett with her dazzling good looks, intensely blonde hair, beautiful clothes of breathtaking colors, creates a gloriously striking presence. The young department store sales clerk played by Rooney Mara is riveted by her and so are we.

AT THE CINEMA: ‘Love and Mercy’

If you weren’t a Beach Boys fan when you walked into this movie, you may have a new appreciation for them when you leave.
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