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‘Oaky’ Is Not a Four-Letter Word

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Don’t hate Chardonnays just because you’re supposed to By Josh Perilo Sometimes I don’t even realize I’m doing it until I’m standing in the middle of the supermarket, my voice rising incrementally and bleating: “I don’t care how many viewers it has, I think Family Guy is the un-funniest show that has ever aired on [&hellip
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Every Man for Himself

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Russell Crowe plays Ridley Scott’s everyman again—this time with arrows By Armond White At a reported cost of over $200 million, according to the London Telegraph, Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood refutes the old altruistic axiom “rob from the rich and give to the poor.” All the charm and meaning has been taken out of this [&hellip
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City Week: May 14–May 20

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Samuel Chamberlain Friday, May 14 Ballet Signatures—The New York Theatre Ballet recreates classic ballets by choreographers Antony Tudor, Frederick Ashton and Jose Limón as part of its “Signatures 10” show. An informal discussion follows the performances, which include Tudor’s experimental work “Trio Con Brio,” [&hellip
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DIY at the NYPL

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By Lydie Raschka Gathering to make crafts may seem more suited to the Midwest than to our steel and concrete city. But tell that to the dozens of henna-haired hipsters, Starbucks moms, silver tops and Michelle Obama look-alikes (and a few men) who showed up April 17 at the New York Public Library’s main branch [&hellip
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Upper East Side Rat Hunt

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Investigating claims of a rodent invasion By Ben Heckscher Who would have guessed that a story about rats and the Second Avenue subway would be part of the Wall Street Journal"s metro section launch? Andrew Grossman"s April 26 article, “Rats Mob The Upper East Side, reported that “an army of rats had invaded “a stretch [&hellip
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No Wallflower: Symphony Space’s Laura Kaminsky

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By Bonnie Rosenberg Symphony Space is known for presenting music marathons that are unforgettable for any culture vulture. May 15, the 12-hour “Wall to Wall Behind the Wall will include world and U.S. premieres, along with rare works by world-renowned and emerging composers from the Soviet Union and Communist-era Eastern Europe. It"s the brainchild of [&hellip
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Push for Lower Lab Expansion to Avert Middle School Crowding

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By Dan Rivoli While many Upper East Side families with kids on kindergarten waitlists are focused on where their children will land this fall, some East Siders are looking even farther ahead, several years in the future. That"s when the current glut of kindergartners will hit middle school, potentially creating another crowding crisis
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‘Oaky’ Is Not a Four-Letter Word

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Don"t hate Chardonnays just because you"re supposed to By Josh Perilo Sometimes I don"t even realize I"m doing it until I"m standing in the middle of the supermarket, my voice rising incrementally and bleating: “I don"t care how many viewers it has, I think Family Guy is the un-funniest show that has ever aired on [&hellip
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No Surprises In School Crowding

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To the Editor: In response to “Waitlist Update: Extra P.S. 290 Class A ‘Band-Aid Soulution" (April 29), I want to cite some information from my letter-to-the-editor, “Condos Are a Burden on Our City"s Schools, published in this paper May 1, 2008. I wrote that over the years, I have witnessed several high-rise condo buildings erected [&hellip
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City Week: May 14–May 20

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Samuel Chamberlain Friday, May 14 Ballet Signatures's The New York Theatre Ballet recreates classic ballets by choreographers Antony Tudor, Frederick Ashton and Jose Limón as part of its “Signatures 10 show. An informal discussion follows the performances, which include Tudor"s experimental work “Trio Con [&hellip
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