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Vol.33 No.07

(DR)INC.

by John Rodat February 18, 2010

With the recent Supreme Court reversal of Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission, which previously restricted the direct financial contributions corporations and unions could make to political campaigns, limiting them to gifting holiday-themed sweaters, ...

Art Beat

by Shawn Stone February 18, 2010

WHAT’S THE LITERARY FREQUENCY, DAN? The good people behind the College of Saint Rose’s Frequency North literary series—including that devotee of the inappropriate, Daniel Nester—have organized Capital Lit, the “first-ever Albany Lit Mag & Small ...

Back in Business

by Ann Morrow February 18, 2010

The hulking industrial building on a desolate stretch of Broadway was so dark that the block-print title on a lone fluorescent poster could barely be seen. Yet on this freezing and deserted evening in early ...

SAVAGE LOVE

by Dan Savage February 18, 2010

My boyfriend and I have agreed to abide by whatever decision you make. We’ve been together for nine months. We are gay. We live in a college town. We both found jobs here ...

Not Just Another Brick in the Wall

by John Rodat February 18, 2010

OK, so, maybe it wasn’t exactly a burning question. But for certain types of pop-music fans in the audience, Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning musical, will certainly call to mind literate emo ...

Yeasayer

by Josh Potter February 18, 2010

With Odd Blood, it’s tempting to say that Yeasayer “pulled a Veckatimest.” Much in the way Grizzly Bear followed up the considerable promise of early experimental records with last year’s art-pop magnum opus of that ...

Baby Beats

by Josh Potter February 18, 2010

A computer-music professor once told me never to use visual or narrative metaphors to describe what was happening in a piece of electronic music. The rationale was that, as soon as you assign a sound ...

Pay Cash

by Miriam Axel-Lute February 18, 2010

I always figured I was putting one over on the credit card companies. I had it engrained in my head very early on (thanks Mom and Dad!) that I should never ever carry a balance ...

Immigrants’ Dilemma

by Steve Yoder February 18, 2010

Main Street in Saugerties, about 50 miles south of Albany, has the look of a place that has struggled but is on its way back: vintage hotel on the corner, antique shop with a hand-lettered ...

Boredom, Actually

by Laura Leon February 18, 2010

There was a time, first during the hard days of the Great Depression and later during the waning days of the studio star system, when audiences flocked to see “a cavalcade of stars” all in ...

Looking for Justice

by Shawn Stone February 18, 2010

Once upon a time, Texaco arrived in the Ecuadorian Amazon to drill for oil. The company left a few decades later, leaving behind either a little bit of pollution (says successor company Chevron), or an ...

Where’s the Bite?

by Ann Morrow February 18, 2010

Special effects have become a lot more special since the 1941 horror classic The Wolf Man, but judging by Joe Johnston’s remake, bad acting and lousy plotting are timeless. This Wolfman is preternaturally pretty: The ...