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Ever wonder why your front porch display doesn't quite live up to magazine perfection? (Raises hand!) No matter how you arrange those pumpkins, mums and twisty gourds it just doesn't have the same … more
HANCOCK — On a damp Saturday morning, 3-year-old Henry Coughlin engaged in an old Berkshires custom. He sat on a stool in a sawdust-lined stall and milked the four full teats in front of him. Coughlin, who traveled from New York City to visit his grandparents in Williamstown, diligently filled a blue bucket as his family watched on from the aisles in Ioka Valley Farm's dairy barn. Asked if this was the first time he had milked a cow, Coughlin said yes — and no. more
For a single year, Lenox could claim it was home to the largest home in America. But in 1895, the 100-room Shadow Brook paled in comparison to Biltmore House, the 250-room mansion built by George … more
Classical music and literary thriller don't make for a likely pair, but composer Gregory W. Brown understands why his brother, internationally renowned author Dan Brown, might blend the two in his … more
Behind two swinging wooden doors adorned with an ironic "beware of attack cow" sign, Bill Galusha performs his life's work. Three days a week, the 60-year-old paces in the sunken corridor between his milking parlor's two platforms, where, at 3 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day, cows are ushered in 22 at a time. Galusha's job is to hook up milking machines to teats, hose off hooves and check each of his 230 beloved dairy cows for disease. more
Editor's Note: In light of recent discussions about artwork being sold, we've been asking ourselves, how are work of art authenticated before a sale? How does the art world know if a piece is real? … more
 WILLIAMSTOWN — The 12th annual CenterSeries lineup at the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College opens Saturday with a tragedy for the times, "Antigone in Ferguson." Backed … more
Easily the strangest program in the Berkshires' fall classical-music season comes from The Orchestra Now, which travels from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., to Bard's Simon's Rock campus … more
The typically intense, whirlwind Berkshires summer theater season is over but the fall theater season in and around the Berkshires promises no let up.BERKSHIRE COUNTYThe fall schedule already is … more
Performances about men and women, along with new works and old, are on the dance schedule for this fall. Highlights include an internationally acclaimed company from Finland with a meditation on … more
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