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Vol.33 No.05

Cruel to Be Kind

by John Rodat February 4, 2010

In the same week that I saw Confetti Stage’s version of Paul Rudnick’s play I Hate Hamlet, the playwright had a piece published in The New Yorker. Rudnick wrote a parodic internal memo in response ...

A Turn of Affairs

by James Yeara February 4, 2010

Lauded from its first performance in 1978, turned into a 1983 film starring Ben Kingsley and Jeremy Irons, frequently performed in area theaters, Betrayal is Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter’s most popular work. A tale ...

Savage Love

by Dan Savage February 4, 2010

Let’s say, theoretically, I’m a pedophile. I’m not stupid or evil, so I’m not gonna DO anything. I’m not even gonna look at porn, because the production of it involves child exploitation. Hell, even porn that’s ...

Future Stock

by Elizabeth Knapp February 4, 2010

Albany2030, a process to create the city’s first comprehensive plan, was kicked off in the form of three interactive community discussions held last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Led by the City of Albany Department of ...

Prisoners of the Census

by Elizabeth Knapp February 4, 2010

In anticipation of this year’s census, advocates in New York state are adamant in their efforts to mend what they call the state’s flawed system of counting prisoners where they are jailed, instead of where ...

Care by Numbers

by Chet Hardin February 4, 2010

This week, Albany County Comptroller Mike Conners launched a press push for a new nursing-home facility based on information he claimed he received from the New York State Department of Health after a lengthy FOIL ...

Less Is Less

by Chet Hardin February 4, 2010

Howard Carr, president of Colonie-based Howard Group, learned last November that his company lost in the last round of bids to redevelop the W. Averell Harriman State Office Campus. And Carr read last week in ...

Dream Bigger

by Miriam Axel-Lute February 4, 2010

Is 2030 soon? Depends who you ask. Through the buzz of the Albany 2030 visioning forums I’ve heard people say that it’s both too close and too far to be focusing on. “We need something we ...

Highly Improbable

by David King February 4, 2010

Between the Buried and Me shouldn’t rock like they do. They shouldn’t send crowds surging forward with fists in the air, in thunderous storms of noise. They are too complex; they don’t have the proper ...

Partnership

by The Staff February 4, 2010

To the Editor: The Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP) Act of 1998 is, as Elizabeth Knapp’s recent story relates, the achievement of former New York state trooper Paul Richter. [“Insult to Injury,” Newsfront, Jan. 28) ...

Crepe Expectations

by B.A. Nilsson February 4, 2010

Cuisine: crêpes and wraps Entrée price range: $5 (salad) to $8 (roast beef sandwich) Ambiance: intimate Stroll the Jay Street pedestrian mall at lunchtime and you get a taste of what Schenectady could be as an urban destination. ...

Old-Fashioned Country Values

by Laura Leon February 4, 2010

A while back in these pages, I recounted one of my earliest live musical events, a George Jones-Tammy Wynette concert in Saratoga Springs. At that time, “No-Show Jones” was infamous for last-minute cancellations, due to ...

It Really Does Make Perfect

by Meisha Rosenberg February 4, 2010

Since 2002, when the Opalka Gallery first opened and held an all-faculty show, the arts faculty of the Sage Colleges has grown. So what defines this group of 16 artists? What you’ll find is a ...