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Civil rights and wrongs: Assessing 'Selma'

Civil rights and wrongs: Assessing 'Selma'

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
Alice Green doesn’t pretend to be a movie critic, so she’s not interested in debating just how good a film “Selma” actually is.
 

Final care packages going out to troops as deployments end

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
During his third tour in Iraq, U.S. Army Sgt. Eugenio Amador received much-needed morale boosts in the form of care packages sent by America’s Moms for Soldiers.
 
ALBANY

Ivanov shows piano virtuosity at Massry Center

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
Russian pianist Gleb Ivanov gave a recital Friday night at the Massry Center for the Arts that began in an unassuming way but ended in epic style.
 
Elegant fare makes Malt Room shine
TROY

Elegant fare makes Malt Room shine

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
The Malt Room is a high-end cocktail bar with an abbreviated menu that changes weekly and features astonishingly good food.
 
SCHENECTADY

Aztec Two-Step honors its roots at Eighth Step

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
Aztec Two-Step spent much of the evening’s two-set performance paying tribute to the genius of Simon & Garfunkel, recreating in their own style the breeziness of “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy),” the hushed reverie of “The Sounds of Silence” and the melancholy of “Homeward Bound.”
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Civic Players present tale of loss with pathos, humor

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Rabbit Hole” is a series of scenes exploring a family’s reaction to this unthinkable event, culminating in two powerful moments.
 
Acts of kindness: Girl Scouts, Brownies make caring for others a regular habit

Acts of kindness: Girl Scouts, Brownies make caring for others a regular habit

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
Earlier this month, when frigid temperatures gripped Saratoga Springs and homeless people were searching for a warm place to sleep, five Girl Scouts helped prepare the city’s Code Blue Shelter at the Salvation Army.
 
More people grinding their teeth; dentists see daily stress as cause

More people grinding their teeth; dentists see daily stress as cause

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
Dentists have always told patients to brush their teeth. They’ve never wanted them to grind their teeth.
 
Acts of kindness: Volunteers help students with homework at CAPTAIN site

Acts of kindness: Volunteers help students with homework at CAPTAIN site

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
I’ve pretty much been banned from helping my 17-year-old daughter, Emily, with her homework.
 
You've pushed it off long enough! It's time to master crepes

You've pushed it off long enough! It's time to master crepes

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
In honor of Mardi Gras, try a fresh take on a classic New Orleans dessert — bananas Foster.
 

Isaac is powerful in gritty drama of corruption, greed

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) wants to be a real American man.
 

‘Found footage’ gimmick weakens thriller

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
What have we done to deserve another found-footage movie? The tired hand-held technique that seemed so fresh in 1999 with “The Blair Witch Project” long ago wore out its welcome.
 
Real racial issues emerge in 'Black or White'

Real racial issues emerge in 'Black or White'

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
"Selma” wasn’t the only film about race to get short shrift from Oscar voters this past year.
 
In Troy, embracing the arts despite the cold

In Troy, embracing the arts despite the cold

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
On Friday night, temperatures will dip below freezing. But along the frozen Hudson River, Troy Night Out will bring hundreds of people to the city’s downtown.
 
Simmering soups tempt palates at Saratoga's annual Chowderfest
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Simmering soups tempt palates at Saratoga's annual Chowderfest

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
This year, 90 restaurants and food stores are coming, including rookies 15 Church in Saratoga, Andy’s Adirondack Grille in Malta, Dock Brown’s Lakeside Tavern in Stillwater, Mingle in Saratoga and Alaturco Mediterranean Grill in Ballston Spa, among others
 
 

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