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Healing Arts

by Erin Pihlaja October 24, 2013


  “I was assaulted and had a stroke. Knitting brought back my affected side. I can not dance anymore, but my work can.” This is from the artist statement of Lorna Ritz from Amherst, Mass. Words ...

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The Last Stop

by Hawes Spencer October 24, 2013


“You would think that knowing your child is dead is the worst time. But it was the 101 days of not knowing that were the worst. Once you know your child is dead, you can ...


Murder Romp

by B.A. Nilsson October 24, 2013

Elizabeth Aspenlieder and Jason Asprey. Photo by Enrico Spada.

  So maybe the guy isn’t who we—ah! I see. I should have guessed it. And that’s because she was wishing all along that he’d—wait. Maybe not. Because now she’s—shit. Didn’t see that coming. There’s good reason ...

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The Local Side of Global

by Michael Bielawski October 17, 2013


    “Etsy pretty much started my business,” says Behida Millinery, owner Behida Millinery’s Hat Shop at 715 Warren St. in Hudson. “Not only did they help financially, but also confidence-wise. . . . They did a ...

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Don’t Go Near the Water

by The Staff October 17, 2013


  The Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed the presence of Blue-Green Algae Bloom in Albany’s Washington Park Lake this past week. The confirmation, according to the department’s website, means that “water sampling results have confirmed the ...

Just Add Curiosity

by E.S. Cormac October 17, 2013


  If you wander in to John Doe Records and Books, whatever you do don’t say the word hipster. “I don’t care one way or the other. It’s just that word, ohhhh God, it’s too much,” ...

Learning to Be

by Sarah Sherman October 9, 2013


  “When you go to heaven,” Sparrow says, “they won’t ask you how many books you’ve had published. And if they do, fuck heaven.” Born Michael Daniel Gorelick, Sparrow, as he is better known, is a published ...


Bolton Ending?

by Ann Morrow October 9, 2013


  An amendment to Albany Medical Center’s Park South revitalization project will move a planned parking garage a block further uptown—and require the demolition of Bolton Hall, the parti-colored-brick building at the corner of Myrtle Avenue ...


Good Vibes

by Kate Mikoley October 9, 2013


  About 18 miles east of Troy, there is an easy-to-miss dirt road nestled in the woods. Up this road, in the middle of a clearing, is a rounded white structure with stairs leading up to ...

How They Missed That Story

by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez October 3, 2013


This year's annual Project Censored list of the most underreported news stories includes the widening wealth gap, the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning for leaking classified documents, and President Barack Obama's war on whistleblowers—all stories ...

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From Big Screen to Small

by David King October 3, 2013


  Metroland ran a cover story titled “The Great American Videogame” in 2008. The premise was that some games have become so influenced by culture—literature, film, politics, science and religion—that they have the impact that that ...

Totally Tuberlar

by Erin Pihlaja October 3, 2013


  It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, that’s a potato. But a rather large one, and it was parked on the streets of Troy on Monday (Sept. 30), stopped for a few hours while on a ...

The Metroland Fashion Guide

by The Staff September 25, 2013


    Annick Designs 269 River St., Troy, 273-7860, annickdesigns.com. Unique mineral specimens, crystals, precious and semi-precious stones, vintage Swarovski crystals, and ornate wire work made with sterling silver and gold filled metal. Amore Clothing 123 State St., Albany, 434-4054, amoreclothing.com. Men’s ...

On the Street

by The Staff September 25, 2013


  Metroland: So what are you wearing today? Siobhan Byron: I’m wearing Zara pants, my sweater is by Vince, my shirt and jacket are from Forever 21. My heels are Guess. I would say that they are ...


Handcrafting a Dream

by Molly Eadie September 25, 2013

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  Kim Vanyo just moved into her new studio space on Beekman Street in Saratoga Springs earlier this month, and she’s busy crafting custom orders for clients who are looking to make their dreams come true. Vanyo ...

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A Natural Progression

by Molly Eadie September 18, 2013


  Not to be outdone by the supermarket wars surrounding it, the Honest Weight Food Co-Op experienced its own growth spurt this summer when it moved out of its somewhat cramped location on Central Avenue and ...

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Fertile Grounds, Friendly Songs

by Josh Potter September 18, 2013


  “This year, at this point, we don’t need anything,” says Justine Denison with more than a little relief in her voice. She, her husband Brian and two daughters have been farming 16 acres in Schaghticoke ...

Fall Arts Preview

by The Staff September 13, 2013


  Pop Music Basilica Hudson 110 S. Front St., Hudson, 822-150 Sept. 29: Angel Olsen. Oct. 31: Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Jenny Hval. Bearsville Theater 291 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-446. Sept. 19: Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. Sept. 20: Aztec Two Step. Sept. 25: ...

Where’s Jerry?

by The Staff September 13, 2013


He may be on his way out after five terms as Albany’s mayor, but Jerry Jennings is still representing, and made an appearance on Friday (Sept. 6) at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening ...

Hudson River Heavy

by Josh Potter September 11, 2013


  “I’d love to see this keep on happening,” says Brandon Stosuy, editor of tastemaking music website Pitchfork and author of the site’s metal blog Show No Mercy. “Ten years down the road, people won’t even ...

The To-Do List

by The Staff September 5, 2013


You don’t need us to tell you that there’s more to college than textbooks, tests and cafeteria food that inexplicably makes you have to poop. (What’s the deal with that, anyway?) Lucky for you, you ...

Moving on Up

by Molly Eadie September 5, 2013


It was a Friday night, and I had just moved out of UAlbany’s concrete dorm rooms to a big old house on Myrtle Avenue, not far from the College of Saint Rose in Albany’s “student ...


Annual Manual

by The Staff September 5, 2013

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  Food Co-ops Berkshire Co-op Market 42 Bridge St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-9697, berkshire.coop. Offering healthy natural alternatives and local organic alternatives to members and the public in a farmer’s market atmosphere Chatham Real Food Market 15 ...

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Rounding Out the Field

by E.S. Cormac August 28, 2013


Jesse Calhoun (Republican) “The first thing I would try to change is the economic situation, the [process to obtain permits], the cabaret laws, allow more freedom in zoning and [getting permits]. That would take a lot ...

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