Author Archives: Linus

About Linus

The man behind the curtain. But couldn't we get a nicer curtain?

Go 4th and Sunbathe

A beautiful day here in New York City, among a cascade of beautiful days. We’re not used to kind treatment at the hands of the season. At this rate, I’m never going to clean my apartment. Yesterday I baked aboard … Continue reading

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His Own Brando, 1924-2004

Goodbye, Marlon Brando. You were one of the strongest and one of the weirdest, and maybe that’s what it’s all about.

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To Sit for a Spell

Freddy’s Back Room (485 Dean Street) is a bar that won’t be there in a few years, if robber-baron developer Bruce Ratner has his foul way with the green Brooklyn streets of Prospect Heights. Once owned by Sgt. Freddy, ex … Continue reading

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Linus by Greta

Here’s a sun-drenched Linus totin’ some gear at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, snapped bearing the Temptress guitar (link only a little bit safe for work). The picture is by bass goddess Greta Brinkman, who falls into the Best. People. … Continue reading

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Time Washes Clean

This weekend was a delirious frolic, full of beaming summer. I could write about it from now until Thursday and not get close to the heart of the matter, and since that would just piss off my boss – technically … Continue reading

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Frankly, Scarlett, I Never Gave a Damn

Once in a while Internet games and blog memes are too much fun to pass up. This is a list of the 100 top-grossing movies (not adjusted for inflation, so nearly all are recent), annotated for my viewing history; I … Continue reading

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Keira Eleison

Dear Keira Knightley: You are an outrageously beautiful girl and, based on the performance you gave in Bend It Like Beckham, an outrageously talented actress as well, which is a happy combination. (There wasn’t much to go on in Pirates … Continue reading

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Three Bands for the Elven Kings

Busy busy busy. Since we started doing the Home Office Records indie label thing on December 13, 1996 – Friday the 13th, of course – we’ve put out seven CD’s by six bands, as well as a butt-kicking-for-goodness compilation, Burner, … Continue reading

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Rainy Days and Tuesdays

Gray, wet and warm here in Gotham. The best thing about weather like this is that it rarely lasts long enough to drive you crazy. Reeling in the Years: Dinner with my parents last night – Upper West Side, Chinese … Continue reading

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Suicide is Stainless

Monday morning at the dry cleaner’s on Atlantic Avenue. It’s a quiet summer day, sweet and lazy and utterly lacking any intimations of depravity. Linus: Good morning. I’d like to ask about some pants. Dry Cleaner: These pants? Yes? Linus: … Continue reading

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