The Lifer

Russ Clune is a cornerstone of Black Diamond history and an integral part of climbing’s humble beginnings in America. Recently, BD Athlete Sam Elias paid Clune a visit at his home in the Gunks, where he sampled the historic routes of the past, and attempted a rare ascent of the new-school trad testpiece: Brozone (5.14b).…

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Survivor Love Letter mural in Kingston, NY

“Dear Survivor: to love yourself is to become free.” This is the first Survivor Love Letter mural (national project in partnership with O+), inspired by Tani Ikeda, painted by Jess X. Snow and Layqa Nuna Yawar, and featuring words by Tani Ikeda and Kingston-area survivors of sexual violence. Thanks to Family of Woodstock for welcoming…

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Cannoli Traditions Around The Table

Winner of Best Documentary in New York Women in Film and Televisions Film Festival, “Cannoli, Traditions Around the Table” explores the impact food traditions have on family through the story of cannoli and it’s role in the Italian American household.

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Curiosity In Transmission

Multi-medium artist Arnold Brooks uses painting, music, film and print to explore the world around him and break conventional thoughts. Using the canvas as his laboratory, he uses unconventional methods to follow is philosophical trains of thought, to raise the consciousness of himself and those who experience his work. 

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Ben Wigfall & Communications Village

Local black history in Kingston NY unfolds as we remember the legacy of nationally recognized artist, Benjamin Wigfall, and his Communications Village Community Arts center in the Ponckhockie neighborhood of Kingston, as well as his Watermark Cargo Gallery on the strand. Wigfall brought nationally recognized artists to work directly with community members of all ages…

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Silent Exposure – A Personal Agent Orange & Vietnam War Story

During the Vietnam War, vast quantities of a herbicidal chemical were sprayed across the battlefield to defoliate the jungles of Vietnam to improve the strategic position of United State troops against the Viet-Cong. This chemical’s code name is known as Agent Orange. A marine, Alfred Nostrand served during the Vietnam War where, inevitably, he was…

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