Get there early because you'd have to be even crazier than Nancy to miss this week's musical selections. We're starting the night off with sets from La Misma, Potty Mouth and Divorce Money, presented by 285 KENT AVE and AD HOC. Thank you to Todd P and SHOWPAPER for bringing music to this year's SummerScreen! And don't miss the pre-show entertainment either; before the movie, we're showing a preview of Aqua Something, You Know Whatever presented by Adult Swim, plus 55DSL will show the short film Italy, Texas.
Meet us at Bedford Ave and N. 12th St (right next to the tennis courts). Gates open at 6, the bands start at 6:30, and we'll have the movie started by sundown. As usual, we'll have food from Pizza Moto, Handsome Hanks, Landhaus, Coolhaus, V Spot and Selamat Pagi. Plus, Sixpoint Brewery and City Winery will be there all night to quench your thirst. Even better, Starbucks® Iced Coffee, vitaminwater and Crunch Gym will be serving up complimentary treats.
For the full SummerScreen schedule, click here. Have you cast your vote for the final film of the summer? Time's running out! Click here to help us choose which film to play in front of 5,000 of your closest friends and neighbors on Wednesday, August 14.
Thank you to our sponsors for keeping SummerScreen free: 55DSL, Adult Swim, Starbucks® Iced Coffee, City Winery, Sixpoint Brewery, Crunch Gyms, vitaminwater, East River Ferry, Squarespace, Enterprise Car Share, Cinedigm and Zipcar.
See you Wednesday!
If you really give yourself over to it and fully embrace all the possibilities that four full days of the music portion of the Northside Festival, it can seem like everyone, yourself included, is in perpetual motion: you run from venue to venue, party to party, trying to take advantage of everything. The bands, too, are on tighter schedules than usual, many of them playing multiple times in one day, frantically loading in and loading out just a little while later. Photographer Beowulf Sheehan slowed things down a bit, stealing a few moments with some of the artists and producing some really great portraits.
Do you live in Park Slope?
I've lived in Park Slope off and on since 2002. When I wasn't here, I lived in the East Village. I actually like Park Slope for as much I make fun of it. I'd rather dodge strollers than fixies and sidewalk vomit.
Well, insofar as we should care what anyone has to say about a TV show with a deceptively small viewership, yes. We should. Gordon is, after all, a feminist icon to legions of women, and a measured adult with a track record of not behaving like an idiot. Which is more than a lot of people inserting themselves into the conversation about Girls can say.
Way back in 2002, brothers Scott and Daniel Stedman returned to the United States after a stint in Paris. They brought back with them an idea, based on a French publication called Pariscope, for a free, digest-sized biweekly listings guide that they hoped would become integral to the lives of young New Yorkers looking for things to do. A small staff was assembled, a name was agreed on—a name, it must be said, that would guarantee constant confusion, even ten years down the road (Oh, you mean Elle, like, the fashion magazine? Ah, yes, of course… The L Word, HBO's popular show about lesbians in Los Angeles). A year or so later, on April 3 of 2003, the first issue of The L Magazine hit the streets, in pristine orange boxes that would just days later be covered in stickers and graffiti like all the others in the lineup: The Village Voice, The New York Press, uh… The New York Sports Express. It hurt to see them vandalized, but it also felt a little bit like like a badge of honor, like we'd officially arrived.
Well, technically, your "CupidWithFriends" profile, which is conveniently designed to look almost identical to that other, more famous Cupid-oriented dating site, right down to the font. But weird, subtle copyright infringement isn't the point here. The point, actually, is that your friends are likely monsters. Monsters who never, ever want you to find love.
I mean, obviously she's not naked in Playboy. What would be the point of that? We can all see her naked every week for free on the tv. Well, not for free. HBO is super expensive. But so, no, Lena Dunham isn't naked in Playboy. Or at least she's not physically naked. But she kind of bares her soul. Well, kind of. She answers their 20 questions anyway, which is a feature that gave us all those great John Mayer quotes from a few years back, remember? Where he said he had a white supremacist dick? That was great. So, let's find out about Lena Dunham and whether or not any parts of her lean toward white supremacism!
Why? Because I'm pale, embittered, and still in my office, while everyone I know is Instagramming pictures of pool parties and free beer? Well, yes, obviously. You guys spent the morning day drinking in the sun, I spent it on a train full of jerks who wouldn't even get their fat, terrible bodies out of the way to let me off at my stop. But also, in a slow news week when everyone is out of town and partying without me, the totally monotonous use of social media really adds insult to injury.
Maybe it's to push back against those fake canine plastic surgery ads in the subway, or maybe it's just because he's a hip, modern guy.
Whether you're super into it or bury your emotions in pharmaceuticals in order to cope with it, we are officially living in the future. Ipso facto, Twitter! People love to use that thing during big, relevant public events like the Academy Awards. It's like they don't know we all die alone regardless, or something!
Anyway, while some people correctly spent time complaining about Seth MacFarlane and others offering armchair commentary on dresses and things, lots of other people on Twitter got pretty weird. And weird in sort of unexpected ways! In all honesty, seeing people barrage social media with a bunch of inappropriate updates was one of the night's bigger highlights once the show got boring, which was early on. So, here is a slice of humanity in 2013. Make of it what you will.
No, silly, "none of them" isn't an option! You are required to a pick side here, because this? This is important. So, where do you allegiances lie? With "Mark McGrath & Friends," or with Matchbox 20 and their just-announced cruise?
You know, not to compare everything to Girls, but here, it actually does seem kind of apt. East Willy-B, a Kickstarter-funded web series premiering its second season on March 20th, does, after all, revolve around a group of young people who live in Brooklyn, are actually from Brooklyn, are not exclusively white, and are actively pretty concerned about social forces outside of themselves.
Or, per a description in one of their Kickstarter videos, it's "a Latino-based hipster invasion gentrification comedy." Which, you know, is a mouthful, but it also makes sense.
If there's one thing social media is good for, it's definitely not "staying connected with friends and loved ones." Nope. It's systematically learning every single thing about yourself that is uncool and insufficient, and trying, through artful self-representation, to fix it. Fun, right?
elvis costello perfomance link (the published one here is not working) http://videos.mediaite.com/video/Elvis-Costello-Radio-Radio-1977
I need a sweet baby
Here's another good drinking song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1CULMYgUfc