Lauren Stevens is the author of the recently released hiking guide, “50 Hikes in the Berkshire Hills.”
Arkwright follows a renowned writer who dedicates his fortune to creating a starship, in hopes of establishing a human colony on a distant planet.
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A conversation with the cookbook author.
A mild and less-than-snowy December has meant a slow start to the ski season in the Berkshires. Mountain operators are hoping the busy week between Christmas and New Year’s will help jump start business.
The tiny village center in West Stockbridge, Mass., is home to two coffee shops—each of which could be called the most connoisseur-friendly coffee service in the Berkshires. One of them has even figured out how to charge $5.95 for a glass of iced coffee, without it seeming entirely crazy.
In the Berkshires every summer, there is a musical collective that wants to rip the powdered wig off traditional classical music. Playing the work of living composers and using unconventional methods, they are interested in anything but a musical history lesson. Things wrap up on Saturday with six hours of music, including special guests like Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and the composer Steve Reich’s re-working of two songs by Radiohead.