You might want to sit down for this one. Legendary NYC chef Nobu Matsuhisa wants to cook you dinner. And we’ll put it this way: he doesn’t do this for just anyone. Also, we looked into your future, and you’re wearing a jacket. Specifically, one from Aether—and we’re also throwing in a gratis hoodie.
Things to do for February 24, 2011
James Franco, the CIA's Secrets and the '80s
The weekend is an early favorite for best sound design.
Real Business Cards for Fake Jobs
You’ve been thinking about getting into the cage fighting/gondoliering/test piloting business. Step one: costume. Step two: business cards. Specifically, one of the 36 cards from AlterEgo for different implausible gigs—including posts at fake companies like Cyberdyne Systems, Bushwood Country Club and... Enron.
The CIA’s Secret New Museum
To win your Oscar pool, a little espionage couldn’t hurt. And as it just so happens, the CIA just posted a half-century’s worth of spy secrets in their new online museum, including a tobacco-pouch camera, British commando knives and an early aquatic car. (Note: officially, this website doesn’t exist.)
35% Off Your Next Shirt
Spring: on its way. Your closet: in desperate need of checked cotton shirts. So the plaid artisans at Gitman Bros. have rolled out a new page on their site devoted to marked-down goods, called “Step Bros.” Presumably after the film.
The Best Magazine of the ’80s, Online
Ah, the ’80s. It was a time of big hair, keytar solos and, in at least one case, wryly satirical magazine-ing—specifically, Spy, and as of this week you can read 45 issues of it on Google Books. You could really use some good Donald Trump jokes...
James Franco Joins Twitter
Movies. Short stories. The Oscars. General Hospital. Clearly, James Franco needs a forum for expressing himself... and naturally he’s turned to Twitter. So far, his tweets include a heartfelt rendition of a Cher song and multiple photos of himself surrounded by photoshopped cats. Interpretive gator wrestling can’t be far behind.