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Legos, White Stripes, Invade America; New Star Wars Might Not Suck; Mag Launches in Brooklyn

Written by Ned Vizzini on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

About the White Stripes–they come to town this week for a four-day stint at Bowery Ballroom and hey, it’s getting to the point with this band where you should see them even if you don’t like them because you will like them soon. Sometime in February the duo of Jack & Meg stole the hype [&hellip
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Dante’s Inferno; Woman Does the Voice of Dog that Sings Like Cat; Free Biennial

Written by Ned Vizzini on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

One inspiring event taking place this week is the ninth-annual reading of Dante’s Inferno at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The cathedral weathered its own inferno this past December, but that didn’t keep Poet-in-Residence Molly Peacock from planning a three-hour reading like last year’s. On Thursday–Maundy Thursday, the traditional date of the Last [&hellip
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Global Warming; Den of Cin’s Oscar Night; Matthew Feinman; Super Soul at Mercury

Written by Ned Vizzini on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

Just a friendly reminder that climate change–you can’t call it "global warming" because that puts everyone in a hissy fit–is real. At some point, someone good-looking and charismatic is going to have to rise out of Generation Y to do something about it (put a big heat-diffusion shield around the Earth, knock our orbit back [&hellip
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Quantum3’s Light Dance; 63OCPBMF Probes Oppenheimer; Wesley Willis’ Harmony Joyride; Mini-Blurbs

Written by Ned Vizzini on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

If you’re looking for something Blue Man Group-like this week but don’t want to spend $55, check out the performance piece Quantum3. It doesn’t just have dancers, live singing, deejaying and a backing video screen; it has the expertise of lighting designer Frank DenDanto III. He did the lights for Karen Finley’s recent Shut Up [&hellip
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Swedes at CB’s; Cui Jan at Joe’s Pub; Puny Human; the Whitney Sez “Chill”

Written by Ned Vizzini on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

Take Sweden, for instance. You think it’s by accident that the Swedes spawned ABBA, Ace of Base and the Cardigans? Think again. They have their own organization, Export Music Sweden, dedicated to "initiating, assisting and facilitating the promotion and marketing of Swedish popular music worldwide." Export Music Sweden (ExMS) brings Sweden’s major musicians’ union together [&hellip
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Scissorfight; Franzese’s Bully Party; Stony Awards; More Shopping and Fucking

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"A ‘coydog,’ that’s different. Coydogs are feral dogs. They have them all over and they hunt in packs. A ‘Maine coon cat’ is a big ol’ cat from Maine. That’s different from a ‘swamp cat,’ which is a mangy, hairy stray that’s gone wild. People on vacation buy them as kittens and leave them behind [&hellip
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Kurt Cobain Turns 35; A Winter Semi-Formal; 13-Minute Quickie Therapy Sessions; Mini-Blurbs

Written by Ned Vizzini on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

But if none of those things happened, Kurt Cobain would be 35 this week. His birthday is being honored not on NPR or E! but in Boog City, a new Lower East Side community newspaper edited and published by David Kirschenbaum. The second issue of Boog City contains a "Tribute to Kurt Cobain at 35" [&hellip
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Mike Daisey Rips Amazon.com; Sights Top Strokes; Reid Paley/Spirit Caravan; Nuns & Cyborgs

Written by Ned Vizzini on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

Well, the red-letter day happened–Amazon.com made money in fall 2001–and nobody gave a damn except for former employee Mike Daisey, who ranted about it on his website ("sweet justification for…the Customer Service department which was axed and moved to India"). Daisey’s memoir 21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com comes out this June; it details [&hellip
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Two Thursday Parties; 90s Compilations Attack; 3rd Degree; Knitting Factory Turns 15

Written by Ned Vizzini on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

…If you are one of those people who parties hard on Thursday nights–and I know there are a lot of you, because you make it so I can’t get a seat on the 1 train at 2 in the morning–try a more upscale joint this week. I’ve handpicked two that have good parties and that [&hellip
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