• Son of a Beach

    Screw Skull and Bones

    By: Pursuing Fame and Fortune - Jun 19th, 2015

    Time was when parents bragged about their kids getting into Ivy League Schools then on to law, medicine or an MBA. Not anymore.

  • Cancer

    Panic Attack

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 20th, 2015

    My mom, Dr. Flynn, had an instant cure for cancer of the elbows.

  • Thoreau or, Return to Walden

    David Adkins Bonkers in the Woods

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 21st, 2015

    If you have read Walden and think you know Henry David Thoreau guess again. The world premiere Thoreau or Return to Walden written by and starring David Adkins, directed by Eric Hill presents the New England transcendentalist and abolitionist as an eccentric just short of lunacy.

  • Hook

    Abstract Art

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 22nd, 2015

    Cracking the code of complex concepts for most people it helps to have a humanizing hook. What is the anecdote and eureka moment that allows us to connect with daunting aesthetics and technologies? It is the sizzle which enhances the flavor of the steak.

  • Kerouac

    On the Road in Barcelona

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 23rd, 2015

    Alone in Barcelona reading On the Road.

  • Tanglewood This Week

    Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Huey Lewis, Mark Morris and More

    Mark Morris   June 25th & 26th
    By: Philip S. Kampe and Maria Reveley - Jun 24th, 2015

    For under $100 you can purchase lawn tickets and see four popular artists at Tanglewood.

  • Nudie's of Hollywood

    Gonzo Rhinestone Cowboy

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 24th, 2015

    The orange suit with bolero jacket and rhinestone designs was made for a one hit wonder who never picked it up. Since it was a perfect fit Nudie, the designer of the stars, made me an offer I could not refuse. Wearing it always resulted in total gonzo adventures.

  • Wilco and Real Estate Open Solid Sound Festival

    Mass MoCA Be There or Be Square

    By: Philip S.Kampe - Jun 25th, 2015

    Wilco and thirty other bands invade Mass MoCA this weekend

  • Garden of Eden

    Advice from Nano

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 25th, 2015

    There is Irish and Sicilian blood on both sides of my heritage. That means a dirt under the fingernails urge to make things grow. But my grandfather Nano had sound advice for the first garden.

  • Bris

    Goy Moils of Brookline

    By: Charles giuliano - Jul 05th, 2015

    On a warm spring Sunday in Brookline, after church, the parents brought their infant to be brissed by my goy parents.

  • 'Shards of a Life', comes to Life

    Gonzo man

    By: Philip Kampe - Jun 06th, 2015

    A packed house fills the Mount to to hear Gonzo journalist, Charles Giuliano, read from his first book, Shards of a Life.

  • Dennis Metrano Appreciation Day May 18

    Celebrating a Famous Bartender and Rock Critic

    By: Charles Giuliano - Apr 15th, 2014

    On May 18, friends will join Dennis Metrano for “Dennis Appreciation Day” at the Newburyport Elks, 25 Low Street in Newburyport, MA beginning at 12 Noon. Back in the day at Daisy Buchanan's Metrano was the mixilogy master of the Boston rock world.

  • Dubliners

    Town and Country

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 24th, 2014

    Fulfilling a lifelong dream to hoist a pint of Guinness in a Dublin pub on my birthday. We were in and out of the city connecting with the Irish heritage of my mother and her ancestors. Encountering the whimsical poetic people in the city and touring the lush countryside and craggy coast there was much that rocked my bones and rattled my DNA. Here is a portfolio of images capturing the essence of that experience.

  • Behind the Scenes with Wilco at Mass MoCA

    I Was a Solid Sound Rockumentary P.A.

    By: Jack Criddle - Jul 02nd, 2013

    During the recent Solid Sound Festival Jack Criddle, who grew up on the Mass MoCA campus as the son of its chief preparator, Richard Criddle, returned to town from his home in Brooklyn. He shares behind the scenes adventures as a part of the production crew of TrixieFilm which documented the three day event which drew just shy of 8,000 participants.

