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Dr. Jack Kevorkian archive opens at The University of Michigan as physician-assisted deaths rise

Monday, November 30, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Just days before she died with Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s assistance, Merian Frederick could not speak or hold up her head without help from her daughter, Carol Poenisch. On a video recorded by Kevorkian in 1993, Poenisch steadies Frederick’s Lou Gehrig’s disease-ravaged body as she signs a form requesting help to die “in the most humane, rapid and painless manner” possible. Then, Poenisch reads words just penned …

Carol Lollis’ Photo Gallery: Lost beacon

Monday, November 30, 2015

I have lived in Westhampton for 18 years. It is my home, my community. Last week, a fire resulted in a total loss of the home of Ed and Trina Parsons, an historic red house at the Mayval Farm on Easthampton Road that I have passed every evening on my way home from …

Art Maker: Edwin Lynch | Sculptor

Monday, November 30, 2015

Forty-one years ago, sculptor Edwin Lynch carried a hunk of alabaster back to his loft and began to bang away — untaught but confident, he says, that he could discover a head within. “I was happy, doing what I dreamed of at age 12,” said Lynch, 77, of Hatfield. And then, a single …

Kevin Gutting’s photo gallery: Love birds

Thursday, October 15, 2015

This was one of those times when “the best camera is the one you have with you.” As I returned to my car at the E.J. Gare Parking Garage in Northampton on my day off last week, this …

Art among the hammers: Steampunk exhibit hidden in plain sight on hardware store shelves

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A hardware store is not the first place one might think of as a venue for an art show. But for artist Dean Nimmer, the idea has been brewing for some time. Nimmer, a retired chairman of the …

‘From the Boat to Obama’: Play aims to fill historical void about African-American experiences

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Mary Taylor says she doesn’t remember learning anything in school about the African-American experience back when she was growing up in Georgia and then Florida — except that most blacks had been slaves, predominantly in the southern United …

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at the Majestic Theater

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

“We’ve never done a Tennessee Williams play here at the Majestic, and ‘Streetcar’ is his finest work,” says Danny Eaton, director of The Theater Project, whose production of Williams’ 1948 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, ‘A Streetcar Named Desire,’ runs …

Weekend Planner — Dance: School for Contemporary Dance & Thought performances at Arts Night Out

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Northampton Arts Night Out will be enhanced during its next three monthly sessions (Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11) by the participation of the Northampton-based School for Contemporary Dance & Thought, a collective of independent performance artists who …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

At A.P.E. “Collecting Their Thoughts: Two Women,” an exhibit by Judith Inglese and Rochelle Shicoff, opens with a reception Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and remains on view through Oct. 22 at the A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main …

Art Maker: Elizabeth Mercer | Glass mosaic artist

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Elizabeth Mercer has been making vibrant glass-on-glass mosaics for about five years. The pieces she makes at her studio at One Cottage Street in Easthampton are meant to be hung in windows so that natural light will shine …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo Gallery: All in a day’s work

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sometimes my job as a news photographer makes me uncomfortable; we regularly go to house fires, accidents, trials and other events that are often a scene of tragedy. So, when I was asked to get a photo of …

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Arrested Motion: Northampton’s 2015 Biennial Exhibit at Hosmer Gallery

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A video montage of people swinging clubs, putting on lipstick and eating. Digitally altered photographs of bodies seeming to fall through space. A brooding monotype print of a stretch of urban highway. A painting that adds imagery inspired …