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Cheers

Five days to go… well technically four but I haven’t gone to sleep yet so I think this still counts as a day. I gotta say – I was impressed with New York tonight – this generation of kids has some pretty amazing creativity. People

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Doctor Atomic: A Rant and/or Review

Now being performed at the Metropolitan Opera through November 13th Modern opera isn’t for everyone. That has been made abundantly clear to me time and time again when I seem to be one of the few left standing after three and a half hours of

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Pumpkin Is My Favorite Organic Material

Of all the Autumnal perks, I am going to boldly declare that my favorite part of Fall is the proliferation of pumpkins and pumpkin-derived goods. For one thing, pumpkins look freaking awesome. Even before you slice a visage into their hide, the unmolested pumpkin is

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Cocktail Crashers Vol II: The History of Salads

This weekend on Cocktail Crashers, I’m giving you a powerful (and possibly insipid) little morsel to pass along to your dinner dates: the bizarre history of a few popular salads. I’ve already had a couple of people tell me they used my last bit of

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Top Ten Political Websites

Yup – six days until we know who the next President of the United States will be. Whether you’re just tuning in now, or if you’ve been following this thing like a sports junky, I thought it might be helpful to throw up a list

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Porn 2.0

In the words of esteemed thought leader L.L. Cool J, “Conventional methods of making love kind of bore me.” Amen, Cool James. Like so many of us, I was past puberty when the internet began blossoming. My first email address came freshman year of college.

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On, The Road

So here’s the thing about Literature. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad. And sometimes the really good is bad, but only because it’s so goddamn good, you can barely tell it’s good. I mean, you know it’s good, but you don’t like it. That’s kinda