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Rebecca Tuthill, left, with her grandmother, Jacqueline Tuthill, stand beside photos included in their show at the Northampton Senior Center April 7. "Lilywhite" by Rebecca is shown left. "Beauty Within" by Jacqueline is shown right.

Art People: Jacqueline Tuthill and Rebecca Tuthill | photographers

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jacqueline Tuthill and her granddaughter Rebecca Tuthill share an appreciation for the fragile, fleeting images they find in the natural world. “I think I was inspired by her to go out and look for things that are beautiful,” said Rebecca, a 14-year-old student at Amherst Regional Middle School. Jacqueline, 75, has done that for a long time. “My parents gave … 0

First Person Sharing seasons, finding community at Brookfield Farm

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Like many Americans, I have a complicated relationship with food. I sometimes live to eat, rather than eat to live. But one thing is for sure: I know exactly where my food comes from, how it’s grown and who provides it. That’s because I’m a member of Brookfield Farm in Amherst, an organic … 0

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: ‘Kill and Kill Again’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A couple of disclaimers up front. First, “Kill and Kill Again” is a kung fu movie, but it’s not your typical ’70s export out of Japan. If it were, a synopsis would consist of “You killed my brother/sister/father/mother/son/daughter ...” Kick. Punch. Chop. Repeat. No, this movie comes from the karate capital of the … 0

Style Stop: Regan Hall, out for a stroll with daughter, Eryn

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Things were warming up in downtown Northampton earlier this week when the Style Stop team spotted the splashes of color mixed with earth tones worn by Greenfield’s Regan Hall, who was out for a stroll following her daughter’s … 0

Egg whites work magic to make filling omelet for 2

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Leaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which don’t really count as eggs at all in my book), I’ve never met an egg dish I didn’t like. But at the tippy top of my list of favorites is … 0

Digital Savant: 10 lessons to take away from SXSW Interactive 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sometimes it takes a while to absorb the lessons of South by Southwest Interactive, the massive technology festival that recently concluded after five days of parties, panels and weirdness. The festival drew 32,798 participants, growing 7 percent from … 0

Bob Dunn’s Playing Along: When a grown man runs off to join the circus

Thursday, March 27, 2014

There is, I’m told, this thing in the universe called balance. And apparently there are at least a couple varieties of it. The first is the emotional kind: the attempt to have just enough of every aspect of … 0

Art People: Sue Katz | mixed-media artist

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Everyone collects seashells at the seashore. Sue Katz collects rusty bedsprings at the side of the road. Oh, and bleached bones and antlers, abandoned bird and wasp nests and discarded lengths of rusty rebar. Call it shopping for … 0

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets; Matt Haimovitz at UMass FAC; Pioneer Valley Ballet’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at the Academy of Music in Northampton

Thursday, March 27, 2014

BENDING GENRES I would follow Matt Haimovitz to the end of the Earth to hear him play his cello. And I probably could, because I’m pretty sure he’s taken it there. Haimovitz, really one of the planet’s very best cellists, isn’t restricted by location or musical genre; he’d … 0

Laurie Loisel’s Best Bets: ‘The Good Wife’ jaw-dropper; The Local Vocal Chord Bowl

Thursday, March 27, 2014

JAW-DROPPER Spoiler alert! Days later, I’m still stunned by the violent death of a major character in the CBS drama “The Good Wife.” I’m not alone. I’ll be curious to see how writers develop this tragic story line — and equally curious about how they kept such a … 0

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets: Matt Haimovitz, Christopher O’Riley at UMass FAC; painter Turi MacCombie at R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton

Thursday, March 27, 2014

THE UNCONVENTIONAL CELLIST Matt Haimovitz, who lived in Northampton in the early 2000s, made his debut on cello as a teenager and seemed destined for a brilliant career in classical music. But he became frustrated with the conventions of the classical world and began playing in unusual venues. … 0

Headliners: Matt Haimovitz, Christopher O’Riley at UMass FAC: Local Vocal Chord Bowl at NHS

Friday, March 28, 2014

Mixing it up Cello virtuoso (and former Valley resident) Matt Haimovitz has long been a critic of what he calls the artificial and outmoded boundaries that divide classical and popular music, and with the emergence of the iPod … 0

Your Time: St. Patrick’s Parade, Holyoke

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The air was brisk as marchers prepared last Sunday in the staging area of the annual St. Patrick’s Parade in Holyoke. At noon, it was cloudy and windy, and the thermometer hugged the freezing mark. A few parade … 0