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The Women of Mink Eyes

Spoiler Alert:  SIGNIFICANT spoilers below for Dan Flanigan’s Mink Eyes Mink Eyes is set in 1986 and reflects the gender complexities, conflicts, and tensions of that era. One thing that stands out about Mink Eyes is the striking contrast between the...

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Boomers! Millenials! X-ers! What do we think about this?

Not a new player in the blame game, but one that should provide some interesting debate. http://digg.com/2018/boomers-ruined-america

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Dan’s Beggar’s Bowl

Dan begs you this weekend to buy at a physical store.  Don't just be a jerk and go in there to conduct the all-important physical inspection and Q&A with a live, probably even knowledgeable human being.  Pay the extra nickel, you'll...

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Alabaster Bookshop

One of the great little places in New York that are dying fast. In the Village on 4th Avenue between 11th and 12th.

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Self-Propelled

I take about every form of transportation you can think of in NYC, including a bicycle whenever i can, but primarily i use my own feet. I increasingly feel like a hunted animal. The cyclists are worse than the cars....

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Gag Reflex: #overused #YouMadeYourPoint #unnecessary

At the End of The Day.  This is uttered around 50,000 (could be 500,000) times a day on business television programs (Bloomberg, CNBC, etc.) and various live conferences around the country.   Like. Used fourth or fifth word by our younger...

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Mink Eyes Playlist???

It is October, 1986.  There is no Spotify, no Pandora.  What would be playing in Peter O'Keefe's office and apartment?  What songs would Kelly put on her most recent mix tape?  What is playing from the van stereo as he...

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You don’t even have a Facebook page!

No surprise if you’ve forgotten that a movie called Birdman won the Best Picture Academy Award in 2014.  The movie featured what the writers and the director obviously thought was a wonderful put-down speech by Emma Stone, berating her father,...

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Flaneur: News Bar, Part 2

After too long away, I visited News Bar again this morning, stepping gingerly along the crusted snow on the sidewalks and streets.  #11:  Chicken Hash With Apple.  Two Eggs (Cage Free And No Antibiotics) Any Style (Soft Scrambled For Me), ...

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Gag Reflex: ICONIC

Iconic.  Similar to Curated.  This has been giving us the dry heaves for years, but they keep sticking their fingers down our throats.

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