Regular Media Criticism from The Shoestring In a new media column, The Shoestring will reflect on recent local news. [This installment of See Something, Say Something takes place in the Berkshires, focusing on The Berkshire Eagle, the daily paper based in Pittsfield. These entries are slightly longer than our typical entries. --Eds] Eagle in Flight … Continue reading See Something, Say Something #9
Shelf Life writer Liz Walber on everything. By Charlotte Murtishaw and Liz Walber July 14, 2019 Local filmmaker Liz Walber is the director of the in-progress indie production Shelf Life, a “dyke love story at the end of the world.” The movie follows protagonist Golda as she makes her rounds as a courier for a … Continue reading What would you do if there was nothing?
Editor's Note: In honor of World Refugee Day, we are publishing this piece by one of our contributors in Springfield, MA. A Puzzle in Geopolitical Context By Bhuwan Gautam If there is one thing that keeps me awake in the middle of the night it is India’s hegemony in the entire South East Asia region … Continue reading India’s Attitude towards Bhutanese Refugees
By Celina della Croce On the last day of school, June 19th, dozens of students and teachers gathered outside of Holyoke High School’s North Campus to protest the firing of Alicia Thomas, a beloved teacher in the school’s ethnic studies department. Ms. Thomas is one of only two teachers of color of the seven … Continue reading How Holyoke Students are Organizing to Fight the Dismissal of One of Their Most Beloved Teachers of Color