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Provoking the Press author Kevin Lerner exhumes press-critical journal from the ’70s

Provoking the Press author Kevin Lerner exhumes press-critical journal from the ’70s

Saturday, June 22: The book examines not only the ’70s cultural stew but also the role played by the journalism of the day, as seen through the lens of a small, all-but-forgotten magazine called (MORE), which promised to reveal that there was – or that there should be – more to journalism than the country’s newsrooms acknowledged or even recognized at the time. Lerner’s book is an examination of how hard its founders and contributors worked to provide journalism’s missing pages to hidebound, self-satisfied newsrooms across the country.

Controversial playwright Neil LaBute comes to New Paltz’s Denizen Theatre

Controversial playwright Neil LaBute comes to New Paltz’s Denizen Theatre

Announcing the event as one that “further reinforces Denizen Theatre’s commitment to bold new works,” New Paltz’s new black-box performance space in the Water Street Market will play host for one night only on Tuesday, June 18 to a lightning rod among contemporary playwrights: Neil LaBute, who will give a reading of his latest stagework, Comfort, with discussion to follow.

Gardiner Open Studio Tour this weekend

Gardiner Open Studio Tour this weekend

Saturday/Sunday, June 15/16: The GOST Doors may not be portals to another dimension in a literal sense, but they do expand public consciousness by merging the town’s identity to outdoors enthusiasts as the “Gateway to the Gunks” with the awareness that there’s a motherlode of artistic talent in the community as well.

The Dead Don’t Die premiere at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck honors diner workers

The Dead Don’t Die premiere at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck honors diner workers

Friday, June 14: Hudson Valley cinephiles and boosters of the regional economy alike have reason for excitement this week: A star-studded feature film shot locally, whose director is responsible for a long string of iconically quirky indie productions going back to the 1980s (Stranger than Paradise, Down by Law, Only Lovers Left Alive, Paterson), hits the big screen this weekend. And Upstate Films in Rhinebeck is hosting a truly homegrown red-carpet event this Friday evening by inviting an unusual group of special guests for a photo op at the late show.

More satellites than stars

More satellites than stars

Elon Musk’s SpaceX company, along with a few other companies, are planning to put 12,000 new satellites into low Earth orbit over the next few years. Unlike our existing communications satellites that are parked in geostationary orbits all the way up at 22,300 miles and are utterly invisible, these will definitely appear in the sky.