Culture

Culture

In Focus

Recently, I began reading a book well known in academia—Alan Bloom’s “The Closing of the American Mind.” One of his central premises is that...

Community theatre performs ‘Lost in Yonkers’

The cast of ‘Lost in Yonkers,’ the Sauk Theater’s latest production, has overcome quite a few obstacles to bring Neil Simon’s Pulitzer-Prize winning script...

JOHNSON’S: DELICIOUS PIZZA IN NORTH ADAMS

I don’t expect you to have heard of North Adams. The town is literally a crossroads with a blinking yellow light suspended in the...

‘Winter’s Tale’: the book revisited

I had a suspicion, about a month ago, that the cruel Michigan winter would not end until I finished Mark Helprin’s 1983 novel “Winter’s...

A summer in Florence

The stones along the walls of the Bargello in Florence are rubbed smooth by the centuries. It is a place rich with artistic history,...