Month: March 2007

Fire damages Spring Street businesses

A fire severely damaged three businesses located in the Centre Building at the corner of Spring St. and Bank St. last Thursday morning. The fire began in the basement of…

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Mt. Greylock French program to see another year

The Mount Greylock school district School Committee decided Tuesday evening to temporarily shelve a proposed phasing out of the French program. The program will be re-evaluated during next year’s district…

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Banville’s new book limps along, searching in vain for suspense

Christine Falls, by Booker Prize-winning author John Banville (writing here under the pseudonym Benjamin Black), falls flat. Given the book’s many failures, it’s hardly surprising that Banville chose to use…

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Franken’s ‘God Spoke’ mocks Coulter, Limbaugh and FOX

What do you get when you mix “Saturday Night Live” and American politics? Al Franken: God Spoke, a documentary in which Franken applies his trademark acerbic, exaggerated humor to the…

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‘Iwo Jima’ defies conventions

There is an almost palpable lyricism in the best cinematic depictions of combat violence. The last few minutes of Gallipoli or the entire opening sequence of Saving Private Ryan are…

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!!!’s ‘Myth Takes’ experiments with ’70s dance themes

When news of Out Hud’s impending break-up reached me last July, I wanted to break down and cry. To me, Out Hud represented the very best in dance-punk. Without them,…

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Lecture explores ruins of today

When someone mentions “ruins,” you automatically take a mental journey to Athens for the Acropolis, to Rome for the Coliseum or to Giza for the Great Pyramids. Yet you rarely…

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Williams jazz ensembles send riffs through Chapin

Last November, Larry Dworkin ’07 sat at a piano, Ipod in hand, playing the same few seconds of music over and over. He was working on his final project for…

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Women’s track wins NCAAs

Women’s track and field came through with a host of sensational performances at the NCAA meet last weekend to catapult the team to its first-ever national championship. The women, who…

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Equestrian finishes final competition in 6th place

Equestrian competed in its final regular-season show last Saturday at Amherst’s Biscuit Hill Farm. Amherst’s restricted entry limits gave schools with smaller teams, like Williams, a more equal footing. Larger…

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