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11 hrs ago | New York Magazine

architectureDo Newer, Odder Buildings Deserve Landmark Status?...

It's been nearly 50 years since New York enacted the law that protects its landmarks, and the Museum of the City of New York's "Saving Place" exhibition looks back on that record of rescue.

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13 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Reduced Shakespeare Company cuts 'Comedy' down to size

By Nancye Tuttle Did you know that Abraham Lincoln invented stand-up comedy? Or that Anton Chekhov created the sitcom? Or that a Roman emperor came up with the whoopee cushion? Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin discovered these quirky facts, and dozens more juicy comedic tidbits, last year while writing "The Complete History of Comedy ," the Reduced ... (more)

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Related Topix: Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, Merrimack, NH, Theater, Arts

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Judge releases audio tape of 'Squeaky' Fromme's mental exam after Ford assassination attempt

The interrogator’s voice is measured as he begins questioning one of the more notorious – and quirky – criminal suspects in American history.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, California State Prison, Sacramento, State Prisons, Sacramento, CA

Swing State Project

Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 4/23

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning.

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Related Topix: Publishing, Media, New Times, US News, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Barack Obama

USA Today

Will Emma Stone be in 'Spider-Man 3'?

Who doesn't love Emma Stone? She's cute, quirky, funny and she has fantastic on-screen chemistry with Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man.

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Related Topix: The Amazing Spider-Man, Emma Stone, Hot Chicks, Andrew Garfield, Movies, Entertainment

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

United States: Five quirky places to stay

Travel to Bisbee in Arizona and you can enjoy retro accommodation in this 1950s-style trailer park.

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Related Topix: Saugerties, NY, Travel

Cleveland.com

Eric Coble's 'The Velocity of Autumn' traces a humorous path to insight and empathy

Eric Coble's play "The Velocity of Autumn" sneaks up on you, because at first it appears to be a farce.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

Forbes.com

5 Things Every Marketer Can Learn From The Mercedes And Audi Social Video Campaigns

One of the fiercest battles to erupt are amid the world's automotive manufacturers.

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Related Topix: Star Trek, Control Group, Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Examiner.com

Urbanspoon reveals the quirky origins of famous foods

Have you ever wondered where that delicious hot dog you're munching on originated from? Probably not while you're eating, it's tough to think of anything when what you're eating is so yummy.

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Related Topix: Urbanspoon, Tucson, AZ

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Review: Dark humor wins in 'Cripple of Inishmaan'

Now director Michael Grandage has brought the original, mostly Irish cast of his recent sold-out London production of McDonagh's "The Cripple of Inishmaan" to Broadway, with a very talented ensemble featuring Daniel Radcliffe as Billy.

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Related Topix: Ireland, Europe, World News, Theater, Arts

New York Daily News

Heather Graham brings her sexy, quirky charm to 'Californication'

Underage sexpot, junkie, porn star, stripper, spy: No, that's not a rap sheet - it's a list of roles Heather Graham has indelibly brought to life in her 30 years as an actor.

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Related Topix: Californication, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Boogie Nights, Drugstore Cowboy, Celebrities, Heather Graham

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Huffington Post

Mary Elizabeth Winstead On Her Character In 'Alex Of Venice,' Now...

Mary Elizabeth Winstead has starred in such movies as "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" and "Live Free Or Die Hard," but she cites her role in "Alex of Venice," which premiered Friday night, April 18, at the Tribeca Film Festival, as a rare opportunity to play a more three-dimensional female character.

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Related Topix: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aubrey Plaza

Travelers' Tales

100 Places USA

Seeking an unusual place to escape with friends? Want to indulge in a perfect hot spring or mountain retreat? Hoping to gain perspective by exploring women's history or touring a quirky museum? 100 Places in the USA Every Woman Should Go will both inspire and compel you to hit the road-in a group, with a friend, or solo.

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Related Topix: Travel

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Examiner.com

Quirky new musical shakes up Shackleton legend

Valerie Vigoda and Wade McCollum decide it's better to be "poor and inspired rather than rich and tired" in the new musical "Ernest Shackleton Loves Me."

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Daily Mail

Leighton Meester shows off her svelte figure in quirky ruched blue...

My bonnet's bigger than yours! From Dean Martin to Judy Garland, vintage photographs reveal the pomp and circumstance of New York's Easter Parade 'You don't deserve children': The vengeful suicide note written by grandmother before she shot dead her two young grandsons and then herself NBC tragedy as FIVE of the 13 sherpas killed by Mount Everest ... (more)

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Related Topix: The Roommate, Inside, Thriller, Drama Movies, Gossip Girl, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Hot Chicks, Leighton Meester, Easter Parade, Musical Movies

Travelers' Tales

100 Places USA news

Just in time for making those summer plans, our latest book, Sophia Dembling's 100 Places in the USA Every Woman Should Go , shines a light on this country's top attractions, quirky sites, and lesser-known wonders.

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Related Topix: Travel

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Global Voices Online

Linda Jaivin: Sex, Sinology and the Translator

This post is part of The Bridge, featuring original writing, opinion, commentary and investigation from the unique perspective of the Global Voices community.

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Related Topix: The Grandmaster

Daily Mail

From Katy Perry to Nicki Minaj, celebrity superstar stylist Johnny...

From the sleek style of Kate Mara to the eye-popping outfits of Nicki Minaj, stylist Johnny Wujek is responsible for some of the most recognisable celebrity looks.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Katy Perry, List, Electronic

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daily Kos

What are you reading? April 16, 2014

In this series I note what I am reading and people comment with what they're reading.

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Related Topix: Games, Scrabble

CNN

"FASHIONISTA": An Evening To Remember

An evening soiree "FASHIONISTA" was held at Club Eco Vista showcasing famous designer Jyoti Sachdev Iyer with her haute couture collection with a quirky name "Pleats Please".

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