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Woodstock School of Art goes online

Woodstock School of Art goes online

The Woodstock School of Art (WSA) has been reinventing itself to accommodate life in the time of Covid 19. The institution is currently serving more than 90 students per week in three virtual classes conducted by faculty and other professional teaching artists, with more offerings promised in the near future.

Mark Ruffalo shines in dual role in locally filmed “I Know This Much Is True”

Mark Ruffalo shines in dual role in locally filmed “I Know This Much Is True”

It has been speculated that part of the attraction of this story for Ruffalo may be grounded in personal history: The actor’s younger brother Scott died of a gunshot wound in 2008, under circumstances never fully explained. In I Know This Much Is True he plays twin brothers, one of whom, Thomas Birdsey, suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. The other twin, Dominick, is the protagonist, the ordinary complications of his life multiplied exponentially by his brother’s delusions and self-destructive behavior.