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Animal House

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Philadelphia-based psychedelic group Dr. Dog played tracks off their recent album We All Belong for a rambunctious crowd at the Independent on Thursday, October 18.

DR. DOG
Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog

The Wall


courtesy of Jeff Wall

It’s a well-known truth that people always want to be what they are not. This seems especially true when it comes to hair color (if only I could pull off red!) and occupation (oh, to be an astronaut).  I’ve noticed recently that every artist I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with insists their art is closer to another genre than what it seems, in a “yes, I make wood carvings, but I consider them to be paintings” kind of way.

Carrots Grand Opening Soiree

Carrots
photography by Jami Witek for Drew Altizer Photography

Look of the Week: Sarah Shaw

Join us weekly as the Notori.us crew features a look that is meticulously styled, coiffed and made up to create a runway-ready look with fashion-forward selections straight from local boutiques in your neighborhood.

 Sarah Shaw
For the day: Tom K Nguyen velvet striped blazer ($395); Diane Von Furstenburg ruffle blouse ($207); Paige black velvet jeans ($173).

Zappa Luxury



Here’s the latest entry in Lagunitas Brewery’s homage to Frank Zappa, named for his album Kill Ugly Radio.

It’s delicious—by the way—rich and creamy, with a lot of hoppy flavor. 

Department of Ridiculous Promotions



I get quite a few samples of wine—and generally appreciate the wineries that send them. It helps me discover new wines and chart the progress of all the great labels I already know.

Sometimes, however, wineries tend to get a little too cute in the way they promote themselves. I understand the need to stand out in a highly competitive market, but occasionally it crosses the line from amusing to annoying. I’ve been shipped Walla Walla onions and a recipe for onion rings along with a Washington Merlot, and I’ve been sent an oversized oven mit, barbecue tongs and cheap sunglasses to go with some Napa cab.

Open Tables?


Fresh shelling beans and pork soffritto at SPQR

A few weeks ago, in No Reservations, Jessica blogged about the latest no-reservations-taking policy that’s sweeping the city. Being a type-A sort, I’ve racked up a mighty big share of points on Opentable (even if I’ve never redeemed any of them)—so, yes, I’m all for reservations. How else can you squeeze a zillion things into a day if you have to wait two hours just to sit down to dinner?

Clift Halloween Party

The Clift Hotel hosted a halloween party in the Redwood Room that honored the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and brought out locals such as former mayor Willie Brown and visitors like Lance Bass.

Allison Koch_Doug Dalton Zey Taslica_Elyssa Thorp Simon Adams_Brandy Regan

Get with the Caper <i>Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead</i> …

Devil Knows You're Dead
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead; courtesy of THINKFilm

Heist Movies Gone Wild …


Greetings and salutations* film nerds …

Wings ‘N Things



I’m not a huge connoisseur of the buffalo wing and can’t say much of the phenomenon that catapulted that dish onto every sports bar menu in the country. But I do enjoy a well-prepared piece of chicken every now and again.


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