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New ‘Turtles’ movie mars action sequences with too much chatter

New ‘Turtles’ movie mars action sequences with too much chatter

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” earn a Michael Bay-produced 3-D re-boot that spares no expense in special effects and spares no decibel in the volume that is the soundtrack to all their new mayhem.
 

Disaster movie short on suspense, plot, characters

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
Disaster movies are by design not long on character development. Instead they bank on our love of being virtually, vicariously in fear for lives.
 

Masterful ‘Boyhood’ captures texture of time as child grows up

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
Twelve years in the making, filming a few scenes each year to capture kids as they progress through life, Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” is an amazing achievement in telling an unremarkably remarkable life story.
 

Romance and cooking blend for sweet, if familiar, tale

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
Director Lasse Hallstrom has put together his latest cinematic dish — “The Hundred-Foot Journey” — as a tasty three-course meal that only slows between the main course and dessert.
 
PRIME TIME: With Volkssporter couple, the adventure never ends

PRIME TIME: With Volkssporter couple, the adventure never ends

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
Rain was threatening at 6:30 a.m. on a recent morning in Indian Meadows Park and the trails were already muddy from previous storms, but that didn’t deter Bernie and Marylou Geren.
 
Training bodies and minds at yoga class
NISKAYUNA

Training bodies and minds at yoga class

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
Three sisters train their bodies and minds at Yoga for Athletes class, a new offering this year from the Recreation and Parks department of Niskayuna.
 
Philadelphia Orchestra keeps it light on opening night at SPAC
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Philadelphia Orchestra keeps it light on opening night at SPAC

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
The Philadelphia Orchestra opened its three-week stay at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Wednesday night with a low-key but marvelously executed concert.
 
In Voorheesville, a family tradition becomes a cookbook

In Voorheesville, a family tradition becomes a cookbook

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
When Jean Marotta opens the front door, the aroma of basil and chicken broth drifts from the kitchen of her townhouse.
 
Crafters find togetherness can inspire, nourish

Crafters find togetherness can inspire, nourish

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
Crafting retreats and gatherings attract artists seeking sense of community, finding that togetherness feeds the creative process and improves skills.
 

'Gluten-free' labeling standards kick in

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
Starting this week, "gluten-free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.

 
1900-era farmhouse gets fresh but fitting redesign for 2000s

1900-era farmhouse gets fresh but fitting redesign for 2000s

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
Pennsylvania contractor Jeff Morrison looked at the forgettable facade of Jennifer and Michael Mankowski’s home, a stuccoed, farmhouse-style exterior. But what he actually saw was a circa-1900 house begging to emerge.
 

Chita Rivera magnificent in musical version of ‘The Visit’

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
Vibrant, vital and in fabulous voice, Chita Rivera is nothing short of wonderful in Williamstown Theatre Festival's "The Visit."
 
Wal-Mart's website to personalize shopping
NEW YORK

Wal-Mart's website to personalize shopping

Monday, Aug. 4, 2014
Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is rebuilding its website to further personalize the online shopping experience of each customer.
 
Off-beat artifacts dot the local map
CAPITAL REGION

Off-beat artifacts dot the local map

Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
Deep in the wilds of western Schenectady County, just over the Duanesburg town line on Route 7, there is a dinosaur.
 

At the Table: Kitchen at the Inn’s homey goodness a real treat

Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
If you dream about Grandma’s homemade pie or imagine yourself living in a 19th-century house with wicker rockers on the front porch, you’ll adore Kitchen at the Inn.
 
 

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