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Jackie Rogozinski


W.O.T.S.: Geek Girl Gives It Another Go

Even though I was afraid to buy lunchmeat when my mom would send me to the corner deli, I wasn't a shy kid.

What You Will

More than a stodgy Malvolio donning cross-gartered, yellow stockings is needed to keep Shakespeare fresh.

Set the Standard

Standard Tap is a deceptively tame name for a bar with d‚cor, menu and beer selection that surely does not lack in frills -- minus the typical space-age, minimalist interior design.

Culture: Tango de la Muerte

Before you tango, you must learn to walk. Often misunderstood, tango is more about the caminada, or basic walking step, than clenching a thorny rose between your teeth. Friday night milongas, or dance parties, transform the second floor of the University City Arts League into an informal, but spirited ballroom.

Culture: Button your fly

Competing with Old City bars and eateries so chocked full of yuppies that there's barely a place to sit or stand, designer Jeff Low describes Denim's 6,600 square feet as "theater but comfortable." Offset by long, dramatic chiffon curtains and colored light fixtures, Denim's six lounges are a warm but tasteful synthesis of bar stools from Italy, chrome vintage antlers and silver hand-strung beads from a Walgreens after-Christmas sale. While Low does an amazing job creating a versatile denim palace for under a million dollars, the d‚cor is predictable and unflinchingly heterosexual at times.

Searching for the Black Bottom

In the middle of a city, people slept with their doors unlocked. Everyone knew each other and chatted on their front steps.
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