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27 Jan 2012

FREE Civil War Reenactment

According to some rudimentary Internet research, the world of historical reenactment is a strange and nuanced one. Honestly, that’s pretty expected. It takes some peculiarly fixated folks to want to simulate trenchfoot and bayonet wounds and the numerous other miserable accoutrements of historical battles. Nevertheless, they soldier on. Apparently, the

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20 Jan 2012

NYC vs. OC – Round 1

I’ve been in NYC for 6 weeks now and it’s not difficult to spot the differences between here and where I’m from, sunny Southern California (Orange County, to be exact). Ever since the mercury began falling, people have been asking me if I long to be back there. The answer

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16 Nov 2011

Dempsey’s Drunken Smartass Olympics

You had me at “Drunken.” Dempsey’s in the East Village is known for their Wednesday pub trivia night… and the title just makes me happy. The Drunken Smart Ass Olympics prides itself on the diverse topic range of the questions and since you can have 5 in your team, I

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26 Oct 2011

Bruce Davidson’s FREE Exhibit “Subway,” Talk TONIGHT

If you’re a huge fan of FREE art – particularly about the great City of New York, check out a FREE exhibition of selections from Bruce Davidson‘s 1986 photography series, Subway at the Aperture Foundation Gallery. But wait, there’s more! If you go today, Wednesday, at 6:30pm, Davidson himself will be

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26 Aug 2011

Musée Mécanique: Entertainment History On The Cheap

If you have an affinity for history, antique arcade games, and those creepy machines painted and dressed as people, then San Francisco’s Musée Mécanique is a place you should check out. The Wharf is quite the tourist destination, but as a local you need only to do some digging to

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26 Jun 2011

Broke-Ass History 101: Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks on the planet and it’s right here in our own backyard. Come out to Café Royale this Monday, June 27, from 8:00pm – 10pm for a celebration of its history.  Peter Moylan, historian, will serve as the narrator for

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13 Apr 2011

Get Free Admission to the Museum of the City of New York

Until the internetz blesses us with a new spewy episode of Drunk History, it looks like we gotta take some learnin’ matters into our own hands.  Fortunately The Museum of the City of New York is not only a pretty awesome way to do this anytime, but right now they’re

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07 Apr 2011

Obscura Day: Birthday of the Bizarre

Why, “What is Obscura Day?” you might be asking yourself. “Google it like a normal person and find out!” I might answer. But instead, I will tell you. Obscura Day is an annual day of “expeditions, back-room tours and hidden treasures in your hometown” put on by the site Atlas

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