Let’s start with what “Shrill” isn’t: It isn’t a show about a fat woman taking pratfalls or being a cruel, easy punchline. It’s a confident, gently funny, slice-of-life show that benefits from the streaming model, where niche shows can find an audience, as it explores issues and characters y…

What’s interesting about Mill River Union High School’s music program is that it’s different from other school programs. The singing groups traditionally classified as men’s and women’s ensembles are called the Clef Hangers (traditionally male voices, tenors and basses), the Tempo Tantrums (…

The stigma of menstruation is as universal as it is ludicrous. The notion that a woman should be ostracized or made to feel shame because of her period is inexcusably offensive. Yet, patriarchal queasiness over this natural, necessary biological function is another shameful example of the de…

Everyone has a story. You never know how someone’s story will affect you, or how someone else will be affected by yours. For many years, women’s stories were often not told. But an attempt to change that began in 1987 when March was designated Women’s History Month. Throughout March many eve…

More than two dozen local artists and appreciators braved the February chill last Saturday night to welcome back to Rutland Milwaukee portrait painter Debo Mouloudji. Mouloudji was one of six artists-in-residence last summer at 77 Gallery. It was the gallery’s first venture into a residency …

There are two art shows over the next two weekends full of work by people you may know. Between a collection from students in nearby schools and a group exhibition of longtime Vermont artists, it’s an easy way to see some great museums, the muse in many forms and some artistic visions of the…