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Urban Kvetch: Pasadena

Pasadena If I got off on buying the same crewneck sweater in eight different colors at Talbots, this'd be heaven. I used to live within a mile of the beach and a 14-theater AMC; now I've got a giant sign that...
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Femme Retail

On the television series Mad Men, Rachel Menken is a second-generation Manhattan merchant who gives her father's department store an overhaul. In season one of the Eisenhower-era drama, which aired on AMC...
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Marxist Theory

It's no coincidence that Samm Levine's character on the fabulous but now defunct television series Freaks and Geeks was obsessed with the comedic masterwork of the Marx Brothers. Growing up a severe asthmatic,...
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Hairy Christmas

Zach Galifianakis's new Brooklyn apartment is almost bare. There's a couch and a table with a vase of sunflowers, some books and papers. Taped up on the adjacent wall are three maps of the Middle East. "Oh,...