Author Archives: Linus

About Linus

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

Jeepers Sweepers

If you saw Jeepers Creepers in either its original outing or its second coming, you’ll be familiar with the notion of the near-indestructible demon who ventures forth every 23 years to eat him up some nubile young thangs. I am … Continue reading

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Walk on Waiter

Speaking of waiters. Back when the East Village was still a cute idea and Avenue A was the eastern border of commerce in Manhattan – we’re talking 1998 here, more or less – my chefly friend Joe was one of … Continue reading

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Wrapped Up in Chains

If it weren’t for Rachelleb‘s recent entry on chain restaurants she likes or wants to try, I wouldn’t have known that P.F. Chang’s was a chain at all. We don’t have any here in the City, and of course you … Continue reading

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On a Wing and a Pepper

We’re back from beautiful balmy Austin, safe and sound and chilly and missing it already. You know you’re on a really small plane when this is what you hear from the pilot over the intercom when they reach the head … Continue reading

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ECHO ON

While Pierre has been keeping you abreast of the doings and goings-on down here, I’ve been scribbling some bits and pieces in my secret identity as a mild-mannered correspondent for Music Dish Magazine. The first two instalments are up; for … Continue reading

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Austin Powers That Be

Once a year, the legends say, when the girls are prettiest and the beef is so tender it peels off the bone and onto the barbecue, leaving little unwrapped baby cows and leather jackets and cowboy boots already made behind … Continue reading

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Been Down So Long, It Looks Like DMV

I’m sure there’s some sensible reason that the Brooklyn DMV is in the Atlantic Center shopping mall, but I can’t imagine what it is. Take the escalator up to the second floor, squeeze past the guy selling watches for $10 … Continue reading

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The Demon Barber of Lodi, NJ

Last week two Sikh teenagers from Lodi, New Jersey told police they had been attacked by five bruisers, who pulled off their turbans and despoiled them of three to four feet of hair each. The attackers also stole $40 in … Continue reading

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Shades of Gray

The sad news of the death of Spaulding Gray was not unexpected, but neither was it welcome. I didn’t know him, but I saw and read his work over the years. Since Spaulding Gray was a storyteller who put his … Continue reading

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Pearls Before Swoon

A one-two film punch like Lost in Translation into Girl with a Pearl Earring is the kind of combo careers are made of (let’s just never mind The Perfect Score and figure two out of three ain’t bad). And Scarlett … Continue reading

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