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Lily Goldberg, Senior Writer

Lily Goldberg ’22 is a comparative literature major from New York, N.Y. She is a senior writer for the arts section, and previously served as an arts section editor.

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Box Office Hours: ‘The World to Come’ with Jim Shepard

March 3, 2021
I did not intend on seeing what I presumed to be the latest iteration of the “white lesbian period piece,” a romantic drama called The World to Come about two neighbors who fall for one another in 1800s upstate New York. But while sleepily skimming a review of the film on an online arts blog, a line caught my eye: Professor of English Jim Shepard, who had taught a couple of my friends over the years at the College, had written the film’s screenplay.
In Trivial, Quizbowl is not all fun and games

In Trivial, Quizbowl is not all fun and games

November 18, 2020

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was late May, and the ballroom of the Hilton Atlanta teemed with hormones and promise....

A Thousand Ways: A Review of a Theater Piece during a Pandemic

October 7, 2020

I recently went through a breakup — not with a boyfriend, or a best friend, but with a penpal. J and I had only met twice in person before I suggested we shift our budding friendship to snail mail....

Summer festival cancellations in Berkshire County bring uncertainty for arts students, professionals

Summer festival cancellations in Berkshire County bring uncertainty for arts students, professionals

April 15, 2020

Three weeks after receiving her acceptance into a coveted summer production internship, Erin Meadors ’20 received a second email from her new employer. This message did not contain the packet full of...

Williamstown Theatre Festival performances moved to Audible

Williamstown Theatre Festival performances moved to Audible

April 8, 2020

In a statement issued yesterday, Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) announced the cancellation of all live performances for the 2020 summer season. The seven plays set to perform this year at WTF —...

Connors Brothers Moving: The Story Behind the Storage

Connors Brothers Moving: The Story Behind the Storage

April 1, 2020

Jarrett Bayliss, the owner of Connors Brothers, stands in the same place in his office as a young adult (left) and in February of this year (right).(Photos courtesy of Jarrett Bayliss.) Jarrett Bayliss...

Our Time: A production that refuses to grapple with identity

Our Time: A production that refuses to grapple with identity

March 11, 2020

Our Time dramatizes College’s past without conversation on identity, but shines in specific moments. (Photo courtesy of Brad Wakoff.) Stephen Sondheim is gay and Jewish.  You could likely...

Local artisans pop up on Spring St. at Art + Flea

Local artisans pop up on Spring St. at Art + Flea

December 6, 2019

Art + Flea, a pop-up shop at 72 Spring St., features the work of local artisans through Tuesday, Dec. 10. LILY GOLDBERG/THE WILLIAMS RECORD I entered 72 Spring Street for the first time ever from the...

Melt-ing hearts: Melt returns with single ‘Stupid in Love’

Melt-ing hearts: Melt returns with single ‘Stupid in Love’

November 20, 2019

Josh Greenzeig ’20 hits a snare for Melt, which completed a run of shows last weekend. Melt’s single, “Stupid in Love,” is its first since 2018. PHOTO COURTESY OF MELT THE BAND When most students...

Franny Choi brews and forges revolution through verse

Franny Choi brews and forges revolution through verse

November 13, 2019

Franny Choi, who will teach courses at the College in the spring, negotiates her intersecting identities and past activism through teaching and writing. ETHAN DINÇER/THE WILLIAMS RECORD Franny...

Songwriters Night finds new home at The Log

November 13, 2019

Most students visit The Log for Thursday-night trivia and cavity-inducing cinnamon knots, not close harmony and Irish fiddle. The Williamstown Folk Club is here to change that. Starting tonight at 7 p.m.,...

“Box Office Hours”: ‘The Queen’ with Julie Cassiday

“Box Office Hours”: ‘The Queen’ with Julie Cassiday

November 6, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF GROVE PRESS/PHOTOFEST Miss Manhattan (Crystal LaBeija), left, and Miss Fire Island, right, compete in the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant in Frank Simon's The Queen. On...

New campus theatre company to present ‘The Bachelor LIVE!’

October 9, 2019

Move over Dylan Barbour ’16 — there’s a new Williams bachelor in town, and he’s ready to become your one-in-five. Tomorrow evening at 9 p.m., nearly a dozen women will compete for the affection...

Meet Me at the Clark brings humanity to the gallery

Meet Me at the Clark brings humanity to the gallery

October 2, 2019

Kathleen, a volunteer docent, leads a lively discussion on Renoir’s “Bay of Naples, Evening,” during the Meet Me at the Clark program. (Lily Goldberg/The Williams Record) In elementary school,...

BLK FMNNST book club brings radical discussion to MASS MoCA

BLK FMNNST book club brings radical discussion to MASS MoCA

September 25, 2019

IMAGES COURTESY OF MASS MOCA. Cauleen Smith’s “BLK FMNNST Loaner Library 1989 – 2019” features 30 new drawings of books that inspire the artist’s practice. “I realize I don’t know very...

