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    This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York.

List:

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole

The Disaster Tourist by Yun Ko-eun, translated by Lizzie BuehlerThe Inugami Curse by Seishi Yokomizo, translated by Yumiko YamakaziThe Brother You Choose: Paul Coates and Eddie Conway Talk About Life, Politics, and The Revolution by Susie DayBecoming a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery, illustrated by Rebecca GreenJulián at the Wedding by Jessica LoveSkunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake, illustrated by Jon KlassenBlack Heroes of the Wild West by James Otis Smith

Rhinebeck Town Supervisor Elizabeth Spinzia unveils Violet Capital marker as Norm Magnusson watches
WAMC, Allison Dunne

You’ve heard of the Rust Belt… the Corn Belt… the Sun Belt…but what about the Violet Belt? The Violet Belt ran through a portion of New York’s Dutchess County. On Monday, a ceremony in the heart of what used to be the Violet Belt commemorated the town as the Violet Capital of the World.

  This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York.

List:

   This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York.

List:

"The Ancestor" by Danielle Trussoni"Enter the Aardvark" by Jessica Anthony"Eight Perfect Murders" by Peter Swanson"A Book for Escargot" by Dashka Slater, illustrated by Sydney Hanson"The List of Things That Will Not Change" by Rebecca Stead"Wayside School Beneath a Cloud of Doom" by Louis Sachar"We Are the Wildcats" by Siobhan Vivian
"Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You" by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi - Help Oblong donate copies of "Stamped" to area schools.

  This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York.

List:

"Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid

"The Resisters" by Gish Jen

"Get a Life, Chloe Brown" by Talia Hibbert

"The Unwilling" by Kelly Braffet (event Tues 2/18 at Murray's in Tivoli, NY w/ Erin Morgenstern)

"Weather" by Jenny Offill (event Thurs 2/27 at Murray's in Tivoli, NY)

"Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA" by Amaryllis Fox

"The Third Rainbow Girl" by Emma Copley Eisenberg (event Weds, 2/5 in Rhinebeck)

"A Good Girl's Guide to Murder" by Holly Jackson

Being able to hold one’s head high and call oneself a writer is the goal of many a passionate storyteller. But how does one get published? And what happens after that? Critical or sales success (or being published again) is far from a foregone conclusion.

Courtney Maum is the author of the novels “Costalegre,” “Touch,” and “I’m Having So Much Fun Here Without You.” She brings her personal experience and input and insight from many other accomplished writers to her new book, “Before and After The Book Deal;” an all-inclusive guide for writers about how to navigate and, importantly, survive the publishing world.

With chapters like “Getting and Right” and “Getting it Out There” and down-to-Earth sub-headings like “Can I stay in my corporate job without losing my creative edge?” and “My book sales are sluggish - should I crawl under a rock and die?,” Maum peels back the gauzy romantic curtain of a working author’s life - and replaces it with clarity and detailed advice.

“Before and After The Book Deal: A Writer’s Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book” was published by Catapult earlier this month, and Maum will be at Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, New York on Thursday, January 23 at 6 p.m.

This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York.

List:
"Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Evolution by Daniel H. Wilson
"Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
"The Great Pretender by Susannah Cahalan (event Fri, 11/15)
"Like Falling Through a Cloud: A Lyrical Memoir by Eugenia Zukerman (event in Rhinebeck, Thurs, 11/21)
"Sofia Valdez, Future Prez" by Andrea Beaty (event in Rhinebeck, Sun 12/1)
"The Shortest Day" by Susan Cooper (event in Rhinebeck, Sat, 12/7)
"Juliet Takes a Breath" by Gabby Rivera


  Dr. Marika Lindholm a sociologist and the founder of Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere and esme.com - a gathering place for solo mothers to discuss their experiences and find information about navigating the particular challenges or raising children alone. 

 

Lindholm is the co-editor of the new book “We Got This: Solo Mom Stories of Grit, Heart and Humor.” She will be at Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, New York at 6pm on Friday, November 1.

This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York.

List:

When Brooklyn Was Queer by Hugh Ryan

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Stonewall: A Building. an Uprising. a Revolution by Rob Sanders, illustrated by Jamey Christoph

The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Event: Oblong Books & Music in collaboration with The Fisher Center at Bard College presents Salman Rushdie with his new novel "Quichotte," in conversation with Joe Donahue.

