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A Day For The Dogs and More Weekend Fun

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When we heard about The Amazing New York Dog Race, a canine scavenger hunt based on CBS's The Amazing Race, our first reaction was skepticism. Will those dogs have any idea what's going on? What could they be thinking?

My owner and I must master this challenge, and each subsequent task, so we can claim our $50 gift certificate from Top Dog all-natural pet supplies. His bipedalism, opposable thumbs and stereoscopic vision make an excellent complement to my speed, tenacity and olfactory power. Victory will be ours!


The absurdity was nagging if not discouraging. Organizer Mary Catanzaro reassured us. "It's more for the owners than for the dogs," she said. "Dog owners like to meet other dog owners."

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Author David Foster Wallace Hanged Himself, Leaving Us Infinitely Confused

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According to reports, writer David Foster Wallace—a MacArthur Foundation "genius" best known for 1996′s epic Infinite Jest—was found hanged in his California home late Friday night.  His wife, Karen Green, discovered the body, but few other details have been released at this time, causing many of us to scratch our heads as to why the [&hellip
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Ziz Is It: Slavoj Zizek launches new book series tomorrow in Union Square

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For a Lacanian, late-Marxist Slovenian social theorist whose work is as impenetrable as a Mother Superior, Slavoj Zizek has some serious cachet. There’s a documentary about him called Zizek! There are T-shirts that read WWZD? (Guess what that stands for!) He has a really hot wife. And then there’s his oeuvre, 40-plus volumes over the [&hellip
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Tell Us About Your Neighbor From Hell

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On Tuesday, September 16th, the New York Press and Screen Gems will present a special advance screening of Lakeview Terrace an exciting action/drama about a young couple that who finally find their dream home…only to become the target of their harassing LAPD neighbor, played by Samuel L. Jackson. We know that many New York Press [&hellip
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DNC Watch Party: Drinking Liberally Kicks Off Festivities Tonight

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We found this birthday card this weekend at a Target store. Other than the scary Photoshop job, the fact that we’ve already reached a point where jokey cards are available in mainstream establishments regarding presumptive nominees left us feeling strangely reassured. If you want more reassurance about the direction of our country’s politics, join other [&hellip
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