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'Carol Doda Topless at the Condor' left me wanting more

A version of this post originally appeared in The Bold Italic. Quick summary: In 1964, Carol Doda made history by becoming the first woman to dance topless at the Condor, one of North Beach's most happening Broadway clubs. Marlo McKenzie and Jonathan Parker’s documentary — inspired in part
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TGIF Recs, Pt. II 🥞

The last time I wrote one of these was six months ago. Since then, I completed the "Gilmore Girls" rewatch project, threw together some rando musings on "Sex and the City," and then took a nice break from the internet. When I started this blog in
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I couldn't help but wonder... wtf happened to these 'SATC' characters?

Every time I talk to my mom, I'm hit with a barrage of news I would rather not hear about people who have been purposely purged from my memory. If I wanted to know about [insert random person from high school] and her helmet-wearing baby, I would join
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'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' Fall 🍁

Production notes: The Halfway House Cafe, where Lorelai tries (and fails) to get coffee after she tries (and fails) to do "Wild," is a real place in Santa Clarita, California. If it looks familiar, that's because it's been featured in thousands of commercials, movies,
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'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' Summer 👙

Production notes: One of my favorite pedantic activities is combing through IMDb to see what other projects key crew members have worked on in the past. Cinematographer Alex Nepomniaschy has a fun resume, including Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" music video and '90s movie classics
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'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' Spring 🌷

Production notes: Saul (friend of the blog) mentioned that it would be interesting to follow up on a few of the actors who went on to have bigger careers post-"Gilmore Girls," so that's what I'm going to do in this section for "
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'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' Winter ❄️

Production notes: "Winter" was written and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino who, along with Dan, has sole writer/director credits on "A Year in the Life." Aside from the Palladinos, the other producers are Helen Pai, longtime collaborator and inspiration for Lane Kim, and Dylan K. Massin.
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TGIF Recs, Pt. I 🍜

What's everyone up to this weekend? My only plans are to finish reading Lydia Davis's "The End of the Story" (recommended by Candace) and to eat a steaming bowl of ramen from Ann Arbor's closest approximation of Luke's Diner. I&
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'Gilmore Girls' Season 7, Episode 22: Bon Voyage

Directing and writing credits: “Bon Voyage” is directed by Lee Shallat Chemel, written by David S. Rosenthal. I can officially say that even after a thoughtful revisit, this is my least favorite season of "Gilmore Girls." Although it's nice to see some characters experience real growth,
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'Gilmore Girls' Season 7, Episode 21: Unto the Breach

Directing and writing credits: “Unto the Breach” is directed by Lee Shallat Chemel, written by David Babcock and Jennie Snyder Urman. Chemel, the de facto director of S7, and Urman were last seen on "It's Just Like Riding a Bike," the one where Sookie forgives Jackson&
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