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16 Nov 2011

Broke-Ass Band Interview: The Postelles

The Postelles are a band so diversely talented that they can release a Ramones cover on the same EP as a Joe Jones cover and make you unabashedly swing your hips to both. Lead singer Dan Balk, guitarist David Dargahi, bassist John Speyer, and percussionist Billy Cadden met during high school

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14 Nov 2011

FREE Reading by Miranda July at BookCourt on Tuesday

Hear the sometimes polarizing, but always daring performance artist/filmmaker/writer, Miranda July, read from her new book,  It Chooses You, on Tuesday at Bookcourt in Brooklyn. It Chooses You was born while July procrastinated on writing her latest feature film, The Future, by reading the PennySaver classifieds booklet. Chock full of

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20 Nov 2020

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 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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09 Nov 2011

Customize Your Lunch at Woorijip

In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll admit that I’m often wary of hot food bars – there’s all the people, the open air food, the fact that everything looks great but there’s a 90% chance it doesn’t taste that way – let’s face it, the buffet is always a

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07 Nov 2011

Broke-Ass Band Interview: Carter Tanton, Show Tuesday at Cameo Gallery

Carter Tanton, formerly known as Tulsa, has been generating quite a bit of critical buzz lately – Rolling Stone dubbed his “indie-seraphim voice… not of this world” and Nylon Mag declared his upcoming album, Freeclouds, an “indie gem.” You’ll be able to get Freeclouds – which feels like the aural

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02 Nov 2011

Prepare Yourself for a Party at Jack’s World 99 Cent Store!

If you ever need a dozen eggs, thirteen rolls of party streams, a mop, and some paper reinforcers, then you can head over to Jack’s World 99cent Store for some one-stop broke-ass shopping. Jack’s World, on 32nd between 6th & 7th Ave’s, can be overlooked because of its midtown location.

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31 Oct 2011

Thunder Gulch Presents: MONSTER NIGHT LIVE! at UCB Theatre Tonight!

The thing with Halloween falling on a Monday is that you can tire yourself out before you even get to the big day itself. If, like me, you are loathe to put on your costume yet again, but don’t want to feel like a lame by staying in on Halloween

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26 Oct 2011

Jamaican-style Veggie and Vegan Eats at Strictly Roots in Harlem

NYC is the city of a thousand and one restaurants – if you’re in the mood for a certain dish, there’s probably someplace that’ll make it for you. Yet, sometimes, you need something so specific that you’re left scratching your head and wondering, “Where the hell can I get that?!”

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24 Oct 2011

“Horror Month” Screening of Psycho at Clearview Cinemas Chelsea

Start the Halloween horror-show early with a screening of the classic, scream-inducing Psycho at Clearview Cinemas on Thursday. For the “cheap-by-NYC-standards” ticket price of $7.50, you’ll get more than a simple night at the movies. The 7PM and 9:30PM showings will be hosted by ever-witty Queen about town, Hedda Lettuce, who’s

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