My fiance loves Mervyn Peake. Can you suggest some other authors/books that are similar in style to Gormenghast? [more inside]
posted by supercrayon
on Apr 18, 2008 -
I have a question regarding a specific moving company. It's Moving Canada Systems. They've given me the best rate and the conditions I need, so I'm wondering if anyone has first hand experience with them, and were they reliable? [more inside]
posted by jon_kill
on Apr 16, 2008 -
AustinNatureFilter: What are the best places in and around Austin, Texas to explore the Natural History of the area? [more inside]
posted by gavia
on Apr 4, 2008 -
"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."
British personal finance blogs, forums and other resources? [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave
on Feb 15, 2008 -
Now that I've asked for all of my letters of recommendation for graduate school, how do I politely remind one of my professors that he had agreed to write a letter for me? [more inside]
posted by andeles
on Jan 24, 2008 -
Seattle area jazz/swing bands
(for a wedding reception)? Google offers a big-ass list. But you have thoughtful, intelligent recommendations. Please to hope me?
posted by fatllama
on Jan 7, 2008 -
How do I cultivate relationships with people so that they will write me letters of recommendation (for artist residencies, post-grad programs, MFA programs, and grants)? This problem has been stymieing me for years! [more inside]
posted by xo
on Jan 2, 2008 -
Software for keeping lists of terms and definitions organized? Help me tame the glossary monster. [more inside]
posted by gemmy
on Dec 20, 2007 -
I want a simple mobile phone with a monochrome screen and a fast interface that can sync contacts with my Mac or PC via a cable or IR. Something like the Nokia 1110
but with the ability to sync!
posted by tkbarbarian
on Dec 19, 2007 -
The 17-year-old son of a friend from Austria is into hip-hop. He'll be visiting NYC on 7-10 December and wants to know how to find out about concerts, venues, etc.
Can anybody tell me the relevant websites to send him to?
posted by seeminglee
on Nov 28, 2007 -
Need help finding a movie recommendation site where the user enters several favorite movie titles, and the site returns results based on other users entering those same movie titles... [more inside]
posted by MrBCID
on Nov 27, 2007 -
My apologies in advance for furthering the stereotype. I'm a girl, I like video games, but I lean towards puzzles games & sims... & my skills suck.
My boyfriend is a video game collector & fairly avid player, as it is, his interest in types of games & his skill level are a fair bit different than my own. We recently got a PS3 & I'd like to expand the library by adding a few new games for myself (I'm looking for older stuff preferably: PS2 or even PS1 games). I like to play, but often have trouble finding games... so here I am turning to the MetaFilter Suggestion Engine. [more inside]
posted by Laura in Canada
on Nov 12, 2007 -
I like Blonde Redhead's last two albums, but none of their earlier stuff, what other music should I listen to? [more inside]
posted by oxala
on Oct 31, 2007 -
So I want to be battered with noise and I could use some recommendations. I have Metal Machine Music
and like it, but would be all for something more...melodic? I'm pretty sure I need some John Zorn and Mike Patton in the collection, but which albums? [more inside]
posted by StopMakingSense
on Oct 29, 2007 -
I am currently a visiting professor at a liberal arts college. Our department is conducting a search for a tenure track position which I intend to apply for. I need letters of recommendation which address my teaching abilities. The people most qualified to write these letters are my colleagues that are on the search committee. Is it appropriate or inappropriate to ask them to write letters of recommendation for this position?
posted by achmorrison
on Oct 18, 2007 -
I have this book craving but I really don't know where to start, I just know what I want: urban, cold and miserable - and its set in Russia ( or some Eastern European State ). [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling
on Sep 13, 2007 -
I read and loved “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” by Nathaniel Philbrick. What other books should I read? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus
on Aug 23, 2007 -
An older family member coming to stay with us in the Princeton NJ area eats a turkey sandwich for lunch EVERY day.
Seeking recommendations for deli or grocery store that has actual fresh roasted turkey for sale (as opposed to deli-type pre-cooked turkey breast).
Will go pretty much anywhere in the Mercer County area if necessary. Thank you for any direction!
posted by mmf
on Aug 20, 2007 -
Needed: Recommendations for any and all Bebop Jazz artists, or links to sites that actually tell you which tracks/songs by which artists are Bebop. [more inside]
posted by Phyltre
on Jul 25, 2007 -
Optometrist recommendation (for contact lenses) in Washington, DC ? [more inside]
posted by dcjd
on Jun 27, 2007 -
Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably priced lawyer with a experience with intellectual property agreements? Specifically software, but maybe that's not so critical. My usual sources aren't being that much help. Anywhere in the U.S. would be fine, Michigan would be best of all. [more inside]
posted by EllenC
on Jun 20, 2007 -
Besides $300, what are the differences between a $200 trampoline and a $500 one? Also, springs vs elastic? [more inside]
posted by neilkod
on Apr 16, 2007 -
Can someone recommend a good ActionScript book for an experienced programmer? [more inside]
posted by whir
on Mar 30, 2007 -
Does anyone know of a research paper that states recommendations for a product/service/company are liked more? For example, if I recommend a book to a friend, they will end up liking it more. It seems to make sense to me, but I was hoping there was some research that confirmed this.
posted by lpctstr;
on Dec 23, 2006 -
Can you help me find a book which traverses Russian history from, well, as far back as possible up to the Russian Revolution of 1917? [more inside]
posted by The Great Big Mulp
on Dec 17, 2006 -
We've made a last minute decision to head to Florida over Christmas break. We'd like to stay somewhere in the panhandle region since it would be a fairly short drive for us (currently living in Alabama). Any recommendations for a particular beach/city? We'd like a place that's laid back, family oriented, and has nice clean sandy beaches to walk on and pick up shells. None of us cares for night life or shopping, but a good running/bike trail would be a plus.
posted by notcomputersavvy06
on Nov 27, 2006 -
Any fans of Peter Handke here? I tripped over his wikipedia entry, and he seems like someone I would enjoy reading. Where should I start? [more inside]
posted by hototogisu
on Nov 24, 2006 -
What other podcasts can you recommend? I need to find more distraction for my hour-long commutes; I love podcasts, but I'm not finding enough that are well done and interesting. [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium
on Nov 22, 2006 -
What do you do when your connection with your immediate professors seems slim at best? [more inside]
posted by Asherah
on Nov 14, 2006 -
I'm going to visit Iceland for the Sugarcubes concert this Friday. I'm looking for some recommendations for the rest of my stay in Iceland until Sunday afternoon. Definitely would like to see the Blue Lagoon, but not sure what else and how to get there in the first place. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
posted by oferhalevi
on Nov 14, 2006 -
I love music by Air and Explosions in the Sky. Can you recommend bands/songs that sound similar? Also, what is this type of music called? (Lounge, ambient?) TIA.
posted by catburger
on Nov 6, 2006 -