Wednesday marked the second night of SummerScreen, and we're pleased to say it was one of our biggest nights yet. We started the evening with a set from local indie heroes Oberhofer, along with Lodro and Bueno, and once the sun set, Pee Wee's Big Adventure was up on the big screen. Re-live the bicycle-related intrigue and, of course, the outfits with the photos after the jump. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this one of our biggest nights yet, and we'll see you next week for The Craft!
For the complete SummerScreen schedule, click here. To cast your vote for the final film of the summer, click here. This year, you can choose from Mallrats, The Neverending Story, High Fidelity, The Breakfast Club, The Big Lebowski, Heathers and Scream. Make your voice heard!
We held the title as recently as January—we'd be remiss not to thank Dunkin' Donuts and crispy things at Chili's for serving honorably over the years—but even with them by our side, a new UN study asserts that about 70 percent of Mexican adults are overweight while childhood obesity in the country has tripled over the decade, stealing the spotlight from us and our damn juice cleanses.
With episodes posted daily, @Summer Break paints an intimate portrait of the lives of these six teenagers as they fight, break up, make up and more, all while trying their hardest to make their last summer together the best they’ve ever had. Lena is struggling with her dad’s illness while trying to maintain her relationship with her best friend Clara. Ray is navigating the ins and outs of his first long distance relationship. And Zaq and Kostas try not to let romance get in the way of their close friendship. @Summer Break gives viewers a rare look into the lives of a tight knit group of real American teens on the cusp of adulthood. Follow them every day through the fall to see where things end for these six friends. You'll find a preview of @Summer Break after the jump.
Want to keep up with the @Summer Break cast? Click here to follow them on Twitter. And be sure to catch new episdoes every day on the @Summer Break Tumblr; you'll find weekly roundups there every Sunday, too.
Maybe not a huge surprise, given Brooklyn's dubious distinction as the epicenter of stop and frisk, but still, not really news anyone should be thrilled about: according to a new study from the ACLU, not only does Brooklyn lead the nation far and away in arrests for marijuana possession, but in a consistent pattern of racial bias: when it comes to pot charges, data indicates that in both Brooklyn and Manhattan, roughly 9 black people are arrested for everyone 1 white person. Oof.
The countdown to the Northside Festival has officially begun! In less than 30 days, more than 350 bands will descend on Williamsburg and Greenpoint for four long days and even longer nights. But here at Northside HQ, there's no rest for the weary. We're still adding bands to the lineup, and are pleased to announce that come June 13-16, Northside Music will host (among many others) Chance the Rapper, A Place to Bury Strangers, Bleached, Weekend, Ratking, Light Asylum, Young Magic, Wild Cub, Suuns, Alex Bleeker & the Freaks, KEN mode, Twin Peaks, Team Ghost, The Jazz Butcher, Texas Bob Juarez & Mike Stone (of Television Personalities), Body/Head (feat. Kim Gordon & Bill Nace), Young Magic and Majical Cloudz. They'll be joining the likes of The Walkmen, Solange, the reformation of Greg Ginn’s iconic band Black Flag (featuring Jealous Again-era vocalist Ron Reyes), WHY?, Iceage, Mac DeMarco, Swans, Lambchop, Born Ruffians, Merchandise, Rhys Chatham & Oneida, The Gories, Subhumans, Peanut Butter Wolf, Widowspeak and a whole lot more. Over 350 total, to be precise.
Still haven't gotten a badge? Click here to pick one up for a cool $80. And for a look at the Northside Music lineup so far, click here. We'll be adding bands to the lineup until the very last minute, so follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to keep up with all of the latest Northside Festival news. See you all so, so soon.
As the lone L Magazine staffer who doesn't really understand or care about hockey, things can get a little lonely when talk turns to the Islanders. Like, "Oh, yeah, remember how nobody liked them, because hockey's a Canadian sport, and the stadium they play in sucks? Or is just sort of out of the way? Lol?" I have no fucking idea. But now. Now! Something is going on with this team that I find noteworthy.
Oh, man. If there's anything I trust less than pretty much all modes of organized religion, it's organized religion that tries to pull off any kind of "hipster" re-branding. Ugggh. It would be impossible to write about it any kind of way that's even a little bit measured, if these posters of hipster Jesus in Converse weren't also just kind of insane and funny to think about for 30-60 seconds of your day.
Earlier this week, the city rolled out its latest "terrifying health consequences" PSAs, this time warning against the dangers of excess sodium intake. Sure, they mention the possibilities of salt-related strokes and heart attacks using words, but, in an uncharacteristic move, there are no graphic, impossible-to-scrub-from-the-memory images to go along with them.
Looks like we spoke to soon about the possibility of decriminalization happening within the week, in spite of widespread public support, and backing from both Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg. State lawmakers passed the budget, but without any update to the laws that categorize open-view marijuana as a misdemeanor, rather than a simple violation.
We all need to figure out more ways to cut costs these days. Things are expensive and most of us don't have all that much money. But how can we figure out the best ways to save? Which corners should we cut exactly? I mean, I have my own tips for saving money, just like I have tips for spring cleaning (seriously, is there anything I don't know how to do? yes, so much in fact), but I am also the kind of person who spends $8 on grilled cheese sandwiches on a regular basis because they're just so good. Also, because I have no self-control. So perhaps instead of turning to me for advice, we'd all be better off if I turned to someone else for advice and then culled that advice in a pleasant-to-read format and then released it to you where it could do some good? Sure! Why not, right?
State lawmakers are hunkered down in Albany this week trying to finalize a new state budget, which is pretty run of the mill, as these things go. Some of the details are boring and some — like the potential boost of state minimum wage to $9 per hour — are pretty fascinating and important. What's really hanging in the balance though, is an easing up of state law as it applies to weed possession.
There are all sorts of controversial posters hanging in subway stations and, of course, subways themselves. There are warnings about the perils of teen pregnancy, graphic depictions of how much fat is in each cup of soda that you drink, before and after shots of fungus-afflicted feet, and, perhaps most egregious of all, the banal selections on the "Poetry in Motion" posters. But now, if Queens city councilman Peter Vallone gets his way, there will soon be a new addition to the art that graces the subways. A subway pervert wall of shame! Hm.
Not just because it could end super badly. It's really because driving a cab is a rough gig with an often-narrow profit margin, and, think about it. If you're taking a cab, it can mean a lot of things: that you're lazy, running late, carrying too much crap to take on the train, carrying too many substances in your body to take it on the train, trying to get someone home faster in order to initiate sex, trying to get yourself home faster in order to initiate sleep. Whatever the case may be, your life is in your cab driver's hands, however briefly.
This just convinces me even further how repellent BDSM is. You must be mentally ill…
elvis costello perfomance link (the published one here is not working) http://videos.mediaite.com/video/Elvis-Costello-Radio-Radio-1977
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