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2 Letters from Steve

During the 12+ years I worked at Apple I never met with Steve Jobs for work purposes. Of course like all Apple employees I saw Steve in Caffé Macs or …

Drawing Attention: Workshops, Exhibits and More

1 0 Edit this post<p><b>Upcoming Workshops</b><p><b>Watercolor Sketching in Historic Montreal</b><p>Urban Sketchers is pleased to announce an urban sketching workshop open …

Arts & Letters Daily

Long before the invention of modern recording technology, scholars captured the music of Ukrainian Jewry. It is the <b>sound of a vanished world</b> ... more …

Argentina’s desperate exchange proposal

Argentina has done as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ordered, and has now formally put forward its proposal for paying off Elliott Associates and the other bondholders suing it in New York court.

Hangover Helper: The Sausage Breakfast Taco at Bar Amá in Los Angeles

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Big is beautiful, right? Oversized margaritas, yard-long beers, shots the size of punch bowls? If you went large last night, chances are you're going to need a morning-after breakfast that's just as bulky. <b>Bar Amá</b>, …

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It's Called Xiao Long Bao, But Go for the Pancakes

Xiao long bao, also known as soup dumplings, are a popular treat that inspires debate from fans who seek out the best. The new Xiao Long Bao …

The Real Housewives Formula

James Parker puts the TV franchise under the microscope:<p>There are universalities to real housewife–hood: the wincing air kisses with which they greet …

Movie Night

2 0 Edit this post<p>Last night my wife Linda took me to a movie night at her coworker Adam's apartment. We watched "Beetlejuice" and I took the time to …

When Will E-Readers Evolve?

Stephen Marche is disappointed by the Kindle’s lack of development:<p>The smartphone has become more magical every six months or so. The Kindle and …

The Last-Minute Saturday Night Reservation Guide

Eater scanned through all 1335 NYC restaurants on OpenTable with reservations for two still available for tonight. Here's the best of the bunch. Get 'em while they're hot:<p>· <b>Acme</b> (7:45)<br>· Ai Fiori (8:15, 8:45)<br>· Aldea (7:15, 8:00)<br>· Barraca (7:00, 7:15)<br>· <b>Benoit</b> (8:45)<br>· CherryWood Kitchen (7:00, 8:00)<br>· …

Backblogged: Our Five Favorite Sentences of the Week

“The recent history of gay rights has produced a sensation akin to scuba-divers’ vertigo—the dizzying ascent from the depths to the surface.” From “Beyond a Marriage Victory,” by Alex Ross.<p>“They have made a moral choice that the deaths of those children, and the deaths of those who will certainly …

Sao Paulo's downtown

4 0 Edit this post<p>Today I took a time off for myself. I met fellow Urban Sketcher Beto Candia in city downtown and did these two sketches later...the …

The Decline And Evolution Of Sex Scenes

A very NSFW scene from <i>Game of Thrones</i>, discussed below:<p>Kate Hakala mourns the decline of steaminess on the big screen:<p>The zeitgeist favors both …