The Mandate: What is the etiquette for sleeping with him on the first date?

Written by The Mandate on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, On Topic OTDT, Our Town Downtown, Sex & Relationships

You’re asking me what the etiquette is for stripping down buck naked, with someone who is essentially a stranger to you, and doing the nasty on his Pabst stained Star Wars sheets? Um… use a condom? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, sex on the first date IS NOT A GOOD IDEA. [&hellip
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The Mandate: Learn to Play the Modern Dating Game

Written by The Mandate on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, On Topic OTDT, Our Town Downtown, Sex & Relationships

1284069169-mysteryman Dear Mandate, Have I been living under a rock for the past ten years? I am completely incapable of playing “the game”. What are the rules? When do they apply? Help! Disclaimer: The following post is in no way a statement that men are the sex that should be pursued. In my total and utter [&hellip
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What Comes After Affirmative Action?

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Our Town Downtown

New ways to add diversity as the policy nears its rightful end Affirmative action’s defenders and attackers finally agree on something: The policy probably won’t be around too much longer. The recent decision by the Supreme Court to revisit the issue clearly puts it in peril. Even if the court ends up retaining the legality of affirmative action for now, using race as [&hellip
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Turn On, Tune In, Drop the Lawsuit

Written by Carib Guerra on . Posted in Arts & Film, Business, Downtown Social, Lifestyle, On Topic OTDT, Our Town Downtown, Technology, TV

So, this website called Aereo just got sued by every major broadcast network. Why? Because Aereo lets you watch broadcast TV channels whenever you want. And unlike Hulu or Netflix, where it can be days/weeks/months before new episodes come out, Aereo is actually TV. Right there, whenever you like, on your browser, iPhone or iPad. Yes. Let’s be real: Nobody but Nielsen families watches TV [&hellip
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Class Clowns and Cop Clowns: Jump Street Reboot is Junk

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Film, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

21jump “You shot him in the dick! I’ve never seen that!” Channing Tatum exclaims as Jenks, a rookie cop partnered with the doughy, uncool Schmidt (Jonah Hill) in 21 Jump Street. The duo have not outgrown their adolescent rivalry or immature sense of amusement that began in high school. Seven years later (after a police academy training session ridiculously scored to The Clash’s version of Junior Murvin’s reggae classic “Police [&hellip
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The Green Guru

Written by admin on . Posted in Family, Lifestyle, News West Side Spirit, On Topic OTDT, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Zissu0897.as by Paula Balzer How organic living expert and NYC mom Alexandra Zissu keeps her loft clean, cozy and eco-friendly Eco expert and author Alexandra Zissu’s West Village loft that she shares with her 6-year-old daughter Aili and her partner Olli Chanoff lets off a cozy air amidst its über-green ambitions. The walls are painted in soothing, muted shades, a mix [&hellip
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Cuomo’s Victories a Shell Game

Written by admin on . Posted in Editorial, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Politics, West Side Spirit

by Alan S. Chartock Think of it this way: Democracy is hard to do. To achieve true democracy, you need to have an educated electorate. If citizens don’t know what their public officials are up to, they can’t make intelligent choices. In fact, they can be led around like donkeys. When that happens, public officials can [&hellip
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Twitter, the Urban Front Porch

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Editorial, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town

Maybe Twitter is turning New York City into a bunch of Small Town USAs. The thought popped into my head not long after my wife started looking out the window at the helicopter circling our Chelsea neighborhood Monday night. The chopper kept shining a light on a few buildings near 24th Street and Seventh Avenue. [&hellip
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