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100 Things a Teen Age Girl Wants to Know
Author: W. V. Grant, Sr.
Date: Early 1960s
Publisher: W.V. Grant
Discovered at: Gardner's Used Books, Tulsa, OK
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Our own Tejal Rao appreciates the refined elegance amidst the southern hospitality at Maysville, the new Flatiron restaurant from chef Kyle Knall. The Gramercy Tavern alum shows his roots at his new spot. Rao writes, "Knall has [GT chef Michael] Anthony's reverence for local vegetables, always accom ... More >>
Last night on Hot 97, Nicki Minaj called in to Funkmaster Flex's show to chat about the sliced brisket that led to her peacing out of Sunday's Summer Jam. A brief recap: Hot 97 morning guy Peter Rosenberg called out "chicks waiting to sing [Minaj's poppy single] 'Starships' later," then called the s ... More >>
Everyone--I mean everyone--lies on Match.com, OKCupid, Grindr, Manhunt, eHarmony, and every other hookup site/app in tarnation.
The profiles read more like romance novels than confessionals, filled with exaggerations, evasions, wishful thinking, and downright doctoring of evidence.
With every word ... More >>
When Ashley Madison, OkCupid of adultery, released stats suggesting that family friendly-seeming Park Slope might have more cheating spouses -- especially dads -- than elsewhere in New York, people reacted the way people tend to react to this kind of news.
Of course, some (wrongly) blamed wives fo ... More >>
According to data released to us by OkCupid, some New York City neighborhoods are more likely to make connections on the dating site than others. This may seem intuitive in some ways, but it's better to know these things for sure, right? After all, just like that map that tells us where the single m ... More >>
How do you date successfully? Some might say it's only when you stop dating, a/k/a, find someone and settle down, or whatever people do. Others might say that it's as simple as going on a good date, or learning something from the experience, even if it's bad. Free-living caddish types and tho ... More >>
We were wondering: Could there be truth to the idea that, say, after a natural disaster, or on a long holiday weekend, there might be a stronger inclination to turn to the sex of your choosing and merge, or try to find someone with whom to merge, or at least get some dinner or something? And how did ... More >>
Rappers loved Amy Winehouse. The British warbler might not have collaborated with rap chaps to the extent that Mary J Blige has, but when she passed away earlier this year she did so leaving behind a discernible trail of hip-hop goodies. And the songs suggest there was a genuine bond and shar ... More >>
Behind these doors...Our friends over at Fucked in Park Slope are busily compiling answers to their second annual sex survey. Having something of an interest in such things -- intellectually speaking, of course -- we were curious about what this year's results might tell us. We talked to the ... More >>
Beyoncé's thrill-a-minute "Countdown" is one of the best songs of the year, riding a Boyz II Men sample, whirling drums, and a bravura vocal performance by the singerplus liberal usage of the heretofore-unknown-to-me lovers' appellation "boof"and zipping them all up into a giddy three ... More >>
River Avenue, 3:45 p.m. Most of the Anthrax shirt-wearers were inside by this point.
The Big 4: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax
Wednesday, September 14
Better than: "Nationals beat the Mets, 2-0. WP: Brad Peacock (1-0), LP: Mike Pelfrey (7-12)"
Truth be told, the crowd ... More >>
Portland, the most promiscuous city in America. Dating site OkCupid, which comes out with interesting sex and dating data every now and then, has dropped some new knowledge on us: a list of the 10 most promiscuous cities in the U.S. The metric is based on how many OkCupid users' profiles sai ... More >>
In a very important undertaking, Christian Rudder of OkCupid and Nate Silver met up to talk about various dating -- okay, let's call it what it is -- sex statistics, because everyone loves statistics that help them have sex. OkCupid being OkCupid, they're very good at figuring out these datin ... More >>
The world of online dating is full of misleading profiles. It's a huge cliche, really. Remember what happened last week with the OkCupid lonelyhearts 4chan tried to prank? Anyway, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. A new dating website called "Cloud Girlfriend" casts off any pretense of realism ... More >>
judgementday2011.com Because the Rapture will descend on this mortal coil Saturday and whoosh away all "true followers" of Christ, many forward-thinking sinners are already planning ahead for that Holy Vaccuum. Specifically, the immediate wake, when the born-again folks have been sucked up to Heaven ... More >>
Yesterday, the lonely dudes of 4chan enacted their plan to prank the lonely dudes of OkCupid. The trolls had set up fake OkCupid accounts depicting cute single women, with which they'd attempted to lure "forever alone" guys on the dating site to Times Square, where they would all collectively ... More >>
The wild Internet message board 4chan, known for originating almost all memes and spawning the hacker/activist collective Anonymous, is plotting a prank on some unfortunately lonely fellows using OkCupid. The point, if you could call it that, is to create an "involuntary flash mob," in which ... More >>
OkTrends, OkCupid's dating research site, is a font of information about dating habits. Based on data gleaned from the profile information of its 7 million users, the site has told us what white people like, what Julian Assange likes, and given us insight into the mathematics of beauty. Now t ... More >>