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The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T. J. Stiles, is out next week. Uh, hooray for tycoons!… Submit a recipe for grilled cheese (beyond 'Buy cheese. Grill.') and you can win dinner and a basket of cheese from Artisanal… Support Gov. Patterson's same-sex marriage bill by signing this petition.



indie rock… Thursday: The Walkmen always put on a rocking show. Webster Hall (with Beach House!) will be no exception. Friday: Andrew Kenny of American Analog Set returns to Union Hall as The Wooden Birds. Just Announced… 6/1: Lykke Li. 9/24: Porcupine Tree.



photography… Opening today at the Julie Saul Gallery, 535 W. 22nd [10th/11th] 212.627.2410, a return engagement of Andrew Bush's Vector Portraits, large-scale images of Californians and their cars.



movie… Tomorrow night's Philosophy and Film series at the East Side Institute, 920 Bway [20th/21st] 212.941.8906, is a screening of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, starring Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, and Richard Dreyfuss. 7pm.



theater/movie… We're getting a little meta with our meta, but theater fans won't want to miss Every Little Step, the back story of Michael Bennett assembling A Chorus Line into one thrilling combination, not to mention one of the all-time great musicals.



cherry blossomsCherry blossom time is underway at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. We're still at first bloom, but we say get 'em while the getting's good since a big storm can bring the curtain down until next year.



books… This Saturday, noon-2pm, at Books of Wonder, 18 W. 18th [5th/6th] 212.989.3270, nine authors and artists of baseball-themed books will give brief talks. Plus: Babe Ruth's granddaughter, Linda Ruth, will be on hand.



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