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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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A cool frothy glass of Sheiss Weiss Dunkel
Brooklyn breweries pumping out craft beers are now common enough, so it takes a new approach to cause a splash, and that is just what Sanford O'Sheiss, founder of fledgling Olde Gowanus Brewery, has done. This Stevens Institute graduate began his project ... More >>
A few months back, Runnin' Scared covered what seems to be the biggest conundrum of the Big Apple: the fact that rents are higher than ever (averaging a solid $3,418 a month) yet no one is leaving the island. Actually, recent years have shown a huge increase in Manhattan newcomers, raising the ... More >>
First she got that loathsome batch of hydrangeas and now comes Boston Herald critic Stephen Schaefer's pan of the Madonna-directed W.E., which he saw at the Venice Film Festival.
The film is "beautifully bland and boring, not to say inane.
Cole Schaffer (left) and Ari SternAbout a year ago, two guys opened a bar on the Lower East Side. Sound like a familiar story? What makes this one a little different is that the bar is also an art gallery. And, despite having no kitchen to speak of, it also offers pretty great food at awesome ... More >>
pbase.comAt one time, Lundy's was the world's largest restaurant, seating 2,800 hungry souls.
Shed a tear for Brooklyn's great restaurants of the past. They once defined life in the borough, making it unnecessary to toddle to Manhattan for a lively and memorable night out, and they died as t ... More >>
Timmy Caldwell/FlickrA couple weeks after it began exhibiting new signs of life, it looks like Monte's Venetian Room, the Carroll Street Italian restaurant that closed in 2008 after 102 years of service, will be resurrected as itself, sort of.
From Meek's CutoffMidway through the Venice film festival, the competition is notable for a pair of features by American women: Sofia Coppola's Somewhere and Kelly Reichardt's Meek's Cutoff -- both minimalist, open-ended exercises in myths debunked and protagonists lost.
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In the past five years, YouTube has facilitated your avoidance behavior with numerous cultural phenomenons such as impersonations and making fun of people. Now the Guggenheim is cashing in on the Internet's split-second-of-fame dumping grounds for their upcoming art exhibition, YouTube Play: ... More >>
Easy, rider: Dennis Hopper -- the prolific, iconic American actor whose work in front of and behind cameras around the world broke new boundaries and set new standards for art -- died today at his home in Venice from complications related to prostate cancer.