All posts by Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur

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In Defense of Instagram

[Quick background for those handful of you not […]

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Saved By the Bell: 40 Hours of Your Life You’ll Never Get Back

 Hey, did anyone really care about the guy that ran The Max?
  If you are 35 and under, Saved By the Bell has played

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Get FURIOUS on Friday Nights

In case you hadn’t noticed, the improv scene is blowing up in San Francisco. That’s partly in thanks to Endgames Improv, who have modeled their

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Bullsh*t-Free Job Search Advice

I seem to have careers on the brain lately. I’ve applied for a lot of jobs and I’ve also hired a lot of people in my

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Why NOT Write a Screenplay?

 

Even if you are not an aspiring screenwriter, you probably have an idea for a script in you. You have overheard a weird conversation between

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Shan Dong: Oakland’s Best Dumplings

Sure, San Francisco’s Chinatown is world-renowned, but why not hop the Bay to Oakland’s Chinatown? It’s less hectic, possibly more authentic, and almost no tourists.

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The Myth of the Dream Job

  Some of you are broke because you are waiting for your dream job to come along. Or, you may be broke BECAUSE you are in your dream

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Broke-Ass Nostalgia: Metropolitan

Something can hardly be nostalgic if it is not well-known in the first place, but Whit Stillman’s first feature film Metropolitan (1990) is worth remembering. For me,

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First Look at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland

In 2009, Oakland mourned the closing of The Parkway Theater, a beloved Oakland mainstay that helped revitalize a neighborhood. The Parkway was a film lovers dream- cult

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Maoz: Not Just For Vegetarians

Maoz is (sort of) a chain, but there's only one in the Bay Area. I love the simple concept: they only sell pitas, falafel, and fries. And