My Cynara Redux

My Cynara Redux

Once, in a Food & Culture class, I gave a little lecture on sex and eating and the slang that the two activities share. Afterwards, several students told me about the legend of Zeus and Cynara. The story’s general drift was that Zeus … Continue reading

Roll On The Radio

Roll On The Radio

Roll Magazine produces a weekly radio show which airs every Saturday live at 5pm. The show is hosted by the multi-​​​​talented Carey Harrison and can be heard live locally by tuning your radio to WHVW 950 AM. To hear the show live … Continue reading

The American Symphony Orchestra at Bard’s Fisher Center

The American Symphony Orchestra at Bard’s Fisher Center

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College presents the American Symphony Orchestra on Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. The program includes Johann Strauss Jr.’s Emperor Waltz, Accelerations, and  On the Beautiful … Continue reading

West Point Band Presents Young Artists in Concert

West Point Band Presents Young Artists in Concert

On Sunday, April 13 at 3:00 p.m., the West Point Band will present its annual Young Artist Concert in the Eisenhower Hall Ballroom. The concert will feature the four winners of West Point’s 21st annual Young Artist Solo Competition: pianist … Continue reading

What’s Happening at the Woodstock Writers Festival

What’s Happening at the Woodstock Writers Festival

Thursday, April 3 — Sunday, April 6, 2014 — Woodstock, NY STORY SLAM In the beginning, there is the Story Slam. It works this way: contestants write very short stories that must contain a specific phrase, somewhere, anywhere, in the story, and must not take … Continue reading

An Elusive Spring…

An Elusive Spring…

 According to the calendar, March 21 was the first day of spring… Last week’s high temperatures seemed like a harbinger of spring but this week we’re in for another wintry blast. At this time of the year we would normally expect … Continue reading

<span class="caps">MARCH</span> <span class="caps">ON</span> <span class="caps">ART</span>

MARCH ON ART

Thanks to the calendar, the changing of the [art] guard happened late this month with the first Friday and the first Saturday falling on March 7 and 8. Nevertheless there is a lot of exceptional work on show all over the Hudson … Continue reading

Free Will Astrology, April 2014

Free Will Astrology, April 2014

ARIES (March 21-​​​​April 19): In his novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera says that the brain has “a special area which we might call poetic memory and which records everything that charms or touches us, that makes our … Continue reading