Upstate Weekend Reading

For those of you who are interesting in doing some extra-curricular weekend reading, here are some articles of interest, old and new, about the state of upstate that are certainly worth checking out:

The Troy Polloi's "Signs": An interview with Joe Cavallaro, a Greene County man who tried to ask Assemblyman (and gubernatorial candidate) John Faso a question, and was arrested. An entertaining read with the insightful snarkiness towards elected officials The Troy Polloi is known for. Read Part I and Part II of this engaging interview.

Sean Kirst's "Upstate Rebellion": Reviving the art of the serialized novel, Post-Standard columnist Sean Kirst has undertaken a story exploring the ills of upstate, featuring an octagenarian farmer, a walking and talking pig and cat, and a 1966 Cadillac deVille. Check out Chapter 1, Chapter 2, and Chapter 3, and catch up!

"Dia Beacon: Not Minimalist Enough" by Katherine Arnoldi: a thought-provoking look at the negative impact of arts-based urban revival in Beacon, NY. (Submitted by alert reader Enid M.)

Brenda Ann Kenneally's "Upstate Girls" Photo Essay: heartbreaking and excellent.

-Posted by Natalie

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