Albany, NY – Dogs have been with people for a long time, for thousands of years they aided us in our survival, and they now serve as valued companions for many dog owners. Jennifer Hicks has completed a series of works which explore the relationship between humans and dogs. Founder and owner of the BE Gallery, Barbara Esmark, talks about the exhibit, and all of the exciting happenings at the gallery.
Albany, NY – Travel writer Patricia Schultz made travel guides cool again with her bestselling book 1000 Places To See Before You Die. Now she turns her eye to our continent with 1000 Places to See In The USA and Canada Before You Die. Her first book has sold over 2.3 million copies and spawned a television show on the Travel Channel. She is a veteran journalist who has written for Frommer's, Berlitz and Access Travel Guides. She speaks with Joe Donahue about how the new volume came about and if it was always her intention to do a second volume.
Albany, NY – In his new book, The Fabric of America, Historian Andro Linklater argues that the Founding Fathers understood citizenship and country in different terms. Linklater writes that since the very beginning, democracy has been tied to property and ownership, and our unalienable rights to the establishment of government, laws and borders.
The Fabric of America: How Our Borders Shaped the Country and Forged Our National Identity, by Andro Linklater. Published by Walker.
Albany, NY – It's a summer of Dutch Arts in the Berkshires, with six different venues hosting exhibitions, installations, concerts, and theater and dance performances from the Netherlands. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details on the programming running through August.
Albany, NY – If you are looking for something to read-- in addition to the Roundtable Reads book selection for the month of July: North River by Pete Hamill--Joan Grenier of the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts has some thoughts.
Albany, NY – Jerry Seinfeld once said that he felt sorry for Wayne Knight because he ran the risk of forever being typecast as Newman--the post office worker that appeared regularly on Seinfeld. Knight has starred on Broadway in Sweet Charity, Art, Mastergate and Gemini as well as his film work in JFK, Basic Instinct, Jurassic Park and Dirty Dancing. He plays Sheriff Hartman in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of The Front Page.
Albany, NY – Richard Kind is one of those great actors that shows up in everything at some point. He starred on Broadway in The Producers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. He is a regular on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm and has starred in Scrubs, Spin City and Mad About You. He speaks with Joe Donahue about how he came to Williamstown to play the role of Walter Burns in their production of "The Front Page."
Albany, NY – Michael O. Smith's play, The Bully Pulpit, is about Teddy Roosevelt looking back on his glory days. In addition to writing this carefully nuanced look at Theodore Roosevelt's legacy, Smith also plays a spot-on Teddy Roosevelt-- lilting accent and all. He'll be bringing this production to the Chester Theatre Company in Chester, Massachusetts this month. Byam Stevens is the company's Artistic Director.
Albany, NY – A national summit on higher education was held recently in Washington, D.C. In this preview of what's coming up in The Best of Our Knowledge, Producer Glenn Busby speaks with summit attendee, John Ebersole, who is president of Excelsior College right here in Albany, New York.
Albany, NY – We all have our own ways of sorting through stress in our lives. Some people make lists, others exercise, and some clean--compulsively. Essayist John MacDonald tells us about his aunt's tendency to tidy and his own unfortunate need to follow in her very clean footsteps.