Columbus Day: How to Celebrate a Cultural Heritage

“See? Italians are a happy people,” said the North African gentleman working the silver jewelry kiosk in Washington Park during Albany’s Columbus Day Italian Festival on October 9th. He was referring to a man named Michael who loudly pounded one of the conga drums for sale. Michael was chanting something meant to spoof Native Americans, but…

Want good coffee in Albany? You’re shit out of luck.

[alert style=”red”]UPDATE 11/25/14: This post is out of date. Read this for the most current info.[/alert] The headline isn’t entirely true. You might have had a cup of coffee at my house. Everyone who knows me, knows the (insane) extent that I go through to have good coffee. There’s really no secret to having good…