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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Music: They Might Be Giants sat down with us at Terrace Bagels a few days before Saturday’s family show in Prospect Park. Cool. Comments (1)

The essential They Might Be Giants

Music: They Might Be Giants — a.k.a John Flansburg and John Linnell — have put out 14 studio albums in their 20-plus-year recording career. Their sound is easy to dismiss as kitschy and their lyrics are often derided as gimmicky, but there are few bands that write tunes as catchy or lyrics as sad, funny, witty, poignant and, yes, educational as the Giants. Here are the essential records. Comments (1)

Laissez les bons temps rouler avec les Francais de Smith Street en 12 Juillet

Event: That headline is French to honor Sunday’s big Bastille Day street fair on Smith Street. Comments (5)

Get out of the subway and onto one of his scooters

Shopping: A new Downtown shop wants you to save money, save gas and get into the Zen spirit of owning your own scooter. Comments (7)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Slope writer offers cons from the pros of comedy

Checkin’ in with: What makes something funny? And, more important, how can you get your screenplay made? Find out here. Comments (1)

Built to thrill: The Siren Festival is back

Nightlife: On July 18, the ninth annual Siren Festival will once again transform the People’s Playground into the Rocker’s Rec Room. Comment

Monday, July 6, 2009

No ‘truffle’ eating this whole pie

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: The best thing we ate this week? The truffle pizza at Toby’s Public House in Greenwood Heights. Comment

Melissa’s shortcake recipe is berry good

Dining: Our top chef gives us another great summertime recipe. Comments (2)

Friday, July 3, 2009


A freaky three-way for the Smash or Trash team!

Smash or Trash: With a big music weekend upon us, the Smash or Trash team reviews three new songs. Comment

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