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20 Sep 2011

Drink N’ Draw at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn

Tough day at the office?  Unwind by sketching some naked chick and knocking back a few PBRs.  Totally awesome art studio 3rd Ward offers a life drawing sessions and beer every Wednesday night at an event called Drink N’ Draw– $15 for a solo ticket, or $10 if you bring

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14 Sep 2011

Fall Fashion on a Budget: Dress Like a Cool Schoolgirl

 Here in New York, temperatures have dropped from unbearably hot to only slightly sweltering.  Unexpected rainy days make me yell curses when I accidentally step in puddles that fill my jelly sandals with water.  Obnoxious kids in school uniforms have suddenly appeared on the train that I take to work,

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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13 Sep 2011

Nick Cave’s Soundsuits on Display at Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea

Can’t get into any fashion week shows? Well, check out some wearable creations that are probably way more innovative than anything you’ll see at Lincoln Center this week. Nick Cave’s awesome/colorful/completely wacky “soundsuits” are on display in an installation called For Now at Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea. Not only are

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07 Sep 2011

Discussing Your Broke-Ass Lifestyle Without Scaring Your Family

Recently, I gave my grandma a jingle to thank her for the desperately-needed cash that she sent to me for my birthday. Little did I know that my 80 year old granny has been reading this Goddamn Website! I mean, she lives in LA, chain smokes, goes to galleries, and

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06 Sep 2011

“Thin light” Art Exhibition Opening at LMAKprojects (Bonus: FREE Booze and Beautiful People)

Every now and again, one feels the need to step away from the Pretty Little Liars marathon they’ve been watching on Hulu, put on some clothes that aren’t a bathrobe, and do something enriching for their minds and bodies.  Well, this Wednesday, September 7th would be an excellent time to

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31 Aug 2011

How to Be a New Age Freak on a Budget

Confession: I’m one spiritual lady.  As a vegetarian/proud Leo-with-a-Leo-rising/Berkeley girl whose step-mom is a psychic, I’ve downward-dogged with the best of ‘em.  When I’m not frantically phoning my second mom to find out why that Scorpio I went out with hasn’t called, I’m reading about 2012, attempting to understand Qigong, or

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29 Aug 2011

Unleash the Geek: FREE Stargazing at the High Line Every Tuesday

Quasars.  Black Holes.  Distant planets, extraterrestrial life forms, and Elton John’s “Rocket Man.”  Space is some deep shit, so deep that my own astronomical studies ended when I realized that I couldn’t figure out my horoscope by using the Doppler Effect.  Nonetheless, astronomy has remained of interest to me, which

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24 Aug 2011

Falling in Love with Food Service Workers

Everyone has a “type.”  Some people like athletes.  Some like skaters, hippies or bookworms.  Me?  I like a man who feeds me– well, because I can’t do it very well myself.  My cooking skills begin at tearing the packaging off of my frozen pad thai, and end at plopping it

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