Health

Protecting young bodies, brains from toxic stress

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom.The safe spaces, quiet times and breathing exercises for …

Health Take-Away: Taking a pulse on healthy heart rhythms

Millions of people experience irregular heartbeats, called arrhythmias, at some point in their lives. Most often, they are harmless and happen in healthy people free of heart disease. However, some abnormal rhythms can indicate life-threatening …

Ask the Doctors: 'Digital free-for-all' not the answer for young kids

Q: My daughter always gives my grandson her cellphone to play with — and he's only 18 months old. I read that this can cause speech delays. How serious is the risk? Does it stunt children in other ways? A: The allure of the screen is powerful. …
Nightlife

Concerts, ballgames will light up the weekend

ONGOING On Friday and Saturday June 9 and 10, at 8 p.m., two-time Tony Award-winner William Finn returns to host, "Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don't Know But Should..." Put on by the Barrington Stage Company, …

Music, dance and comedy help launch summer's official opening

Welcome to Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the summer cultural and entertainment season in the Berkshires!There are plenty of happenings planned, both indoors and outside, so feel free to jump in. Here's just a sample of things to …

Pittsfield native to debut latest album at The Hall

PITTSFIELD — City native and award-winning musician Matt Cusson will debut his latest album in The Hall at Hotel on North tonight, and he suggests you come for the music, but stay for the stories.The self-produced, 14-track recording, titled …
Scene
The Scene: Shakespeare & Company's 40th season Ruby Gala was a jewel of an evening

LENOX — The age of Shakespeare came to life for a single night as Shakespeare and Company celebrated a milestone anniversary on Saturday, July 1.

The Scene | SculptureNow is 'Sculpture Wow' at The Mount

LENOX — The vast and lush grounds of Edith Wharton's country estate were once again brimming with visitors and multifaceted sculptures as The Mount and SculptureNow kicked off their fifth year of collaboration with a free opening celebration and grand reception on Sunday, June 11, for "Nexus." …

The Scene | An 'art-studded' kick off for Mass MoCA's Building 6

NORTH ADAMS — Last weekend was a momentous time in the arts as the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art opened its doors to thousands of guests, board members and supporters of all levels to view and witness the grand opening of Building 6.

Movie Reviews
Flossy Posse delivers in their "Girls Trip" to New Orleans

Get ready to know the name Tiffany Haddish. If there were such a thing as Comedy Oscars, she would win for "Girls Trip ."Like Melissa McCarthy in "Bridesmaids," Haddish steals this film from her big-name co-stars: Queen Latifah, Regina Hall and Jada …

"Valerian .." spins in space in more ways than one

When even most of the good spectacles carry a strong whiff of prepackaging, try taking in the air of Luc Besson's sci-fi extravaganza "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

Film Clips / July 21-27

BABY DRIVER (R)This high-energy action flick follows a young getaway driver who's reached a crossroad in his life. Will he run off with the waitress of his dreams? In this underground world, no one is "real" — they're all slick coats of paint …

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