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The Costumer to help witches, zombies suit up for Halloween

The Costumer to help witches, zombies suit up for Halloween

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
“You get behind a mask and you can be totally different than what people expect you to be,” said Kathe Sheehan, president of The Costumer in Schenectady and Albany. “And Halloween is the one day you can do anything you want and get away with it.”
 
Diners get to personalize most orders at Zest

Diners get to personalize most orders at Zest

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
A few months ago, my Ballston Spa friend Geraldine told me that Zest, a catering and personal chef business, had opened a store in the village.
 
Local taverns put on Halloween garb for costumed revelers

Local taverns put on Halloween garb for costumed revelers

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
Prospective ghosts, witches and vampires know Halloween falls on a Friday this year. Bar and restaurant personnel in the Capital Region know that a weekend holiday event can equal larger crowds. To improve the odds, some places have scheduled elaborate Halloween parties, and will offer cash prizes for the best costumes.
 
ALBANY

Lin dancers offer soothing drama at Egg

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Choreographer Kun-Yang Lin's works, as seen through his Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers at the Egg on Friday night, both soothe viewers into a meditative state while at the same time alerting them to an inherent but unspoken drama.
 
ALBANY

Primus mixes old, new for entertaining Palace show

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
The heavier the music, the happier the crowd at Friday night’s sold out Primus show at the Palace.
 
Hello Kitty turns 40 with 'supercute' birthday bash

Hello Kitty turns 40 with 'supercute' birthday bash

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Hello Kitty turns 40 years old on Nov. 1 and to celebrate that milestone birthday the little girl born in London four decades ago is throwing a bash that’s already begun and won’t wrap up for six months.
 
A buttery dinner roll with just a hint of cider

A buttery dinner roll with just a hint of cider

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
These easy-to-make dinner rolls are inspired by buttery parkerhouse rolls, but are spiced and sweetened with a bit of fresh apple cider that has been boiled down to a syrup. You won't regret carving out a little extra time to make these rolls.
 

Gays, striking miners unite in feel-good film

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
“Pride,” the feel-good movie of the fall, is an utterly charming British reminder that there’s nothing scarier to politicians than when seemingly incompatible electorates discover their common interests.
 

Uneasy race relations offer fair game for biting satire

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
“Satire is the weapon of reason” is the punch line to writer-director Justin Simien’s flip and hip satire, “Dear White People.”
 

Fright film 'Ouija' puts the ‘bored’ in board game

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
“Ouija” is a dead teenager movie aimed squarely at a teen audience.
 

Keanu Reeves shines in generic action movie

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Where have you gone, Keanu Reeves?
 
Bill Murray makes irascible character lovable in 'St. Vincent'

Bill Murray makes irascible character lovable in 'St. Vincent'

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Bill Murray has his most adorable film role ever in “St. Vincent,” playing a cranky and embittered old drunk who becomes a father figure to the little kid who moves in next door.
 
Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad
LOS ANGELES

Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Man's best friend is taking a bite out of renters' wallets. Pet security deposits register in the hundreds of dollars and are getting steeper. Now, a monthly rental payment ranging from $10 to $50 is quickly becoming the norm, adding to the cost.
 

Fans of slow-cookers should like this recipe for vegetarian chili

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Fans of slow-cookers will like this recipe for vegetarian chili, which takes just 10 minutes to assemble.
 
Want even more protein in your stew? Add chickpeas

Want even more protein in your stew? Add chickpeas

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Picture this: after a long day at the office (or at the kids’ soccer field or wherever) you open your front door and are greeted by the heady aroma of a steamy meaty stew.
 
 

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