All posts by Carrie Jones Ross

Tattoo regret and what to do about it

Tattoo regret and what to do about it

Sure, that Garfield tattoo on your forearm seemed so edgy at the time, but now what? Or how about the name on your thigh of that horrible cheating bastard who neglected to mention he was still married while you were dating? Tattoo regret is becoming more and more a thing these days, but there are options.

A family farm grows rice in Esopus

A family farm grows rice in Esopus

It’s a scene that seems perhaps a little out of place — dragonflies chase each other through clusters of lush rice grass, rooted in verdant wetlands. These rice paddies are not in some Asian river delta or even the “Rice Belt” down south. They’re tucked behind a bend of a country road in Esopus.

Uptown beats: Rhino Records store owner Rick Lange tells much, if not all

Uptown beats: Rhino Records store owner Rick Lange tells much, if not all

Richard Fredrick “Rick” Lange Jr. is usually seen hunched over the counter of his North Front Street store, Rhino Records, peering into his laptop’s screen and dropping thinly sliced, paper-dry wit on customers. The shelves of the Uptown Kingston shop are lined with more than the expected vintage albums and CDs. A respectable book collection ranges from tomes on 19th century Danish poetry to rock ’n’ roll journalism to how to start an anarchist movement on a budget.