HiLo North Adams: A music venue for colleges, community

HiLo North Adams: A music venue for colleges, community

September 18, 2019

HiLo takes its name from a supplier for Quinn’s Paint and Wallpaper Stores, the original business at 55 Union St. in North Adams.  Photo Courtesy of Brian Miksic. Recently in “Statistics 101”...

‘Summer’s Soldier’ puts Berkshire stories onstage at WTF

‘Summer’s Soldier’ puts Berkshire stories onstage at WTF

September 11, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOSEPH J. O'MALLEY/ WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL. The cast of Summer’s Soldier gathers for an early rehearsal. Summer’s Soldier featured more than 70 cast members, mainly Berkshire...

Ben Weber ’21 directs spring musical, explores post-apocalyptic possibilities

Ben Weber ’21 directs spring musical, explores post-apocalyptic possibilities

May 8, 2019

Ben Weber ’21 directed this spring’s Cap & Bells musical, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play. Photo by the author Ben Weber ’21 is a math and theatre major who has appeared in a variety of...

eva henderson ’19, whose hand tattoo art is shown above, works in a variety of art mediums at the College. Photo courtesy of eva henderson.

eva henderson talks tattoo art

May 1, 2019

eva henderson ’19, whose hand tattoo art is shown above, works in a variety of art mediums at the College. Photo courtesy of eva henderson. Even if you’ve never spoken to eva henderson ’19,...

Photo box: QSU Drag Show

April 24, 2019

Interviews by Lily Goldberg, Arts Editor, and photos by Sabrine Brismeur, Photo Editor. El Alfa & Bad Bunny   Hometown El Alfa: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Bad Bunny: Vega Baja,...

At MASS MoCA, myth collides with memory in “Mind of the Mound”

At MASS MoCA, myth collides with memory in “Mind of the Mound”

April 17, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF JAMES COHAN GALLERY.  “Mound Museum,” one of the structures in “Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass”, houses objects from the artist’s personal collection. “Grandma’s...

Step: a rhythmic history

Step: a rhythmic history

March 13, 2019

A rhythm swells in the ‘62 Center. Stomp. Clap. Tap. The rhythm spreads from one body to the next, a contagion that built until it exploded into synchronicity. This is the art of Sankofa, the College’s...

North Berkshire Artists Group promotes creativity in North Adams

North Berkshire Artists Group promotes creativity in North Adams

February 20, 2019

At the Artists Town Hall in August 2018, more than 100 local artists gathered at MASS MoCA to share resources and network.  Photo courtesy of Assets for Artists. Ashley...

Gina Coleman ’90 brings blues to the folk-saturated Berkshires

Gina Coleman ’90 brings blues to the folk-saturated Berkshires

February 13, 2019

Gina Coleman ’90 strums her cigar box guitar at the International Blues Challenge final. (PHOTO COURTESY OF ROGER STEPHENSON) “The last time I was here was for my grandmother’s funeral service,”...

600 Highwaymen to perform participatory work at ’62 Center

600 Highwaymen to perform participatory work at ’62 Center

February 6, 2019

Formed in 2009, 600 Highwaymen is the stage name of theatre artists Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone. Their participatory theatre experience, The Fever, will be performed at the ’62 Center...

Members of the Sawyer Thoughts team include (from left) Grace Dailey ’22, Annie Miklas ’22, Sydney Pope ’22, Hannah Jackson ’22 and Sam Schraver ’22. Leslie Garcia/Staff Photographer.

Sawyer Thoughts blog encourages student musings

January 23, 2019

Members of the Sawyer Thoughts team include (from left) Grace Dailey ’22, Annie Miklas ’22, Sydney Pope ’22, Hannah Jackson ’22 and Sam Schraver ’22. Leslie Garcia/Staff Photographer. “I...

Ocean Vuong, a poet who teaches at UMass Amherst, sits for a portrait Nov. 14, 2017 in his Florence home.

Ocean Vuong delivers quiet charisma

November 14, 2018

“It’s strange getting used to your own voice,” Ocean Vuong mused, stepping onto the podium and bringing the microphone in closer to his melancholy smile. “You are born with it, after all.”...

“A Star is Born” explores camp aesthetics

October 31, 2018

If you had told me that Bradley Cooper, whose last major onscreen role was Iraq veteran Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood’s aggressively patriotic biopic American Sniper, would direct film’s newest camp...

Conversation with Brad Wells, founder of Roomful of Teeth

Conversation with Brad Wells, founder of Roomful of Teeth

October 3, 2018

Roomful of Teeth, the contemporary vocal ensemble founded by lecturer in music Brad Wells, performed in Chapin Hall last Friday before an enraptured crowd. I got the chance to sit down with Wells and...

Overgrown oscillates between Sole's Catholic upbringing in Charlotte, N.C. and the grit of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia-based rapper Ivy Sole explores manifestations of love

September 26, 2018

I haven’t taken my headphones off in days. By some divine coincidence, two of my favorite female rappers released their sophomore albums within four days of each other; Chicago based rapper Noname’s...

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