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Aug 15 | News
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If you're single and hating it, leave it to your friends at The L to help. We've teamed up with the minds behind HowAboutWe to create Brooklyn Dating, a service that will (hopefully) help change online dating and find you the Brooklynite of your dreams.… ...
Aug 15 | News
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Taste Talks is pleased to announce the All-Star Cookout on Sunday, September 15 at East River State Park in Williamsburg. We've paired top chefs from New York City and abroad to collaborate and create an exclusive Taste Talks tasting menu.… [ ...
Aug 15 | News
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Yesterday was a big day for NYU, as it announced that its president John Sexton would leave the school in 2016-and that it will cease its practice of loaning millions to faculty for their second homes. [ more › ]...
Aug 14 | News
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A five-year-old boy suffered "multiple trauma" after falling out of an amusement ride at Coney Island. Luna Park staff says he climbed out from under his seat's lap bar. [ more › ]...
Aug 14 | News
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Because Bruce Willis is fed up with explosions, check out today's end-of-day links: bottomless drinks, fake "Seinfeld" movie posters, Finnish fashion, snake bites itself, Tom Brady injured, insensitive Dartmouth frat party, and overprotective kitten. Don'...
Aug 14 | News
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A couple leaving a Chelsea movie theater early this morning was attacked by a group of men spewing anti-gay slurs, resulting in one of the victims being hospitalized with lacerations on his face. [ more › ]...
Aug 14 | News
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Yesterday, five of the seven Democrats running for Mayor met at the WABC 7 studios for a televised debate. And Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Comptroller John Liu, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, former Comptroller Bill Thompson and former Congress...
Aug 14 | News
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Gothamist is looking to expand and deepen our coverage of New York City, and we're paying. [ more › ]...
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Movies

Aug 14 | Movies
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L'Avventura (1960)Directed by Michelangelo AntonioniBlistering heat, tempestuous tides, fraught relations among cast and crew members—including the allegedly unexplained maritime disappearance of two of them, followed by their also allegedly unexplained r...
Aug 14 | Movies
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Despite the giddy, gory ridiculousness of Kick-Ass 2, this summer's most violent yet least punishing comic-book movie, there's a kernel of ugly human truth at the core of the Kick-Ass fantasy. In the first issue of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s Kick-A...
Aug 14 | Movies
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The Great Santini with a pinch of Straw Dogs in French wine country, Gilles Legrand’s You Will Be My Son recalls the “A” pictures Hollywood has basically stopped making. Whether Legrand’s alternately compelling and clichéd d...
Aug 14 | Movies
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Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom caught attention when fictional news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) tells a room of college students, "America is not the greatest country in the world anymore." In support of this sentiment is the group of media members&mda...
Aug 14 | Movies
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Like so many screenplays, The World's End has its origins in a Starbucks. As director Edgar Wright tells it, the ideas for next week's sci-fi action-comedy starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost came to him while shooting the trio's last film, the buddy-cop p...
Aug 14 | Movies
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Inch'Allah is one of those films that strives to be Important—at the expense of moving us. Chloé is a Canadian obstetrician working in a Palestinian refugee camp who becomes swept up in the lives of those around her: pregnant Rand and her bro...
Aug 14 | Movies
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The most revelatory, engaging aspect of director Rodney Evans's The Happy Sad (adapted for the screen by Ken Urban, from his original play) is actually its least showy detail. The gay black couple who comprise half the tale's quartet of bumbling lovers ar...
Aug 14 | Movies
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Pioneering American sexploitation filmmaker Russ Meyer was at his best when he was most casually crass. Vixen!, the last movie Meyer made before Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and his vain chase for bigger successes, looks comparatively effortless, and st...
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Art

