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Monthly Archives: November 2013

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There is a massive new biography out on Barbara Stanwyck. And it’s only Volume One. Still, it looks appealing.

The Reviews Are In

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For the Brain McCann signing. Here’s the word from:

Fangraphs.

ESPN.

The New York Post. 

It’s About The Money, Stupid. 

River Ave. Blues. 

 

Morning Art

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“Flowers and Ceramic Plate” by Henri Matisse.

New York Minute

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I love our man Bags’ pictures from around town.

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While you’re at it, check out this Super 8 footage of NYC in the 70s:

Sundazed Soul

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Okay, since we’ve got McCann on the brain here’s Les (with Eddie Harris):

[Image Via: Luchi Capurro]

Risky Business?

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The Yanks agreed to a 5-year deal with free agent catcher Brian McCann today. A physical is pending.

McCann has pop and is an upgrade if an expensive one. And, as Jon Taylor writes at SI.com, he was worked hard behind the plate in Atlanta.

At least we know he’s got a good game face.

Hey, if he’s on the team, wearing the pinstripes, I’m happy to root for him. Just remind me what was wrong with Russell Martin again?

[Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images]

Saturdazed Soul

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He wouldn’t do me wrong.

[Painting by Winslow Homer]

Taster’s Cherce

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Pumpkin pie crumb bars. No use steering now.

Fifty Years Ago Today

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Beat of the Day

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Bill.

[Image: "Portrait of Sylvette David in Green Chair" by Pablo Picasso, 1954]

Whatever Became of Me

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TV Theme Song of the Week:

Okay, we need a better title but thought it’d be fun to highlight a catchy TV theme song each week round here.

Lil’ help with a title?

Morning Art

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“Jeanne Hébuterne” by Amedeo Modigliani (1917/18)

Where & When: Game 20

Welcome Back to Where & When.  This will be a special edition to highlight the recent loss of a cultural icon.  For several generations and cultures who inhabit the city, this was their Penn Station. I present this without further comment, but feel free to post thoughts.

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New York Graffiti Landmark 5 Pointz Continues To Appeal Demolition

Tuesday, November 19, 2013:

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 Here is a Google Gallery of what was 5 Pointz. 

Here is a little history.

A Voice of Reason

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Michael Weiner, the executive director of the MLBPA, passed away yesterday at 51. Over at ESPN, Jerry Crasnick salutes a voice of reason.

Ooooooh, You Gotta Gimme Some Now

Furious Cool is the title of a new book about the great Richard Pryor by Joe Henry and David Henry. Here’s a Q&A with the author’s over at the Atlantic. And a review of the book at the A.V. Club.

Afternoon Art

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Painting by Mary Cassatt.

Taster’s Cherce

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Alexandra makes Alice Waters’ Potato Gratin.

Beat of the Day

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Cool.

Million Dollar Movie

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Tomorrow night at 7 out in Queens gives one of the great movies of them all. Even if you have a big HD TV you should treat yourself and see this on the big screen.

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