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A Great Place to Get Pierced: Haven Body Arts (Northampton Blog)

Haven Body Arts in Northampton, MA

Haven Body Arts (Northampton Blog) The Popular Studio Offers Competitive Piercing and Tattoos If you’ve spent any time at all in Northampton, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that the citizens of this town are big fans of body modification. Whether in the form of tattoos, piercings, or neon hairstyles, Northamptonites love altering their appearance. For years, Lucky’s [...]

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Speak Up for Animals: Two Lobbying Events Scheduled in Albany

NYS Animal Advocacy Day 2011. Photo by Nicole M. Arciello Berhaupt

A Preview of Humane Lobby Day and Animal Advocacy Day Animal Rights at the Forefront of Two Upcoming Events It seems like there is an animal abuse story in the news every day. Most recently, a man duct-taped a dog’s legs and mouth, then abandoned him in a ditch on the side of a road [...]

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Toying with Reality: Exit Through the Gift Shop, DVD Review

Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

Toying with Reality: Exit Through the Gift Shop, DVD Review Is it Real, or Just a Hoax? Released in 2010, the documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop generated a lot of buzz for featuring the reclusive British street artist Banksy. It became, even before its release, a widely talked-about “is it or isn’t it?” type [...]

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My Two Left Feet: A Review of the 25th Annual Flurry Festival

The 25th Annual Flurry Fest. Photo by Aubree Cutkomp

The 25th Annual Flurry Festival, Review Puttin’ On a Pair of Boogie Shoes at the Annual Dance-a-Thon Saratoga Springs Mayor Scott Johnson declared February 12th-19th as Celebrate Traditional Music and Dance Week, and that is exactly what festival-goers did during this past weekend’s Flurry Festival. Saratoga’s City Center was alive with music and dance during [...]

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A Curiosity in Connecticut: The Colt Armory

The Colt Armory. Photo Courtesy of

A Curiosity in Connecticut: The Colt Armory A National Historic Landmark That You Can’t Visit…Yet If you’re ever driving into Hartford on I-91, you’ll probably see a large onion dome that looks completely out of place amongst the office buildings and otherwise unremarkable architecture. This bright blue, star-spangled, gold-topped bulb might appear to be modern [...]

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History in Our Backyard: The Battles of Saratoga

The Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga, October 16,1777 (John Trumbull circa 1822-1832)

The Battles of Saratoga How Two Decisive Battles Affected the American Revolution In a journal entry, Major Henry Dearborn recorded the Battles of Saratoga as “one of the Greatest battles that Ever was fought in America.” Many historians would agree. Considered one of the 15 most decisive battles in world history, the Battles of Saratoga [...]

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The Story of a Sex Addict: Shame, Movie Review

Michael Fassbender in Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011)

Shame, Movie Review A No Nonsense Look at Sex Addiction Before seeing Shame it was hard for me to sympathize with sex addicts. Who were they to complain when their lust was constantly answered by reward? But this grudge comes from a standpoint which is also crude, though easily believed. To assume a sex life [...]

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Skating, Bobsledding and Globetrotters in Lake Placid for President’s Week

Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships. Photo Courtesy

Skating, Bobsledding and Globetrotters in Lake Placid for President’s Week Winter Sports Despite the Lack of Snow Even though Lake Placid didn’t get much of a “winter” this year, there are still many winter sports being practiced in the Olympic Village. This year, ORDA is once again hosting the Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships from [...]

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Janelle Brown’s All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Book Review

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Janelle Brown

Janelle Brown’s All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Book Review Gossip, Country Clubs and Scandals Janelle Brown’s novel All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, is a national best-seller and named one of the best books of 2008 by Library Journal. Brown’s debut novel also received accolades from New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, People [...]

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The Rainy Season in February: Burlington Blog

Cinnybuns. Photo by Chrissy Lefavour

The Rainy Season in February: Burlington Blog The Super Bowl, The Grammy’s, Ron Paul and Cinnamon Rolls With all the rain this season I have found that mid-February lag to be amplified to the nth degree. Jet lag is usually something we can recover from in 24 hours, as long as you get a little [...]

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