Heading to St. Petersburg, Russia in September. Let me in on your top tips for places to stay and things to do. [more inside]
posted by Jakey
on Jul 10, 2012 -
I'm making a Rainbow-themed playlist for my boyfriend. Could you recommend colour-themed songs? I'm doing fine for "Reds" and "Blues." It's the Indigos and Violets (or Purples) and Oranges and Yellows (and the non-rainbowy colours, like Browns and Whites and Blacks) that are tripping me up.
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Jul 7, 2012 -
What are the best movie soundtracks and scores that can be listened to as musical experiences purely based on the music, not in relation to the movies they were written for? [more inside]
posted by h00py
on Jun 28, 2012 -
What would it really be like to build a space colony? Asking for a friend, because I love the question, but am not a sci-fi person myself: [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom
on Jun 22, 2012 -
I would like to be more informed about world events. Can you recommend some podcasts that I can listen to? I'd like to have a variety of perspectives (both politically and geographically) but the main thing is that they are BOTH entertaining and informative. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects
on Jun 19, 2012 -
Do you know some awesome sweet red wines available in Sydney (Australia)? [more inside]
posted by vidur
on Jun 13, 2012 -
There is a Kosher deli
near my new office. I'd like to have a look around and find some new stuff to try. I am almost completely unfamiliar with Jewish food. Where should I start? [more inside]
posted by cilantro
on Jun 13, 2012 -
Stuck in Denver, driving across the country. My car (2001 Hyundai Elantra) decided that death was preferable to Oregon. Help! Chain mechanic has no idea what's up. If you live in Denver and have ever used a Hyundai dealership or know a good shop that works on them, help! [more inside]
posted by circle_b
on Jun 10, 2012 -
Just moved to Baltimore (working in Columbia), haven't had time to unpack let alone find a new PCP, and wouldn't you know it, i'm sick. Does anyone have any recommendations for a drop-in clinic or urgent care facility in the Laurel-Ellicott City-Columbia area that (a) won't charge ER rates and (b) has decent staff? I found several when I googled, but have no way to evaluate them other than google recommendations. Bonus points if you can ALSO recommend other good practitioners (I need a primary care physician, an endocrinologist and a dermatologist) in that area or the south side of Baltimore for when I have time to set up appointments for initial visits.
posted by ubiquity
on Jun 3, 2012 -
Good nonfiction books/reads for early 20s male?
posted by nathanm
on May 27, 2012 -
Yoga on the beach: looking for routines/workouts to follow... And any tips/tricks. [more inside]
posted by cheemee
on May 22, 2012 -
Help me optimize my vacation reading! I’m headed out to the Outer Banks next month, and there’s nothing on the agenda but reading and relaxing. I’m having trouble coming up with a week’s worth of new reading material that won’t take up significant space in our truck, though. Can you recommend me lengthy or dense books--in other words, books that will give me maximum entertainment minutes per page--that are still fun vacation reading? [more inside]
posted by House of Leaves of Grass
on May 4, 2012 -
Please recommend stories about mental battles. Specifically, people overcoming deep-seated fears or beliefs. [more inside]
posted by fix
on May 3, 2012 -
I love food and drinks with floral flavors. How can I incorporate more delicious floral foods and beverages into my life? [more inside]
posted by oblique red
on Apr 30, 2012 -
Recommend me TV shows which were consistently good throughout their run and had a proper, satisfying ending. [more inside]
posted by 256
on Apr 21, 2012 -
I have an extremely boring, third shift job, so I'm looking for some book recommendations: fun, exciting, fluffy, silly, funny books - any sort of light reading that will make my excessive downtime at work pass quickly. [more inside]
posted by madelf
on Apr 5, 2012 -
I'd like to replace my 2 or 3 year-old Acer 12-inch netbook with something that has more horsepower. But I still want something that's small and light
with at least 6 hours
of battery life. I also want a netbook or laptop that's sturdy and doesn't get hot
or have a loud fan. It looks like the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook meets my needs and it gets very good reviews. Although I'm nervous about it having only a 3-cell battery. I also like the specs for Lenovo's $750 Thinkpad Edge e220s but there are no customer reviews for it on Newegg or Amazon. I'd like your input and to know if I've overlooked any other good choices. I'd rather spend $500 than $800, but I might be willing to pay even more for a truly great machine. [more inside]
posted by 14580
on Mar 27, 2012 -
"If you love something, let it go." Please recommend me positively-themed stories, TV show episodes, movies, and songs dealing with when the something never comes back.
posted by segfault
on Mar 12, 2012 -
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 -