 This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books and Music in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York. 

List:

The Lady from the Black Lagoon” by Mallory O'Meara

Notes from a Young Black Chef” by Kwame Onwuachi

The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons” by Bob Eckstein (event Weds, 4/10 in Rhinebeck)

Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen” by Mary Norris (event Weds, 4/17 at The White Hart)

Man-Eaters Volume 1” by Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk, Lia Miternique

You Are New” by Lucy Knisley (event Fri, 4/19 in Rhinebeck)

Caterpillar Summer” by Gillian McDunn

Izzy + Tristan” by Shannon Dunlap

Playwright Richard Nelson will talk with Michael Rhodes, Artistic Director of the Tangent Theatre Company in Tivoli about the newest play in his series that follows the Gabriel family of Rhinebeck, New York, through the momentous and divisive 2016 election year. The event takes place Thursday night at Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, New York at 6 p.m.

The play is: "The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family." While preparing meals in their kitchen, together they grapple in real time with issues of money, history, art, politics and family, as well as the fear of having been left behind.

Richard Nelson’s plays include "Nikolai and the Others," "Farewell to the Theatre," "How Shakespeare Won the West," and the musical James Joyce’s "The Dead" and the screenplays for the films "Hyde Park-on-Hudson" and "Ethan Frome." He has received numerous awards, including a Tony, an Olivier and two New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards.

Upstate Films in Rhinebeck, New York will hold a screening of "Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel" followed by a discussion with documentarian Seth Kramer on Sunday, March 24 at 2:30 p.m.

"Heading Home" is the upbeat and crowd-pleasing story of Team Israel as they compete as underdogs for their first time in the World Baseball Classic. Seth Kramer’s films include: "The Linguists, Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie," and "The Anthropologist." Local to the mid-Hudson Valley, Seth lives in Red Hook and works at Ironbound Films with collaborators Daniel Miller and Jeremy Newberger.

  This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books and Music in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York.

List:

This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York.

"Friday Black" by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
"Heartland" by Sarah Smarsh
"Heavy" by Kiese Laymon
"All You Can Ever Know" by Nicole Chung
"French Exit" by Patrick deWitt
"Finding Langston" by Lesa Cline-Ransome
"Sweep" by Jonathan Auxier
"Hey, Kiddo" by Jarrett Krosoczka

We had to skip Book Picks this week to air special coverage of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings. But Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music sent us her list of great new titles anyway!

List:
"French Exit" by Patrick deWitt
"The Drama Teacher" by Koren Zailckas
"His Favorites" by Kate Walbert
"Lake Success" by Gary Shteyngart (event at Murray's in Tivoli, NY, 9/18, 6pm)
"Sheets" by Brenna Thummler
"Finding Langston" by Lesa Cline-Ransome (event at Rhinebeck store, 9/22, 12pm)
"Picturing America: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art" by Hudson Talbott (event at Rhinebeck store, 9/12, 6pm)
"A Room Away from the Wolves" by Nova Ren Suma (event at Rhinebeck store, 9/23, 4pm)

Celebrating 18-years of innovative filmmakers & filmmaking, the Woodstock Film Festival has unveiled its line-up of nearly 120 films, panels, and events, screening Wednesday, October 11th through Sunday, October 15th, in Woodstock NY, and neighboring towns of Rhinebeck, Saugerties, Kingston and Rosendale.

The festival which is featuring 4 World Premieres, 5 North American Premieres, 1 US Premiere, 20 East Coast Premieres and 9 New York Premieres.

WFF's Co-Founder and Executive Director Meira Blaustein joins us for a preview. 

Mill House Brews A Beer On The Hudson

Jun 28, 2017
WAMC, Allison Dunne

For a limited time, a brewing company in Poughkeepsie is offering a beer not only made ­­with water from the Hudson River, but ­on the river. The process mirrored one from the 1700s and was revived following networking among a brewmaster, an environmentalist and a boat captain. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne boarded the boat where it all took place.

  Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books & Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

My Holiday in North Korea by Wendy E. Simmons
Shrill by Lindy West
Just Life by Neil Abramson (event in Rhinebeck Thurs 6/2, 6pm)
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Excellent Ed by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach
Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda

  CENTERstage Productions hosts Warrior Productions and The Second Annual Short Play Festival at The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck May 6, 7 & 8.

Eight short plays of new and original works will be showcased and we are joined by Elaine Fernandez, playwright and President and Founder of Warrior Productions; and playwrights Marianna Boncek and Nadeen Currie.

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  The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck will present Alice Ripley in concert this Saturday at their annual gala. Jennifer Damiano will join her.

The Tony-Award winning actress is a true Broadway icon whose credits include the original casts of The Who’s Tommy, Sunset Boulevard, Side Show, and the Pulitzer Prize winning musical, Next to Normal (for which she won her Tony Award).

We speak with her here about those shows and more.

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  Milton R. Mills, M.D., serves as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a North American group of doctors and laypersons dedicated to promoting improved health care, better and more appropriate nutrition, and higher standards in medical research.

Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society and Hudson Valley Vegans will present Dr. Milton Mills in a talk at Rhinebeck Town Hall in Rhinebeck, NY this Saturday at 2pm. The presentation is entitled "What's Wrong With the Paleo Diet?"

  The 20th Anniversary Edition of The Christmas Alphabet, Robert Sabuda's classic pop-up title - that was his first New York Times Bestseller - has just been released. As part of the roll-out of the title he'll be appearing at a special events sponsored by Oblong Books and Music during the Rhinebeck Sinterklaas Festival on December 6th at 4pm.

  

  What happens when England’s dirtiest politician hires Shakespeare as his spin doctor?

Equivocation – a play by Bill Cain uses the English 17th century Gunpowder plot as a vehicle to demonstrate how politicians generate fear and create divisions to advance their own interests during times of crisis. Rhinebeck Theatre Society will present Equivocation for a two week run beginning on October 3rd.

    

  Guillermo Fesser is a Spanish television and radio journalist known in his country for his humorous but compassionate news reporting, and especially for an innovative Madrid-based national morning radio talk show that ran for 25 years and had over 1 million listeners.

Fesser now lives with his family in Rhinebeck, New York, where he broadcasts weekly stories on life in small-town America to Onda Cero Radio in Spain.

He has written a book, as well, One Hundred Miles from Manhattan, which is an affectionate portrait of life in small-town America—and beyond.

Dust, Rust And Chrome At Rhinebeck Car Show

May 10, 2013
Meg Heckman

Last weekend, enthusiasts from across the Northeast gathered to trade parts and stories at the Rhinebeck Car Show. Reporter Meg Heckman sent this audio postcard.

Hot rods, muscle cars and automotive echoes of the gilded age are the public face of the Rhinebeck Car Show, but look past the tidy rows of glittering bumpers and you’ll see something else: acres and acres of dust, rust and chrome. It’s the annual swap, where buyers and sellers come from across the East Coast to haggle over the stuff that old cars are made of.

Land In Dutchess Is Donated For Conservation

May 8, 2013
Courtesy of Scenic Hudson

Sixteen acres next to critical tidal habitats in a Hudson River estuary are now protected. The donated land is in New York’s Dutchess County.  

Two Separate Housing Initiatives are Unveiled

Jan 14, 2013

A town in New York’s Hudson Valley has a new affordable housing initiative, while officials across the river want more first-time homebuyers in their Hudson Valley city. 

Officials from the Dutchess County Town of Rhinebeck and Hudson River Housing will provide details Tuesday on a new workforce housing initiative to sell affordable housing units at The Gardens at Rhinebeck.

Courtesy of Terry Gipson

Terry Gipson will be sworn in Saturday as the New York State Senator for the 41st District. The Democrat’s win was not decided until about one month after the November election. Longtime Republican State Senator Stephen Saland, of Poughkeepsie, conceded the race December 13th, after a final count of absentee ballots and affidavits. The race was three-way, with Conservative Neil DiCarlo  on the ballot, saying there needed to be a conservative choice in light of Saland’s  vote in 2011 for the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York.  WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne sat down with state senator-elect Terry Gipson in his home base of Dutchess County’s Rhinebeck, to see what he has in mind for his first term in Albany.