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01 Oct 2012

Relationships According to Social Media

As I made coffee this morning, I struggled to remember what dating was like before social media became a part of every day life. I thought back to the days of anonymity, speculation, and sharing news by word of mouth. Before the days of Facebook, there was no definite box

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28 Sep 2012

Oakland Eat Real Festival: Got $5?

The annual Eat Real Festival was upon us this weekend at Jack London Square in downtown Oakland. If you are a fan of ANYTHING food related, you would be remiss not to experience this festival. With the burgeoning street food trend and plethora of gourmet meals you can eat out

Chloe Doores - Economical in the East Bay 1
25 Sep 2012

Get Cultured at Smithsonian’s National FREE Museum Day This Saturday

In my humble opinion, the best part about visiting This Nation’s Great Capital is all of the FREE Smithsonian museums that Washington, DC has going on.  Would I like to learn about everything from airplanes to the decorative arts?  Why yes, especially if I can do so for FREE!  Because

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
14 Sep 2012

Best Broke-Ass Restaurant in Greenpoint: Pio Pio Riko

If you walk down Manhattan Ave to the corner of Huron St, you’ll find the cheap and vastly popular Mexican restaurant, Papacito’s. It’s a great establishment… outdoor seating… movies in the backyard on summer Sunday nights… margarita pitchers and buckets of tecate… plus some of the best taco’s in Brooklyn.

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12 Sep 2012

This Thursday Literary Death Match @ Le Poisson Rouge

Truly, could there be something more pretentious than a battle of the literary types? Yeah, I can’t think of anything either. So in a way, witnessing one would sort of be like seeing… I don’t know… something that’s equally representative of such a special mindset. I guess it would be

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07 Sep 2012

The Trouble With Rich Friends

Dickens might have described my younger self as “a young gentleman with the particular misfortune of having been born bereft of any expectations at all.” On the other hand, all of my friends would have garnered expectations up the wazoo. You see, I grew up with rich kids and while

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05 Sep 2012

Saturday! LIC Block Party FREE !! Sculpture, Kate Bush Dancing, Female Mariachis, and MORE!!

This is going to be so incredibly hot. Like the hottest way ever conceived to usher in the chilly fall. And it’s going to involve sculpture and Kate Bush. It’s the LIC Block Party. This Saturday (the 8th). From Noon to 5pm. Organized by Long Island City’s very own SculptureCenter, a

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05 Sep 2012

The Best Thing Ever: Snail Mail

The other day, I received a plain envelope in the mail.  I wasn’t expecting it, and was perplexed as to what it could possibly be.  The return address was from one “Crystal Skull” in Chicago.  “Crystal?  Who the hell is Crystal?  I don’t know any ‘Crystal’ in Chicago,” I thought

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