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22 Aug 2011

Don’t Miss the Last House of Vans Party of the Summer– Wednesday, 8/24!

Hey, ladies– wanna cruise for hot skater guys in Hawaiian shirts while sipping (read: chugging) some beer and watching awesome bands, all for FREE?  Or maybe you’re a Big Man and jonesing to partake in the last two activities, sans the skater babe-watching?  If so, head on over to House

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17 Aug 2011

How to Be Upwardly Mobile While Maintaining Your Street Cred

I went to an underperforming high school with prison bars around it.  I wore secondhand clothes, loitered on corners, witnessed armed robberies at KFC, and earned the nickname “Tasty Vanilla” from my peers.  Please don’t alert the authorities, but I’ve even spray painted on a wall before.  No matter how

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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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15 Aug 2011

Discounted Tickets to The Kong Show: Summer Staycation, Tonight at Iguana!

  Mondays are anything but a laughing matter.  I don’t know about you, but after a weekend tarnished by a stormy Sunday, I kind of feel like I got screwed out of my non-work day fun.  What’s a girl to do when she has a major case of the Monday

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10 Aug 2011

90s ‘Dos, Just for You

It’s not breaking news that 90s nostalgia is super hip right now.  Children of the 90s, such as myself, are now in their twenties– a time when life gets downright complicated by jobs and relationships and a lot of other junk.  Most of us long for simpler times– times when

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08 Aug 2011

Check out Why Participate?, at Flux Factory This Week

Looking at art and overeating are pretty much two of the finest activities in the land.  Well, you have a chance to do both for FREE this week by visiting Why Participate?, an exhibition at Flux Factory in Long Island City.  A group showing by artists who are concerned with

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03 Aug 2011

Career Paths I Considered During My Identity Crisis of ’09

In Spring of 2008, I graduated from college.  I had gone on scholarship, and before that I was high school valedictorian, so my parents kind of expected Big Things from me.  Imagine their surprise when I turned out to be a broke “screw-up” without a money-making  job title or life plan!

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01 Aug 2011

Watch The Goonies, FREE This Thursday in Lower East Side

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love coming-of-age movies about rag-tag misfit preteens on an adventure.  Perhaps this is because I, like many others, was a certified street-kid– my childhood pretty much consisted of my neighbors and me playing Home Run Derby in the abandoned lot at the end of

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25 Jul 2011

Live Above the Law with Fat Tony– FREE Performance This Tuesday!

Like to live life on the edge?  Want to feel like you’re on Judge Judy, or one of those other courtroom shows that I don’t watch?  Do you also love art, music, and FREE entertainment?  Well, believe it or not, there’s a magical place that combines all of these things–

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