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A Book About Wetlands Preserve Gets Funded

Last night, a Kickstarter to raise loot to get a tome made about Wetlands Preserve ended successfully. Wetlands was an important venue/club that lasted thirteen years at 161 Hudson Street. It was famous for breaking important bands—many of which became stadium acts. Larry Bloch was the owner. I caught up with Walter Durkacz, a major [...]

March 12, 2014 0
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From the Vault: Richard Hell’s Thumbs Down for Wim Wenders, Carlos Reygada, the Dardenne Brothers

Originally run in BlackBook’s March 2006 issue, musician/film critic Richard Hell wrote for us about the films he admired least from the month. With the nature of the industry changing so rapidly over the past seven years, it’s interesting to look back on his criticism with the knowledge of today. We see how the directors [...]

March 12, 2014 0
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Jessa: Boho Genius And True Eccentric Of GIRLS

“In my dream world, again, Jessa doesn’t really shop,” GIRLS costume designer Jenn Rogien explained early in the show’s run. “She collects things in her travels — from flea markets, street fairs, foreign vintage stores, the whole world.” The woman behind the styles of the girls of GIRLS is of course talking about the aesthetic [...]

March 12, 2014 0
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Alternative Night Out: BINGO and a Naked Painting Party

It feels a bit like spring, although I think there might be some hard-ass snow come what may. That block in front of my house is tough. The birds are chirping and the Brooklyn hipsters, always a frisky lot, are getting friskier. All signs point to a thaw. Even BINGO is back, and now it’s [...]

March 11, 2014 0
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Close Watch: ‘Looking’ Season Finale

Looking has wrecked me. Like writer/director/producer Andrew Haigh’s devastating relationship drama Weekend, it believably captures the complexities, joys, and difficulties specific to being a young gay man right now, and miraculously situated them within universal realities such as living and loving. The season finale builds upon the relationship mishaps magnified in last week’s episode by [...]

March 11, 2014 0
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Edward Snowden Speaks at SXSW

One of the big acts headlining SXSW this year is Edward Snowden. This is the equivalent of having the security-leaker Beatles on the bill; Snowden is the rock star of disclosing NSA documents on spying. Snowden was part of the Interactive Festival in a panel with Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist at the American Civil Liberties [...]

March 11, 2014 0
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Patti Smith Celebrates Art And Friendship At MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1 is one of the most unique exhibition spaces. For those who hate school, it brings back memories of classroom tediousness and for those who love it, it’s reminiscent of the days when children sat on the front steps waiting to be picked up. Going there is always a good adventure, especially when Patti [...]

March 11, 2014 0
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Music Supervisor Randall Poster on Working With Wes Anderson and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

In the wonderful world of Wes Anderson, it’s not simply the meticulous details, wistful emotion, and fantastical aesthetics that give his films character. The moments throughout his oeuvre that stick to the walls inside us and make us love his work, are often the ones featuring a song that has become synonymous with a moment—a [...]

March 11, 2014 0
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Our Top Picks From Independent (A Kinder, Cooler Art Fair)

Sprawling across three floors (and a rooftop lounge) at 548 West 22nd Street,  Independent once again proves to have a winning formula: Interesting, international galleries + an absence of convention center-style booths = an invigorating experience for everyone involved. (In other words: Forget that everything is for sale, and treat it like an eclectic museum [...]

March 10, 2014 0
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center – Seeing Sea Creatures

MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS BISCAYNE NATURE CENTER 6767 Crandon Blvd Key Biscayne FL 33149 (305) 361-6767 For your next family adventure, push pause on the sunbathing and head over to the eco-maniac’s dream come true that is Key Biscayne’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center. Spend the afternoon communing with nature through hands-on exploration programs. Your [...]

March 9, 2014 0
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