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Art Maker: Elizabeth Stone | figurative artist

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Elizabeth Stone is a contemporary figurative artist who works at her home studio in Florence, which she loves, she says, because of its “village feel.” She began painting in the late 1990s when she inherited her grandfather’s set of pastels. With her three boys busy at school, Stone, now 64, says she learned to paint by taking workshops with master …

Bruce Watson’s Slice of Life: Too big to fail? Remember the dinosaurs

Thursday, November 20, 2014

For the past few weeks, I’ve found myself thinking about dinosaurs. And about Einstein. Stay with me now. I loved dinosaurs as a kid. I collected little plastic ones and knew all the names. Brontosaurus, T. Rex, Trachodon. Many of these names have since changed (How does a dinosaur change its name and why don’t they change them to names like Mitch or …

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: First impressions

Thursday, November 20, 2014

You can only make a first impression once. At The Mick, the bar at the entrance of the Delaney House on Route 5 in Holyoke, they make a good one. My friend Chris and I arrived at The Mick one day recently before it was officially opened. But Charlie, who was busy cutting …

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Your Time: Big Y World Class Market, Southampton

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Your Time this week takes a look at the commonest of chores: food shopping. A grocery store is a great place for people-watching. We choose Big Y World Class Market in Southampton as our spot because, in addition …

Style Stop: Peter Schmitz

Thursday, November 13, 2014

On a brisk and cold day in Northampton, the Style Stop team spotted actor Peter Schmitz, on his way to a theater rehearsal. Schmitz, 57, of Amherst, was wearing half-clogs, cuffed pants, a vintage sweater, a hand-made belt …

ID: Ann Warren Turner

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ann Warren Turner grew up in what she says was “a really interesting, intellectual, radical family” and was always taught to watch out for the needs of others. Her dad’s family lost everything in the Great Depression, which …

Chef’s Best: Thanksgiving: What can and can’t be prepped ahead

Thursday, November 13, 2014

When it comes to wrangling the Thanksgiving meal onto the table, one motto gets it right: Be prepared. Let’s face it, our national day of feasting features multiple dishes, all of which require different cooking times, temperatures and …

Chef’s Best: Spice up Thanksgiving with barbecue-rubbed turkey

Thursday, November 13, 2014

It occurred to us recently that many of the same flavors we crave on grilled meats during the summer also would be superb on roasted turkey at Thanksgiving. After all, cumin and chili powder and garlic and onion …

Art Maker: Lynn Peterfreund | Printmaker, animator

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Lynn Peterfreund, 62, has been working as a painter, printmaker and art educator since receiving her MFA in 1980 from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Now living in Leverett, she says her work reflects her interests in both representational …

Bruce Watson’s Slice of life: To sleep, perchance to dream on ...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

I’ve been having the strangest dreams lately. That money meant nothing in politics anymore. That people voted in record numbers. That everyone decided to put an end to war. Weird, eh? So I began studying dream interpretation and …

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: A Barbary Coast Cocktail at JJ’s in Florence

Thursday, November 6, 2014

On a recent sunny Sunday, as talk turned to mixology, my friend Joe asked me if I had ever heard of a Barbary Coast Cocktail? I told him I’m familiar with the term as it relates to San …

Kevin Gutting’s Photo Gallery: A feather in the wind

Thursday, November 6, 2014

While I was photographing a group of paragliders descending from Mount Tom into Easthampton, a southbound jet appeared to cross paths with one of them. I can’t say it photobombed my picture, since I saw it coming, and …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: Children’s book illustration exhibit at R. Michelson Galleries; Valley Light Opera’s ‘Yeomen of the Guard’ at the Academy of Music

Thursday, November 6, 2014

GREAT ILLUSTRATIONS On Nov. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m., R. Michelson Galleries holds a reception for its 25th Annual Children’s Illustration Exhibit,” on view through Jan. 15, 2015. The featured artist is illustrator Jerry Pinkney, who has received a Caldecott Medal, five Caldecott Honors, five Coretta Scott …