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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 »

Tron Hunting, All Points West To Fold, and An Early Draft of Cameron’s Acceptance Speech

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  Well that was quick. After only two successful years of concerts, New Jersey’s All Points West festival may already be done. (Sound of the City)   California’s Mount Diablo will not be renamed after Ronald Reagan, mostly because “Diablo” sounds really, really cool. (Animal)   Chinese artists were beaten during a peaceful march in Bejing protesting their violent eviction ... Read More »

Mega Shark Flow Chart, Three Thousand Years of Safe Flying, and The Return of Hawaii Five-O

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  Enjoy Madrid through the suggestions of DesignSponge editor and throw-pillow addict Grace Bonney. (Design Sponge)   Fans of sparkly nonsense, rejoice! “Captain E.O.”—the 17-minute sci-fi spectacular starring Michael Jackson returns to Disneyland after a 13-year absence. (Gridskipper)   Ever since we watched “Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus“, we’ve been wondering how said Mega Shark could have eaten an airplane ... Read More »

Lloyd-Webber and Others Look To Adopt Abbey Road Studios

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  No sooner did we mention the fact that record-company giant EMI is reacting to several quarters of low returns by putting the legendary Abbey Road Studios on the market than a group of interested parties left a notice about a grassroots effort to buy and preserve the place where most of the Beatles’ catalog and dozens of other genre-changing ... 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 »

“City of Life and Death” Pulled From Film Forum, Sigur Rós Singer’s Vid, Star Wars Tourism, and Cycling Across India

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  National Geographic Entertainment has decided to pull “City of Life and Death” (above, courtesy of National Geographic Entertainment), a dramatization of Japanese “Rape of Nanking” from a coming screening at Film Forum due to ongoing skirmishes with the Chinese ministry of foreign affairs. [NYT]   DreamTours is offering a 46-day cycle tour across India in 2011. It’s 2,050 miles ... Read More »

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