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Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Best of Enemies (R) Daily 4:45, 7:20; Sat.-Sun. also 2:15 The End of the Tour (R) Daily 1:50, 4:15, 7, 9:25; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m.; Mon. no 7 Jaws (PG) Sun. 2; Wed. 7 Mr. Holmes (PG) Daily 2, 4:25, 6:50, 9:10; Sat.-Sun. also 11:40 a.m.; Sat., Mon. no 9:10; Sun. no …

Art Maker: Matt Evald Johnson | material manipulator

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The urban/industrial environment supplies Easthampton artist Matt Evald Johnson with subjects, materials, processes and narratives for his sculpture and painting. “The subject of my work is always the assemblage and manipulation of raw material,” Johnson, 51, writes on his website, www.evaldart.com. “The materials ... in many ways record some of the history of …

Bruce Watson’s Slice of Life: Summer reading, had me a blast — summer reading, happened so fast

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Summer’s gone, taking with it those “gripping” summer reads. I hope you didn’t think all that page turning, all those beach books, all that bodice ripping was just for fun. Perhaps that used to be true, but these days everything is tested and re-tested. Summer reading, too, will be on the test — my first annual “Summer Reading Wrap-Up Exam.” 1. How many …

New on DVD

Thursday, August 27, 2015

7 Minutes: Three high school friends are forced to commit a brazen robbery which quickly goes horribly wrong. Stars Leven Rambin, Jason Ritter, Luke Mitchell. Not rated. Boulevard: A devoted husband in a marriage of convenience is forced …

Your Time: Roger Salloom’s summer concert, Look Park, Florence

Thursday, August 27, 2015

On a warm summer evening last Thursday, singer-songwriter Roger Salloom performed his 32nd annual free concert at Look Park. This year, the show was held in a tent outside the park’s Garden House. Salloom was joined again this …

Kevin Gutting’s Photo Gallery: Wade in the water

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Two weeks ago, I photographed a group of Broad Brook Coalition volunteers putting in place a plan to outsmart the beavers at the Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area in Northampton. The mud and stick constructions of the four-footed engineers …

Style Stop: Taylor Lloyd — You can call her Second Hand Rose

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Taylor Lloyd was making her way down Main Street in her hometown of Northampton when the Style Stop team noticed her cool style. She literally jumped at the chance to talk to us about her thrifty outfit. nnn …

ID: Mark Alan Miller

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mark Alan Miller is a lifelong resident of western Massachusetts, a hopeless music collector, recording nerd, proud father and happy husband. Prior to his current creative endeavor, Sonelab, a recording studio which opened in 2012, he was the …

Chef’s Best: Paper-thin veggies make better, more creative summer salads

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Want to build a better salad? Think thin. This summer, I fell in love with my mandoline, that paddle-shaped kitchen gadget that with back-and-forth swipes lets you easily and quickly render produce to paper-thin slices. Why for salads? …

Digital Life: Rethinking the computer game as a teaching tool

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Christian Varona didn’t rely on textbooks and slideshows to learn history. When it came to studying for daunting Advanced Placement tests, he didn’t turn to a tutor, either. He just logged on to his computer and played games. …

Art Maker: Eileen Jager | Glass mosaic artist

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Easthampton artist Eileen Jager, 57, designs furniture and wall sculpture by fusing intricate glass mosaics with wood. Her work, she says, is inspired by a life-changing visit in 1979 to the Chartres Cathedral near Paris. “Fascinated by the …

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: The purple prose of cocktails

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ginger beer has two versions: one, that contains alcohol, originated in England in the early 1700s and is still popular today, as evidenced by two excellent area businesses that make the brew: New City Brewery in Easthampton and …

Marietta Pritchard’s Slice of Life: A memoir — with footnotes

Thursday, August 20, 2015

One of the many nurses prepping me for my second cataract surgery politely introduced herself. I had met her briefly before, but hadn’t remembered her name. Then I recognized her: She was wearing the same stylish clogs that I’d noticed a few weeks earlier — shiny with a …