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Romance…and Ramen??

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Eat & Drink

Skip the flowers and oysters in favor of an original Valentine’s Day | By Regan Hofmann It’s as reliable as the tides: Come Valentine’s Day, creativity goes out the window. Husbands feel they have to bring home long-stemmed red roses, the gift that is dying before it even gets to the recipient. Girlfriends feel they [&hellip
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Making It Work

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News

LGBT organizations discuss future with help of local Chamber of Commerce By Andrew Rice “Why isn’t this working for us? How’d you do that?” were a couple of the questions posed by the nearly two dozen board members of different nonprofit lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups as they sat down to discuss the [&hellip
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On Topic: The American President Show

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in On Topic OTDT

It’s close! It’s so close! Romney’s ahead! No, Gingrich is ahead! Oh, here comes Santorum! But can any of them beat Obama? It’s so exciting, I can’t stand it. The sporting style of American mainstream media coverage of political “races” may be fun for some people. But it’s also irresponsibly dumb because of the difference [&hellip
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Theory vs. Practice

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

A dazzling allegory in ‘Chronicle’ | By Armond White “Ever hear of Plato’s allegory of the cave?” one teenager asks another in Chronicle. This philosophy quiz was unexpected in the midst of a thrill ride movie, but Chronicle is so surprisingly interesting I wondered if its makers ever saw The Conformist (1970), where Bernardo Bertolucci [&hellip
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Valentine’s Day Events

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town Downtown

From readings in the buff to a cocoa-themed Shabbat dinner, we present the best in V-Day happenings for you and your loved one. —Compiled by Staff Top Pick Wednesday, Feb. 15 FREE We’ve Got Mail Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby St. (betw. E. Houston & Prince Sts.); housingworks.org; 7 p.m., $5. An evening like [&hellip
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