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Recorder photographer Paul Franz took this picture of Deerfield author James Cambias. Behind him is the image from his book cover.

James Cambias looks upward

Friday, April 18, 2014

On a faraway planet, in an ocean under a kilometer of thick ice, an intelligent underwater species has formed an agrarian society and has prospered for millions of years. If you’re expecting humans to come in and ruin this peaceful story, then you’d be right. But that’s where the sci-fi cliches end in South Deerfield novelist James Cambias’ “A Darkling … 0

Excerpt: ‘A Darkling Sea’

Friday, April 18, 2014

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from the first chapter of James Cambias’ “A Darkling Sea,” which is reprinted here with permission of the author. Henri and Rob didn’t talk much on the way to the vent community. Both of them were paying close attention to the navigation displays inside their helmets. Getting … 0

Poets of Franklin County: 'Ruins Assembling'

Friday, April 18, 2014

The poems in Greenfield poet Dennis Finnell’s new book, “Ruins Assembling,” are different than the poems he and I talked about back in the fall of 2012, when he had won the Bellday Prize, which included publication of his full-length collection “Pie 8.” Finnell describes the poems in “Pie 8” as “Fragmented. Shorter. … 0

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Poem: ‘Under our boot soles’

Friday, April 18, 2014

“Under our boot soles” In memory of Jim Thomas Once you stepped out on an open window onto nothing we could see from our desks, and for a whole long second you floated and didn’t fall through two floors of air to the earth’s something. You never fell. … 0

Book Review: ‘Chasers’

Friday, April 18, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Chasers” by Laurence Michie (Randolph Books, 344 pages, $15.95) “Chasers” is set in an unspecified time in the future in which the world has been ravaged by war and economic calamity. … 0

Sharpie Queen

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

F or Degas it was pastel. For Rodin, it was stone. But for Suzanne Conway of Colrain, the humble Sharpie is the tool of choice: A simple, felt marker yielding up a bright swoosh of color, in whatever … 0

A&E Calendar: April 24-30

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thursday 17 Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Noon to 2 p.m. Writer’s Lunch. The library’s meeting room will be open Monday through Thursday. This is a self-directed, free-writing time open to any writer looking for … 0

A&E Calendar, Clubs: April 17-23

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Clubs Editor’s note: As part of changes to our calender, we will be listing clubs separately. Thursday 17 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NHL playoffs and Red Sox vs White Sox at 7 p.m. on … 0

Sounds Local: Green River Festival lineup

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

During the past few weeks, there has been a lot of teasing going on as Signature Sounds, the organizer of this year’s Green River Festival, has been announcing the lineup of this year’s festival ... one artist at … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Howard Brofsky tribute concert April 19

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit expresses through them all. — Corinthians 12:14 In the end, it really doesn’t seem to matter very much at all whether one’s instrument in life is a … 0

Movie Times: April 17-23

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Editor’s Note: The movie listing deadline is the Tuesday before publication, by 3 p.m. Features@recorder.com or fax to 774-5020. Questions? Call Adam Orth at 413-772-0261, ext. 276. Readers will find our movie capsules in the Arts & Entertainment section of our website: www.recorder.com Please note, these listings are … 0

Casting calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

CASTING CALLS is a free listing of creative opportunities in our area that runs on a weekly Entertainment page. Items must include relevant dates to be run. The deadline is the previous Thursday, by 8 a.m. Email is the best way to submit, features@recorder.com. Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Laura Gail Grohe, The Linens Project

Friday, April 11, 2014

Late one afternoon, Laura Gail Grohe sat in the window light of a storefront in Greenfield, embroidering. To see a woman calmly embroidering in public is not an unusual sight perhaps, though embroidery seems more antiquated than knitting, … 0