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March 11, 2002
New-Music Events

Venture beyond Beethoven and Brahms, and you may be pleasantly surprised by what you hear -- and the relatively modest ticket prices.

March 4, 2002
Screen Gems

The better the movie, the more painful it is to see it in a shoebox. Here are five of the largest, plushest houses in town -- for brighter explosions, bigger heroes, and an enveloping experience. Visit one this weekend, or save our list for summer-blockbuster season.

February 18, 2002
Chocolate Desserts

A Valentine's staple, chocolate is said to be a natural opiate that simulates the feeling of being in love. These sweets are calculated to rev up romance -- or at least make you so happy that you won't know the difference.

February 11, 2002
Ice-Skating Rinks

It is skating season, the thermometer notwithstanding. Avoid the hordes dodging the Zamboni at Wollman Rink, Rockefeller Center, and Chelsea Piers while you figure-eight your way around these lesser-known frozen assets.

February 4, 2002
Super Bowl Spots

Any dive with a cable box and a framed Bill Gallo drawing can call itself a sports bar, but for the Super Bowl, nothing short of a headache-inducing surfeit of video screens makes the cut. Since SRO is the norm for big games, call to reserve a table.

January 21, 2002
January DVD releases

Hibernation is not without its benefits, particularly for those of us who received DVD players for the holidays. Below, five ace reasons to stay out of the cold.

January 14, 2002
Decent Exposure

One of Mayor Bloomberg's first moves was the announcement that he's dismantling Rudy's decency commission, something we think bodes extremely well for New York nightlife. Celebrate by supporting these exuberant examples of show-and-tell (some of which might even pass for art).

January 7, 2002
Winter Salads

You vowed to be good and eat your veggies in 2002, right? These crunchy, tasty salads will help your resolve -- no crummy winter tomatoes required.

December 24, 2001
Chinese-Food-and-a-Movie Evenings

Since time immemorial, the Chosen People have observed one December 25 custom: mu-shu chicken and a trip to the talkies. For every family subset, here's a way to have yourself a haimish little Christmas night.

December 17, 2001
New York Books

We all have that friend -- the one who'll eat, sleep, or read anything New York. Just in time for Christmas, five new titles for that obsessive urbanite's stocking.

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