Berkshires Week & the Shires of Vermont
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Shakespeare & Company: Play 'Sotto Voice' gives 'voice to the voiceless'
Actress Annette Miller tells the story of ill-fated S.S. St. Louis through the memories of reclusive 80-year-old writer
LENOX, MASS. — Actress Annette Miller is drawn to playing women with loud, strong voices — Golda Meier, Maria Callas, Diana Vreeland, Martha Mitchell; the fictitious Ruth Steiner, a renowned short story writer, in Donald Margulies' "Collected Stories. Full Story
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Old steel mill is now world's largest vertical farm
NEWARK, N.J. >> Stacks of leafy greens are sprouting inside an old brewery in New Jersey. "What we do is we trick it," said David Rosenberg, co-founder and chief executive officer of AeroFarms. "We get it thinking that, if plants could think: 'All right, this is a good environment, it's time to grow now. Full Story
Smart Money: You must draw on 401(k) after 70
DEAR BRUCE >> I understood from a relative that as long as I am still working, I'm not obliged to take a percentage of my 401(k) every year. I am 74 years old and still work. I mentioned this to a colleague, and they informed me that nowhere in the IRS guidelines does it state that. Am I obliged to take the percentage deduction from my 401(k), or may I leave it intact? Full Story
Stargazers: Find the elusive Neptune, now at its brightest
Remember a few years back when Pluto was deemed to no longer be a planet? The internet erupted with protests. People cried: "Why isn't Pluto a planet? It was a planet when I went to school, and as far as I'm concerned, it still is!" Well, scientists are in the business of classifying everything, and when new data or understanding becomes available, they must reclassify objects to make them better Full Story
Updated: August 25, 2016 7:01:32 AM EDT
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Rambling About Tanglewood: Music as measure of faith
LENOX, MASS. >> As Tanglewood winds down, it's worth recalling what the place is really about: not the picnics, not the view, not the Popular Artists, not the ice cream stands and gift shops, not the fireworks or social scene, but the performance and teaching of classical music. Full Story
Best Bets | Fun in the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont, Aug. 25 - 31
Party Celebrate the festival finale It's hard to believe, but it's time to say goodbye to Jacob's Pillow for the summer. Full Story
Britney Spears criticizes 'Carpool Karaoke'
Britney Spears says 'Carpool Karaoke’ was awkward at times and she wasn’t crazy about James Corden’s song choices.