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Whose decline is more severe: Joe Biden’s or the news media’s?

The decisive problem right now isn't Joe Biden or the press; it is what is being done to the American people.

ON BOOKS: In Aaron Thier’s ‘The World is a Narrow Bridge’ the fate of humanity hangs in the balance

Hannah Van Sickle interviews Great Barrington author Aaron Thier about his latest book, ‘The World is a Narrow Bridge.’ Thier will be reading from his book at The Bookstore in Lenox on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Hellmut Wohl, 89, of Williamsville, professor of art history

His scholarship focused primarily on early Italian Renaissance and early 20th-century European art, and he curated a number of major exhibitions of contemporary Portuguese artists.

CONNECTIONS: Make America a democracy again

“Democracy is under assault and in retreat around the globe, a crisis that has intensified as America’s democratic standards erode at an accelerating pace.” -- Freedom House report

Judge spikes lawsuit, dismisses allegations of improper police interference in Sheffield woman’s death

Dobson's civil case alleges that Fred Weller, the intoxicated driver who killed his daughter, would have been in jail if not for the interference of a small-town police department in nearby Monroe that was using Weller, now 40, as a drug informant. Great Barrington lawyer Ira Kaplan, one of the Dobson's attorneys, confirmed that a notice of appeal has been filed with the Connecticut Appellate Court.

The Very Rev. Walter Taylor, 79, of Lenox and Key West, Fla.

In Texas, Taylor helped foster the creation of New Hope Housing, which pioneered the approach in Houston of using single-room occupancy housing coupled with intensive counseling and employment support services to help solve chronic homelessness among city residents.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend; Throwdown Collective at Berkshire Pulse; Dom Flemons at Hancock Shaker Village; Whiffenpoofs benefit performance; Lee Siegel at...

Musician, singer-songwriter and slam poet Dom Flemons is a founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an African-American string band that won a Grammy Award in 2010.

Francis ‘Far’ Welch Laidlaw, 82, of Stockbridge, noted jazz musician

Far started teaching himself to play the clarinet and cornet when he was 18, often using the family car as a practice venue.

Bits & Bytes: Timothy Snyder at Williams; 350Mass Berkshires meeting; BerkshireSPEAKS

Timothy Snyder's talk will look at the structural causes for how Hitler’s ideology could and can function, and how similar risks might be faced today due to climate change and state collapse.
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