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Rough Mix

by Josh Potter February 20, 2014

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  This April marks the third installation of the MOVE Music Festival, a city-wide concert mega-event and industry showcase. Think South By Southwest but with less sunscreen and barbecue. This week, promoters Indian Ledge Music and the ...

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A Rich Vein

by James Yeara February 19, 2014

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  Ten plays @ 10 minutes each = comic gold. That equation is true this year at Barrington Stage Company’s annual New Play Festival, now in its third year. Directors Julianne Boyd, Christopher Innvar, and Kristen van ...

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Poetic Licentiousness

by Joe D. Michon-Huneau February 13, 2014

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  1. “Trying to Get Even” – Charles Bukowski Bukowski notoriously plays the role of the filthy, drunk womanizer. His collection Love is a Dog from Hell is so chock full of examples that it was hard ...

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The More the Merrier

by Sarah Sherman February 13, 2014

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  The game was simple: The man to perform oral sex underwater for the longest amount of time would win. What could go wrong? But one of the men popped up earlier than he should have. “He just ...

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Dating for Dollars

by Natasha Scully February 13, 2014

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  After 53 years, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, an iconic movie about a woman who is, among other things, a sugar baby, is making its way back onto the streets of New York. This time however, there ...

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Let the Games Begin–And Then What?

by Guillaume Pitron February 10, 2014

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  ©2014 Le Monde diplomatique; distributed by Agence Global Fake palm trees in fluorescent green neon line the road from Sochi airport to the city center. Soon real ones appear, a natural dividing line between the Black ...

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Troy Boils Over

by Natasha Scully February 10, 2014

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  On Tuesday (Feb. 4), Pastor Willie Bacote led a march of 100-plus Troy residents from Bethel Baptist Church down Fifth Avenue to a community hearing at Christ Church United Methodist. Bacote’s words echoed through a bullhorn: ...

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Heart-Shaped Boxes

by The Staff February 10, 2014

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  Once again, we offered about a dozen and a half local notables a chance to take our Valentine’s Day gift survey. We’re not sure if it’s the harsh winter, the lingering economic doldrums, or perhaps ...

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If You Could Turn Back Time

by Stephen Leon January 30, 2014

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  “The one thing that we wish with our whole hearts that we had done was make a video of our day!” says Andrea, who has fond memories—and photos—of the day she married Mark. “We spent ...

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Have a Good Hair Day

by Cassandra Hamdan January 30, 2014

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  “I was interested in makeup since elementary school days. I would play around with my friends’ makeup, so it was a hobby of mine at a young age. I went to college for a semester, ...

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Looking the Part

by Era Bushati January 30, 2014

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  Every wedding-minded woman has an idea of what she hopes her wedding dress will look like. Somewhere in a scrapbook made in middle school or on a Pinterest board titled Wedding Dresses, there exists an ...

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Look Up in the Sky!

by E.S. Cormac January 23, 2014

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    On Dec. 30, six days after the Federal Aviation Administration announced via press release that “Santa Claus, his elfin crew and the Santa One sleigh” were cleared for takeoff for their “annual round-the-world flight,” FAA ...

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Nothing Left To Squeeze

by Erin Pihlaja January 23, 2014

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“To give you sense of the nature of the need that we’re talking about and the clientele that we’re serving,” said Larry Spring, “this year we’ve seen our attendance in school skyrocket. Not because of ...

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Technology With Heart

by B.A. Nilsson January 23, 2014

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  It’s a cinematic spectacle, the kind of theatrical event usually reserved for Cameron Mackintosh-style musical extravaganzas, last seen on the Proctors mainstage in the mammoth Les Miz. But this time it wasn’t a musical—although there’s ...

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Detox: One Size Does Not Fit All

by Erin Pihlaja January 16, 2014

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It was sometime after the holiday season this year that I started feeling a little, um, jiggly? And slow. And tired. And kind of, how does one say this politely? Backed up. I’m not a health ...

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Tough Love

by Molly Eadie January 16, 2014

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  You just ran miles uphill only to be dunked into ice water, crawl through dark tunnels and get shocked by live wires. Imagine you've done this voluntarily—for fun and fitness. The Tough Mudder, a 10- to ...

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Mind Over Murder

by Josh Potter January 15, 2014

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  In the span of about one generation, the practice of meditation has gone from hippy esoterica to self-help industry panacea to the subject of serious medical research at universities and hospitals around the world. Under ...

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Into the Shallow Weeds

by Erin Pihlaja January 9, 2014

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    “Twenty states have already started to use it, let's now initiate a program allowing up to 20 hospitals to prescribe medical marijuana and we will monitor the program to evaluate the effectiveness and the feasibility ...

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Message to You, Andrew

by The Staff January 8, 2014

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  Amid the hubbub of State of the State day at the Capitol, as many as two thousand demonstrators lined a long section of the Empire State Plaza Concourse yesterday (Wednesday) to remind Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

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The New Guard

by E.S. Cormac January 8, 2014

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  Hundreds of people packed into Albany’s Kiernan Plaza on Jan. 1 as Judge Margaret Walsh swore in Kathy Sheehan during an inauguration ceremony that was attended by many state and local dignitaries. She is only ...

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moe.

by Metroland Staff January 2, 2014

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  This (above) is what jam-rockers moe. looked like way back in 2013, when they played the Palace Theatre on Dec. 30. See, we went to press on Tuesday (with a bottle of champagne on every ...

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2013: A Progressive Honor Roll

by John Nichols January 2, 2014

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  Copyright © 2013 The Nation—distributed by Agence Global This past year was about a lot more than Ted Cruz and the surreal shutdown politics of the Republican right. Across America, grassroots groups, bold unions, inspired activists, ...

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New Year, New Council, New Troubles

by Erin Pihlaja January 2, 2014

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  The mood in the Rensselaer County Supreme Court on Troy’s Second Street was peaceful, even celebratory, on Tuesday morning (Dec. 31) for the swearing-in ceremony for seven of the nine total members of the new ...

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The Year in Review

by The Staff December 24, 2013

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    Obamacare agonistes Passing the Affordable Care Act was torture. Getting it through the courts was torture. Dealing with a massive wave of right-wing, anti-Obamacare propaganda was torture. But those struggles were to be expected. The rollout ...

Lincoln Money Shot

by Shawn Stone December 24, 2013

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  Thursday will see a gathering of notable musicians, in formulations old and new, who were popular among the Capital Region "cognoscenti" in the aughts. The lineup is Better Pills (aka Brent Gorton’s current band), Lincoln ...

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