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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

Photo gallery: The little thaw

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rumors abound this week that from here on out temps might only get warmer, that we’ve put the coldest days of the season behind us. If so, then this leaf I found last week — trapped in an … 0

Book Bag: ‘The Heathen School’ by John Demos; ‘Think Like a Commoner’ by David Bollier

Thursday, March 27, 2014

THE HEATHEN SCHOOL: A STORY OF HOPE AND BETRAYAL IN THE AGE OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC By John Demos Alfred A. Knopf In 1995, Yale University professor emeritus John Demos won the Francis Parkman Prize for the year’s … 0

Valley Readings

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: ACADEMY OF MUSIC: Daniel Goleman discusses his new book, “Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence,” Thursday, 7 p.m., at the Academy, 274 Main St., Northampton. $25 general; $20 students and seniors. … 0

Movie Listings

Thursday, March 27, 2014

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (NR) The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Veronica Mars (PG-13) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE MALL 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com 12 Years a Slave (R) … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, March 27, 2014

300: Rise of an Empire: Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and Artemisia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy. Also stars Lena Headey. Rated … 0

Emma Watson ‘more spiritual’ than religious

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Emma Watson was no believer. She just couldn’t see “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky telling the biblical story of Noah. “Darren does these very dark, very intense, very gritty, very real films,” the “Harry Potter” actress explained. “And … 0

New on DVD

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: With the ’70s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to take New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm. Also stars Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, … 0

ID: Leonard FourHawks

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Leonard FourHawks comes from a Mohawk and Northern Cheyenne background. He grew up in New York and Canada, surrounded by an extended family from whom he learned about his culture and identity. After years in the U.S. Navy, … 0

Style Stop: Jesse Duquette

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The snow might have been melting when the Style Stop team spotted Jesse Duquette of Greenfield heading into Thornes Marketplace on Main Street in Northampton, but the Urban Outfitters district manager still managed to stay “effortlessly cool,” with … 0

Chef’s Best: Turning raw kale into a salad you will crave

Friday, March 28, 2014

There was a time when kale was just ornamental. Then suddenly it became a culinary superstar. And with good reason. Because once you start eating kale, it will become the “new normal” base for your salads. It has … 0