• Backward Buildings

    A Tenant In My Home

    By: Loretta Fancoeur - Jun 10th, 2015

    Welcoming the Berkshire poet Loretta Fancoeur. What happens when a tenant become an intruder and a house is not your home.

  • Kerouac

    On the Road in Barcelona

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 23rd, 2015

    Alone in Barcelona reading On the Road.

  • Null

    La Vida Loca

    By: Melissa de Haan Cummings - Jun 22nd, 2015

    Taking a chill pill.

  • Tarzan

    Swingers in the Berkshires

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 22nd, 2015

    A reunion this summer in the Berkshire church that Ray and Alice made famous. This time though I won't be swinging on the rope. Planning to keep both feet on the ground.

  • 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.

  • Courthouse

    Failed Escape

    By: Melissa de Haan Cummings - Jun 20th, 2015

    Reflections on the steps of the courthouse in October.

  • Cancer

    Panic Attack

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 20th, 2015

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

  • 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.

  • Hosta la Vista Baby

    Morning Manta

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 17th, 2015

    Never met a hosta I didn't like; the vinyl siding of landscape gardening. We have a number of varieties. Each spring some of them split to start new ones. Circles around trees and dramatic accents in flower beds. My favorite is viewed each morning over coffee from our dining room window. Last year critters got to it and ruined my summer meditations.

  • Under the Apple Tree

    Backyard Wedding in East Boston

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 17th, 2015

    We hired our neighbor Ritchie, a chef, to prepare food for our backyard East Boston wedding. The inept students I hired never bothered to turn on the oven. They were too busy being guests. So we served the backup lasagna I made that morning. Then I got dissed by my best man and sister. It was quite the occasion.

  • Fireworks

    First Kiss Fourth of July

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 17th, 2015

    Circling each other in the art world connected at CAVS event. Came late to my holiday party new house in East Boston. First date and kiss that week. Fireworks then and ever since.

  • June

    From Town to Country

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 17th, 2015

    Migrant workers. The annual move from loft in North Adams to house in Adams. Summer and winter just minutes from each other. Odd to some makes perfect sense. Seasonal chores of planting flower and vegetable beds. Hopes of harvest and bouquets in the house. Glorious life in the bucolic Berkshires.

  • Putting the Nose on the Ankh-Haf

    Restoration Was Not Appreciated

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 10th, 2015

    For two and a half years I worked in the basement of the Egyptian Department of the Museum of Fine Arts. But truly I was the servant of the Pharaohs and the spirituality of their sublime vision of an after life. Part of that was repairing damage and making them whole. Like fixing the broken nose of the Ankh- Haf.

  • Hippy

    Stranger Than Fiction

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 15th, 2015

    Old men in the waiting room comparing aches and pains. First thing in the morning appointment for cortisone shot. Checking e mail. Note from a colleague updated on postponed hip replacements.

  • Charles Giuliano's Shards of a Life

    Beyond Gonzo

    By: J.M. Robert Henriquez - May 22nd, 2015

    The book of poetry Shards of a Life by Charles Giuliano will be launched with a reading and book signing at Edith Wharton's The Mount. The free reception will will occur on Friday, June 5 from 5:30 to 7:30. The critical essay "Beyond Gonzo" was written as the introduction for the book by J.M. Robert Henriquez

  • Charles Giuliano at the Mount on June 5

    Launches Book of Gonzo Poetry Shards of a Life

    By: BFA - May 27th, 2015

    On June 5 at The Mount in Lenox, Mass. the publisher/ editor of Berkshire Fine Arts, Charles Giuliano, will launch Shards of a Life. From 5:30 to 7:30 PM on the porch there will be a reception and reading. In 1970 Giuliano coined and was the first to publish the now common word gonzo. The book of poems continues his development of the unique gonzo style.

  • The Mount

    Booklaunch at Edith Wharton's Berkshire Home

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 10th, 2015

    On a perfect June evening a booklaunch, my first, on the terrace of Edith Wharton's The Mount in Lenox. Witty exchanges with director Susan Wissler. Reading Gonzo poems from Shards of Life. Elegant gathering with Berkshire friends and neighbors, artists, writers and citizens of the world. Superb food and fine wine. Guests exploring the formal gardens. Signed a ton of books.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Reading Therapy

    Notes from a Convalescent

    By: Stephen Rifkin - Jun 12th, 2015

    The North Adams based poet Stephen Rifkin, with his wife Wilma, is participating in "Two Natures Talking: Poetry and Visual Arts " at MCLA Gallery 51. The other participants are Ellen Joffe-Halpern and Annie Raskin. On Sunday, June 14 there will be a reading in the gallery. Because he is recovering from an automobile accident and mangled foot Wilma will read his poems. Like Jimmy Stewart in Hitchcock's Rear Window Rifkin is keeping busy with an eye on other writers.

  • 1945

    Krieg und Grieg

    By: Melissa de Haan Cummings - Jun 11th, 2015

    The war is over. Time to stop the music.

  • Dylan Patrick

    Five-Year-Old at Lighthouse Beach

    By: Melissa de Haan Cummings - Jun 11th, 2015

    A five-year-old is curious about the shed next to the Lighthouse in Annisquam.

  • John Cage

    The Art of Silence

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 05th, 2015

    When avant-garde master John Cage was in Boston mking edible paper I photographed and interviewed him for Art News. Starting each semester of my avant-garde seminar at Boston University I showed a video on Cage that included his signature 4' 33." It outraged the students who proved to be remarkbly conservative. That only made me love Cage all the more.

  • Not Publisher's Clearing House

    Don't Miss Out On the Fun

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 03rd, 2015

    Join other satisfied customers and order the book that everyone is talking about. These are real pictures of a real person who is just thrilled by Charles Giuliano's Shards of Life.

  • Father's Day

    Skills Not Passed On

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 03rd, 2015

    Lots of guys help their dads with handyman chores around the house. It's useful when you get married and have your own home. My Dad wanted to teach me how to be a surgeon. That didn't go well.

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