Monthly Archives: June 2016

Edith Wharton in World War I

The tunnel cut into the hill was wholly dark except for “an occasional narrow slit screened by branches.” The gunners had screens behind them, to keep any betraying light from showing where they sat with guns between their knees. Coming out into a “gutted house among fruit trees,” a woman in her 50s looked over…

Looking ahead to July 1 to 4

In music, theater and dance the summer season is kicking into high gear. Mavis Staples and Bob Dylan are bringing folk’s glory days to Tanglewood. Che Malambo will move to the rhythms of South American gauchos and live percussion at Jacob’s Pillow. The new play “American Son” will inspire a community symposium at Barrington Stage. Summer is flying high!

Week ahead June 27 to July 3

The percussion of South American gauchos comes to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival with Che Malambo; Tennessee Williams opens Williamstown Theatre Festival’s mainstage season; fireflies light the dusk over stone hill … Summer is officially here. In the photo above: Bereshit Dance Company from Seoul, Korea, will perform at Jacob’s Pillow this week. Photo by Park Sang-Yun, courtesy…

Glass art grows at Chesterwood

On one coast, young artists camped under massive pine trees while a furnace glowed under a wooden-beamed tent. On the other coast, a trim man and his daughter molded clay into the folds of a white shift. A fountain played behind his studio, and his sculpture in bronze and marble dignified monuments. This summer will…