Double Feature Days Part Cinq

When Mercury was in retrograde, it lead me to some pretty interesting film pairings so I thought I would share them. There is absolutely no particular film reason for anyone to ever watch these movies together, but next time Mercury is in retrograde, maybe you won't be able to control your movie-pairing impulses, and this post can be your safe space to turn towards.

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My 10 Favorite Drinking Cities Around the World

I may have mentioned once or twice on this site that I enjoy a good drink every now and then. By 'now and then,' I mean every day. Just being honest. Since I've traveled a lot, I have not only enjoyed the beautiful sites of each place I've been to, but also the good drinks I've had. I enjoy delicious drinks in each place I visit, but I thought it would be good to narrow it down a little bit. I hope that anyone who reads this will be inspired to visit the cities listed, or if you're already planning on going to visit one of these places, now you know what your first drink should be, and where you should have it.

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The Experience of being a Lincoln Plaza Cinema Patron

When I moved to the Upper West Side last year, I fell in love with the obvious attractions of the neighborhood: the Natural History Museum (seen outside my window, and yes you may feel jealous), Riverside Park, and the eccentric residents. There are thousands of things that I love about the UWS, but one thing in particular is how many movie theaters there are, and their close proximity to me.

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Lean Marathon

On one fateful day during the summer of 2013, I watched two of David Lean's epic pictures in one day. In a movie theater. It was the closest I've ever gotten (or will ever get) to participating in any sort of marathon. At BAM's Harvey Theater, the incredible Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962) were playing on the same day. Shockingly, I had never seen either of these movies, mostly because I had been told many times that I should only watch them on the big screen, but also they're both VERY, VERY long (each film includes it's own intermission) and require a lot of time and concentration. Paying to go to a theater is the best way to ensure that you sit through the whole movie.

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Why I Don't Like Weekend Travel

In honor of the summer, a time when many New Yorkers are spending every weekend in the Hamptons or Fire Island (I am not one of those people), I thought this would be the perfect time to express a certain sentiment that is attached with summer, and really the rest of the year: I do NOT enjoy weekend travel. I never have. 

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