Lucy MacGillis

I had the great honor of writing the essay in Lucy MacGillis’s catalogue Paintings From Italy, 2003-2022, produced by the Hoadley Gallery, where Lucy shows her work each summer. Lucy MacGillis The artist’s house is situated on a long hill near an impossibly steep country road in Umbria. Through her […]

Inauguration of Milan Shoah Memorial

Milan Central Station Shoah Memorial hosts tours to inaugurate new space On June 15, 2022, visitors were given tours of the Shoah Memorial at the Central Station in Milan. I had been following its story, from a couple of angles, for years. In 2007, I worked at the Center for […]

Recalling, and healing from, the memories of war

Berkshire Eagle Recalling, and healing from, the memories of war By Judith Monachina, Eagle Correspondent Photo:  Son-in-law Jeff Gerth and daughter Kim Resnik pose with Dave and Liz Resnik on the rooftop terrace of a friend’s home in Rome, during the family’s trip in 2000. The family visited the sites […]

UBU Theater uses oral history for theater, in Women of Tyringham

The Berkshire Eagle July 24, 2021 ‘DIRECTOR Q&A’ UBU Theater director Ann Gallo on giving voice to Tyringham’s women with new oral history theater project By Judith Monachina Tyringham community members gather for a rehearsal of “Women of Tyringham,” a community-based oral history theater project produced by UBU Theater in […]

Q&A: UBU Theater director Ann Gallo on giving voice to Tyringham’s women with new oral history theater project   Tyringham community members gather for a rehearsal of “Women of Tyringham,” a community-based oral history theater project produced by UBU Theater in Tyringham. Photo provided by Maggie Dillon Katz for UBU […]

Front row seat to history

BY JUDITH MONACHINA, Eagle correspondent As Kit Dobelle sees news during the early days of President Joe Biden’s term, the Pittsfield resident will notice people we do not see, recognize customs we do not know are being followed. She will look back at 1977, when she and her husband Evan […]

Writing about food

The Berkshire Eagle Tortelli di zucca: A lesson in Italian regional cuisine From Milan and Mantova, and back to Stockbridge By Judith Monachina, Eagle correspondent Jan 3, 2020 Of the 1,300 names for pasta shapes in the Italian language, most are associated with particular places. All from Umbria: Lumachelle, laianelle, […]