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Weekly World News Update (February 28, 2011)

Olympic Boycott Threatened Over Logo IRAN: The country is threatening to pull out of the London 2012 Olympic Games, after citing indifference to the events’ logo. They have alleged the the logo spells out ‘Zion’ even though it is actually just the year ’2012′. They have accused the logo designers of enforcing pro-Israeli notions and [...]

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The Westcott Theater: From Movie House to Rockin’ Music Venue

Westcott Theatre, Syracuse

In this age of recycling, more old buildings are being given new life with new purposes, and being rescued from dilapidation and demolition. It’s refreshing and comforting to see a structure not go to waste and actually remain on the map as a valuable landmark, especially when it makes such a significant contribution to the [...]

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Things to Do in Burlington, Cool Shows at the Flynn

Ballet Grand Prix, Flynn Theatre, Burlington

From topical politics to Celtic mythology, the Flynn Theatre seems to have a show going on right now with every taste in mind. Here’s a quick peek at some of the events happening this March that may be worth checking out. For those who love the graceful things in life: The blockbuster Black Swan brought [...]

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It’s Not Just for Breakfast: Reinventing the Waffle

The Return of the Waffle

I recently went on a mini-vacation to a city in upstate New York. Whenever I stay in cities I’ve never stayed in before, my favorite part of the trip is trying all the unique restaurants the different neighborhoods have to offer. Sometimes I even make an itinerary based on places I want to eat. While [...]

| Posted in Articles,Food/Drink,For the Foodie | Read More »

The A-TEAM: Film/DVD Review

The A-TEAM, The Motion Picture

When I think of “The A-Team,” I immediately think of Mr. T telling us he “pities the fool,” and that is honestly about how much I know (or think I know) about the original series. Going into the modern remake of the series I was wondering of course, whether I could enjoy it without having [...]

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Rising Food Prices: Old Problem, New Complexities

Rising Food Prices

Around the globe, food prices have hit record highs. In our heavily interdependent world, few are immune, but it seems each country faces a unique set of circumstances. Whatever we believe to be the causes, the crisis starkly reveals the web of interwoven environmental and political catastrophes that have been mounting for some time and [...]

| Posted in Articles,Articles,Farming,Farming/Gardening,Features | Read More »

Things to Do in Southern VT & Western MA (Weekend of February 25, 2011)

Ethan Lipton Band

Coming this Saturday as part of the ongoing Basement Music Series at Vermont Arts Exchange is Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra.  The group, known for their self-deprecating wit and unique compositions, returns on Saturday, February 26 at 8 pm. A favorite of New York City’s downtown music scene, Lipton and his three-man “orchestra”—Eben Levy, Ian [...]

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Literary Superman Dave Eggers at Skidmore College

Dave Eggers

You may love his work or you may not–whatever your opinion, most can agree that Dave Eggers is a veritable force in the literary world. As such, fans of his work and budding writers looking for some magic to rub off on them, may not want to miss this event. The highly regarded writer, editor, [...]

| Posted in Around Town,Articles,City Blogs,Events,Literature,Past Events,Saratoga Springs | Read More »

Virtual Reality Reboot: The Internet’s Got the Bug

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality has been predicted by science fiction for years. From being sucked into a video game and forced to do battle against microchip-demons, to plugging into a sandy beach oasis for an hour or so at the end of a long day, the possibilities were equally endless and exciting. Unfortunately, we’re not quite there. [...]

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The Northampton Music Scene: February 25-27, 2011

Kina Zori, Northampton

Friday Night If you’re in the mood for something classical, head towards Smith College and listen to the dynamic Arneis String Quartet. After attending the Festival Ensemble in Stuttgart, Germany and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, this Boston-based quartet will be back to perform in their home state. The group is led by award-winning [...]

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