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Catskills Corner: Best of the online press


Why run in these? Why not?

Jimmy Buff, in the Catskill Mountain Region Guide, on his own epiphany after reading Born To Run: acquiring a pair of Vibram Five Fingers foot gloves

Paul Smart, in the Woodstock Times, on the Kraft-Werk exhibition at the Posie Kviat Gallery in Hudson.

Erica Paige Schumaker, in Chronogram, reviews Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band’s show at the Bearsville Theater, July 2. I bought tickets and had to sell them due to hitting the beach with the family.

Crispin Knott, in Roll, profiles the Duke and the King, the partnership between the Felice Brothers’ Simone Felice and Robert “Chicken” Burke, whose excellent debut album Nothing Gold Can Stay has taken up summer residence in my multi-change CD player.

Steven Kolpan, in the Valley Table, calls Millbrook’s Block 3 East 2005 Cabernet Franc “the best Hudson Valley wine I’ve ever tasted, and one of the best wines – from anywhere – I’ve tasted over the last year.”

And, moving slightly further afield, but with the emphasis very much on staying local, the Albany area’s Metroland weekly has two superb articles in its current free issue. Stacy Mitchell writes about the corporate takeover of the “local” movement, and Stephen Leon wonders why Trader Joe’s, a corporation based in Germany, holds such allure that some Albany area residents have started up a We Want Trader Joe’s movement.

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