My mom wants a book on French Indochina, and I'd like to find a good one for her. Preferably non-fiction, but good fiction with some insight into history and culture would work, too. The exact historical time range is flexible, but she's mostly interested in the area pre-Vietnam War.
LOS ANGELES LOCAL BANDS, recommend me. [more inside]
How much food do you give your cat compared to the bag's recommended serving? [more inside]
My fiance loves Mervyn Peake. Can you suggest some other authors/books that are similar in style to Gormenghast? [more inside]
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]
AustinNatureFilter: What are the best places in and around Austin, Texas to explore the Natural History of the area? [more inside]
Looking for good optometrist for astigmatism contacts in New York, NY [more inside]
Recommend a streaming audio service, please? [more inside]
How do you write a letter for recommendation for yourself? [more inside]
"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]
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]
What are some good books on gangs, gang activities, internal organization and structure? [more inside]
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?
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]
Places to eat in Los Angeles, ArcLight edition. [more inside]
I need recommendations for a tailor in Montreal for women's clothing. [more inside]
Need funny, easy-to-finish books, that aren't moronic. STAT. [more inside]
Software for keeping lists of terms and definitions organized? Help me tame the glossary monster. [more inside]
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! [more inside]
Recommend me some old, weird Americana in the vein of John Fahey, please. [more inside]
Can someone give me a book recommendation for a 12 year old girl? [more inside]
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?
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]
Recommendations needed for mailing list software [more inside]
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]
I like Blonde Redhead's last two albums, but none of their earlier stuff, what other music should I listen to? [more inside]
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]
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?
Recommendations for an implant dentist/oral surgeon in Pasadena/Los Angeles. [more inside]
WineFilter: Need a good white wine for Canadian Thanksgiving. [more inside]
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]
Any recommendations for a place to spend 7 days in Italy? [more inside]
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]
Help a non-American pick a car for use in the US... [more inside]
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!
Please recommend me some new male singers/groups. [more inside]
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]
Optometrist recommendation (for contact lenses) in Washington, DC ? [more inside]
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]
Besides $300, what are the differences between a $200 trampoline and a $500 one? Also, springs vs elastic? [more inside]
Can someone recommend a good ActionScript book for an experienced programmer? [more inside]
Help a Scots lad find a decent, good value kiltmaker in Edinburgh [more inside]
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.
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]
Got any band recommendations? [more inside]
How do I get to know my professors better (without coming off as a brown noser)? [more inside]
Moving to the Boston area, need some recommendations for doctors and a vet. [more inside]
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.
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]
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]