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This publicity photo released by The Publicity Office shows, from left, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher and Aaron Clifton Moten, in a scene from Annie Baker’s play, "The Flick." Baker's The Flick” has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play set in a run-down movie theater that was hailed by the judges as a “thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters” which created “lives rarely seen on the stage.” (AP Photo/The Publicity Office, Joan Marcus)

Amherst native Annie Baker wins Pulitzer for drama

Monday, April 14, 2014

NEW YORK — Annie Baker’s “The Flick” has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play set in a rundown movie theater that was hailed by the judges as a “thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters” with “lives rarely seen on the stage.” The Columbia University’s prize board on Monday gave the playwright, who grew up in Amherst, Mass., the … 0

What’s your favorite animal?: Carle Museum encourages creativity and curiosity with hands-on programming

Thursday, April 3, 2014

What’s your favorite animal? Publishers at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers asked some well-known author/illustrators to answer that question, and they got quite a range of responses — from the commonplace to the wild and woolly. The results, in words and artwork, can be found in a new book, “What’s Your Favorite … 0

Cut (up) and paste — the quirky collage art of Michael Metzger

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

It’s been four years since collage artist Michael Metzger had an exhibit of his work at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton. Since then, he quips, he has spent his hours guzzling cooking wine from paper bags and sleeping in parks. But his new show belies that claim: Metzger, who’s been called “a crazy … 0

Art People: Jacqueline Tuthill and Rebecca Tuthill | photographers

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jacqueline Tuthill and her granddaughter Rebecca Tuthill share an appreciation for the fragile, fleeting images they find in the natural world. “I think I was inspired by her to go out and look for things that are beautiful,” … 0

Norton Juster to receive ‘Sammy’ award from Jones Library

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Amherst — There is a measure of irony in the award bestowed to renowned children’s book author Norton Juster. Juster, a longtime Amherst resident perhaps best known as author of “The Phantom Tollbooth,” is being honored Thursday as … 0

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘The Wilde Women of James Joyce’

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A new stage work in narrative and song by Valley Celtic musician Rosemary Caine, “The Wilde Irish Women of James Joyce” focuses on the three major women in James Joyce’s life: his wife Nora, his daughter Lucia and … 0

Weekend Planner — Kids: ‘Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo’

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A sweetly curious baby Dryosaur, a hulking but peaceful Titanosaur and a pretty scary, teeth-gnashing T. rex are among the 16 prehistoric creatures that take the stage in “Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo,” an interactive theater performance from Australia that … 0

Keeping tabs on the arts

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

‘The Art of Giving’ More than 100 local artist have contributed artwork in support of Whole Children, an afterschool center in Hadley for children with disabilities. The works will be up for grabs, so to speak, April 12 … 0

Photo Gallery: A whole new perspective

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The reverse view of a sign for The Village Commons in South Hadley, and Hadley Street behind, make an interesting study of form, scale and space. — Jerrey Roberts … 0

Art People: Turi MacCombie | painter

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Turi MacCombie has long been drawn to animals; the Amherst watercolorist enjoys painting outdoor scenes but prefers filling them with creatures ranging from birds and bears to foxes and sheep. “There’s more to react to,” she says. “I … 0

Photo Gallery:

Thursday, April 3, 2014

During last week’s cold, windy weather, these crocuses — one of my favorite indicators of the end of winter — seemed like early arrivals near the Lyman Plant House at Smith College in Northampton. This purple-and-yellow mix, which … 0

‘Not Like the Other Girls’ — Easthampton photo exhibit explores the different dimensions of butch women

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Amiee Ross says she’s had any number of people approach her over the years who want to take her picture — not because of who she is, she says, but for what the would-be photographers think she represents. … 0

Voices for Freedom: Opera at Mount Holyoke College tells the story of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Unless you’ve been living on a remote desert island for the past 60 years, you know the names of at least some of the leaders of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s — Martin Luther … 0