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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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Movie guide: Capsule listing of current releases

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Movie guide: Capsule listing of current releases Los Angeles Times (MCT) 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 … 0

Movie guide alt: Independent, limited release and foreign-language films

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Movie guide alt: Independent, limited release and foreign-language films Los Angeles Times (MCT) 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 … 0

Casting calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, April 2, 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

Dark Arts

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

With TV crews from Russia, Spain and CBS News, as well as correspondents arriving from Germany, China, France, Denmark and other points of the compass, Springfield’s D’Amour Museum exhibit of art forgery and fakes has struck a resounding … 1

A&E Calendar: March 27 - April 2

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Thursday 27 Clubs BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NCAA March Madness Sweet 16 Games on 14 HDTVs starting at 7 p.m. Win promo items during games. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Blue … 0

The Wilde side of James Joyce

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Story by Kathleen McKiernan In the streets of Dublin, renowned Irish novelist James Joyce tells the stories of everyday Dubliners, from the people in his life to the strangers walking on its cobbled streets. On April 11 at … 0

Poets of Franklin County: 'It's my job to imagine'

Friday, March 28, 2014

Almost 16 years ago, two young men convinced a third to leave the bar where they’d all been drinking and get into a truck with them. They then drove him out to a remote spot on the high … 0

‘The Fence’ by Lesléa Newman

Friday, March 28, 2014

THE FENCE (that night) I held him all night long He was heavy as a broken heart Tears fell from his unblinking eyes He was dead weight yet he kept breathing He was heavy as a broken heart … 0

Book Review: Persimmon

Friday, March 28, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Persimmon” by Doc Pruyne (Mountain Springs House, 266 pages, $14.99) The immigrant experience may be the quintessential American story. Doc Pruyne of Greenfield tells an immigrant tale with a mystical twist … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Goodbye to an old friend

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

“Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!” — Sitting Bull Even though it seems as if Old Man … 0