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Letters to the Editor 4/17/2014 8:47 pm UTC
 Strangelove ScienceTo the Editor:Thank you for your “drone” article [“Look Up in the Sky!,” Jan. 23]! While Metroland is exhorting readers to “Look Up in the Sky,” maybe it’s time to g
Corrections 4/17/2014 8:43 pm UTC
 Editor’s note: There was one omission in Readers’ Poll, and one error. We left out Best Local Website (Music), and, in Best Local TV News Anchor, we misspelled Phil Bayly’s name. We regret bot
The Hold Steady 4/17/2014 6:23 pm UTC
  In an interview with Terri Gross a couple of years back, Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn fielded a question about lyrical allusions to the Catholic upbringing he shares with some of the songs’ ch
Dave Holland with the Empire Jazz Orchestra 4/17/2014 6:18 pm UTC
  The Empire Jazz Orchestra are this region's premier repertory Jazz Big Band. Their conductor Bill Meckley always puts together larger-than-life playlists for the group to perform, and this night
The Budos Band 4/17/2014 6:16 pm UTC
  In the movie Broken Flowers, every time the stoical Bill Murray character (Don “Juan” Johnston) drives off in his rental car to visit another of his former lovers (“I’m a stalker in a Taurus”),
Everyone’s Favorite Class Is Lunch 4/17/2014 6:07 pm UTC
  Environmentalists have always drawn their moral imperative from a duty to protect that which is common to us all: the air we breath, the water we drink, the land we share. While the fight to prot
Copper and Congress 4/17/2014 6:02 pm UTC
  When former Capital Region resident Katie Haverly decamped for greener (?) pastures in Tucson, Ariz., she found something there besides a dry heat: She found a new band and a new direction. Coppe
The Randy Simon Jazz Project 4/17/2014 5:56 pm UTC
  Randy Simon’s latest effort—the double-CD Nyhavn Live—marks the talented composer’s first foray into live recording, capturing an extraordinary group of area musicians in full flight, while remin
I Wanna Live With the Digital Girl 4/17/2014 5:50 pm UTC
  Neil Young has long railed against digital music, particularly MP3s. He once observed that listening to an MP3 was like looking through a screen that only allowed one color through each hole. An
It’s the Paprika 4/17/2014 5:48 pm UTC
  It was on his second trip back from the Americas that Columbus carried peppers (not to mention corn and tomatoes) to his royal patrons, opening Spanish cuisine to ingredients from which it soon w
You Gonna Eat That? 4/17/2014 4:09 pm UTC
  The other day, I picked up three cases of green beans from Honest Weight. I brought the beans, which were a little past their prime and unsaleable, to Unity House in Troy and put them in the cool
Enjoying the Long View 4/17/2014 3:59 pm UTC
  “Everything has really been win-win,” says Tom Rossi. “Especially the solar system. Ready to see the roof?” Rossi is eager to show off the solar panels he and his partner, John Blackburn, had ins
Right of Water Way? 4/17/2014 3:55 pm UTC
  “The creek is already heavily industrialized. More heavy industry will seriously damage the creek, and the Hudson River and Schodack Island,” said Barbara Heinzen. Heinzen is a member of the Coey
Oil and Water 4/17/2014 3:48 pm UTC
 The recent steep increase in the number of potentially dangerous oil-tank rail cars passing through the Port of Albany already has drawn sharp criticism from concerned citizens in the Capital
Disaster Preparedness 4/17/2014 3:45 pm UTC
 Troy’s historic assets are part of the city’s resurging downtown business climate. But one old structure could prove to be a serious detriment: the city’s 1922 seawall. The aging barrier was d



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