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'Gone Girl': Gives You a Run for Your Money
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
04:18PM / Thursday, October 09, 2014
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Even the twists have turns in David Fincher's "Gone Girl," an extremely well-written sleuther about a woman who goes missing. Starring Rosamund Pike as the lady who mysteriously vanishes and Ben Affleck as her flummoxed husband, this film will have you guessing right up until the closing credits and beyond. It's the thinking person's whodunit.

Not simply content to have you figure out the puzzle, the highly sophisticated thriller also sprinkles the scenario with all sorts of emotionally compelling life issues that demand pondering. Yep, this is a good

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Mount Greylock Grad Returns to Read Best-Selling Poems
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
05:48PM / Wednesday, October 08, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Diana Sabot Whitney is a Williamstown native, an alumna of Mount Greylock Regional School, a Junior Olympics medalist, a Rhodes Scholar, a syndicated columnist and, as of this month, a best-selling poet.   Whitney's debut volume of poetry, "Wanting It," this month hit the No. 1 spot on Small Press Distribution's Poetry Bestsellers List, moving up No. 15 in July.   Whitney will present a reading from the book on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m., at Water Street Books.   The Brattleboro, Vt., resident said she is excited to be coming back to the Village Beautiful.   "I graduated from Mount Greylock in 1991," said

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'The Skeleton Twins': Cuts to the Bone
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
07:01PM / Thursday, October 02, 2014
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Director Craig Johnson's "The Skeleton Twins," although deceivingly simple of plot on first blush, stealthily weaves a hypnotically engaging, bittersweet tale about estranged male-female twins who try to reconnect following a rather eerie coincidence. The small-town scenario ostensibly serves as a psychologist's couch, with a silent and unseen Dr. Freud interpolating the cause of the title characters' profound unhappiness. They are troubled individuals to be sure, tormented by their past, all of which will become dramatically unraveled in whodunit fashion.

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Gift Sculpture Installed in Williams' Restored Reading Room
By Phyllis McGuire, Special to iBerkshires
04:37PM / Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The sculpture gracing the renovated reading room in the new Stetson-Sawyer Library was created by one of China's leading contemporary artists today: Zhan Wang.

"Artificial Rock No. 77," a modern-day take on the traditional Chinese "scholar's rock," was installed in its permanent home on Sept. 17, approximately two years after Susan Adler donated it in honor of the Williams College Faculty of Art and in memory of her late husband, Herbert S. Adler.

Herbert Adler was a chairman of the Williams College Museum of Art's visiting committee and the Williams Parents Committee, and a director of the Williamstown Art Conservation

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Town Players of Pittsfield Staging Williamstown Native's Play
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
10:21AM / Saturday, September 27, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — New York City playwright Robin Rice Lichtig's family had a lot of firsts during her childhood years in Williamstown in the 1950s.

Lichtig herself was the first girl to attend Williams College, taking classes there while still in high school, well before the college went co-ed in the 1970s. One of her sisters was in the first class to graduate from the high school after it became the regional school it is today in the early 1960s. And Lichtig was one of the first interns at the newly formed Williamstown Theatre Festival.

This weekend, Lichtig will celebrate another first: the first time one of her plays is presented in the Berkshires.

On Sunday, Sept. 28, the

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'This is Where I Leave You': Sibling Reveries
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
06:46PM / Friday, September 26, 2014
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Tolstoy begins his "Anna Karenina" with, "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Thus, consciously or not, director Shawn Levy's "This is Where I Leave You" finds occasion to seriocomically affirm the maxim via a soap-opera-ish examination of the Altman family following the death of its patriarch.

You know the routine: The kids, now grownups and suffering one personal dissatisfaction or another, gather at the old manse to mourn, and there celebrate the sanctity of the nuclear unit by mercilessly tearing into each

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On-demand Publisher Shares Secret at WCMA
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:39AM / Thursday, September 25, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Among the hundreds of titles available on the Publication Studio website is a tounge-in-cheek non-fiction offering titled "How to shoplift books."   Among the tips offered by author David Horvitz: "Put the book in your friend's bag when they are not looking."   You can find this out by reading the book — in its entirety — through the publicationstudios.biz website. But even though most of the Portland, Ore.-based, business' titles are available online, free of charge, Publication Studio's founder does not think that availability is cutting into its ability to sell books.   "Book sales have increased

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The Classical Beat: Concert at the Clark Realization of Dream
By Stephen Dankner, iBerkshires Correspondent
11:48AM / Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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When most people think of classical music, several assumptions are made: this music is anachronistic, not of our day and age; it’s old, written by dead composers; and the focus is on the performers, especially if the piece is difficult to play.

I am that anachronistic entity – a living composer who writes music that can still be called “classical.” I take pride, in fact, in being part of a centuries-old tradition that (for me and a select minority of music lovers) still has meaning and a sense of timeless beauty.

Why do performers receive the lion’s share of attention over the composer? Because it’s easy to understand what they do

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'Autumn Fields' Opens Sept. 25 in Williamstown
10:55AM / Monday, September 22, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — "Autumn Fields," a new series by internationally acclaimed artist Barbara Ernst Prey, will be on view from Sept. 25 through Oct. 31 at the Barbara Prey Gallery in Williamstown.

The exhibit features a new series of never-before-exhibited “plein air” paintings, many of the Berkshires. At once stylistically innovative as well as cognizant of tradition, Prey’s work is celebrated for her use of strong colors and emotive, transcendent explorations of the contemporary landscape.

As one of the key figures of 21st century landscape painting, Prey was appointed by the president of the United States to the National Council on the Arts, the

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Clark Offers Special Free Hours for Magna Carta Exhibit
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com
04:56PM / Friday, September 19, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Freedom isn't free.

But thanks to the Clark Art Institute, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see one of the founding documents of our freedom will be free -- if you have a child.   In response to overwhelming interest to the Clark's special exhibit, "Radical Words: From Magna Carta to the Constitution," the museum is offering free admission to adults accompanied by a child on Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. through Oct. 26.   "We have had a lot of success with the Magna Carta show, especially with school groups," Clark Director of Communications Vicki Saltzman said this week. "We are actually at full capacity in terms of our

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