Aug 14 | Art
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Some latter-season group shows to soften the end of your summer, and an exhibit at MoMI to help you Break your Bad. [jump] ENDLESS SUMMERBrian Morris Gallery, 163 Chrystie St., through September 7thAn estival group show through and through, Endles...
Aug 2 | Art
via Gothamist arts and events
Doors-who needs them? A tipster snapped this photo of one lithe nonconformist around 12:30 a.m. near Union Station, a man (boy? REBEL!) who simply refused to have his creativity hemmed in by the fascist MTA and its rules and its designated exits. [ more ...
Aug 1 | Art
via Gothamist arts and events
Getting in to a Saturday Night Live taping is not easy. Not if you know someone hosting the show. Not if your cousin is BFFs with Lorne Michaels. Not even if you slept with a cast member and are still on sort of okay terms with him/her. Your best shot is...
Aug 1 | Art
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The Culture Shed will become the West Side's new high-end cultural hub. [ more › ]...
Aug 1 | Art
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In 1980 Dolly Parton was on the cover of Rolling Stone, preparing for her first movie role (9 To 5), and splitting her time between the country and the city. This CBS segment for "Country People" with Huell Howser (RIP) aired on CBS in 1980, and was shot ...
Aug 1 | Art
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A pained subway pole's inner monologue as it meets compassionate cheeks. [ more › ]...
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Aug 14 | Music
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Last night, for a second at least, Twitter was captivated by the fact that Prince, formerly the world's least Internet-enamored fancy gentleman, had joined its ranks. Using the account of his new-ish band 3rd Eye Girl, he posted sorta like a normal.… ...
Aug 14 | Music
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"When it comes down to Jerry [Cantrell] and I, everything operates friends-first, just like the band always did," says Alice in Chains drummer Sean Kinney. "You gotta like what you're doing and enjoy each other. There's no reason to be out there riding ar...
Aug 2 | Music
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For those of you who grew up either wanting to be (1) a superhero and/or (2) the lead in a hugely expensive Broadway blockbuster that theater critics mistakenly predetermined to be doomed, then you'll be pleased to learn that the producers of Spider-Man: ...
Aug 1 | Music
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Today, Portland pop band The Blow released their first single in seven years, the first offering from an album to be released in October on Brooklyn's Kanine Records. The band is a short-term throwback to an not-too-distant era when something called "a bl...
Jul 31 | Music
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With just 64 pages of a biweekly culture guide to reveal the Best of Brooklyn in 2013, there's bound to be some overflow. Taking Vampire Weekend into consideration alone, there's bound to be some overflow.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the com...
Jul 31 | Music
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In the west wing of Bellevue Hospital, Yoni David sits dazed in a hospital bed. His shattered left arm is in what the doctor calls an elevation dressing, a cheesecloth-like tube that keeps his hand raised. He's been here since he was shot at the Bushwick ...
Jun 27 | Music
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As mentioned, Schoolboy Q is currently flying high with his Kendrick Lamar collaboration, "Collard Greens," which you can stream below. Look for the video of that to be released soon, and his new album, Oxymoron, out later this year. Q, who will play Rock...
Jun 27 | Music
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by Bill Pearis DOWNLOAD: Scud Mountain Boys - Single Bed (MP3) We mentioned back in January that Joe Pernice's '90s-era band The Scud Mountain Boys were getting back together to make a new album. That record -- their first in over 16 years -- is done and...
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Food

Aug 15 | Food
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In celebration of its 30 years of creamy, icy goodness, Ciao Bella is throwing a big party and giving away gratis scoops of their frosty delights. Starting at 2 p.m. today, they're taking over the back yard of The Old School on Mott Street, filling it wit...
Aug 14 | Food
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Chipotle has made a very big deal out of its commitment to using only "naturally raised beef" from cows that aren't pumped full of antibiotics. The move hasn't hurt business—sales have more than doubled to $2.73 billion in 2012, and the chain is bec...
Aug 14 | Food
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A benefit show is being held on Friday at Union Pool for the family of longtime Williamsburg chef Colin Devlin, whose body was found in Pennsylvania last month after he apparently committed suicide. [ more › ]...
Aug 14 | Food
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If unending restaurant and food fad coverage has led you to believe New Yorkers don't know how to make a good steak dinner at home, well, you are wrong. Mostly. But while neighborhood butchers were once a staple in the city, they're now a dying breed, rep...
Aug 14 | Food
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The first thing you need to know about Cotton Candy Grapes is that they are not the product of some underground frankenfood genetics laboratory functioning deep below the Iowa State Fair. The all-natural grapes are the result of plant-breeding, according ...
Aug 14 | Food
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In the not-so-distant future, every neighborhood in the city will have its own Shake Shack. The rapidly expanding burger chain announced a new DUMBO location on their Facebook page this morning, revealing they'll take over the space at One Old Fulton Stre...
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Fashion