  • Joe Thompson Maps Five Year Plan

    Cultural Synergy Raises Tide for North Adams and Williamstown

    By: Charles Giuliano and Joe Thompson - Jul 02nd, 2013

    This time next year the Clark Art Institute will open its Tadao Ando designed campus expansion. Mass MoCA unveils its new Anselm Kiefer building this fall. That adds to its existing Sol LeWitt building. The resultant boost in visitation, as well as more events like the recent Solid Sound Festival, are a part of plans for the expansion and growth of business, tourism and jobs for a region with twice the rate of state unemployment. That's down from seven times the unemployment rate in the early 1990s.

  • Portrait of Fast Eddie

    New York Critic Edward Rubin on the Fly

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 10th, 2012

    New York critic Edward Rubin is on the short lost of my most amusing, eccentric and entertaining friends. In this thumbnail portrait of the artist we come to know just a teenie bit about him and how he came to be Fast Eddie. So famous that there is a Manhattan saloon named for him in neon.

  • London’s Paralympic Games Start Sept. 9

    Realizing Dreams of Nazi Survivor Dr. Ludwig Guttman

    By: Nelida Nassar - Aug 30th, 2012

    Acceptance, perseverance, conviction, power of persuasion and a desire to transcend difficulties and adversities across countries motivated Dr. Ludwig Guttmann to not only create the first worldwide spinal cord injuries center but also the Paralympic Games. This man single-handedly transformed pain into poise and pride hence realizing his dream.

  • Bradley Cooper Discusses Elephant Man

    Broadway Bound for Fall 2013

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 04th, 2012

    While in Williamstown this summer Bradley Cooper discussed his Elephant Man production co starring Patricia Clarkson. It proved to be a sold out run and the most sought after ticket of the Berkshire season. Here is what he said about a play that has obsessed him since it was his graduate thesis.

  • Pittsfield Third Thursday

    Monthly Family Fun

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 27th, 2012

    In the past few years Third Thursdays have drawn big crowds to downtown Pittsfield, Our album of images shows why.

  • David Hyde Pierce at Williamstown Theatre Festival

    Five Minutes One on One

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 26th, 2012

    David Hyde Piece is directing Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest which launches the Main Stage season for the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Most audience know him from an eleven year stint as Dr. Niles Crane in the hit TV comedy series Frasier. It took just five minutes of intense quality time to discover that there is more to him than that. But how much can you know about somebody in five minutes. Hey. Show Biz.

  • Dr. Ruth Talks About Sex at Barrington Stage

    Moderated by Playwright Mark St. Germain

    By: Barrington - Jun 22nd, 2012

    Barrington Stage Company presents Dr. Ruth Westheimer in “Talking Sex with Dr. Ruth” moderated by “Dr. Ruth, All the Way” playwright Mark St. Germain, on the BSC Mainstage (30 Union Street, Pittsfield), Monday, July 2 at 7pm.

  • Ralph Brill on Photographer Leonard Freed

    Eclipse Mill Exhibition and Other Projects

    By: Ralph Brill and Charles Giuliano - Jun 05th, 2012

    A version of the traveling exhibition The Italians by the late photographer, Leonard Freed, will be presented in August at the Eclipse Mill Gallery by the gallerist/ entrepreneur Ralph Brill. We met with Brill to discuss Freed and other wide ranging thoughts and projects. There was a focus on North Adams as the former home of Arnold Printworks and Sprague Electric prior to becoming home to Mass MoCA.

  • Grita Insam 1939-2012

    Vienna Gallerist Ist Tot

    By: Vienna - Jun 04th, 2012

    We spent quality time with Vienna gallerist Grita Insam. We recall visiting her main and project galleries. Over wine and sausages she revealed that she was formerly a champion ballroom dancer. It was among her many unique qualities.

  • Michael Snow and Wanda Koop at Mass MoCA

    Dialogue with Canadian Master Artists

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 01st, 2012

    During the intensely busy opening weekend we attempted to interact with artists in the sprawling Mass MoCA survey Oh Canada. The selection mostly focused on younger and lesser known artists. The exceptions proved to be two internationally recognized artists Wanda Koop and Michael Snow.

  • A Conversation With Herb Gart - Part V

    A Philosophy of Management and Lurking Disasters.

    By: David Wilson - May 26th, 2012

    With his feet planted firmly in several aspects of the music business, Herb Gart found himself managing the careers of a number of artists. In this installment we talk a bit about his philosophy and style of management. While he had great successes, clearly there were instances when he had to swallow some pretty bitter pills.

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