Rochester's folk community isn't easy to pin down

The Rochester area is a hotbed for folk music — even if it's difficult to define what 'folk' means. More...

News & Opinion

The complex legacy of Joel Seligman

The complex legacy of Joel Seligman

Joel Seligman will step down as the University of Rochester's president next week, a move that he clearly didn't want to take but decided the University needed.

News & Opinion

Tenants of Thurston Road apartment building plan rent strike

Tenants of Thurston Road apartment building plan rent strike

Tenants at 447 Thurston Road, an apartment building in the 19th Ward, held a press conference Tuesday to protest the building's terrible, unaddressed conditions, and to announce a rent strike beginning in March.

Feb 20, 2018

News & Opinion

Push for stronger police oversight continues

Push for stronger police oversight continues

The activist group Enough is Enough is calling for the creation of a Police Accountability Board that would have the legal power to investigate, judge, and discipline Rochester police officers, particularly in cases involving excessive use of force.

Feb 20, 2018

Movies

Film review: 'Black Panther'

Film review: 'Black Panther'

Disney's choice to release Marvel's "Black Panther" during Black History month was both cynical and smart.

Music

Fresh Cut: 'Faberge' by Vacation Daze

Fresh Cut: 'Faberge' by Vacation Daze

Some bands spell out their influences on their sleeves, but Vacation Daze sounds like a grand composite of different genres. It's evident on the band's new track, "Faberge."

News & Opinion

Douglass's Rochester

Douglass's Rochester

Frederick Douglass lived in Rochester for a quarter of a century, and is buried here. The city likes to claim him as its own, but how has Rochester preserved Douglass’s memory and upheld his legacy of fighting for equality?

Feb 14, 2018

Arts & Entertainment

'Black Magic Slays Magical Negro' events celebrate creativity of WOC

Creatives in the cold

The weather's a drag. Artists share how they beat the winter blues

COMEDY | The Second City

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