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Stagestruck: In the Zoom Room, part 1

Phase Two of Massachusetts’ staged reopening started this week, lifting some restrictions on public activities such as dining, swimming and hairdressing (really??) but not...

Monte Belmonte Wines: Uncorked on Netflix

“You like hip-hop? First you got Chardonnay…it’s like the granddaddy of wine. It’s versatile, smooth…it’s like the Jay-Z of wine. This is how Elijah, played...

Stagestruck: Summer Stages – The prospects for live performance

“I’ve never missed uncomfortable theatre seats (and airplane seats, for that matter) more in my life,” Angela Combest wrote me recently. She’s the publicist...

A horrifying chapter from U.S. history: “Wilmington’s Lie” details white supremacist attack on African Americans in 1898

The last few months have brought national attention to Tulsa, Oklahoma, as plans were unveiled to begin digging there in April in suspected mass...

The virtual parlor room: Live-streamed shows organized by Signature Sounds net musicians $37,000

Kris Delmhorst, holding an acoustic guitar in her lap, wore a hopeful smile as she sat recently in a room in her Shelburne Falls...

‘We are still here’: Cancer Connection offers phone, online support during difficult time

As deadly as it has been, COVID-19 doesn’t have the historical track record of what has consistently been America’s second leading cause of death:...

The V-Spot: How Do I Successfully Quarantine with My S.O.?

Hi Yana! It’s been a month of quarantine, and my boyfriend’s and my different feelings about it are really starting to show. He’s taking more...

Monte Belmonte Wines: #Pantsdrunk or “I could drink a case or two”

You may have recently seen the New York Times story about the anglicized version of the Finnish word kalsarikannit. The translation, and the trending...

Cinemadope: Home Movies

As we all navigate our way through this new landscape of isolation and social distancing, most of us have lost the small local connections...

Valley Show Girl: Eavesdrop folk pop trio open up about their personal musical inspirations

Pioneer Valley natives Kara Rose Wolf, Kerrie T. Bowden and Laura Marie Picchi are soul sisters. Their trio, Eavesdrop is musical proof. They combine...

Ancient crocodiles walked on two legs like dinosaurs

An international research team has been stunned to discover that some species of ancient crocodiles walked on their two hind legs like dinosaurs and...

The Election Threats That Keep US Intelligence Up at Night

Government officials have increasingly sounded alarms on the risks of foreign interference and disinformation campaigns leading up to—and after—November 3.