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The Importance of Being Earnest Review

The play has been resurrected many times in the past century since Oscar Wilde’s first writing in 1895, but few renditions match the perfect execution of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s performance at the American Airlines Theatre. I remember first reading The Importance of Being Earnest for an English class in high school and fell in […]

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Ringing in the New Year with Reflexology

It seems everyone has superstitions about starting the new year. Most of these involve going to the gym immediately to kick off the month of January, which effectively angers the rest of the population that has been going all year. This year, I decided to embark on a relaxing entry to 2011 with my best […]

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NYC’s New Year’s Eve: The Un-hyped Reality

Ah, New Year’s Eve. The most hyped-force-yourself-to-buy-a-new-outfit-and-swear-you’re having-the-best-time-of-your-life holiday of the year!  What other city better guarantees a positively epic night than New York? Despite Dick Clark and the glistening ball drop, it still seems like a big overrated jig to me. First, most people assume that Times Square is the place to be on […]

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The Banana Index

There’s always money in the banana stand. “I just paid 75 cents for a banana!” a friend yelled at me in disgust as he slammed the banana down on my desk. This troublesome injustice was somewhat lost on me, especially given that the banana now likely had a bruise from the slamming. Apparently, this outrage […]

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2-Week Yoga Challenge: Speed Up to Slow Down

Two weeks ago a friend and I embarked on a self-inflicted yoga challenge: Attend a yoga class everyday for two weeks.  This idea of ours was cosmically timed with a Groupon to YogaWorks for two weeks of unlimited classes for a measly $15.  With most yoga classes in NYC running upwards of $20 per session, […]

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‘Tis the Season: Restaurant Week Summer 2010

I feel like Restaurant Week is an unofficial holiday in New York City. This bi-annual event unlocks the door to restaurants otherwise reserved for bankers and ballers, and instead lets the average, aspiring foodie enjoy an affordable $25 lunch or $35 dinner.  Restaurant Week(s) is actually a period of two weeks, organized by NYC & […]

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No A/C in AC: A Night in Atlantic City

I boarded the bus to Atlantic City on Saturday afternoon with a sunglasses, a Starbuck’s Double Shot and a dream.  This trip had been talked about for years and finally we decided to pull the trigger for my roommate, Hillary Clinton’s birthday celebration.  The brilliance of this bus company, Academy Bus,  is not to be missed. Every […]

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How Not to Decorate a 5th Ave. Penthouse

It looks like Rush Limbaugh is leaving town (many tears!) after selling his penthouse apartment on 86th St. and 5th Ave. for an easy $11.5 million.  Though a bit under the initial listing price of $12.95 million, he stands to make decent cash off of the sale considering he bought it for under $5 million […]

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The Case for Free Refills and Summer Sangria

In a somewhat ironic turn of flight cancellations and delays (given number 4 in the last post) I arrived home safely in KC on a U.S. Airways flight, sans maggots, to celebrate the holiday weekend with my friends and family.  In preparation for my friend’s engagement party/ annual Independence Day extravaganza, I set out to […]

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New Cigarette Tax Kills the Old 10 Dolla Holla

A couple years ago when I was comfortably working at an investment bank called Lehman Brothers, things began to look grim.  The stock price plummeted to $3 per share, there were rumors of a buyout or bankruptcy, and the employees were bugging out.  One day a co-worker turned to me in frustration and said, “Screw this. I’m going out […]

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