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Support Local Biz: September 13, 2008
September 13, 2008 – 1:23 PM | No Comment

From The House Next Door poobah Keith Uhlich:
I'm helping to run a film society in my neighborhood called "Film Park Slope." It's held, as long as scheduling allows, every month at Congregation Beth Elohim(271 Garfield …

Support Local Biz: August 29, 2008
August 29, 2008 – 10:44 AM | No Comment
Support Local Biz: August 29, 2008

Matt Zoller Seitz imagines Kong's farewell via Chet Baker. I like that it's the 1976 version, because Kong is climbing the Twin Towers.
I haven't forgotten the NC Double Scoop; polls for the Round Of 32 …

Support Local Biz: August 18, 2008
August 18, 2008 – 9:28 AM | 5 Comments
Support Local Biz: August 18, 2008

News of the N.C. Double Scoop: Flight 1 voting has closed. Proceeding to the next round: cookie dough; black raspberry/Oregon blackberry (upset) (well, it was an upset; I am the opposite of upset about it); …

Support Local Biz: August 5, 2008
August 5, 2008 – 10:18 AM | 13 Comments

I finally finished pasting in the last of the vintage Vines last night.Only took 15 months.Yay!
For those of you who enjoyed the piece on The House Next Door analyzing the credit sequence(s) of The Wire, …

Support Local Biz: July 28, 2008
July 28, 2008 – 8:46 AM | 2 Comments

Friend of TN Karen tipped me to the nifty music of Schocholautte, which took me a while to get around to listening to (and even longer to spell correctly).The band has a Hives-y sound, and …

Product Crush: 'Tis The Season
July 24, 2008 – 7:42 AM | 18 Comments
Product Crush: 'Tis The Season

The Times on the Ramapo tomato's triumphant return: "When I hear these young chefs gushing about heirlooms, I wonder: haven't they ever tasted a Big Boy, or an Early Girl?"

The article implies that a big …

Support Local Business: July 16, 2008
July 16, 2008 – 8:17 AM | 32 Comments
Support Local Business: July 16, 2008

Simon Tofield is back, with his cat, in "TV Dinner." Do not drink hot coffee while watching.You may, however, make fun of me for having the premiere date of Tofield's latest entered into my Outlook …

Support Local Business: July 11, 2008
July 11, 2008 – 1:33 PM | 2 Comments
Support Local Business: July 11, 2008

Brooklyn retail fun times: 50-90 percent off previous seasons' merch at Flirt (the sale is not at their Fifth Ave. storefront; it's at Home Ec, 303 Third Ave. at Carroll Street).Also, Olive's Very Vintage is …

The Ikea Visual Pronunciation Guide
July 8, 2008 – 11:24 AM | 62 Comments
The Ikea Visual Pronunciation Guide

If you've ever visited an Ikea, you know that one of the rituals of the trip — along with the sweet reward of meatballs after a deflating hour of comparing countertops, and the despair with …

Support Local Business: July 3, 2008
July 3, 2008 – 3:21 PM | 4 Comments
Support Local Business: July 3, 2008

Last weekend's heavy rains caused a lot of flooding here at the bottom of the Slope, and the Root Hill Café got hit with heavy inventory losses.The RHC is a nice little place that makes …