March Berkshire Festival of Women Writers Features 55 Events Countywide

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Published on: February 28, 2013

Women writers of all ages and from many different walks of life will be featured in the Third Annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, taking place throughout the month of March, Women’s History Month, at venues all over Berkshire County.

The Festival, sponsored by Bard College at Simon’s Rock with the collaboration of many other organizations, includes the participation of more than 150 women writers, at 55 separate events. More…

PBS’s Need to Know Features ’92 Shooting 1

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Jared Weiss

Though a delicate issue that remains very painful for many alumni, staff and faculty, and even students on campus today, the 1992 shooting at Simon’s Rock was the lead piece for PBS’s Need to Know show on Friday, Feb. 22. The piece is twenty minutes long, and there are plans to post additional footage online. Over the past few weeks, film crews interviewed faculty and staff on campus for the news segment, conceived by the Need to Know associate producer, Zachary Green ’99 alumnus. More…

I Dreamed a Dance: Photolocation and Point Blank

Published on: February 24, 2013

Ronald Gerber

The Daniel Arts Center saw a double-bill of dance theses on Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10. Caitlin Murphy ’09 and Julynn Wilderson ’09 presented their final performances, called Photolocation and Point Blank respectively, in the McConnell Theatre and the upstairs Dance Studio, one directly after the other.

Murphy’s thesis, Photolocation, was a thematically complex piece set curiously simply. It featured four dancers – Gemma Gearhart ’10, Grace Rossman ’11, Tara Turnbull ’10, and Murphy – who weaved across McConnell’s stage carrying out similar motions that were often staggered to give the group a sense of a domino effect. More…

Past Behavior: Side Effects Review

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Published on: February 24, 2013

Ronald Gerber

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One must admire the career of Stephen Soderbergh. Starting with his daring debut Sex, Lies, and Videotape in 1989, he has made no fewer than 25 films. As prolific as Hitchcock in his American years, but more willing to explore different genres, Soderbergh has made a name for himself with a wide array of films, including Best Picture winner Traffic, the mainstream hit Ocean’s Eleven and the subsequent sequels, and the massive, brilliant four and a half hour biopic Che. More…