Christopher Marcisz

Williamstown, MA

Christopher Marcisz

Writes, edits, walks the dog, jams econo. Teaches at @WilliamsCollege, writes for the @BerkshireEagle,


'Dying of the Light' at MASS MoCA

Film's days are numbered, or are they? "The Dying of the Light" at Mass MoCA features the work of six artists who would like you to reconsider consigning it into the dustbin of history.
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Mission of Burma: Back Without a Missed Beat

To believe in rock music is to believe in small miracles. Like that two guitars, a bass, and a drum kit is a limitless well of sonic possibility, or that four unassuming working-class kids could change the world of music like the Beatles did. At some level in that category is the belief that a band built on their ability to rock hard and read music could exist just long enough to put its stamp on much of the best music that would come for a generation, disappear for 20 years, and return without missing a beat.
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Christopher Marcisz

I'm a writer and editor currently based in western Massachusetts. I'm a frequent contributor to The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Mass., my work has also appeared in The Boston Globe, the International Herald Tribune, The Moscow News, Russian Life magazine, and Williams magazine.

For many years, I was the Eagle's North Adams bureau, while also writing about the arts and contributing editorials and OpEd columns. I began my career with the international editions of Newsweek, and later covered national energy policy in Washington.

I'm originally from western Massachusetts, and went to the University of Pennsylvania, where I studied English and History. I also graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

I'm currently based in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and have also lived in Moscow, where I was the sports columnist for The Moscow News, and in Budapest, where I was a book editor for a university press.

I also teach courses in nonfiction and journalism at Williams College. There's more of my writing at



  • Book editing
  • Arts Writing
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Copy editing
  • AP Style