Beat the winter blues

Pretend it’s not winter anymore at least for a few hours at this Greenpoint bar this weekend.

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A Century of Charlie Chaplin

“He was influential right away, kind of like the Beatles or Elvis or some other phenomenon.”

Trav S.D., author of “Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube,” who is putting together a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s first three films in Brooklyn this weekend.

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Valentine’s Day in Brooklyn

ImageFrom couples welding to rope bondage to a Beyonce-themed meal to your standard dinner-and-a-movie date, here’s a roundup of some Valentine’s Day events I did for the Brooklyn Paper. You’re welcome.

P.S. Also check out this Missed Connections-themed party at the New York Transit Museum.


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Honoring Shirley Chisholm

“Most people under 50 have never heard of her. She’s completely written out of history.”

“Chisholm-ed in stone: New book celebrates first black congresswoman,” Brooklyn Paper

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Suzanne Somers Workout Party

Now you can work out with Kristen WiigJudi Sheppard Misset in classic ’80s attire at this Jazzercise party in Williamsburg.

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The food of the Super Bowl

ImageNew York is gearing up for the Super Bowl, and for some people, there may be only one thing on their mind — food.

It’s been on my mind, at least. That’s because for amNewYork this week, I took a look at what MetLife Stadium is going to be serving the ticket holders attending the game (think Sunday-morning comfort food). And for the Brooklyn Paper, I put together a roundup of take out packages, for the lazy party planner.

Photo: Nonna Fusco’s rice balls (Delaware North Sportservice)

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Milli Vanilli, the opera

I remember feeling at the time when the scandal broke that they had been wronged. That they were probably victims of a larger corporate system that gobbled them up and spit them out.

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