Arts & Entertainment

ArtBeat: David Lovelace at the Brattleboro Literary Festival, 10 to 11 a.m.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Editor’s note: The online version of this story has been altered to reflect errors contained in the print edition. The following correction is included here to help readers of both versions understand what has been changed: David Lovelace, a former owner of the Montague Bookmill’s bookstore, will be reading from his memoir, “Scattershot,” on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt., during the Brattleboro Literary Festival. The time of his reading was incorrect in the print edition of Thursday’s Arts & Entertainment section. Additionally, the story did not make clear that at the time Lovelace … 0

Lively lineup of writers in Brattleboro

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The 2015 Brattleboro Literary Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 1 to 4, in downtown Brattleboro, Vt., a 30-minute drive north from Greenfield. The annual festival, which started in 2002, is a four-day “celebration of those who read books, those who write books and of the books themselves,” according to organizers. It … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 1 - 7

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thursday 1 Coffeehouses MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 8 p.m. The Collected Poets feature Teresa Carson and Dawn Potter. Carson is the associate publisher at CavanKerry Press and the assistant director of the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching. She holds an MFA in Poetry and an MFA in Theatre, … 0

Book Review: “Where is This Music Coming From?” by Mariel Kinsey

Friday, October 2, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: “Where is This Music Coming From?” by Mariel Kinsey (Wandering Word Press, 217 pages, $15) I once knew a film director who believed that the best films — the films that come closest to perfection — … 0

American Life in Poetry: No. 549

Friday, October 2, 2015

Glenna Luschei, who makes her home in California, has traveled the world, and like all good poets has paid attention to what she’s seen. Here’s a fine poem not from Cambodia or Greece but from Tucson, about the belongings some of us leave behind for others to carry … 0

Creeps and laughs in Atwood’s latest

Friday, October 2, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: “The Heart Goes Last” (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday), by Margaret Atwood “If you do bad things for reasons you’ve been told are good, does it make you a bad person?” That’s the question on the mind of … 0

Ta-Nehisi Coates and other authors who landed MacArthur ‘genius’ grants: What made them stand out

Friday, October 2, 2015

Of the 24 MacArthur “genius grant” fellowship recipients named Tuesday, three are primarily authors. The best known is Ta-Nehisi Coates, a writer at the Atlantic whose 2015 book “Between the World and Me” crystallized and personalized the contemporary conversations about race in America. The book, which has topped … 0

‘Rail-Fan’ brings Hoosac Tunnel experts to Rowe

Thursday, October 1, 2015

ROWE — Rail-Fan III returns to the Rowe Historical Society’s Kemp-McCarthy Museum Sunday with a new slant on a favorite Rowe topic: the Hoosac Tunnel — who built it and who opposed the idea? This year’s keynote speaker, … 0

Club Listings: Oct. 1 - 7

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Clubs Thursday 1 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. ∎ Thursday Night Football: Ravens at Steelers at 8:30 p.m. on 14 TVs in the Sports Bar. ∎ Red Sox vs. Yankees at 7 p.m. plus college … 0

Sounds Local: Dancing! Mayhem! Fun!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

If you go to a Bella’s Bartok show, be prepared to dance. And that includes you chair-loving, vow-to-never-step-foot-on-a-dance-floor people. The six-piece band from Northampton, whose music is a circus-y Hungarian-influenced folk punk blend, is known for its wild, … 0

‘We’ve got a clear vision’

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

By SHELBY ASHLINE For The Recorder Is poetry dead? Not by a long shot, says Michael Medeiros, a spokesman for the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst and a key organizer of the third annual Amherst Poetry Festival that … 0

Exhbits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Editor’s note: These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to The deadline is the Thursday before publication, by 8 a.m. Photographs of the art being exhibited are always welcome and will … 0

Movie Times: Oct. 1-7

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by the theaters. Double-checking a theater’s website beforehand will help avoid disappointment. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst, 253-2547, • A Borrowed Identity. Friday through Sunday, 1:50, … 0