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Kevin Costner, foreground left, embraces Carlos Pratts in a scene from "McFarland, USA" AP Photo/Disney

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, he finds that he can’t leave the war behind. Also stars Kyle Gallner. Rated R. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: Life for literature …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Consididered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf’ at A.P.E. Gallery; ‘Into the Woods Jr.’ at the Academy of Music

Friday, February 27, 2015

A SERIOUS MATTER Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf,” will be presented Saturday, Sunday and Monday by Serious Play! The choreopoem — poems accompanied by dance and music — stars Marcia Gomes, Vanessa Alexander, Janaya Barnes, Alysia Cosby, Kaliis Smith and Evelyn Harris. A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton. brownpapertickets.com; 800-838-3006. The play contains mature subject matter, and …

Style Stop: Dee Pizzo

Friday, February 27, 2015

It was the White House Black Market pants and jacket and scarf from Anthropologie that caught the attention of the Style Stop team one morning in downtown Northampton. When we caught up with Dee Pizzo of Glastonbury, Connecticut, we discovered she also was carrying her mother’s circa 1970s purse. nnn AN ECLECTIC SHOPPER: …

Movie Times

Thursday, February 19, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org 2015 Oscar-Nominated Animation Shorts (NR) Daily 4:35; Sun. also 11:35 a.m. 2015 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts Program A (NR) Daily 5:20, Sat.-Sun. also 1:20 2015 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts Program B (NR) …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, …

New on DVD

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Beyond the Lights: The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) on edge, until she meets Kaz (Nate Parker), a young cop who helps her find the courage to develop her own voice. Also stars Minnie …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In

Thursday, February 19, 2015

You, New Englander, standing there whipped by the windchill — you’re in an icy arctic world, devoid of funk. But George Clinton and his Parliament-Funkadelic mob have the heat and they’re headed this way, prepared to melt that …

Kevin Gutting’s Photo Gallery: Three on three

Thursday, February 19, 2015

This trio of North Hadley corn cribs seems well-entrenched, yet I only noticed them for the first time one sunny day a couple of weeks ago. At the time, I tried to frame them for a photo in …

Cribbage night, Platform Sports Bar, Northampton

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Every Wednesday is Cribbage Tournament Night at the Platform Sports Bar in Northampton. Fourteen people gathered in a room at the rear of the bar on a recent evening, playing until elimination rounds produced a single winner. It’s …

ID: Stacy Waldman

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Stacy Waldman grew up going to auctions and antique shows — her parents were part-time antique dealers, so she knows a little bit about all types of antiques. But she has found a different niche in the collecting …

Style Stop: Olivia Ilano-Davis

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Olivia Ilano-Davis of Northampton was dressed in a style all her own when the Style Stop team spied her on Main Street in Northampton. Her quirky outfit boasted running pants, a sweater and a jacket, both from Eileen …

Art Maker: furniture maker

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The furniture that Joel Liebman designs and builds in his Easthampton studio is custom-made, much of it to order. And every piece that comes out of his shop is created 100-percent by him — from purchasing the wood …

Bruce Watson’s Slice of Life: Snow speak: A lexicon of winter

Thursday, February 12, 2015

It’s common knowledge that Eskimos have many words for snow. Seven, nine, 23 — no one is sure because no one knows enough Eskimo lingo to tell when they’re saying “snow” and when they’re saying, “Jeez, another foot on Tuesday? Where is God?” But it is not widely …