One step at a time

The plot of "Anastasia" centers on street sweeper Anya's attempt to prove she's the missing Princess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov, who allegedly escaped her Russian royal family's execution. On stage at The Aud through January 26. More...

News & Opinion

State auditors warn that RCSD budget is still $40 million short

State auditors warn that RCSD budget is still $40 million short

Despite cost-saving measures already taken by the Rochester City School District to close its budget gap, including the laying off of scores of teachers, the state Comptroller’s Office warned Thursday that the district is on track to finish the academic year with a $40.5 million deficit.

Restaurants

A Hellenistic adventure

A Hellenistic adventure

The mini-Mediterranean escape of Kainos restaurant at Corn Hill Landing can serve as a nice respite from Rochester's howling winter winds. The Athena Blueberry Salad brings summer back, and the Poseidon platter is a mariner's dream catch.

Restaurants

Yes, we canned

Yes, we canned

Friday, January 24, is the beer can's 85th birthday, and some of the first cans were manufactured in Fairport. This calls for a toast.

Movies

Whatchagonna do?

Whatchagonna do?

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back at it in "Bad Boys for Life." The "Bad Boys" films had something of a fascistic streak, with a celebration of police brutality, militarization, and misanthropic cruelty played for laughs.

Music

Joywave: satirical and sci-fi

Joywave: satirical and sci-fi

Joywave is a rock band that embraces bounding, life-affirming electronic beats — with a self-awareness that sometimes approaches self-parody. The Rochester product plays the ROC Dome Arena on Friday, January 24.

News & Opinion

A landlord’s victim fights back and blazes a trail for tenants

A landlord’s victim fights back and blazes a trail for tenants

She lives with mice, buckling ceilings, and shoddy walls. But Linda Barger sued her landlord for repairs and won, becoming a pioneer for Rochester tenants' rights.

Restaurants

A melodic match

A Hellenistic adventure

Yes, we canned

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A landlord’s victim fights back and blazes a trail for tenants
She lives with mice, buckling ceilings, and shoddy walls. But Linda Barger sued her landlord for repairs and won, becoming a pioneer for Rochester tenants' rights. read more ...