Conjugal Visits: Disconnecting to Connect

Remember back in the 1800s, before the telephone existed and before the Internets could read minds? People communicated by telegrams. They courted each other. No, I don't remember that either. I came of a...

Junk of the Heart: The Semantics of Sexting

As with most things I treasure in my late 20s, I can say this: It all started with AOL.  There are hours logged late night with my less-than-blessed first boyfriend on AIM. It was all awkward "I move downs" and...

Style Porn: Smart Shopping

If you’re anything like me when it comes to holiday shopping – stressed out and overwhelmed about where to go to get the perfect gifts (and how to do it in the most efficient manner) – then you’ll be glad to kn...
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iMovie: Steve Jobs’ Lost Interview

Think Apple is the greatest thing since sliced bread? Then you won't want to miss Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview, screening tonight and tomorrow at The Esquire. Originally taped during Jobs' wilderness years ...
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Promote a party & crash one with new app

Slumming it around the house because nobody invited you out should be a thing of the past with Where's the Party at?, a new web app for the iPhone and Android. Conceived by local DJ and producer, Nick Smalling,...
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Geek Chic: iPhone Gets VD

This week saw the thing that iPhone fanatics have been waiting for: the release of a Verizon version of the iPhone. Formerly, the iPhone required use of the AT&T network. Naturally there are people out th...
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Geek Chic: BlackBerry Torchbearing

I’m a BlackBerry user from way back. I tried the iPhone, and for all the apps it sports, its limited functionality on the AT&T network, as well as its dreadful touchscreen keyboard left me extremely cold. I...
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Aural Pleasure: MGMT’s Grammy Nods

Alex Khadiwala deserves credit for first turning me on to MGMT. These days, Khadiwala is one of Beta's Noise Friday resident DJs. At the time, though, he played “Poptronica” on Beta's patio for the Beatport “Pool Parties”. One of his very first Poptronica mix CDs featured the MGMT track “Electric Feel”. I won't pretend that I was immediately blown away, but the tune definitely grew on me over time. Apparently, I wasn't alone.