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Veg Out: How Local Colleges Stack Up in the Vegan Food Department

Vegan Black Bean Burgers. Photo Courtesy Four Green Steps
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How Capital Region Colleges Stack Up in the Vegan Food Department Vegetarian and Vegan Options for College Students Most of us have had our turn as college students, eating fast food and late night pizza delivery to survive cram sessions by night, and dashing through dining rooms grabbing whatever could tide us over while rushing [...]

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Mean Streets: The Toughness Behind The Place Beyond The Pines

Ryan Gosling on the set of The Place Beyond The Pines
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Behind the Scenes of The Place Beyond The Pines A Look at the Upcoming Film, The Place Beyond the Pines, with Ryan Gosling, Filmed on Location in Schenectady On a crowded New York City street, two men are in a fight. The scuffle is caught on video by a couple of young women who are, [...]

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Reviving the Old Schenectady: An Artistic Renaissance

Schenectady in the 1920s
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Reviving the Old Schenectady The Artistic Renaissance of the Electric City Every time I mention to someone that I’m from around Schenectady, I’m always greeted with some chuckles. It’s either the pronunciation of the name they laugh at, or, if they’re more familiar with the area, how much of a downturn it has taken since [...]

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Daytripping: Howe Caverns

Lantern Tour at Howe Caverns
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On a Howe Caverns Underground Tour Howe Caverns: Spelunking Expeditions and Tours Though summer is at its end, I bet we still have some scorching days ahead of us. Instead of doing a water park trip to cool off, I decided to try something a little more unusual: a guided spelunking expedition in the local [...]

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Get Spooked this Fall at the Top Five Haunted Places in the Capital Region

Homestead Asylum
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Haunted Places in Albany & the Capital Region Paranormal Places in your Backyard Summer is fading. All Hallow’s Eve is nearly upon us. It means different things for everyone, but even those who celebrate this “spirit night” admit that the jack-o-lanterns aren’t the spookiest things out there. Put away the Ouija boards, candles, and pentagrams—it [...]

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Pulp-Tastic: The Pulp Fiction Paintings Exhibit at Union College’s Mandeville Gallery (Review)

Pulp Fiction Paintings, Union College
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Pulp Fiction Paintings, Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Review Pulp Fiction & Art Picture a time and place where fear is simple: the enemy is an outsider with ugly distinguishing features, while you are a handsome, muscular male hero or a beautiful feminine victim. The wild and unknown is dangerous—space, the jungle, the frontier. Such is [...]

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A Bit of Schenectady History: Thomas Edison and General Electric

Thomas Edison
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Thomas Edison and General Electric in Schenectady When we think of GE, the General Electric Company, we are likely to think of former CEO Jack Welch and his extravagant bonuses, retirement perks and business models, or current CEO Jeff Immelt and his position as President Obama’s top advisor on national job creation. The company’s opulent [...]

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“When You’re a Jet…” West Side Story at Proctors, Review

West Side Story at Proctors
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West Side Story at Proctors, Review “Without a gang, you’re an orphan,” goes Riff’s line in West Side Story, describing life as a gang leader in 1950s New York City. The show runs through August 21, 2011 at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady. In this modernized adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Upper West Side teenager [...]

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Mamma Mia! Rocks the Proctor’s Stage

Mamma Mia, Proctors, Schenectady
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Mamma Mia, Proctor’s Theatre, Review Although die-hard theater fans are sure to disagree, many people say that once a musical is made into a movie, the future stage-productions can be ruined for first-time viewers. The movies are polished to such perfection that they can only highlight the limitations of a live rendition. Computers, editing, scene [...]

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Ten Great Summer Dates in the Capital Region

Summer Dates, Capital Region
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Ten Great Summer Dates in the Capital Region It’s summer and love is in the air in the Capital Region. But where do you go when you want to have that extra special date? You know what we mean—the one that’s a little out of the ordinary. Here’s 10 great date ideas ranging from romantic [...]

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