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Egyptian for a Day

by The Staff October 17, 2013


  For decades, the Albany Institute of History & Art has brought a bit of Egypt to Albany with its mummy exhibit. The museum’s upcoming family program, Egyptian for a Day, features a day full of ...

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I Am Thanksome

by Miriam Axel-Lute November 20, 2012


  This year we’ve instituted what seems likely to become a yearly tradition of a Thanksgiving tree. It’s taped on the wall of our front stairs, trunk and branches made out of brown paper. Each day, ...

A Path To Understanding

by Sarah Iannone October 25, 2012


  For the first eight or nine years of their lives, Jessica and Jocelyn Davis were, figuratively speaking, joined at the hip. They saw each other as they were, twin sisters with an inseparable bond. “As ...

She Said Yes!

by David King February 9, 2011


For a good few hours on the day I would carry out the most romantic action of my 29 years on this planet, I didn’t feel particularly romantic. For a while, as I waited with ...

Life Lies Bleeding

by John Rodat February 2, 2011


It seems to me highly unlikely that director Derek Cianfrance is the type to screen his movies for test audiences. Trained under such visionary outsiders as Stan Brakhage, Cianfrance is being touted as a young ...

The Rich Are Always With Us

by Shawn Stone January 5, 2011


This disturbing, engrossing drama of emotional and physical abuse, murder, cross-dressing and mental illness is a success in large part because it walks a fine line between the familiar and the absurd. The film begins ...