Author Owen King lives in New Paltz with his wife, fellow novelist Kathy Braffet. (photo by Danielle Lurie)

Owen King reads from his new novel in New Paltz on Friday

Owen King, author of the highly acclaimed and award-winning We’re All in This Together: A Novella and Stories, has just published his first novel, Double Feature, about a student filmmaker and his tumultuous…

(Photo by Julie O’Connor)

Salute to a sailor in Kingston at Boitson’s

Boitson’s, the Uptown Kingston eatery on North Front Street, owes its existence to an exceedingly rare stroke of good fortune: an inheritance from a Brooklyn landlord, a retired Ukrainian-American sailor who befriended his…

Collage degrees

Cut and Paste,” the regional juried art exhibition that opened at SUNY-Ulster’s Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery last week, is bright, bold and jazzy, a rich syncopation of shapes, color, texture and conceptual approaches….

Sharon Core paints with a lens

At first glance, Sharon Core’s meticulous, softly lit still-lifes of fruits, vegetables, meat and plants could be mistaken for paintings. Inspired, and in some cases directly based on the early-19th-century still-life paintings of…

Gabriel’s Café in Kingston moves around the corner

Gabriel’s Café gained a following for its healthful, locally sourced cooking and intimate café setting during the many years that it was located on John Street in Uptown Kingston. But when a new…

A river runs through it: “Scenic Hudson’s First 50 Years” photo exhibit

If you haven’t yet seen the photographs of the Hudson River landscape on display at Friends of Historic Kingston (FoHK), check it out this weekend, before the Scenic Hudson-organized traveling show moves to…

Woodstock Goddess Festival this weekend

The eighth annual Woodstock Goddess Festival, held at the Colony Café March 8, 9 and 10, celebrates the feminine for a good cause: the Ulster County Battered Women’s Shelter, which will receive 80…

Marta Waterman and the sound of silents

When Marta Waterman was a toddler, she didn’t bang on the piano like other children, but, according to her mother, “listened and tried to make it sound pretty.” When she later learned to…

“The Animals Look Back at Us” opens in Woodstock

Animals have been central to human life since the beginning of civilization. They were the first subjects painted on cave walls (in animal blood), populated mythologies and became the first symbols. As John…

Rustic without the rust

Charles Petersheim didn’t know a soul in the Catskills when he left New York City post-9/11 and purchased an abandoned shack in Sullivan County. Petersheim, who had done construction and real estate in…

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