photo care of tangentialism
[from tienmao:] Last night was the opening night of Fornino, the new pizza place on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg (CLICK HERE FOR MENU). Dutifully, Adam and I went to try it out and it was excellent. We had three small pies, sampling as much as we could without getting too full. Michael Ayoub, the chef/owner, has three “generations” of pizza on his menu and we sampled piesfrom two – the first and third.
by Alexander Laurence
Sometimes when an election doesn’t go your way, you need a sexy diversion. Har Mar Superstar (Sean Tillman) is a chubby white man from Minnesota who sings R&B tunes while dancing frantically. His live shows, sung to the backing track from a boom box, usually culminate in stripping down to his underwear. He has been around for years and has been busy. He has tour extensively and has penned songs for Jennifer Lopez and Kelly Osborne. He opened shows for The Strokes and Incubus. These are only some of the highlights of the real story.
President Bush Friday signed into law a measure authorizing an $800 billion increase in the credit limit of the United States, the White House said.
Democrats said the debt limit increase, the third in as many years, was necessitated by Bush’s “irresponsible” fiscal priorities, including what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California described as tax cuts for the wealthy and corporate handouts.
“Freemans tuesday night the 16th of nov. the bush twins along with 2 massive secret service men tried to have dinner they were told by the maitre ‘d that they were full and would be for the next 4 years upon hearing the entire restaurant cheered and did a round of shots it was amazing”
If you don’t mind huge enormous mind-boggling crowds, check out the MoMa this weekend as they reopen their doors.
“A treasure chest of modernism, MoMA reopens its Manhattan home after undergoing the most extensive rebuilding and renovation project in its 75-year history. Architect Yoshio Taniguchi’s sleek design, which is highlighted in one of the opening exhibits, nearly doubles the capacity of the former building (featured here in the film series Made at MoMA, celebrating the institution’s cultural presence). Two other shows also focus on the museum’s expansion: Mark Dion displays artifacts excavated from the sculpture garden and demolished adjacent buildings, while Michael Wesely exhibits long photographic exposures of the project’s evolution. The icing on the cake is the reinstallation of the permanent collection, a magnificent feat in and of itself.”
Sat 11.20 (10am-10pm)
11 W 53rd ST
Thursday at Max Fish, 6:30 – ??:
A combination art show opening and book signing
FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY
Praise for Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees and other Creatures Unique to the Republic:
“Another funny and strangely insightful contribution to our culture from Robert Lanham, the Margaret Mead of the North American Weirdo.”
“This book is a riot.”
–Cleveland Plain Dealer
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The merger of Kmart and Sears is affecting retail commerce in ways both obvious and subtle. Most business press is covering large details, such as the questionable decision to position both chains under the name Ksmears. Yet with this merger comes a veritable flood of new business practices, models that might affect careers and communities for some time to come.
For instance, this is the first retail chain (though certainly not the last) to offer midlevel-rent apartments in some of its aisles. While this venture is still in the preliminary phase, with only three shelves set aside for housing units, economists will watch closely the economic and social impact of having people commuting to work and school from within one of their store complexes.
From NY Times:
Porter J. Goss, the new intelligence chief, has told Central Intelligence Agency employees that their job is to “support the administration and its policies in our work,” a copy of an internal memorandum shows.