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    September 17, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in New York This Week, 9/17 - 9/23

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have special ed improvs, sexual Mazel Tovs, a talent show, anniversary blow, liberal lions, albino sirens, and the powerful energy of Macaulay Culkin. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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    September 10, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy This Week, 9/10 - 9/16

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have Wu-tang fans, office also-rans, sexy stories, performance art glories, ex-cops, creepy chops, and a remarkable man called Brief Sweat. Let's get into it. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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    April 30, 2013

    The Complete Guide to Understanding Lil B

    How does one explain God? How does one explain faith? How does one explain Limp Bizkit's cover of George Michael's "Faith?" The answer, of course, is you cannot explain that which is ineffable, and also Fred Durst is playing at a club in Long Island tonight. Either way, the equally ineffable Lil B i ... More >>

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    May 13, 2012

    "Reserved for Mothers Today" Stickers Invade the M Line

    It's that special time of the year again, when everyone steps back for a second and sends shout-outs to our most maternal partners in crime. Here at Runnin' Scared, we feel obligated (out of love, of course) to make sure the mothers who give birth to us bloggers are treated with the utmost respect. ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Fake Salem Song Teaches Internet A Lesson It'll Probably Forget Pretty Soon

    ​ Yesterday the Internet lit up for a bit with news of a new track from the draggy, divisive outfit Salem. "Nite Daze," according to the email blasting it around the Internet, was "all about the drag environment of being incredibly tired, in a dream-state, wasted or on something, and forcing ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Free NYC Museums Easy to Find Thanks to New Website

    ​Many tourists (and New York residents) must come here wondering, "What museums are free in this city?"Dan Nguyen, a journalist, web developer, and photographer at ProPublica in New York made the ultra-servicey website in response to a request on Reddit. The website has a G ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    David Foster Wallace's Reading List

    Perhaps you'd be intrigued by an incomplete but still pretty comprehensive list of every book David Foster Wallace ever blurbed, mentioned in an interview, or taught in a classroom? Writers plugged include Paula Fox, Jonathan Franzen, David Markson, Evan Dara, and Cormac McCarthy, about whose Blood ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    My Favorite Thing To Happen to the Hold Steady This Week: MSNBC.

    Sound of the City roots for the home team, so does Impose Magazine's Jeremy Krinsley. The slow excavation of hip-hop's Golden Age is getting a sure boost this week with a number of occasions including a new book by DJ Disco Wiz, who claims to be the first latino DJ, a position likely to incite a ... More >>

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    September 5, 2008

    Happy Friday: News You Can Lose

    Mr. Met, the ball-headed mascot of our National League franchise, will warn kids about online predators during Saturday's Internet Safety Day at Shea Stadium. The festivities will include an Internet Safety Quiz on the Jumbotron, and the distribution of 25,000 fake baseball cards carrying messages l ... More >>

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    August 16, 2008

    Billyburg "Hipster" Doc Does IM Consults for Now People

    "The doctor is in -- and hip!" Meet Dr. Jay Parkinson, the "chief imagineer" of Hello Health, a clinic in "the East Coast hipster locus," i.e. Williamsburg, targeting "day’s Internet-savvy, Web-connected, club-hopping, yet entirely unhealthy hipsters." According to Jessica Firger at the Brooklyn ... More >>