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Summer Wine Review Part 5: A great Vinho Verde

This time last year, I was bitching about the poor quality of a cheap Vinho Verde that seemed to be making regular appearances around our summer circuit. Not any more....
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I WItness: Mercury Rev and Dean & Britta on Phoenicia Main Street

Coinciding with Phoenicia’s first Festival of the Voice, the Mystery Spot Antiques store on the village’s Main Street hosted its biggest (and best) porch series Sunday lunchtime show yet this...
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I Feel Better: Hot Chip at Central Park Summerstage

On Wednesday August 4, the wife and I took a round trip to Manhattan to see Hot Chip at Central Park’s Summerstage. It’s one of our favorite venues, especially for...
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Hot Chip vs. The Streets: Girls vs. Boys?

Last night I finished one of the most amazing novels I’ve read in a long time: The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas. It’s set in Melbourne, Australia, a place I’ve never...
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Land of Hope and Glory

In May, 1994, I convinced the British TV show I was working for, Passengers, a production of Rapido TV, to send me to California and profile the USA World Cup...
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Punch this!

Another ad scanned in from the May 1939 copy of Punch magazine I recently acquired. You’d be amazed – or perhaps not – by just how many ads in the...
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Zaire 74 to South Africa 10

Anyone who has read my web site long enough knows I believe that “everything’s connected.” And often, those connections unfold in ways we haven’t anticipated but rightfully welcome. For example…...
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The Bread and Butter Slimming Diet!

This is from the UK’s Punch magazine of May 1939, which I found being given away after a stoop sale in Brooklyn recently. There are many more equally superb and,...
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