intersection 11.16.12

One Liners
re: The Nicest Unsubscribe Email. Ever.

Santas Needed: our annual holiday appeal to get your ho-ho-ho on for a very good cause—Stockings With Care—the nonprofit organization that gathers up Christmas wish lists from kids in NYC shelters and at-risk environments and then assigns Santas to take care of one or all of their three wishes.

Smart Clothes Gallery, 154 Stanton [Suffolk] 212.627.3276, has a show called The Talking Cure, an interactive exhibit of sculptures by Melissa Stern, with audio recordings, by actors, of various writers imagining what was going on in the sculptor's mind while creating the piece you're looking at, accessible by a smartphone.

John Hodgman celebrates the end of the world on Friday, December 21 at the Bell House.

Broadway performer, writer, musician, golden-voiced Bob Stillman performs this Monday, November 19, at 54 Below.

Material Breach, a group show of Latin American artists at (Art)Amalgamated, 317 10th [28th/29th] 212.334.0403, in which everyday objects are imbued with new meanings.

A Russian-nesting-dolls benefit for Sandy-wounded Governor, which recreates the DUMBO restaurant inside a private dining room at Eleven Madison Park—seven courses, wine pairings, passed hors d'oeuvres and open bar is $250 minimum donation, reserve at 212.889.0905.

Marais sample sale of shoes—flats, wedges, boots—are $10-$75, tomorrow (Saturday), 10am-6pm, 60 Reade [Bway/Church]

Influenza Sorbet from Jeni's: cayenne pepper, ginger, Maker's Mark bourbon, honey, and orange and lemon juices.

Last month, we reprinted the The Nicest Unsubscribe Letter, Ever

Here's our favorite response to it, from another reader:

"that's nuts. i specifically KEEP my MUG newsletter BECAUSE i had to move out of the city….then i had a baby….so that is even more reason to keep getting the newsletter…..maintain some identity and sanity amidst poopy diapers and suburbia nonsense (which, come to think of it, isn't everything outside of the five boroughs "suburbs"?)….Jason, if you are out there, and before you lose all sense of all that is good and right, keep your subscription. your new child will thank you for it (or end up on a psych couch on the upper east side, ironically, and blame you for everything, anyway)."



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