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Food 4 Thot, a new podcast from writers Tommy Pico, Fran Tirado, Dennis Norris II, and Joe Osmundson, was almost (maybe) called Thot Catalogue. They ultimately demurred: it “would have probably got us into legal trouble,” they explain. It’s not really a loss: I couldn’t think of a better name for a roundtable discussion of Fire Island and Fire Island, Moby Dick and dicks. They deliver, as they advertise it, a “delectable meal of...
Summertime marks the ultimate release: A release from crappy weather, a release from frumpy clothes, and if you're really lucky, a release from normal working hours. But New York City, while usually the optimal playground for anyone looking to escape the confines of their crappy apartment, becomes a hot, congested, smelly mess once the temperatures start to rise. Wearing open-toed shoes in the city streets presents a risk only the truly brave can assume, due to...
The Getaway: Dia:Beacon Museum What it is: Neat contemporary art (60s to the present) set dramatically on the Hudson, in the shade of a mountain, surrounded by trees, near food and strong drink, in “a friendly city with the attitude of a village.” Truly a beacon of gentle wonders. NB: Check out the Sol LeWitt sculptures and drawings on display until September. (diacenter.com) Getting there from NYC: $23 or $30 round-trip Metro-North ticket (depending on peak/off-peak...

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