The October 2020 issue covers voting, grief, and the community of Kingston, NY all through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic. We explore hard cider making in the Hudson Valley. Lois Dodd and Shara Hughes exhibit at Parts & Labor in Beacon through October 25. Luc Sante talks with Peter Aaron about his new book of essays. We remember the life of Elena Zang who with her life partner, Alan Hoffman, founded one of the most prominent contemporary fine art galleries in the region. We look at the plans for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's permanent home, slated for a 2022 opening. Last, we have gallery listings plus highlights from our favorite exhibitions this month.