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Schadenfreude – it’s German for “happiness at the misfortune of others,” and we like to think of it as one of our best qualities. Apparently we are not alone. T-shirt makers Y-Que has jumped on the malicious glee bandwagon and created an entire line of tees devoted to celebrity mug shots. Really, each one is a winner in its own right, but there are some definite stand outs. Macaulay Culkin is certain to be a hit, even though he’s not doing the requisite hand-to-cheeks Home Alone pose. Or go the Hugh Grant route and wow everyone with your pop culture…

Sexy and 20/20 haven’t likely been uttered in the same sentence since Hugh Downs and Barbara Walters last teamed up. Perfect vision, however, is always in fashion. And whether you need something fabulous for your far-sightedness or just a pair of bodacious bifocals, the new West Village optical boutique, Optique, has some kick-ass frames to perk up your peepers. Even if you’ve shelled out a couple grand for laser eye surgery, you just might want to pick up a pair of glasses simply for their stylishness (plus, it’s always more fun to accessorize with something you truly don’t need). And…

A pack of dogs, a group of bears, a Christian pop star, several hundred lesbians and the Easter Bunny walk into a bar. Believe it or not, that’s not a joke setup. It’s what’s in store over the next seven days of springtime fun. Easter in Lee Park Sunday, March 23, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. It’s the 23rd anniversary of one of the city’s most festive celebrations. Register for the Pooch Parade at 11:00 a.m., watch the parade of adoptable dogs at 12:45 p.m., followed by the pooch costume parade at 1:00 p.m. Then relax until 3:00 p.m. when…

Why it seems like just yesterday Fred Rogers was teaching us the importance of a midday outfit change. Who would have guessed that Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which made its television debut in 1968, would become the impetus for the modern day Metrosexual movement? After all, he was the founding forefather of fashionable footwear. And in honor of what would have been Mr. Rogers’ 80th birthday on Thursday, March 20, Family Communications Inc. (the non-profit agency started by Rogers himself) is asking everyone worldwide to wear their favorite sweater. Whether it’s an Indie-inspired cardigan, a crochet number that grandma whipped up…

If your idea of a workout is a few minutes on the treadmill at a speed low enough to read Vogue, sip your Venti Frappuccino and text message your BFF about the hot guy three machines over, then Dr. Peay’s Booty Camp is going to kick your butt. And you (and your posterior) will be eternally grateful. Starting April 7, wake up at the crack of dawn (a.k.a. “Hell Time” for those of us who prefer to sleep in until a civilized brunch hour) and get ready to obey the commands of Drill Sergeant Peay and his team of torturers.…

While Philadelphia may get all the props for being the “City of Brotherly Love” (insert joke here), Dallas can now claim to be the “City of Brotherly Art” with the opening of the Daniel Padilla Gallery. Tucked away in the secret-no-more Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff, this space serves as both a showplace and working studio for the talented Padilla bros. – Daniel and Manuel. Working with color and imagination, the boys deliver abstract swirls so vivid that they make Georgia O’Keeffe’s flowers look like a flip chart at the gynecologist’s office. But it’s not all flowers and implied…

Brunch as a treatment for hangovers ranks right up there with that 3:00 a.m. run for Super Tacos at Jack in the Box. There’s just something about it that works. Is it the abundance of carbs? Much-needed protein? Or the medicinal miracle of a good Bloody Mary? At Kitchen 1924, it should be noted that the Bloody Marys aren’t good. They’re absolutely fan-lick-the-bottom-of-the-glass-tastic. With a wonderfully rich homemade tomato mix and a bevy of veggies, spices and add-ons in the Bloody Mary Bar, it’s hard to remember that there’s actually food in the room. The Hangover Brunch is a wonderful…

If you’re the superstitious type, watch out for this week. In addition to today being lucky number 13, Saturday brings the Ides of March – and we all know how that ended up. At least Caesar got a cute haircut named after him. But we digress. Despite the jinxed dates, there are some far-from-ominous outings to attend. So throw some salt over your shoulder, spin counterclockwise three times, French kiss a one-legged, syphilitic gypsy and let the weekend begin. “So You Think You Can Drag” Tonight, 11:00 p.m. If you’re just now learning about this, it doesn’t give you much…

Ecccch. Botox is sooo 2002. But it’s not like us to cast judgment. We like putting poison into our bodies as much the next guy. We just prefer it in martini form. So when the FDA approved a new form of skin treatment that reduces wrinkles and produces healthier-looking skin overall, we danced a little jig (and it wasn’t sexy). Available at BODEKA Treatment Center, Accent XL is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure, which can be done in as little as 30 minutes per treatment. And chatty Brooke Harris makes the time fly by even faster as she waves her wands…

Warning: if you still laugh like a school kid when people say things like “duty,” you won’t last a second in the paperweight-making class at Vetro Glassblowing Studio. Although this may be one of the most extreme and potentially hazardous crafts one could add to a repertoire, the glass workers’ lexicon is nothing short of a b-grade porn script. Let’s begin with the furnace opening, also known as the glory hole. Yes, you read that correctly. Then there’s the punty, the rod that holds the glass that must be twirled and rubbed constantly so the molten goo doesn’t fly off…

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