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Vol.33 No.03

Off the Rail

by The Staff January 21, 2010

‘Americana” is a genre often donned by singer-songwriters with an affinity for classic country music but whose respect for artistry resists any association with CMT and all that country has become. However you choose to ...

Savage Love

by Dan Savage January 21, 2010

I have a problem. A key part of my problem, I feel, is that I’m a recovering anorexic and I am still struggling a great deal to eat normal and healthy portions of food. A ...

Police, Meet Community

by Chet Hardin January 21, 2010

By the end of January, the Albany Common Council’s special advisory committee to the police will have held its first meeting. That’s the plan right now, at least, according to council President Pro Tem Richard ...

Come Together

by Elizabeth Knapp January 21, 2010

Broom-wielding protesters gathered at the entrance of the Desmond Hotel in Colonie Tuesday, hoping to “sweep out political corruption,” as many of their signs read. Inside, a fundraiser was being held for former state Senate Majority ...

What’s Your Vision for Albany?

by Miriam Axel-Lute January 21, 2010

A couple weeks ago, at the packed-to-the-gills grand opening party for the new Delaware Avenue library branch, another parent in the neighborhood commented that looking around him, he was suddenly struck by the fact that ...

They Can’t Dance, Either

by The Staff January 21, 2010

Genesis fans left their 12-sided dice at home and made their way to the Egg last Thursday as tribute act the Musical Box brought their current show to town. The band, known for their full-scale ...

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Five Alive

by Glenn Weiser January 21, 2010

It’s not the presence of the cello that makes Crooked Still, the brilliant, youthful bluegrass quintet originally from Boston, so unusual. After all, Nancy Blake first used that instrument to back up her husband Norman’s ...

Game Change

by The Staff January 21, 2010

On Tuesday, Massachusetts state Sen. Scott Brown—until recently, a virtual political unknown—upset Democratic state Attorney General Martha Coakley in a special election for the U.S. Senate seat held for 47 years by the late Edward ...

Bring Out the Wurst

by B.A. Nilsson January 21, 2010

Cuisine: German Entrée price range: $7 (Homemade mac and cheese) to $13 (Schwabische Rindsrouladen) Ambiance: Oktoberfest Rotkraut. Gurkensalat. Kasseler Rippchen. And if that’s not enough, Schwabische Rindsrouladen: items far too absent from area menus, usually only found at ...

Rudderless

by Margaret Black January 21, 2010

As Liam Pennywell explains to his 4-year-old grandson, Noah didn’t need a rudder or a compass for his ark. He just needed to stay afloat until the waters receded. Liam sees himself as having lived ...

Biblical Distortions

by John Brodeur January 21, 2010

January is the strangest time at the multiplex. In with the leftover holiday-season blockbusters and Oscar bait, there’s usually a glut of films that are too weak in star- and/or buzz-power to fly against the ...

Sad, Sad, Sad

by Shawn Stone January 21, 2010

The screen bursts into color as fantastic imagery flashes before us. A flock of birds lands on a bare tree, becoming leaves. Purple mountains rise; swirling brown leaves blot out the horizon; deep blue seas ...

Too Perfect

by Laura Leon January 21, 2010

Yes, that Tom Ford, the longtime creative director for Gucci and a revered fashion designer in his own right. Dipping his virgin toes into the murky pool of moviemaking, and choosing as his material the ...

Hill and Dale

by Meisha Rosenberg January 21, 2010

The Woodstock Land Conservancy (WLC), a nonprofit group founded in 1988, has managed to save more than 1,000 acres of land from developers’ machines. For this exhibition, the Center for Photography at Woodstock collaborated with ...