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  • The trick in this business, Ms. Tarantino said, is to elevate a product that might feel dime-store to the level of high fashion.

    The Serious Business of Pretty Pink Things

  • In this other I have a dime-store bubble mixture— with a few extra ingredients.

    Master of Mirrors

  • An unusually ornate 17-room Fifth Avenue apartment owned since 1920s by the family of Samuel H. Kress , the founder of a dime-store empire, has been sold for $26.75 million.

    No Dime-Store Price for Kress Home

  • Today "That Championship Season," which is now being revived on Broadway for the first time, looks like what it is, a quasipolitical cartoon whose smugness stinks like dime-store perfume.

    Men Dating Themselves

  • That was the stuff of made-for-TV movies and dime-store mystery novels.

    The 7

  • In the same dime-store ­inspirational vein, he italicizes the content of his emails and speeches, as if every word were transcendent.

    When Latte Lost Its Luster

  • Yet pretending the dime-store trophy we now hold up is what we were all about these past ten years is also like asking us to throw away the whole decade -- and in turn this becomes yet another badge of defeat.

    Michael Vlahos: Did We Lose the War?

  • But that's no reason we can't do a little bit of dime-store psychologizing all on our own, right?

    Rick Horowitz: Obama: No More Mr. Nice Guy?

  • It's $10 and starts at 9, but you should be there early to browse the dime-store museum (marvel at the five-legged goat!) and get a good spot up front.

    Nightlife Agenda

  • The story is well told, but the dialogue occasionally reads like a dime-store detective novel.

    Book review: 'The Death Instinct' by Jed Rubenfeld

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