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The Passenger Pigeon: From Billions to Zero

by The Staff September 4, 2014


  “Celebration” isn’t quite the right word for this centennial exhibit; let’s go with “memorial.” One-hundred years ago, the last passenger pigeon died in captivity. (Her name was Martha.) A species that once numbered in the ...

New York State Museum

The Birds

by The Staff October 25, 2013


  Whenever the opportunity arises to see an Alfred Hitchcock film on the big screen on glorious 35MM film, avail yourself of it. We direct your attention to Albany’s Palace Theatre, where, in a pre-Halloween treat ...

Palace Theatre

The Secret Lives of Birds

by Darryl McGrath May 24, 2012


  Nature typically grants a species a couple million years on earth, but when you consider all that humans have done to birds in just the last couple of centuries, you wish you could push a ...

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A Flock of Dodos

by John Rodat October 19, 2011

Director David Frankel has been attached to big money makers. Keep that in mind. He directed the pilot episode of Entourage, as well as both The Devil Wears Prada and the record-breaking Marley & Me, ...

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Fine Feathered Friends

by Laura Leon April 27, 2011


One second into the opening musical number of Rio will have you completely forgetting the cold and dreary winter we’ve endured. Dappled sunlight lends a dreamy glow to the candy-colored flora and fauna of Brazil, ...