Things to do for August 05, 2010

The Weekender

Old Havana, Basketball Stuff and Your Memoir

The weekend has checkmated the week.

The Return of a Prep Icon
IVY LEAGUE

The Return of a Prep Icon

It’s August. Which means, believe it or not, it’s almost fall. Time to contemplate tweed, college sweatshirts and other preppier staples. (For the sake of discussion, we assume you’re teaching Intro to Lit at Dartmouth.) Your bible: Take Ivy, an ultra-rare, iconic Japanese photo book from the ’60s, depicting real-deal prepsters and being brought back into print for the first time. If Alex P. Keaton were a book, this would be it.

The Basketball Hall of Fame Auction
HOOP IT UP

The Basketball Hall of Fame Auction

Say you want to own a piece of basketball history, and you already have LeBron’s sense of entitlement. Go here. On August 13, you’ll be able to pick up everything from ’50s-era Team USA jerseys to a signed Pistol Pete game ball. To be clear, Pistol Pete was a player, not an outlaw. Actually, he was both.

Your Life Story, Written by a Website
LIFE SUPPORT

Your Life Story, Written by a Website

Your life so far has been a tale with heroic achievements, extraordinary valor and at least two seminal jazz flute tours of Europe. Such stories deserve to be retold—ideally by a website. Sign up here, and every day you’ll get an email asking you what you did today. Once you’ve got enough for Volume One, it’ll put it all together in chronological order. You may want to omit last night.

75% Off at Billy Reid
SALE-ING

75% Off at Billy Reid

Maybe you’re going to a wedding. Maybe you have to accept another award. Maybe you just have an abiding love of seersucker. Whatever the occasion, you might need some fresh summer gear. Billy Reid understands your concerns, so he’s giving you a three-quarter discount on Southern-tinged, summer-ready threads like seersucker jackets and handsome wingtips. License to practice law in the Southern states not included.

Vintage Home Movies. Someone Else’s.
HOME MOVIES

Vintage Home Movies. Someone Else’s.

Ah, the home movie—a clip of someone awkwardly waving, another person shooing the camera away, and then you, sunbathing au naturel. (Hey, you were four.) Turns out that some people make home movies that are... well, pretty good. Like from trips to Havana. Or of legendary garage band performances in high school auditoriums. Those clips are collected in a strange new DVD of old home movies—basically, YouTube before YouTube.

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