I had an urge yesterday to read a fantasy novel (or sci-fi, sure) about a young, powerless, and reluctant hero(ine) being caught up in events larger than them and growing as a person. I went to the bookstore and didn't really find anything that seemed appropriate. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Mar 7, 2012 -
Audio filter: My beloved Sennheiser HD 202 desk headphones died last weekend. What should I replace them with? [more inside]
posted by koucha
on Mar 2, 2012 -
Can you recommend any good restaurants in Lisbon, including both the local cuisine or any other world cuisine?
posted by kitchencrush
on Mar 2, 2012 -
I would like to explore the films of Werner Herzog, whose work I have never seen but whose person I find immensely entertaining, in interviews and such. What are the first few films I should watch, and why?
posted by slappy_pinchbottom
on Feb 10, 2012 -
My family is heading to Big Bend and Marfa in March. Anyone with recommendations on where to stay while at the park? We aren't going to have camping gear with us.
posted by mwark
on Feb 9, 2012 -
Primary care doctor and hospital/clinic recommendations in NYC, Manhattan, preferably below 34th.
I am helping someone choose a new primary care doctor. We are leaning towards a practitioner who is affiliated with a good sized
clinic or practice for one stop shopping convenience. [more inside]
posted by flummox
on Jan 27, 2012 -
We are a group of mid-20s to mid-30s life-science phd students that have started a book club. Our first book was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and was a great fit for us. Please recommend others that you think might appeal to such a group. Thanks!
posted by sickinthehead
on Jan 12, 2012 -
What are some beautiful Afrikaans-language music albums? I'm looking for modern popular music that is not too folksy or religious, in addition to more timeless songs. [more inside]
posted by datarose
on Jan 7, 2012 -
I'd like to get my dad a nice bottle of red wine to drink with Christmas dinner. I'm thinking a nice table wine that he maybe hasn't tried before.
His favorites are Masi's Campofiorin and the Cesari Mara. In the past I've splurged on some nice Amarone's and Barolo's but I'm thinking I'd like to do something in the $10-$20 range.
Any suggestions? Thanks!
posted by machine
on Dec 22, 2011 -
Medically-literate patient seeking recommendation for an analytical physician. Bay Area, Oakland/Alameda/Berkeley preferred. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself
on Dec 19, 2011 -
Broadband recommendations for the Long Beach/Greater L.A. area? There is, of course, a catch... [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey
on Dec 18, 2011 -
Can you help me find floor plan/room layout software that will help my relative run a vendor sales event? [more inside]
posted by germdisco
on Nov 20, 2011 -
I'm looking for novels that explore jealousy in romantic relationships, particularly featuring a partner who is jealous or insecure about the other person's romantic past. Ex-boyfriends/ex-girlfriends haunting the relationship would be excellent. Any recommendations? ("Literature" preferred--i.e., trashy novels aren't my thing.)
posted by melancholyplay
on Nov 20, 2011 -
I'm interested in exploring Moroccan cooking, and I understand that Paula Wolfert is the go-to author. Any recommendations of particular books? Any other sources you'd suggest? Thanks!
posted by Judd Danby
on Oct 25, 2011 -
A question about zombies. Specifically, Zombie Stories. Extra specifically, Zombie Stories that Don't Suck. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee
on Oct 20, 2011 -
I've often called my career in architecture glorified itinerant work. The fact is that I need to go where the jobs are. So, despite having confidence in my position for the next six months to two years, I recently decided to start brushing up my public facing networking tools. In particular this means LinkedIn, and I decided to send a request for recommendations to many folks I have worked with over the past decade and a half at several positions.
The result has been pretty gratifying to my ego, but now I realize I need to better understand the etiquette and strategy of how best to post them. [more inside]
posted by meinvt
on Oct 15, 2011 -
Where to hang out and have fun in the union square area of San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by mbatch
on Oct 2, 2011 -
I like anime, but I've been mostly out of touch for a while. When I look at a list of titles I don't know what most of them are! Can you give me some recommendations of gorgeous or endearing or mind-bending anime series newer than 1996 or so that aren't Death Note, Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) or Wallflower? (Liked all of those, but have seen them!) Older favorites include Revolutionary Girl Utena, Fruits Basket, Saiyuki, Hana Yori Dango, Kodomo no Omocha, movies by Satoshi Kon... Gay characters are a plus, though not required. Availability isn't really a factor, I will find it as long as I know what it is!
posted by tomboko
on Sep 28, 2011 -
I love non-fiction, but a lot of it is either annoyingly precise or too worthy. I'm looking for fun entertaining bedtime reading that won't tax the mind too much. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by cdenman
on Sep 10, 2011 -
I'm looking for novels or movies that feature teenage protagonists suffering from depression, schizoid tendencies or similar psychological defects. [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto
on Sep 9, 2011 -
Looking for a hairdresser in Orlando that works well with long curly men's hair. [more inside]
posted by tkolstee
on Aug 30, 2011 -
Recently introduced my generally-not-graphic-novel-reading sweet babboo to Sandman
and she was quite taken with it. I suggested she might also like Hellblazer
, but I have read so little of the series I wouldn't know where she should start if she wanted to pick up a collection or two. Suggestions?
Bonus if you help me get into Swamp Thing from the Moore years, [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit
on Aug 25, 2011 -
What camcorder would you recommend to me if I'm looking for something to record craft tutorials? Would like something affordable (up to $300), w/ HD (though not necessary), and reasonably good zoom. I'm aware of the Flip, but looking for other options since this has been discontinued.
posted by lirael2008
on Aug 21, 2011 -
(Handbag-filter). I'm looking for a very specific handbag for work and travelling. My perfect bag would be a standard Mulberry Bayswater with a messenger strap so I can sling the bag over and have my hands free (very useful when in airports). [more inside]
posted by moiraine
on Aug 18, 2011 -
Help me put together a list of the most zeitgeist-y, readable and accomplished "big idea" non-fiction books of recent years. [more inside]
posted by oneaday
on Aug 15, 2011 -
So I need more science fiction by and/or about queer folks. Special snowflake request details follow. [more inside]
posted by Frowner
on Aug 4, 2011 -
You live in Los Angeles; you travel to visit out-of-state relatives. Where (in town) do you go to find gifts? What do you take them?
posted by the NATURAL
on Aug 1, 2011 -
I need recommendations for doctors (primary care and specialists) in the Minneapolis area. Specifically, I need recs for a psychiatrist, a gynecologist, a dermatologist, and a primary care physician. Ideally all of them are non-judgey and weirdfolk-friendly, and for extra points they're all in-network for HealthPartners, which is my new insurance company starting Sep 1. [more inside]
posted by adrienneleigh
on Jul 28, 2011 -