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Summer Fun in January

By Robert Levin

Special to amNewYork

The Russian & Turkish Baths (RJ MIckelson/AMNY)

Unless you really love winter, the months of January and February are the bleakest on the calendar. The holidays have ended, spring is still far off and bitter cold greets anyone brave enough to step outside.

Fortunately, these NYC spots have come up with ways to cheer you up —...

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"The Third Mind" at the Guggenheim

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By Emily Hulme

• ‘The Third Mind’ is at the Guggenheim through April 19.

"The Letter," Mary Cassatt, 1890-91

One could probably spend at least half a day taking in “The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989” at the Guggenheim.

The exhibit is a historical survey of American art, highlighting the Asian influence within. It’s...

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"He's Just Not That Into You": No singing into random objects

By Emily Hulme

I'm kind of baffled as to why this is actually a movie, and further still, why all these famous people are in it. It sounds like a nightmare of a film. But this trailer is pretty funny.

ICYMI - 10 Chick Flick Cliches That Are Not In "He's Just Not That Into You" @ Yahoo! Video

Justin Long, Bradley Cooper, and Kevin Connolly present ten chick flick cliches...

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon join Reality-ville

By Julie Gordon

It seems like everyone is jumping on the reality television bandwagon these days — even Hollywood’s biggest names.

Celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon and Lisa Kudrow are slated to star in a television series this spring where they will uncover their family trees.

NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” is based on a British...

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Watch "Target Women" instead of the Super Bowl

By Emily Hulme

I had never heard of this show before, because who watches CurrentTV? But this Sarah Haskins is pretty funny. You can watch more of her here.

This one on why women love vampires is pretty funny.

But, anyway, my point here is that Current is airing a marathon of "Target Women" on Sunday so if grown men giving each other brain damage isn't...

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Flight of the Conchords catch up

If you missed season one, here's a four minute summation....

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The Dude's Sundance fight?

By Emily Hulme

Roger Ebert, over at his blog, has an extraordinary account of a fist fight between Jeff "The Dude" Dowd (said to be the inspiration for the Coen Brother's "Big Lebowski") and Variety film critic John Anderson at Sundance. The fight is allegedly/apparently over a negative review Anderson was going to give to a pet film of Dowd's "Dirt! The Movie."

Ebert heard the...

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Bill Hicks on Letterman

By Emily Hulme

(If you know Hick's work, you already know this language is NSFW.)

A 1993 set by beloved comedian Bill Hicks that was censored on Letterman (which is not the video above) is finally going to be aired on Friday. The Comic's Comic has more....

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'Real World: Brooklyn' roomie strips down

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Scott Herman of "The Real World: Brooklyn," center, stars in Baskit Underwear's spring campaign.

By Julie Gordon

It only took a short time living in New York for "The Real World: Brooklyn's" Scott Herman to drop his drawers.

New Hampshire native Scott, 23, — whose abs were actually named the best in the East Coast by Men's Health magazine — is the new face (and,...

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Ashlee Simpson-Wentz: Leave Jessica alone!

By Julie Gordon

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is “completely disgusted” by the fuss being made over her older sister Jessica’s weight gain — and she’s letting the world know her feelings.

“A week after the inauguration and with such a feeling of hope in the air for our country, I find it completely embarrassing and belittling to all women to read about a woman’s...

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