From Information Without the Bun: Roger Green interviews Tom Skulan, the owner of Albany’s late, great comic book store FantaCo. And he reveals that after a hiatus of more than two decades, Skulan is organizing another FantaCon for September.
From Words & Music: B.A. Nilsson reminisces about the joys and mysteries of “The Prisoner” as he explains why he’ll be taking a (hopefully) brief hiatus from Words & Music, as well as the pages of Metroland.
From the Rogovoy Report: Seth Rogovoy reviews the Martin Sexton concert at Club Helsinki in Hudson on Friday, February 1.
From All Over Albany: A short preview of “The Legacy of Currier & Ives,” an exhibition of prints that opens on Saturday (February 9) at the Albany Institute of History & Art
From Arts Indie: Leo Mazzeo serves up a round-up of Pittsfield’s February First Friday arts walk
From Keep Albany Boring: KC offers a stream of “Cars” a sneak preview of Soft Treasure, the new album from Titanics slated for release next week.
From Berkshire On Stage: Larry Murray offers some observations of the state of the American symphony orchestras in the digital age…
The Retroist: Digging into the Fast Food Flashback video archives, the Retroist presents the two-part Wendy’s Employee Training Video from 1989 – things really start to get down hip-hop stylee at about the 4-minute mark on the first video. Yummmm…
From Brain Pickings: Maria Popova reviews Brian Hare & Vanessa Woods’ new book “The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think.”