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Bear Prosperity in New York State Depends on Us

A Black Bear in Adirondack Park. Photo Courtesy of Policy, the Public, and Large Mammalian Populations in the Adirondack State Report by Harvard University

Bear Sightings on the Rise in New York State How Bears are Affected by Increasing Population Rates Rarely seen at this time of year, bears begin hibernating in the fall; yet, their sightings throughout local rural areas in upstate New York continue to make headlines. “We’ve seen more cubs than ever before,” said Ed Reed, [...]

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The Return of James Bond: Skyfall, Movie Review

Daniel Craig in Skyfall (Sam Mendes, 2012)

Skyfall: Bond is Back and More Real than Ever Can James Bond Get Any Angrier? The new Bond film brought a new mood to the legendary franchise. Instead of highlighting James Bond’s sterling capacity for ass-kicking while remaining impeccably handsome, it veered into the psychological realm of a spy. Skyfall’s Bond (Daniel Craig) is an [...]

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It Must be Christmas: The 17th Annual Saratoga Festival of Trees

Saratoga Festival of Trees

Saratoga Festival of Trees 2012 The Return of a Holiday Tradition Even though there’s a few more days left in November, Christmas is just around the corner, and nothing says Christmas like a good, old fashioned Christmas Tree. So starting on Wednesday, November 28 through Sunday, December 2, 2012, you’ll have the opportunity to stroll [...]

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Experiencing Yaddo First-Hand: An Interview with Cartoonist Dean Haspiel

Dean Haspiel at the Yaddo Mansion

Dean Haspiel on His Experience at Yaddo A Look Inside the Artists’ Community By Dave Bower The Yaddo artists’ community in Saratoga Springs has served as a retreat for close to 6,000 of America’s most celebrated artists, writers and composers, including Sylvia Plath, Philip Roth, James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Saul Bellow, Truman Capote, [...]

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The Master – A Cult Unpure: Movie Review

Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012). Photo Courtesy The Weinstein Company

A Controversial Film with Limited Distribution: The Master, Review The Master: A Sickeningly Sweet Romance with Belief Paul Thomas Anderson has written and directed what is one of the most thought-provoking films that I have seen in a long time. The Master evoked the madness of a religious scene in its making, but did not [...]

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A Thanksgiving Memory: Why I’m Thankful for King Kong and Godzilla

King Kong vs. Godzilla (Ishiro Honda, 1962)

King Kong and Godzilla Films: A Thanksgiving Tradition How Monster Movies Have Given Us Something to be Thankful For As Thanksgiving is once again upon us, it is time to reflect on all the things that we’re thankful for. Our health, our happiness, the fact that we’ve just made it through another day, another month, [...]

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Time to Eat Healthy: The NY Capital Region Vegetarian Expo Returns

The NY Capital Region Vegetarian Expo. Photo Courtesy of

Time to Go Green With Great Food The Vegetarian Expo Returns to Albany The fourth annual NY Capital Region Vegetarian Expo will convey the global health benefits of green sustainable living, environmental awareness, and compassion for animals and all beings on Saturday, November 17th from 10am to 5pm. The event will be held at the [...]

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A Preview of This Year’s Troy Turkey Trot: A Thanksgiving Tradition

The Troy Turkey Trot. Photo Courtesy of Troy Turkey Trot

Get Your Trot On This Thanksgiving The 65th Annual Troy Turkey Trot Six months ago, I was lying on the couch with my left leg in a splint, my knee swollen, bruised, and throbbing, with layer upon layer of bandages wrapped tightly around it to keep it completely straight. Things were a bit hazy from [...]

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A Preview of This Year’s Art in the Public Eye Fundraiser

APE's 2011 Fundraiser. Photo by Leif Alexander Bernard

Art in the Public Eye Pays Tribute to Andy Warhol Go Pop and Support a Great Organization You got plans for Saturday night? No? Well then, why not stop by this year’s Art in the Public Eye Fundraiser, celebrating the legacy of Andy Warhol’s Factory. An annual tradition, APE always puts on a great party. [...]

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A Glass of Wine? A Preview of the 18th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration

The 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau. Photo Courtesy of KQED

The 18th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration A Classy Event for a Great Cause to Kick Off the Holiday Season This Thursday, November 15th, the 18th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy. The event, presented by All Star Wine & Spirits, will benefit the AIDS Council [...]

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