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MUSEUM’S SELF-SERVING “SUMMARY OF FINANCES” HIDES MORE THAN IT REVEALS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY Second of a Four-Part Series (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY SEPT. 27, 2017) — The avalanche of outrage over the Berkshire Museum‘s (BM) proposed sale  of artwork — significant works by important artists, including two large, “marquee” canvasses by Norman Rockwell — descended so swiftly upon the hapless director […]

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MUSEUM’S FOOLISH PLAN GIVES NIHILISM A BAD NAME

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY This is the first of a four-part series on the Berkshire Museum’s proposed sale of artwork. Also a program note: PLANET VALENTI TELEVISION comes back tonight at 6:30 p.m. with all new episodes. PV-TV’s shush kabob tonight skewers trash cans, gymnasiums at city hall, and the museum. […]

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MAYOR: ‘GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, YOUR ROSEANNE IMPERSONATORS’ … AND YOUR TRASHCANS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s column on the Tyler Street trash cans was already warming in the hopper when THE PLANET heard the plaintive requests to address the Berkshire Museum’s planned sale of 40 works of art. Beginning tomorrow and running every day of the week, we shall present our […]

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NEW SANCTIONS ON N.KOREA: NOT A YAWNER THIS TIME

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION, SEPT. 22-24, 2017) — In his first address to the United Nations’ General Assembly, President Donald Trump told world leaders that North Korea will be “totally destroyed” if it attacks America or any of its allies. There’s no wiggle room in […]

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TYER CUTS THE CHEESE ON TYLER STREET TRASH CANS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY SEPT. 20, 2017) — It’s come to this: ribbon cuttings for garbage cans. Cue the first three notes of “Taps.” Ba-Ba-Baaaaaa. What’s next as Mayor Linda “Trashcan” Tyer presides over the demise she has not only not addressed but has hurriedly hastened? Salutations for strip […]

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THE BRILLIANT PLAN FOR TYLER STREET? ‘S–L–O–W IT DOWN’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY Coming Wednesday: THE PLANET’s take on the Ribbon Cutting for …  for … (we can hardly say it) … Tyler Street garbage cans … Wherein we find out if the mayor has (a) a sense of humor and/or (b) a thick skin. Either will suffice. TRUTH OUTSTRIPS […]

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