Jun 27 | Fashion
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Symbolically arrows have held significance for hundreds if not thousands of years.  Greek mythology's huntress Artemis is noted for racing through the woods, bow and arrow strapped to her back… and our feisty Eros (or Cupid) caused love and turmoil ...
Jun 26 | Fashion
via Bergdorf Goodman
The weekend is upon us…hooray! But before jetting off for a well-earned two-day respite, consider tossing these Weekend Beauty Essentials in your tote. Our top beauty picks will keep skin protected, luminous, and of course - pretty…all weekend...
Jun 25 | Fashion
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Designer and Founder Andrea Lieberman of A.L.C. shares her bat mitzvah fashion faux pas, her favorite New York City place to share secrets and more! Shop A.L.C. 5F, 212 872 2575...
Jun 25 | Fashion
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Traveling this summer? This season we're taking a trip with our 5F designers. Check back each week to see more vacation insider stories… their adventures are sure to be amazing. First up? Andrea Lieberman of A.L.C. who tells us, "We are spending Jul...
Jun 25 | Fashion
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Traveling this summer? This season we're taking a trip with our 5F designers. Check back each week to see more vacation insider stories… their adventures are sure to be amazing. First up? Andrea Lieberman of A.L.C. who tells us, "We are spending Jul...
Jun 24 | Fashion
via NYMag Fashion And Shopping
Five-year-old skin-care line Orogold launches its first New York store on June 16....
Jun 21 | Fashion
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The vibe at Solange's sunday afternoon Converse Rubber Tracks Live at Northside show was decidedly joyous. The weather was perfect, there was plenty to drink, and there was lots and lots of dancing.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments o...
Jun 20 | Fashion
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Every piece of Ashley Pittman jewelry comes with a story. In the dry, rugged terrain just southeast of Nairobi, life is vastly different than ours.  Plagued by drought, school often is a child's only source of clean, desalinated water and a mosquito bite ...
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Books

Aug 13 | Books
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Yesterday, The Toast dedicated its content to all things V.C. Andrews, the author who gave us such wildly inappropriate classics as Flowers In the Attic, a book in which a brother and sister sleep together, a mother feeds her children arsenic-laced donuts...
Aug 2 | Books
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This week in censorship news, Sherman Alexie's award-winning young adult novel, The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian, has been removed from the reading list for incoming 6th-graders at PS/MS 114 in Rockaway Park because a concerned parent, Kell...
Jun 27 | Books
via The NY Review of Books
David Cole Together, the Supreme Court's decisions in the two gay marriage cases are a consummate act of statesmanship. They extend federal benefits to all same-sex married couples in states that recognize gay marriage, expand the number of states rec...
Jun 26 | Books
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Negar Azimi A short time after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, a rumor ran through the southern Lebanese town of Saida that went something like this: as Israeli forces advanced into the country, one Israeli air force pilot refused to strike h...
Jun 26 | Books
via The NY Review of Books
Adam Thirlwell Satantango by László Krasznahorkai, translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes One evening in October 2010, the Hungarian novelist László Krasznahorkai—a man in his fifties with a biblical look—appeare...
Jun 26 | Books
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George Orwell Of course I intended it primarily as a satire on the Russian revolution. But I did mean it to have a wider application in so much that I meant that that kind of revolution (violent conspiratorial revolution, led by unconsciously power-hun...
Jun 25 | Books
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Christopher Benfey I used to find four-leaf clovers everywhere. Then I read somewhere that one in 10,000 clovers has four leaves. Now I never find them. Fortune favors the uninformed....
Jun 25 | Books
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But aaaaaah who doesn't love a good hoax? Well, I don't, since I'm pretty easily tricked all the time and it's more embarrassing than you'd think it would be, but our friends over at Mellow Pages library seem to be taking things pretty well in stride.… ...
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