Archive: December, 2009

Ten Favorite New York Coffee Shops: Part 2

Two cupsPhoto from A Life Worth Eating

This is part two of a two part series on my favorite New York coffee shops. Let’s start with a quick recap of my ten through six choices part one before introducing five through one.

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Ten Favorite New York Coffee Shops: Part 1

Two cupsPhoto from Baristahands on Flickr

If there’s anything that New York has in spades, it’s great coffee. As a admitted coffee geek, in the past few years I’ve tried countless coffee shops all over the city, from a stand up espresso bar in the East Village to machiatos on a bench in deep southern Brooklyn. The ten below, presented from lowest to highest overall, are my favorites, the ones I return to again and again.

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Ruining the movie experience: progress bars

Netflix progress bar

As more and more people watch film in ways different from the “traditional” formats of the theaters and DVDs, the progress bar, a indicator that shows exactly how far into a film the viewer is, has become commonplace. While instinctively it’s a great device to help navigate back and forth through a movie, I’ve got serious problems with the device, as it can completely kill the enveloping effect of a movie.

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