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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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Submit listings for The Recorder calendar by 8 a.m. Thursday the week before the requested publication. They may be emailed to, sent via U.S. mail to Adam Orth, features editor, The Recorder, P.O. Box 1367, Greenfield, MA 01302, or faxed to 413-774-5020. Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. 276.

Exhibits: April 17-23

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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. We happily run photos given the room. Receptions etc. HOPE & … 0

Something to live for

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sometimes the best ideas come almost unbidden. It’s hard to say where they come from. Do they originate from inside ourselves, where a notion might have been germinating unnoticed? Or, are we receiving them from some outside — … 0

A&E Calendar: April 10-16

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Thursday 10 Dance “FRAGMENTS” dance concert at Hampshire College Dance Studio Theater, Amherst. 8 p.m. This collaborative show encompasses various explorations by 11 up-and-coming choreographers on topics dealing with human interactions, the senses and the dichotomy of the … 0

Book Review:‘Sugar Season’ author spins a riveting tale

Friday, April 11, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “The Sugar Season” by Douglas Whynott (Da Capo Press, 304 pages, $24.99) Sugarhouses symbolize spring in New England. The alternating temperatures that make the sap run through maple trees, the smoke … 0

A&E Calendar: Clubs, April 10-16

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Clubs Editor’s note: As part of changes to our calender, we will be listing clubs separately. Thursday 10 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Watch the Masters Golf Tournament from 8 different holes on our 14 … 0

Sounds Local: Lux Deluxe — What You Need

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The new Lux Deluxe album, “It’s A Girl,” opens with “What You Need,” a song that is also the first single off the disc. The song starts out with a blipping synthesizer that sounds straight out of the … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: We all rise, we all fall

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

“Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice” — Ayn Rand A trio of beguilingly crafted puppets, choreographed to an archive of … 0

Movie Times: April 10-16

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Editor’s Note: The movie listing deadline is the Tuesday before publication, by 3 p.m. 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: Please note, these listings are … 0

Movie guide: Capsule listing of current releases

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent … 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, Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. … 0