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Williamstown Native Hosting New HGTV Design Show
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
09:13PM / Friday, January 23, 2015
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Reality competition stars demonstrate their skills to become "top" in their fields.

But Jay Montepare's "dream job" is helping to nudge the latest reality group through the trials and tribulations of furniture design.

The Mount Greylock Regional High School graduate is the host of "Ellen's Design Challenge" that debuts Monday, Jan. 26, at 9 p.m. on HGTV.

"This job is kind of a dream job," he said, speaking last week from Los Angeles. "It incorporates a lot of my passions. It was just really lot of fun and I got to work with amazing creative designers ... and this afforded me the opportunity to work with

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Lenox, Mount to Celebrate Edith Wharton's Birthday
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:48AM / Friday, January 23, 2015
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LENOX, Mass. — Edith Wharton would have turned 153 years old this Saturday, Jan. 24. In a happy coincidence, Jan. 24 is also National Readathon Day. How could such a pairing not spark a creative mid-winter event?

The Mount, Edith Wharton's home in Lenox, is joining with Lenox businesses and organizations in hosting a day of literary appreciation on Jan. 24. The festivities will include dramatic readings, raffles and refreshments at three of Lenox's leading literary hubs: The Mount, the Lenox Library, and The Bookstore. Each location will celebrate the joy of reading and a love of books, two of Wharton's lifelong "ruling passions."

"January is a pretty quiet

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'American Sniper': Bull's-Eye
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
07:45PM / Thursday, January 22, 2015
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by Michael S. Goldberger  

If you've been around for the last few wars, you'll recognize the eerie clip-clip-drone of helicopters that declares U.S. military ubiquity in "American Sniper," an absorbing foray into the tragic dilemma that comes of trying to make the world safe for democracy. Based on the memoir, "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History," by Chris Kyle, and adapted for the screen by Jason Hall, Bradley Cooper compellingly personalizes the iconic warrior. Confident in his destiny, he will save his country, single-handedly if

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'Inherent Vice': Sinfully Original
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
05:18PM / Friday, January 16, 2015
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by Michael S. Goldberger  

I don't believe it myself. It happened in the late '60s while visiting my rock 'n' roll friend Howard "Richard" Tepp, lead singer of Richard and the Young Lions, in Topanga Canyon. We had a dinner of organic rice, sprouts and hip philosophy at the home of a popular astrologer, who opined how three musicians she knew might have the right karma, or was it chakra? She would arrange a meeting. What did Richard think? He thought it was cool. I thought nothing of it, until years later when I realized she spoke of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Young would follow.

Such is my

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Three WTF '14 Productions Headed to Broadway This Year
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:32AM / Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — For the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the hits just keep on going ... to Broadway.   No fewer than three productions from the WTF's summer 2014 schedule are slated to hit the Great White Way in 2015.   Last week, it was announced that Chita Rivera and Roger Rees will headline the Kander and Ebb musical "The Visit" at the Lyceum Theatre with previews starting March 26.   Those are the New York previews, of course. Berkshire theatergoers had a preview of their own in Williams College's '62 Center back in July.   At the time, the show's principals made no secret of their hopes that "The Visit" would visit

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Williamstown Woman Pens Two-Part 'Tell-All' Memoir
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:19PM / Saturday, January 10, 2015
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The first book in Williamstown resident Jennifer Holey's two-part memoir was, in her own words, "innocent."

"My purpose was to start a conversation," Holey said about the May 2014 release of "Cinderella, The Church, and a Crazy Lady: Once Upon a Twist," self-published through the Northshire Bookstore's Shires Press under her pen name, Jenna F. Hill.

The book is described as "a saga of self discovery through defining dramatic moments, life-changing choices, and real-world redemption." It focuses on Holey's childhood growing up with fanatic Evangelical Christians and her love of fairy tales that made her

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'The Imitation Game': A Tale of Two Enigmas
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
05:13PM / Thursday, January 08, 2015
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Psst! I'll share this with you, but please don't tell any of my not-so-smart friends that I gave "The Imitation Game" a positive review. I won't hear the end of it: 'You gave that gibberish a three? What a bore ... all those English eggheads, hardly any action, full of that stuff about problem solving and arithmetic. I want to be entertained. I don't want to go to school. What were they talking about, anyway? Geez ... you film critics.'

Of course we intellects will know exactly what this cryptic group of British cryptographers, circa WWII, is up to ...

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'Into the Woods': Lumbers a Bit
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
03:47PM / Friday, January 02, 2015
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by Michael S. Goldberger  

Director Rob Marshall's movie adaptation of James Lapine (book) and Stephen Sondheim's (music and lyrics) "Into the Woods" is whimsical and enchanting until about the 60 percent mark, at which time it bogs down into the catastasis. That's the point in drama, as I explained to my daughter Erin when she was little, when push comes to shove and it looks like things might not work out too well. She quickly informed: "I hate the catastasis."

Well, me, too, sometimes. Here, in what is essentially a two-part saga, it disrupts more than heightens the

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'Top Five': Top Shelf
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
11:42AM / Friday, December 26, 2014
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With Chris Rock's "Top Five," about a revelatory day in the life of a famous comedian/film star, I expected funny, but got much better.

More or less autobiographical, it's the classic Pagliacci tale contemporized, about the clown laughing on the outside, crying on the inside, just busting to be taken seriously. Approaching his 50th birthday, Rock turns this leaf at about the same time in his career that Woody Allen added the darker yin to his zany yang ... apprising us of the headier, more weighty aspects of his ruminations.

Here, he is Andre Allen, formerly of the

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'Exodus: Gods and Kings': And Frogs, Too
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
06:51PM / Thursday, December 18, 2014
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by Michael S. Goldberger  
 

Filmgoers expecting some world-changing revelation from Ridley Scott's retelling of how Moses led the Israelites out of bondage will probably be disappointed by "Exodus: Gods and Kings."

Save for the usual dabs of poetic license that no iconic saga can escape when given the epic movie treatment, it is apparent that the director's chief impetuses are tradition and responsibility. As such, combined with the best special effects we mortals can conjure some 34 centuries after the real miracles were to have taken place, he is largely

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