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Tom Perrotta

by The Staff November 22, 2011

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Economic collapse and growing income inequality have contributed, according to many economists, to the decline of the middle class. Novelist Tom Perrotta, in tales like The Abstinence Teacher and his latest, The Leftovers, is one ...

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Albany in Mind

by B.A. Nilsson October 19, 2011

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“Everybody went to Albany for one reason or another. They went to Keeler’s, they were here for the track. It had nightlife. Bright lights, roulette wheels, hot-mattress hotels.” William Kennedy is explaining the appeal of ...

Rensselaerville Festival of Writers

by The Staff July 27, 2011

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For such a small Albany County town, Rensselaerville sure hosts a big-time literary festival. It’s been impressive in recent years, and continues to grow. The 2011 edition’s theme is A Sense of Place, but it hasn’t ...

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