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  1. Playing FavoritesWe asked three music obsessives to pick a recent album they can’t stop listening to.
  2. Scream TwoA pair of great pre-Halloween events, one for each side of your brain.
  3. Clothing OptionalIf you’re looking to explore a new scene, skip the madness of CMJ in favor of a bawdy burlesque show.
  4. Transmission: The Many Children of Joy DivisionSneakers, Raf Simons, Bono. Rarely has one tragic-depressive, post-punk singer had such long-lasting influence. On the eve of Anton Corbijn’s ne […]
  5. Who’s a Bum?Three chances to rebut The American Scholar’s recent dis of Brooklyn’s novelistic output.
  6. The Party PrimerSurely most of your friends aren’t natural-born master-logisticians. Here, ideas for the festivities they’ll be planning for you in the months t […]
  7. A White House of Her OwnSmart talk about the prospect of another President Clinton.
  8. For the RecordA D.J. gig for every mood.
  9. Six Years (and Two Weeks) LaterThis month’s remembrances of New York’s worst day wrap up with a pair of literary events.
  10. The Chosen EventsFor the High Holidays, a pair of talks about Jewish identity.
  11. Making Marty ProudThree events worth arriving early for at the Brooklyn Book Festival this Sunday.
  12. The DebutantesThis fall, the best bands making their debuts are an eclectic lot—so eclectic, in fact, that the best way to organize them is not by style, but […]
  13. Rock Out With Your Cash OutA pair of daylong Saturday benefits.
  14. Playing FavoritesWe asked six music obsessives to pick a recent album they can’t stop listening to.
  15. A Little Bit CountryIn New York, the best way to enjoy southern rock is with a cold brew by the beach.
  16. Continental DriftBoth of the city’s big summer festivals head to Africa for the evening.
  17. Two-Volume SetsSummerStage’s biggest readings are just days apart this year.
  18. New Jersey and You, Perfect TogetherHoboken’s great indie-rock club brings in a pair of acts you’d otherwise have to see in a huge festival crowd.
  19. Big Rock in the ParkWhich concerts are worth more than A/C?
  20. Meryl’s Progeny: Mamie GummerImagine being an actress and having Meryl Streep for your mother. Then imagine starring in the same movie as her, an adaptation of Susan Minot’s […]
  21. The Mind-Body ConnectionD.J.’s reinstate the time-honored summer tradition of taking the music out of the club.
  22. Behind the MusicRock-scene veterans tell all.
  23. Dock PartyAs the humidity grows oppressive, offshore shows sound cooler and cooler.
  24. The Talking CureFemale writers explore common bonds.
  25. Beyond the Straight and NarrowHow to kick off Gay Pride Month.
  26. All the City’s a StageTime to dig out the sunblock.
  27. Dance Dance RevolutionTwo very different chances to dig out your dancing shoes.
  28. Words and MusicWhy aren’t there more readings with musicians onstage?
  29. Staging GracefullyA pair of great cabaret gigs—while you’re there, raise a martini glass to the memory of Kitty Carlisle Hart.
  30. They Walk the LineThe High Line restoration project gets a boost, with a little help from its rocker friends.
  31. Required Reading: 1,001 SongsWith the advent of the iPod age, more and more couples are taking the wedding-D.J. duties into their own hands.
  32. Required Reading: The World’s Greatest WinesIt can be daunting to plan the wine menu for your reception on your own (luckily most couples will hire a caterer).
  33. Required Reading: Eco-Chic WeddingsMaking your wedding environmentally responsible need not mean sacrificing style. These days, everyone from your local bakery to Vera Wang hersel […]
  34. Required Reading: Bartlett’s Words for the WeddingEven the most well-read engaged couples struggle with their vows, yet for some reason publishers have failed to fill the demand for a compendium […]
  35. Required Reading: Larousse Gastronomique Recipe CollectionFrench foodies and aspiring chefs have long turned to the pages of the Larousse Gastronomique culinary bible for the final word on French cuisin […]
  36. Required Reading: The Ultimate New York DietBrides without the resources to hire a personal fitness guru now have a fine substitute, courtesy of trainer-to-the-stars David Kirsch.
  37. Required Reading: A Girl’s Guide to Buying DiamondsIts title could be a bit more modern, but A Girl’s Guide to Buying Diamonds is perfect for stashing in your purse, and it’s about as practical a […]
  38. Required Reading: Bad BridesmaidSiri Agrell’s collection of bridesmaid horror stories is culled from dozens of conversations she had with bridesmaids after she herself was “fi […]
  39. Required Reading: ‘The Evening Dress’Not all women are fortunate enough to have a precise vision of their ideal dress in mind from the moment they first say “I do”—some need a bit o […]
  40. Reinventing the ReceptionNot all couples want to follow a traditional wedding run of show. For some examples of how to make over the old-fashioned recipe, we enlisted ev […]
  41. On the TracksClap Your Hands Say Who?
  42. A Close FacsimileTribute acts are usually hokey, forgettable affairs. Here, some sophisticated exceptions to the rule.
  43. Because There Are Always Impossibly Hip New Bands That Virtually No One Else Has Heard of Yet(And yes, we know we just spoiled it for the seventeen people who already knew about these three.)
  44. Year in MusicNew Year’s doesn’t have to be a nightmare of velvet ropes and supersize prices. (But do book tickets to these shows sooner rather than later.)
  45. Signed, Sealed, DeliveredInscribed books make a way-better impression under the tree than usual—and Barnes & Noble knows it, which is why the signings proliferate come […]
  46. Laugh Writer StandingWhen the days grow short and dark, don’t you need a good chuckle?
  47. The Way They WereThis month, hit a high-end jazz or cabaret spot for an echo of music history.
  48. Virginia Is for (Wine) LoversThe state has excellent growing conditions, bucolic scenery, and a damn good Petit Verdot.
  49. She Said, She SaidThis week, delve into the mind of the modern woman.
  50. Influences: Sean LennonTurning 31 this week, the famous progeny of John Lennon and Yoko Ono just released his second solo album, a brooding, brokenhearted affair that […]
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