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by Sara Foss

Thinking It Through

A Daily Gazette life blog
Her column and blog rolled into one
Friday, April 17, 2015

Watching ‘Wild Tales’ and ‘Timbuktu’

Two very good films, in very different ways.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Opt-outs demand state’s attention

I see value in assessing kids and measuring progress, but the uproar and angst over these particular tests gives me pause.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tal National, Live

The African band plays a buoyant, high-energy blend of pop, rock, folk and blues that just about anybody can appreciate.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hard to get excited about this campaign

I follow politics.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Lawsuits needed to get facts about Jay Street fire

Given the number of fire victims, and the scope of the damage, lawsuits were practically inevitable. But the lack of information, and the city’s failure to be forthcoming, has invited, even encouraged, lawsuits.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

The seventh seed Celtics

Maybe my dad was right. It’s fun to watch a bunch of energetic young players.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Busking license hardly needed

I’m wary of overregulating and micromanaging street performers, particularly if they’re not causing trouble and there isn’t a huge public outcry about the need to rein them in.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Watching “What We Do in the Shadows”

A funny vampire film from New Zealand
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mental illness a factor in death?

t wasn’t very long ago that I wrote about all the questions that remain unanswered in the case of Daniel C. Satre, the unarmed Ballston Spa man who died last fall after being struck multiple times by a Taser.
Saturday, April 4, 2015

Pressure of testing invites scandal

Just last week, a jury convicted 11 of 12 educators charged with racketeering and other crimes in connection with a standardized test cheating scandal in Atlanta Public Schools.

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