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    Mamavalveeta03
    18 Jan 2021
    1:05pm

    I’m completely excited about the upcoming female-directed films. And I miss going to the movies SO MUCH!!!

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    Tahe Z
    18 Jan 2021
    11:43am

    Thanks for sharing the article on Succession. I forgot that it was on HBO so I guess I have to add another streaming service back on again! I do hope that they won’t write the pandemic into the story line if it is at all possible, because it would be nice to fully escape reality for just an hour each week.
    Despite the beef with Bird not always catering to those who don’t fit in a size 10 or under (including myself), I am sorry to hear of yet another shop closing. PLEASE support these indie shops as much as you can! I hear the complaint of conspicuous consumption all the time, but without these kinds of places, it’s not just us who lose out, but the people who were employed by them- the designers, the makers, the salespeople- even the printing companies making the tags and business cards and flyers. It makes a huge economic impact when a place shuts down.

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    LMM
    17 Jan 2021
    10:19pm

    I’m glad the Times article on Bird mentioned that it was not a great place to shop if you were above a size 10. I went in once, inquired about a piece of clothing, got looked at up and down, and told they didn’t have anything to fit me. I left, and never went back.

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      Kim France
      18 Jan 2021
      10:39am

      I wouldn’t have either. That’s awful.

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    MARGARET
    17 Jan 2021
    7:24am

    May I just direct everyone to the all-time best meatball recipe (unless of course you have one from your grandma)? They are from Julia Turshen and are gluten free and baked on a sheet pan and light and lovely and perfect. I make them once a week–switching up the herbs and sometimes the meats–and they’re as good in a tomato sauce w/pasta as they are crumbled into a big salad. MAKE THEM: https://cupofjo.com/2016/09/easy-turkey-and-ricotta-meatballs/

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    cw
    15 Jan 2021
    3:43pm

    I jumped right into the spectacular mail art link. Stunning work. Years and years ago I belonged to a mail art group and it was so much fun to receive participants work. None of us were this talented, but it was a great experience! Thank you for sharing!!

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    Mimi A.
    15 Jan 2021
    4:11pm

    I watched the first episode of the Tiger Woods documentary and found it fascinating. I don’t play golf, but if you’re interested in family dynamics, obsession, excellence, the cost of fame, the history of racial discrimination in America and more, you won’t be bored.

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      Mamavalveeta03
      18 Jan 2021
      1:11pm

      My dad was an enlisted man in the army at the same time Tiger’s dad was a Sgt. and he didn’t have a lot of positive things to say about him.

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    Kim
    15 Jan 2021
    7:50pm

    I finally purchased access to the NY Times cooking site – along with a Peloton bike, one of my top purchases of 2020.

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    Eloise
    15 Jan 2021
    12:28pm

    So….the photo of Prince shows up right next to the photo of the quilted bed….perfect. Maybe my eyes/brain will move on to the actual links….eventually

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      Jenny
      15 Jan 2021
      4:29pm

      Now all I can imagine is Prince singing me a lullaby, and I am very happy about that.

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    AK
    15 Jan 2021
    2:15pm

    Well, Jen Mankins came aboard at bird in 2003/04, not 1999 as the article suggests. Marla Walker and Belle Benson were the original bird founders and owners, from 1999 for almost five years. I know Jen Mankins took the shop to where it ended up today, but the original bird ladies did a lot for the Brooklyn fashion scene that is always overlooked! (I was their first employee, back in 2000…)

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      Kim France
      15 Jan 2021
      2:21pm

      Yes, I was surprised the Times got that wrong. I remember visiting Bird in those early years—it was a great store.

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        HickfromStyx
        16 Jan 2021
        2:41pm

        https://www.thecut.com/2021/01/bird-brooklyn-store-closing.html

        This story and the other link to a 2014 story gets it right, without a paywall.

        I can see how this store must have been a mecca.

        I have been thinking a lot lately about how many unique independent shops and restaurants in much smaller cities have vanished into the Co-void. (Heck, even a big chain like Starbucks is closing hundreds of shops in my country.) What will be left? I don’t know if much-loved neighborhoods will have much to love after the vibrancy and character is erased. I keep thinking that Post-Covidism will look something like the 1930s, and it’s not comforting. These closures are a symptom of the changes that are coming.

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    EW
    15 Jan 2021
    2:29pm

    ah, I do hope JLO tones it down a little from the Super Bowl halftime show, else America may end up over clutching the pearls ; )

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