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THE MORNING LINE #throwbackthursday… The first, and surprisingly not last, edition of MUG, from May, 1992. Three-hole punched, schmancy paper = awesomely retro! In a way.

Behind the Book, the fine organization that inspires kids to read by connecting them with writers and illustrators, has a holiday fundraiser tonite at NY Beer Co., 321 W. 44th 6pm, $10.

If you haven't caught Porcelain Art from Jingdezhen, 1910-2012 at the China Institute Gallery, 125 E. 65th [Park/Lex] 212.744.8181, it's running thru 2/8—well worth a visit.

A revised and updated New York Then and Now by Marcia Reiss and Evan Joseph is out.

Tribeca Potters have a holiday show and sale, today 5-8pm, tomorrow 11am-7pm, and Saturday noon-5pm, 313 W. 37th [8th/9th] 4th flr.

art Opening December 12, How Much Do I Owe You? is a site-specific exhibition involving 26 artists from 15 countries. Set in the former Bank of Manhattan in LIC, the show explores pecuniary themes.

movie The Loving Story, a documentary by Nancy Buirski, looks at the 1958 interracial marriage between Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter. Married in D.C., the union was declared illegal in their home state of Virginia. That prompted a case resulting in the 1967 Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision, legalizing interracial marriage. The film runs at Maysles Institute for a week from December 10. A Q & A with Buirski takes place after the 12/14 screening.

exhibit Designing Tomorrow: America's World's Fairs of the 1930s at the Museum of the City of NY looks at six fairs—full of wonderful, forward-looking design and a palpably optimistic vision of the future.

food Tonight, 8pm, at The Old Stone House in Park Slope, Feast! Writers on Food, curated by Ame Gilbert, gathers food writers to talk about what they do. Molly O'Neill and Zarela Martinez are among those participating. Suggested donation is $10, a benefit for a local food pantry.

theater Most quick Broadway flops, sad to say, deserve their fate. Once in a while, a show like Working, based on the book by Studs Terkel, seems like it might have had a happier fate. We saw its original incarnation at the Goodman (Jimmy Carter was then the country's president) and it could have been something (to quote one of the show's lyrics). A revamped version by Gordon Greenberg, with two new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is running this month at 59E59 and we wish it well!

crowdsourcing The talented performer Judy Kuhn has a Kickstarter project for a new solo album. We can testify, in no uncertain terms, that the world would be better for its existence. Three days to go for funding; as of this morning $37,438 out of $40,000 raised.

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