Monthly Archives: February 2006

Eater on Bruni on Del Posto

Ben Leventhal handicaps the NYT review of Del Posto, due on the web at midnight tonight: "The safe money is on three stars. The betting man takes 50-1 odds on two stars and 100-1 on four." Either of which I’d … Continue reading

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New Yorker covers

No one likes it when something they do for a magazine gets spiked. Bill Robinson, a New Yorker illustrator, did a cover for the magazine to tie in with Mardi Gras, and it ultimately got bumped for a more topical … Continue reading

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Experimenting

The long-awaited All New felixsalmon.com will be here Real Soon Now, so I’m experimenting with shorter entries. Do not be alarmed.

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The global carry trade

It’s good to see that global financial markets can still get volatile occasionally. Last week the Icelandic krona fell 9% in two days for no real reason: the plunge was precipitated by a ratings downgrade from Fitch. Of course, people … Continue reading

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New Blu on Ave C

Nublu, the nightclub on Avenue C between 4th and 5th Streets (I won’t link ‘cos the website resizes one’s browser) has long marked itself with a blue light above the door. Now, a block down, between 3rd and 4th, there’s … Continue reading

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Web stats

Statistics are hard, as Charles helpfully pointed out to me a couple of weeks ago. But one has the idea that techier people grasp the relevant concepts more than your standard arty journalist might. And then one reads Paul Boutin … Continue reading

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Kottke and promises

One year ago, Jason Kottke gave up his $10,000-a-month web design gig to become a full-time blogger. A good website, he assured us, was about to get much better: The goal is to use the increased level of focus and … Continue reading

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Wine Contest!

I hosted a wine contest last night. Thirteen people came, and each brought two bottles of wine. We all tasted one of the bottles, while the other bottle was put into a prize pool. (Hat tip to Gothamist for the … Continue reading

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Long live the glossies

Simon Dumenco is not a lazy columnist. But even the most avid columnist has an off week, when he simply can’t think of anything to write about. The worst solution to this problem is the "I can’t think of anything … Continue reading

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