Certain yuppies, not to mention any names, love to recount to me not only how much they are personally LOVING "The Gold Finch" (which one of them has been reading for at least 6 months) but love doing me the huge favor of explaining each development and every twist in the plot. Since this has happened several times over the last few months, I have gotten used to the way they swell with excitement as they let me know exactly what I have to look forward to. 

"You MUST read it. The one who's clearly been savoring the story tells me every few minutes, as a way to punctuate the gripping blow by blow. I nod, enthusiastically, "I can't wait! I have got to read it." I say, widening my eyes to convey sincere enthusiasm. 

I keep my eyes opened as wide as possible as they continue, this time to communicate how electrifying their arguments over the character dynamics within the story is to me, the listener. 

"But the without the Russian boy, he would be completely isolated in Las Vegas. Sure he's not the most savory character, but without him the kid wouldn't have anyone, then what would he do?" 

"That Russian boy is terrible, he's a terrible character. I wouldn't want my kids mixing with him! I wish he wasn't part of the story." 

"But without him the boy would have no one." 

"He's a hoodlum, I can't wait. Cannot wait for the boy to get out of Las Vegas. Nothing but trouble there." 

"But aren't you at the part where he goes back to New York yet? That's where I'm at. He's back there with the furniture maker." That was after he stole the painting from the Met and rolled it up. It's a painting of a Gold Finch, Dakotah. 

"No I'm still in Las Vegas. I cannot wait for him to get out of there." 

what tha?
Hi awesomely hip New York friends,

I am planning an event in New York for one of my clients, a Santa Cruz-based company about to launch some supremely cool and music-oriented headphones. The event will capture a beachy California-in-the-sixties vibe, and we'd like to invite/hire some great local musicians playing relevant music. The internal team would prefer to have the event in Brooklyn but the client seems set on Manhattan.

My questions for you!

- Do you have any recommendations for event spaces that can be segmented into at least two spaces, or that have an upstairs/downstairs situation, or an indoor/outdoor (including rooftop) situation? (One area will need to be quiet while the other area will be host a musician or dj.)
- Do you know any awesome local musicians playing beachy vibes? Or an on-point dj?
- Are there any tastemakers/lifestyle bloggers/musicians who absolutely should be invited to this party?

Thank you for letting me pick your brain!

Yoko Ono: “I Had an Affair with Hillary Clinton in the ’70s”
I even forget about my own fucking blog 

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A close up of the image shows the woodpecker in clear distress.
March 7th - March 28th, 2015
Opens Saturday, March 7th from 7-9pm

Tisch Abelow I have lost 18 pounds Daniel! For the past couple weeks I have lost so much weight. I have been using these new berry drops I seen on Dr.0z(y) Cant believe how well it worked, let me know how it works for you:D Check the site out, Tyype in with no spaces ---> www .RaspDr. C0M



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Opening Wednesday, February 18, 2015 / 7-10PM
February 18, 2015 - March 4, 2015, open by appointment only. 

"I didn't understand why they had to rip new holes in me, instead of using the holes I came with.  The screwing stopped and the hands went away. The air moving past me reminded me of driving.  I felt like I was at the top of the Verrazano Bridge, but I couldn't move.  I looked out and saw that we were on an island of foliage surrounded by water.  Several other islands were nearby, but in the distance I saw nothing but ocean that became sky."

Understand the meanings of looking.
  • When you look strangers in the eye, you are saying, "I want to know more about you."
  • When you stare at strangers in the eye without a smile, it can be interpreted as antagonism.
  • When you look people in the mouth, you are saying, "I am not comfortable looking into your eyes" or "I want to kiss you."
  • When your eyes are locked onto a specific part of a person's face you are saying, "I am nervous."
  • When you look away from a person routinely or lean away from them, you are saying, "I don't like you." This also goes for being made uncomfortable by the person, or shyness.
  • When you raise one eyebrow, you are saying, "oh really?"
  • When you roll your eyes upwards, you are saying, "I am imagining"
  • When you close your eyes halfway, you are saying, "I am suspicious."
  • When you look down, you are saying, "I'm thinking."
  • When you widen your eyes, you are saying, "I am amazed." 

  • Express yourself through facial features.
    • When you wink you are saying, "It's our little secret."
    • When you smile subtly, you are saying, "Here is a gesture of approval."
    • When you smile with teeth and close your eyes a bit, you are saying, "I am very happy."
    • When you walk constantly looking at the ground, you are feeling unconfident.
    • When you frown, you are saying, "I am bored/unhappy."
    • When you drop your jaw, you are saying, "I don't believe it."
    • When you bite your bottom lip while gazing at a person, you are saying, "I'm flirty."
    • When you bite your bottom lip, you are saying, "I'm nervous" or "I'm uncomfortable".

Opening Tonight @ LANA'S


Opening January 22, 2015

Featuring the first in a series of monologues, starring Constance Cooper.

(Performance begins)
7 - 9pm 

890 Wyckoff Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237

 Capas Wool Newsboy Hat - $30 (financial district)

I purchased this hat at the Village Scandal in the East Village of NYC. I desired a wool newsboy hat and this was the smallest size they carried. I guess I convinced myself it fit when it really didn't. Alas, my head is too small ;( This hat is adorable and perfect for the Fall or Winter. It may fit a woman with a slightly larger head or thick, curly hair. It's just a bit too loose on mine. Otherwise, this would be great for men.

$180,000 Aston Martin killed by $200 pink car

"Just a photo of Macaulay Culkin wearing a T-shirt of Ryan Gosling wearing a T-shirt of Macaulay Culkin wearing a T-shirt of Ryan Gosling wearing a T-shirt of Macaulay Culkin"

Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise—the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation.

"There is no guarantee a stupid Dalai Lama won’t come next" - The Dalai Lama tells BBC Newsnight that he may be the last to hold the title.