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DNA linked to how much coffee you drink
NEW YORK

DNA linked to how much coffee you drink

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day?
 
Flexible mummies make fun, creepy Halloween decor

Flexible mummies make fun, creepy Halloween decor

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
Count me among those who find the “Elf on the Shelf” just a bit creepy. That said, wouldn’t it make more sense to have a slightly spooky creature keeping an eye on your kids around Halloween instead of Christmas?
 
Tale of two Chicago Wright houses have vastly different outcomes

Tale of two Chicago Wright houses have vastly different outcomes

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses enchant us with their inventive geometry yet torment many of their owners with leaking roofs and other functional woes.
 
Orchard visit is autumn ritual for many; apples aren’t only attraction

Orchard visit is autumn ritual for many; apples aren’t only attraction

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
Linda Sobieski began picking apples as a young girl. “It’s tradition,” said Sobieski, who lives in Carlisle, Schoharie County.
 
Around the Corner Cafe menu has literary flavor

Around the Corner Cafe menu has literary flavor

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
The towers of books on the piano, the coffee table, and other flat surfaces in our living room have disappeared for now; husband Eric just brought home another bookcase.
 
ALBANY

Confetti Fest feels incomplete

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
The playbill for Confetti Fest X, Confetti Stage’s one-act play festival, lists bios of the writers, performers, directors and production crew, many of whom have won awards for their work, and past shows certainly attest to their fine contributions. Unfortunately, this mounting of five original pieces is not, as they say, ready for prime time.
 
ALBANY

Parsons Dance gives ‘soaring’ show at Egg

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
In a program of five works, including the ubiquitous solo “Caught,” Parsons Dance soared to the delight of its admirers Friday night at The Egg.
 

‘Left Behind’ makes a mess of the Rapture

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
The Rapture is the special guest star of “Left Behind,” starring a sadly becalmed Nicolas Cage as a married airline pilot.
 

Scary doll can’t carry generic haunted house thriller

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
Inanimate objects are deployed to endless would-be scary effect in “Annabelle,” and it’s not just the supremely creepy doll.
 
2014 Fall Home section: Entertaining, design, gardening and more

2014 Fall Home section: Entertaining, design, gardening and more

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
Among the stories is a look at an updated Scotia home and the many mysteries it holds.
 

Andre Benjamin shines in sketch of a Hendrix movie

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
Here’s how you make a movie about Jimi Hendrix without the participation of his fractious/litigious estate: You frame it within a brief window, just when his fame was blossoming.
 
Dissolution of marriage is at dramatic heart of 'Gone Girl'

Dissolution of marriage is at dramatic heart of 'Gone Girl'

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
The predominant image throughout David Fincher’s films, from the uncovered horrors of “Se7en” to the Machiavellian maneuverings of “House of Cards,” has been a flashlight beam cutting through the dark.
 
Hundreds taste downtown Schenectady’s best wings
SCHENECTADY

Hundreds taste downtown Schenectady’s best wings

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Sixteen restaurants — two more than last year — offered wing samples for the third annual Wing Walk, presented by the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp. and the Schenectady County Visitors Agency.
 
Halloween attractions up the scare factor
NEW YORK

Halloween attractions up the scare factor

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Halloween seems to be getting scarier, with attractions going ever-more interactive and in-your-face.
 
Pumpkin-filled cinnamon buns combine the top tastes of the season

Pumpkin-filled cinnamon buns combine the top tastes of the season

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
A pumpkin pie. Rolled up in a cinnamon bun. Do we have your attention yet?
 
 

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