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The many lives of Adolfas Mekas

In his book of short stories Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, neuroscientist David Eagleman imagines three deaths. The first death is when the body ceases to function: the second death is when…

The Stockade Tavern is bringing old-school cool back to Uptown Kingston

There was a time when drinking felt deliciously illicit: an inconspicuous tavern, a door with strange markings, windows of diamond-paned glass. Inside, the light was low, the crowd conspiratorial. Bartenders clutched silver shakers,…

Corridor of quick cuisine

In Ulster County there exists a motherlode of cheap eats to fill your belly without busting your budget. Like a vein of quartz through rock, this gorgeous region boasts a wealth of culinary…

On the road

I had come across the Hudson Valley Raceway’s slot-car center’s website, but didn’t really understand it until my kids and I stopped in to check it out. In about two seconds, we were…

Such a Marvel-ous place to dwell

New York has always been an activity hub in the Marvel Universe. The company was founded by a City kid, Stan Lee, and the bulk of its classic characters were drawn and fleshed…

Basilica Industria in Hudson is the new/old hot spot

You know that a place is cool when its last summer of booked events has ranged from high-ticket weddings and a school prom to concerts featuring members of Hole and Sonic Youth, a…

Drive-in movies

Usually, when somebody brings up the topic of drive-in movies, the response is, “Are any of those still around?” Well, yes, actually. The Hudson Valley is a minor hotbed of drive-ins, welcoming minivans…

HITS is back in town

To the uninitiated like myself, the show grounds for HITS, Inc. are as exotic as a foreign land. It seems to me as though we’ve left the everyday world far behind and have…

Fun out of the sun – summer 2012 performing arts offerings in and around Ulster County

Whether you’re a weekend visitor to Ulster County or a local looking for fun excuses to get out and about, you won’t find it difficult in this neck of the woods to pack…

Curtain rises on the new Saugerties Performing Arts Factory

In the meantime, Erica was feeling rather overwhelmed having to manage both the business and a major renovation and landscaping project, so she took a pottery class – and loved it. “It eased…

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