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America runs on Dunkin
November 2, 2008 – 11:52 AM | 12 Comments

Literally.   I live right on the marathon course, which is cool, mostly, except for the band set up on the corner, whose “music” is echoing off the surrounding buildings and leaving me no part …

Support Local Biz: September 23, 2008
September 23, 2008 – 2:42 PM | 2 Comments
Support Local Biz: September 23, 2008

A reminder: Film Park Slope kicks off tonight at 7:30 PM (doors open 7:15-ish) with Ira Sachs’s Married Life, followed by an in-person Q&A with Sachs himself.   Series sensei Keith Uhlich asked me to …

I’d like to thank the Academy
August 25, 2008 – 3:32 PM | 11 Comments

Reader Karen tipped me to the fact that I’m nominated for the Hot Blogger Calendar.   So is Ann Coulter,   though, so: grain of salt.   Thanks to the nominating party for the compliment, …

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, …

July 29, 2008 – 8:56 PM | 54 Comments

From the archives, still limping over here (a year and a half later, I know, I know, but I’m almost done!)…
The grody husband and his mom who wanted the author to get rid of her …

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 …

Department Of Famous Boyfriends: Walter Kirn
July 6, 2008 – 12:36 PM | 31 Comments
Department Of Famous Boyfriends: Walter Kirn

Walter Kirn’s zero-Fahrenheit appraisal of James Frey’s new novel, Bright Shiny Morning, is a reviewing masterpiece, opening with a sharp observation about the L.A.-novel genre and building through concisely dismissive observations about Frey’s prose to …

Notes from the Western Slope
June 24, 2008 – 10:53 PM | 13 Comments
Notes from the Western Slope

Congratulations on buying $8000 worth of fireworks, guy who lives one block from me, but do you think maybe you want to save a few of them for the actual Fourth Of July, instead of …