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An Intriguing Psychological Thriller: Martha Marcy May Marlene, DVD Review

John Hawkes and Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin, 2011)

Review of Martha Marcy May Marlene A Disturbing Independent Film about Delusions and Paranoia Although Sean Durkin’s 2011 indie drama Martha Marcy May Marlene is a well-crafted film, I didn’t really know what to think about it until the very end. It is a film that explores relationships more than anything else—specifically, the idea of [...]

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Advocates and Lawmakers Come Together for 2012 Humane Lobby Day in Albany

Participants at the 2012 NYS Humane Lobby Day. Photo Courtesy of HSUS

Lobbyists Come to Albany on Behalf of Animal Rights Humane Lobby Day Recap More than 160 humane advocates from all over the State gathered at the Capitol on April 18, 2012 to take part in the 2012 NYS Humane Lobby Day, to meet with lawmakers and urge them to sponsor or vote on a number [...]

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Got Laughter? The Finger Lakes Does! (Ithaca Blog)

Justin Williams. Photo Courtesy Finger Lakes Comedy Competition and Festival.

The Finger Lakes Comedy Competition and Festival (April 26-28) Three Days Worth of Laughs “The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can’t fake it… try to fake three laughs in an hour – ha ha ha ha ha – they’ll take you away, man. You can’t.” ~ Lenny Bruce I grew up pretty [...]

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A Preview of the 2012 Farm & Fiber Tour in Washington County

The 2012 Washington County Farm & Fiber Tour

The 2012 Washington County Farm & Fiber Tour Alpacas, Sheep and Much More This weekend you’ll have the chance to partake in some fun, farm-centric activities at the 20th Annual Washington County Farm & Fiber Tour. Several of the county’s many fiber farms will open their doors (and barns) from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday, [...]

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A Double Dose of DVDs: Young Adult & Take Shelter, Reviews

Michael Shannon in Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols, 2011)

Young Adult & Take Shelter, DVD Reviews A Double-Feature Review by TJ Brearton Not since Monster has Charlize Theron inhabited a character so thoroughly – okay, except maybe for Aeon Flux, but that’s a different monster altogether. In Young Adult, Theron plays someone you probably wouldn’t like if you spent five minutes with her.  Wholly [...]

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Documentary about Puppy Mills in NYS to be screened in Albany on April 30th

Madonna of the Mills (Andrew Nibley, 2011)

Puppy Mills on the Rise in New York State. Documentary Exposes Horrible Conditions in which Puppies are Raised. The number of puppy mills in New York State is growing at an alarming rate. The lack of regulating laws and access to inexpensive land, mostly in central regions of New York State, are the main causes.  [...]

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Debussy’s Paris at the Smith College Museum of Art (Northampton Blog)

The Mozart Sonata (Berthe Morisot, 1894). Photo Courtesy of Smith College Museum of Art

Paris as Seen through Painting and Music Debussy’s Paris, Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton Walk into the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) on any day of the week and you’re in for a treat. With exhibits changing on a regular basis, the museum is bound to have something on view for everyone, [...]

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Wind Power and the Great Lakes Wind Energy Consortium

Wind Turbines. Photo Courtesy of Rochester Solar Technologies

Wind Power: Costly at First, but Effective in the Long Run The Great Lakes Wind Energy Consortium Wind power is a renewable energy source that has zero pollution and requires no fuel costs. For each year of use one megawatt of wind energy can counterbalance 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide and supply energy to 350 [...]

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Levon Helm: 1940-2012

Levon Helm in The Last Waltz (Martin Scorsese, 1978)

The Beloved Musician Loses His Battle With Cancer Levon Helm: 1940-2012 I remember the first time I saw The Last Waltz, Martin Scorsese’s classic documentary about The Band’s 1976 farewell concert. I was in high school and I have to admit that I wasn’t a fan of their music at the time. I only knew [...]

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Jem Cohen: We Have an Anchor at EMPAC, Preview

We Have an Anchor by Jem Cohen

Jem Cohen’s We Have an Anchor, Preview A Unique Blend of Film and Live Music at EMPAC on April 27th Jem Cohen is an award-winning New York City-based filmmaker who is known for his unique blending of media formats, observational portraits of urban landscapes and documentaries/shorts and feature-length films. Cohen never attended film school, graduating [...]

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