Next on my "to eat" list...
Best of Fish Tacos round up in this week’s NYT’s $25 and Under. Mmmm. Nothing like Mahi mahi in a corn tortilla. The spot below’s only a 5 minute walk from my apt, which makes it this week’s dining mission. If it’s pic worthy, may just post. (As an aside, the La Esquina Taqueria on Lafayette and Kenmare is my ultimate fav for tacos, although the fish taco can be...
Citigroup Buys Banking Operations of Wachovia →
Paul Newman, Hollywood's anti-hero, dies at 83 →
What a sad loss, but a beautiful obit of a great life. I met him and his wife once at the Westport County Playhouse. He had the bluest eyes I’ve ever seen, and he was incredibly kind.
Government Seizes WaMu →
Another one bites the dust.
Stone Street Oyster Festival this Saturday! →
If you don’t know, I love oysters. Went to the Stone Street Oyster Fest this past spring and it was such fun times. If it doesn’t rain, definitely going back for more this Saturday! Noon to 4am, Sept 27, 58 Stone St (at Pearl), 212-482-0400
Who's Rosh Hashanah?
From: Carlsen, Philip - DreamWorks Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 5:09 PM To: Melissa Myers Assistant Subject: RE: SWP Mtg. Kristi Korzec w/ Kristin Newman and Matthew Carlson Hey Ryan- I’m sorry, b/c I’m covering for Lindsey’s usual asst., could you tell me, who’s Rosh Hashanah and why would he/she affect Kristi’s meeting with KN and MC? Thanks! I really...
I am hoping Congress can find the backbone to stand on their feet and not their...– Constituents Make Their Bailout Views Known - NYTimes.com
Weezer was incredible. I am SO tired. Will post vid of Say it Aint So later. Later as in the next time I get to chill out at home. Which seems like it will be never again. September is truly exhausting.
The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what...– Ben Stein (via pilnick)
Chatting with ... Girl Talk, aka Gregg Gillis →
Last night I...
-Went to espace -Drank copious glasses of champagne -Was dubbed “a ray of sunshine” -Saw Nicole Romano’s fabulous dresses -Stole a stick with a biting plastic wolf head from a strip club -Watched Alison get bit by a horse -Enjoyed a late night viewing of Gossip Girl Nice little Monday night.
Look out iPhone, here comes the first Google phone →
As Times Turn Tough, New York's Wealthy Economize →
A nose job in a hospital with a private nurse in attendance had been something of a rite of passage for Joan Asher’s children. But when her fourth and last child was ready for her own rhinoplasty recently, Ms. Asher asked her to postpone it. The financial markets were simply more out of whack than her 16-year-old’s proboscis. “The other noses were more prominent,” the...
Aaron Sorkin Conjures a Meeting of Obama and... →
A dozen grown men just
A dozen grown men just barrelled down my block with a megaphone “singing” 12 nights of christmas. Only on the lower east side.
Horizons - Perspectives on psychedelics →
Horizons is a forum for learning about psychedelics. It seeks to open a fresh dialogue about psychedelics and challenges society to rethink their role in history, culture, medicine, spirituality and art. After a successful debut in 2007, it is now an annual event. Its dates for 2008 are September 19-21. Speakers and artists have been announced and tickets are on sale now! I am SO going to the...
Business Interactive Features - What's a C.D.O.? →
Catherine Price Deciphers the Egg Code →
What all those terms on your egg carton really mean. Lately, with escalating prices, I’ve just been reaching for whatever’s on sale, but this is a great guide for anyone concerned with how hens are treated. As a critic of industrial agriculture practices, I sure am. It’s fun to find out that some chickens are fed other dead, ground up chickens, no? News flash: That pasture on...
‘Barbies for War!’ →
Maureen Dowd Op-ed.
How to convince your Republican friends to vote... →
somethingchanged: via jgh
New York Neighborhood Stereotypes →
Genius feature in Time Out New York asks New Yorkers what they think about people in other neighborhoods. You already know what they’re going to say, but it’s hilarious to read it anyway. A few of the highlights: Statan Island: “Mobsters” — Alan Pagan, 38; Woodhaven, Queens Upper East Side: “A lot of spandex, a lot of straight hair; everyone seems like they came out of a Gap ad....
Third Eye Blind Throws Remix Contest for... →
Third Eye Blind will always hold a sweet spot in my heart. Too many vivid memories of belting out Semi-Charmed Life in middle school. So I was psyched when I spotted this article on Wired.com touting the band’s plan to release track stems off their new album Ursa Major for fans to remix before it’s released. This innovative, interactive launch is sure to be a hit with fans and...
Far Beyond A Literary Footnote →
September 15, 2008
thephenthouse: deleteyourself: On this historic date, every blogger on the internet became a certified economist.
David Foster Wallace: 1962 - 2008 →
RIP David Foster Wallace
Jukebox John keeps changing his tune - The... →
There are two kinds of peace,” Mr. Atar said one recent afternoon in his office...– A West Bank Ruin, Reborn as a Peace Beacon - NYTimes.com This article explores the cities of Gilboa in Israel and Jenin in the West Bank, two neighboring cities taking relatively revolutionary steps toward building Israeli-Palestinian peace from the ground up. Last year in Gilboa, which is 60...
A burglar who broke into a home just east of Fresno rubbed food seasoning over...– FresnoBee.com: Local: Burglar victims wake to spice rub, sausage attack
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of...– P.J. O’Rourke (via 52books)
White Dot →
On David’ gmail status. Although I tend to agree with this nonprof’s anti-TV manifesto, and prefer reading/guitaring/tumblring to chilax, there is no way I’m giving up Gossip Girl. That shit’s like crack. Really pretty crack.
Project Bueller Canceled
For a supposed hurricane? So lame.
Boiled down, the complex technology, which will make its debut this Sunday on...– At ESPN, Play-by-Play Goes Virtual - NYTimes.com