The Protagonist: Dead Celebrity Cookbook

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tinsel-cover-large ‘Dead Celebrity’ chef and author Frank DeCaro says his series’s latest incarnation is about spreading the love for deceased entertainers through their favorite foods — with a holiday twist.   The Protagonist does not shy away from dark and morbid content, which is why my ears perked when I heard about comedic entertainer Frank DeCaro’s [&hellip
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The Man Who Lives in Candy Land: Psychoanalyst’s Dream Patient or Unprecedented Art Collector?

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Is New York’s increasingly renowned vintage candy wrapper collector, Jason Liebig, collecting offbeat art or merely living out some unfulfillable boyhood fantasy? And why are we, the public, so intrigued?  Jason Liebig isn’t just like a kid in a candy store;  in many ways he is one. Except he’s 43 and the candy store is [&hellip
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The Best I’ve Ever Had: Vegan Snacks

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IMG_5783 An adventurous food-lover scours the city for the best bites By Elian Zach When I was a little girl, I’d run straight to the kitchen after school, make myself a huge bowl of whipped cream from scratch, and eat it with a spoon. Granted, discovering that I was lactose intolerant in my early twenties really cramped [&hellip
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Lady Smarts: How to Visit a Bar Alone

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beer book Sometimes a lady just wants to enjoy a glass of wine, some candlelight, and a little ambient activity without the bother of making plans or, quite frankly, conversation. Unfortunately, ever since Eve solo-drank her first Appletini and damned us all, visiting even the coziest bar alone and unbothered has become nearly impossible. Until now. So [&hellip
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The Protagonist: As They Lay Dying

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DSC03114.edit-thumb In high school, Carole Lieberman was reading James Agee’s A Death in the Family when her beloved grandfather suddenly had a heart attack and died. “I couldn’t help feeling guilty, as if somehow, by reading this book about death, I had caused my grandfather to die,” explained Lieberman. “When I grew up and became a [&hellip
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How Not to Make a Martini

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martini1 Can I get a proper drink, please? By Suzanne Meyers It’s true – the rumor mill, the grapevine and the British tabloids are correct (and aren’t they all controlled by Murdoch anyway?) – James Bond no longer orders his usual tipple, a vodka martini, shaken not stirred. No, this time around in the new film [&hellip
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The Protagonist: Train Reading is Almost Too Sexy to Handle

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joyce-746776 Alert the Mayor – it’s time for a new ban. Train reading has become way too sexy, according to my own “expert” analysis at least. The Protagonist interviewed several New Yorkers this week with the goal of better understanding the incredibly complex psychology behind the act of subway reading. Anticipating primarily tales of the embarrassment [&hellip
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