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.
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.
Saturday, June 22: “I walked into this unbelievably beautiful light show and incredible amplified sound. I was smitten by it. I had my camera and went up to the front of the theater and started taking pictures. That was the beginning.”
This acclaimed new novel serves as the last will and testament of an unnamed narrator, a Sri Lankan immigrant who cons his way through American society before ending up incarcerated in a Dutchess County prison.
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.
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.
Sunday, June 16: In her debut memoir, local author Lorraine Salmon turns tragedy into triumph by writing about it. If this sounds like a simplistic prescriptive for grief, it might be just that. Sometimes magic is simple.
For all the focus of this clever screenplay on topical issues of our digital-driven society, it dawns on the viewer by the end of the second act that what we’re enjoying here is fundamentally a French sex farce in highbrow clothing.
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.
Artist’s reception June 15:“Landscape is intrinsically abstract; in the middle ground you might be able to see the tree still has leaves on it, but farther back you’re hanging on for dear life.”