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Support Local Biz: August 31, 2009
August 31, 2009 – 10:16 AM | One Comment

"Summer of '84: The Evolution of the Modern Blockbuster, Part 1" is above.Written by Matt Zoller Seitz and Aaron Aradillas and narrated by one Dave Bunting Jr., it's the first of a five-part series, all …

Editorial Comments In Cat-Barf Form, Vol. 1
August 27, 2009 – 8:18 PM | 28 Comments
Editorial Comments In Cat-Barf Form, Vol. 1

Barfed on: my notes for a recap of the two-part 21 Jump Street pilot; a catalog from Costume Express whose back page pictures a tween girl in a slutty-goblin outfit; a final-issue notice from Star …

The man, the myth, et cetera
August 26, 2009 – 8:45 AM | 23 Comments
The man, the myth, et cetera

I made jokes, but he'll be missed.

N Cookie AA: Keebler Prelim Polls
August 25, 2009 – 10:50 AM | 34 Comments
N Cookie AA: Keebler Prelim Polls

Can't tell the difference between some of these selections? Welcome to Keckler's and my lives during the set-up of these tourneys. Heh. Vote for what you've heard of, tried, or liked, and we'll sort it …

Brooklyn Diners, Brokelyn-style
August 24, 2009 – 3:42 PM | 8 Comments

My piece for Brokelyn on top-five diner plates around the borough; great pix by their staff photog, too. Stay tuned to Brooklyn Diners tonight for a review of the Emphasis in Bay Ridge.

Support Local Biz: August 24, 2009
August 24, 2009 – 11:23 AM | 3 Comments

My great good friend Hud is Director of Development at an organization called Freedom Calls; the foundation's mission is to deploy the latest technology to keep servicemen and -women in Iraq in touch with their …

N Cookie AA: Pepperidge Farm Prelim Polls
August 20, 2009 – 10:18 AM | 39 Comments

Lotta Ps there.Lotta choices, too, so we apologize in advance for slow load times.Clearing your browser history usually solves any problems with the poll itself.
You may vote for as many selections at once as you …

N Cookie AA: Preliminary Housekeeping
August 20, 2009 – 9:06 AM | 13 Comments
N Cookie AA: Preliminary Housekeeping

Greetings, snacklings! Please give Wing Chun a round of applause (or clink your spoons on your bowls) for her excellent co-captaincy of the N Cereal AA.
It's already time to do it again. The N Cookie …

All the ormolu that's fit to print: Works of Edith Wharton
August 17, 2009 – 11:10 AM | 36 Comments
All the ormolu that's fit to print: <I>Works of Edith Wharton</I>

Works of Edith Wharton does not contain all of Wharton's works — to fit the novels and the gardening/architecture stuff and the erotica and the letters and all the other "and"s into one volume obviously …

It's just a bill…
August 11, 2009 – 3:29 PM | 14 Comments

My piece for Monkey See on The Art of Making Money: The Story of a Master Counterfeiter, and the frustrations of being a currency nerd. The short version: it's a good book; I spend too …