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Vol.33 No.10

Sparkling Conversations

by B.A. Nilsson March 24, 2010

Although the violin-cello duo of Madalyn and Cicely Parnas have local roots, they’re destined for an international career that could make this area but a memory. Neither is 20; both have impressive virtuoso chops that ...

Savage Love – 3/10/2010

by Dan Savage March 10, 2010

I am a girl who sabotaged my relationship. I was angry; I had complaints. But my real issue was a store of repressed childhood trauma, and I was working it out on the closest person ...

Say It Aloud

by Jo Page March 10, 2010

“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax— Of cabbages—and kings— And why the sea is boiling hot— And whether pigs have wings.” —Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass OK, so I buy ...

In Fringes

by Paul Rapp March 10, 2010

It’s just one of those serendipitous things that, in my law practice, I get waves of similar matters thrown at me all at once. Maybe it’s a gaggle of writers with publishing or licensing deals ...

No Cheerleading Tonight

by Ali Hibbs March 10, 2010

Albany County Executive Michael Breslin gave his annual State of the County Address Monday night. The message, unsurprisingly, was bleak. “We are in extremely challenging economic times,” said the executive. “States, local governments and ...

Back in Business (for Now)

by Steve Yoder March 10, 2010

To the relief of friends and patrons, the owners of the Tango Café in Saugerties have been granted temporary stays of deportation. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency granted Emilio Maya a stay ...

Far From Rudimentary

by Josh Potter March 10, 2010

Like the iconoclastic band with whom he built his career, Phish bassist Mike Gordon is a musician of deliberate contradictions. Even as fans have come to expect oddball cover songs, stark leaps of style, and ...

Rattle and Hum

by David Greenberger March 10, 2010

The eponymously titled second album by the Blasters was released on Slash/Warner Bros. in 1981, the band’s step up into the big leagues after an independent label debut the year prior. The iconic cover was ...

Another Take on the Other White Meat

by Joseph Byrd March 10, 2010

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The greed of the American pork industry has messed with the modern-day pig to the point that almost all available pork is now so lean it ...

Citizen Pain

by Chet Hardin March 10, 2010

ACO has her feet up on an arm of the chair piled with our coats. She’s slumped down as far as she can go, holding her empty wine glass up over her head, signaling. If ...

David Brown Must Go

by The Staff March 10, 2010

If you need an example of dreadful public relations, you don’t have to look any further than the CEO and president of the Capital District YMCA, J. David Brown, and his handling of the ...

Go Ask Someone Else

by Ann Morrow March 10, 2010

The talking creatures and demented denizens of Wonderland are not convinced that Alice—the teenage blonde girl who falls into their realm via a rabbit hole—is their Alice. Audiences will wonder the same thing, since Alice ...

Through the Looking Glass

by Laura Leon March 10, 2010

The first moments of Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans feature a water moccasin swimming through the roiling waters of the title city, right toward a forgotten jailbird, just as Hurricane Katrina is hitting ...

In Germany Before the War

by John Rodat March 10, 2010

The White Ribbon centers around a series of strange, increasingly dire events that take place in a small village in Northern Germany, just before the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and the outbreak of the first ...

Art Beat

by Shawn Stone March 10, 2010

ADVENTURES IN SCREENWRITING When humbly recommending a film by a friend and former colleague, it’s probably best to start with a few quotes from unbiased observers. “Relentlessly entertaining!” said New York magazine. “Required viewing,” said The Onion AV ...