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Suicidal Statues, Coco Does Bonnaroo, and 44-Cent Abstract Expressionists

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  Don’t jump, Mr. Statue! You have so much to be inanimate for! (Gothamist)   One of the world’s most famous insomniacs, Vincent Van Gogh used to sleep on a pillow covered in camphor, which did terrible things for his health and psyche, but must have made for interesting dreams. (The Week)   Kenneth Anger is still out there making ... Read More »

Concierge Sleep Tips, Christopher Lee’s Metal Album, and 8-Bit Manhattan

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  Don’t have time to get to the Armory Show? Browse through the best of it with this slideshow tour. (World’s Best Ever)   For those of you who are more familiar with “The Legend of Zelda” than New York geography, this 8-bit map of the five boroughs should be fairly straightforward. (Gothamist)   All those frequent-flier miles you’ve racked ... Read More »

“Jud Suss” Revisited, Haunted Hotels, and “A Prophet” Wins Top French Prize

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  “A Prophet”, which just opened in the States last Friday, has won the César—France’s equivalent of the Academy Award. (Yahoo!)   Martin Scorsese may have the International Olympic Committee and NBC to thank for the box-office success of “Shutter Island”. (NYT)   Authorities are warning civilians to be on the look out for giant battling robots in Moscow and ... Read More »

BA Gets Naughty, Ebert in London, and Zoolander Returns

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  The posters for this year’s Baftas remind us that despite all our advances in digital manipulation and focus groups, marketing was just better 40 years ago. (/Film)   Thom Yorke and Flea’s new superband, Atoms for Peace, hits the road. (Brooklyn Vegan)   Roger Ebert reminisces about the years he lived in London’s soon-to-be-replaced Jermyn Hotel. (Guardian UK)   ... Read More »

How To Bow, Surviving the Olympics, and Hot Hotel Sex Sandwiches

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  Have you always wanted to make love on a carousel, in a space capsule, or tucked between the meat and veg of a giant sandwich? Well, then, Chicago has a romantic themed hotel suite perfect for your Valentine’s Day celebrations… you sick, sick monster. [AV Club]   President Obama has picked New York artist Chuck Close, writer Jhumpa Lahiri, ... Read More »

The King and Queen of Bad Vacations Are Back in “Hotel Hell” Super Bowl Ad

  Is it a commercial short film, or a long-form advertisement? Dunno. Don’t care. Whatever it is, the “Hotel Hell Vacation” mini-movie not only sees the couple of Clark and Ellen Griswold of the “National Lampoon’s Vacation” franchise (played, as always, by Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo) but the HomeAway commercial reminds us of some of our better (or is ... Read More »

We Survived A Night At “The Dirtiest Hotel In America 2010″

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  As we learned from Gadling, TripAdvisor, San Francisco’s Hertiage Marina Hotel has beat out the competition to land at the top of the “Dirtiest Hotel In America” list for 2010. A user-generated honor, TripAdvisor offers the review of one former guest: “This hotel is like in a horrible horror movie! The bed was a nightmare. It smelled like urine ... Read More »

Human Bed Warmers at British Hotel Make for Unique, Awkward Turndown Service

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Hot enough for you?   We’ve heard of room service that offers in-room shabu-shabu cooking, hotels that offer rental dogs to guests, and concierges who can find almost literally anything for patrons (regardless of legality) in quick order. But human bed warmers, currently in use at London Kensington Holiday Inn, bring a whole new level of delightful, bizarre intimacy to ... Read More »

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