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"Satan descends to earth," illustration #12, Paradise Lost. Artist: Gustav Doré. The exhibit "Gustave Doré: Master of Imagination" is on display at the National Gallery in Ottawa through September 14
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Aug 22, 2014 — The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
Aug 22, 2014 — Katy Simpson Smith's novel, set during the American Revolution, was inspired by her research on mothers in the South. "Death was sort of the specter that haunted every aspect of life," she says.
Aug 22, 2014 — The 71-year-old German filmmaker made daring movies in the 1970s that pushed viewers into unsettling mental spaces. The tremendous boxed set Herzog: The Collection highlights his authentic style.
Aug 22, 2014 — At our very first New York live show, we talk about the things we loved this summer and the things we're looking forward to in the fall. And, of course, we get to what's making us happy this week.
Aug 22, 2014 — Also: How to tell you're in a Balzac novel; Ernest Hemingway's letters.
The "Images of America" series profiles many New York Communities, including St. Lawrence County
The "Images of America" series profiles many New York Communities, including St. Lawrence County

Book review: "Images of America"

In 1993, a visitor to New England from London looked for books which told the history of America's small towns. He found that for the most part they didn't exist. In response to this void, he started a publishing company to launch the Images of America series. The series includes many North Country communities. Jill Breit, with TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, has our review.  Go to full article
Hollis Easter (right) plays whistle and flute; Susie Petrov plays piano.

Irish Polka medley and Donegal Lasses performed by Hollis Easter and Susie Petrov

Hollis Easter of Potsdam recorded these duets of himself and Susie Petrov, his friend and teacher, in May 2002 in Lang Concert Hall at Swarthmore College, where he studies music and computer science. The songs in the polka medley are Riding on A Load of Hay, Jack the Bridge and Salmon Tailing Up the River.  Go to full article
Joanne Shenandoah

Preview: Joanne Shenandoah Concert in Norwood

Todd Moe chats with award-winning Native American musician Joanne Shenandoah. She'll be at the Norwood Village Green for a concert tonight at 7 o'clock.  Go to full article

A Filmmaker's Take On September 11th: Letting People Speak for Themselves

The third annual Lake Placid Film Forum closed Sunday evening. The festival's top award went to a Canadian film called Fast Runner, an epic about an Inuit family in...  Go to full article

Preview: Adirondack Music Festival

The Adirondack Music Festival takes place at the Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center this Sunday, June 9th. The line-up includes performances by Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn...  Go to full article

Celebrating the RV Lifestyle

This summer, the North Country will see the usual fleet of RVs. Massive Airstreams and Winnebagos, pop-up Coleman tent trailers and Volkswagen sleeper vans will fill local...  Go to full article

Director Jay Craven on Teens in Film

Martha Foley talks with film director Jay Craven about giving young people a start in film. Craven's credits include "Where Rivers Flow North" and "The Spitfire Grill". ...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Dinner With Friends

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play Dinner With Friends is the opening production of Pendragon Theatre's season. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was in Saranac Lake...  Go to full article

Fife and Drum Corps Music

At Memorial Day ceremonies yesterday at Fort Ticonderoga, the fife and drum corps also honored the soldiers of France and Britain buried at the site. They performed Le...  Go to full article

Book: Collateral Language, A User's Guide to America's New War

Martha Foley talks with John Collins and Ross Glover, two St. Lawrence University professors, who are editors of a new book that examines the meanings of post September 11th...  Go to full article

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