Fiona Maazel and Peter Trachtenberg
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Thursday, May 16, 7:30 p.m., free
In reality we've already got G-, Facebook-, Skype-, and every other type of non-synchronous chat option imaginable, but Fiona Maazel's new novel explores a more extreme quick-fix remedy for feeling alone. The pr ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets.
Family Circle magazines
Date: March 1959 and March 1963
Discovered at: An Indiana flea market
The Cover Promises: "The magazine you need for the life you lead." ... More >>
At a press conference at the Waldorf-Astoria yesterday, General Aladeen--aka Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator--unsurprisingly backed Mitt Romney for Prez.
Explained the General:
"He'd make a great dictator. He's incredibly wealthy but pays no taxes. And it's not much of a leap from firing people ... More >>
Kim Jong-il's death has had a number of ripple effects, not least of which is the sudden obsolescence of the Kim Jong-il Looking at Things tumblr. Lucky for us, it's been replaced with a creepy new one: Kim Jong-il Haunting Things.
According to a ranking done by Kim Jong-il's completely unbiased television station, the best place in the world to hang with happy people is...China! But why would you move there when the second happiest place in the world is North Korea? They're both pretty damn happy. China got a 100 out o ... More >>
If you have any siblings -- or know anyone with siblings -- you probably know that as children, fights can erupt between the two as tensions are basically lifelong. And you are probably aware of the cliche when a parent walks in a ravaged room with two bleeding, hair-pulled, bite-marked child ... More >>
Kim Jong-il does not, by any New York City standard at least, put the "Ill" in "il." In other words, he as an unhip a dictator as they come. Even Iran's pretty evil Mahmoud Ahmadinejad looks like he could get "into the clurrb" in comparison. North Korean dictatorships? Kinda lacking in the "c ... More >>
We've seen this sort of thing go down before. Someone is all about hanging out with you, emailing, calling, texting...and then when you finally set a date and prepare to meet, he or she debarks for another country spur of the moment, or maybe even stands you up outright. Can such be the case ... More >>
Last night's Project Runway's eighth season premiere encompassed a seemingly rebellious enthusiasm in the constrictive fashion world: more is...well, not better, if the glacial stride of these 90 minutes were any indication, but somehow worth having. More is just more. Hear that, ye waist-wh ... More >>
Bill Clinton's negotiation of a pardon from Kim Jong-Il for journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee has, as you might expect, made conservatives angry ("Color me disgusted," "I want them out, but this way?" etc). "Since when does the US negotiate with terrorists?" asks one cowboy who was asleep the yea ... More >>
While foodies are obsessing over who will take over from Frank Bruni as the new New York Times' resident food critic, newsies are more concerned with the real issues, like Bill Clinton going to North Korea to help free US journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who have been detained there sin ... More >>
Laura Ling and Euna Lee, the two Current TV journalists sentenced to 12 years hard labor by the North Koreans last month, have apparently been pardoned at the intercession of former President Bill Clinton. Clinton went to North Korea today and talked it over with Dear Leader Kim Jong-il, who in pre ... More >>
Whoa, things are so bad in the upstate town of Schenectady that the mayor is thinking about declaring martial law. Who says North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Il can't teach us anything? Mayor Brian Stratton might have good reason because in a tiny police force, five of cops have been ... More >>