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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

Photo Gallery: The pause that refreshes

Thursday, February 6, 2014

I was in an upstairs gallery at the Smith College Museum of Art recently to take photos for an assignment about a local artist. When I turned around and saw this museum guard, I was struck by the … 0

Art People: Jane Herzenberg | fabric artist

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The canvas bag Jane Herzenberg uses to tote groceries sports the admonition: “Go to the studio and make something.” It’s a motto the Northampton fabric artist has followed for a very long time. After a second-grade field trip … 0

Photo Gallery: One That Didn’t Get Away

Thursday, January 30, 2014

These sunset clouds on Monday were unusual in that they weren’t confined to the west; they stretched across the sky, horizon to horizon. I noticed the pink sky while driving eastward to a Hadley mall to replace my … 1

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

At A.P.E. “Printographs,” an experimental photography exhibit by Stan Sherer, will be on view through March 2 at the A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. There will be an artist’s reception Feb. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. … 0

Learning the ropes: Catalyst Dance Company students prepare for concert at Academy of Music in Northampton

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Dancers in the Catalyst Dance Company say they eagerly accept the opportunity to create choreography and to improvise onstage — challenging tasks for any dancers — but these performers haven’t yet graduated from high school. They are students … 0

Weekend Planner — Dance: Smith College MFA Thesis Concert in Choreography and Performance

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

What happens to the human body when interweb connectivity reaches a critical point and our physical relationship to others is entirely supplanted by social media? Choreographer and MFA candidate Sara Coffin essays an answer in her work “Body … 0

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Shared show at the Oxbow “Impulse,” an exhibit by Mary Witt and Brianna Ashe, will open with a reception Feb. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. and will remain on view through March 2 at the Oxbow Gallery, … 0

Pete Seeger, musician and folk revivalist, dies at 94

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NEW YORK — Folk singer and activist Pete Seeger has died at the age of 94, his record label said Tuesday, after a long career collecting and championing the folk songs of the United States as well as writing his own classic hits. He died of natural causes … 0

Amherst Live celebrates the vitality of a unique town

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Last night we bought our tickets on line to a sold-out show at the Kirby Theater at Amherst College for the second edition of Amherst Live, a magazine show about what it means to live in Amherst. The crowd was impressive--every seat was filled--and before the show, audience … 0

Easthampton photographer brings digital photography to postcards

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

As Joseph Casciano sees it, there’s something of a disconnect between the growing world of online photography and the more established one of print photos — and now he’s trying to bridge that gap. Casciano, 28, a photographer … 0