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April 30, 2006

An essay by Ouroussoff on outgrowing Jane Jacobs

NY Times has a travel story about Easter Island
I wonder if I'll ever make it to such remote destinations. I'd like to.

April 26, 2006

David Copperfield had a gun pointed at him by a robber and he tricked him into thinking he had nothing using sleight of hand
He pulled out all of his pockets to show he had nothing, even though he had a cellphone, passport and wallet stuffed in them.

A blast from the past: 大同歌
Well, if you grew up in Taiwan anyway.

Decision about selling Smart cars in the United States might come as early as May

April 20, 2006

eGullet has an online wine tasting class

Bruni keeps Jean Georges' four stars

New York magazine interviews Miuccia Prada and Rem Koolhaas
Regarding the H&M rumor, she said no. Because she just doesn't like the idea of doing bad copies of what she’s doing. Basically she is saying her creativity can only be expressed through expensive materials and fine craftsmanship.

Ed Levine was served a hot dog at Per Se

April 19, 2006

Miuccia Prada is rumored to be designing a line for H&M à la Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney
I'd totally get on line for one of those.

April 15, 2006

Did you realize there is a hidden arrow in the FedEx logo?
That is so awesome. Now that I see it, it's so obvious that I can't believe I never saw it before.

April 14, 2006

A coin collector is going around Manhattan this week making a few routine purchases and deliberately spending three rare one-cent coins
"I'm planting a seed and I hope that a new generation of people will come to appreciate the history that coins represent."

April 13, 2006

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2006
According to Restaurant Magazine anyway. El Bulli came in at number one.

Taste of Chinatown on April 22
Not much good eats in Chinatown, unfortunately.

April 10, 2006

Mac ads from 1984
Apple bought all of the advertising space in the November/December special election issue of Newsweek in 1984, and devoted it entirely to promoting the Macintosh

Ouroussoff gushes over Piano's Morgan expansion
The new Morgan opens to the public on April 29.

April 1, 2006

Forbes list of Hollywood's best-paid actors and actresses