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Brooklyn Poet Wins A House In Detroit. Yep, A House.

Casey Rocheteau in 2013 (Photo: Thomas Sayers Ellis)

Casey Rocheteau in 2013 (Photo: Thomas Sayers Ellis)

When Brooklyn-based poet Casey Rocheteau first heard about Write A House Detroit, a unique writer-in-residence program that awards selected writers with a permanent home in Detroit, she didn’t know what to think. “I wasn’t necessarily convinced that I should apply right away,” she said. But when Airea D. Matthews , a Detroit-based poet, posted a status on Facebook encouraging other poets to apply to the program, Rocheteau says she was convinced. “I applied, of course, with no expectation of actually getting it,” she said. “I just thought it seemed like a really fantastic and interesting idea.”
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Millennials Before The Millennium, A Master Of Forgery, and Murderous Tweens

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Terry Gilliam returns with another Dystopian Sci-Fi thriller, the third installment in a series that began with Brazil and followed with 12 Monkeys. Qohen Leth (Christropher Waltz) is an eccentric computer programmer who works for an ominous and shadowy entity known simply as Management, but finds himself in the midst of an existentialist crisis, trapped in a new world order that leaves no room for individual expression.
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Stephin Merritt, Al Jaffee, Simon Rich Got Grilled; Tom Colicchio Got Grilled Cheesed

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Last night at Joe’s Pub, Catie Lazarus bestowed “Employee of the Month” honors — while taping her podcast of the same name — on humorist Simon Rich, musician Stephin Merritt, Mad magazine legend Al Jaffee, and Top Chef host Tom Colicchio, who was literally forced to admit that he preferred another restaurant’s grilled cheese to his own.
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Watch These Acclaimed Cat Videos, Then See a Bunch More Live

You mean you weren’t in Los Angeles on Wednesday for The Friskies, the self-described “Oscars of cat video awards”? (Yes, this actually exists.) Don’t worry, we’ve embedded the winning videos right here. And rest assured, next month you’ll have a chance to watch yet more adorbs cat vids along with fellow felinophiles at the Internet Cat Video Film Festival (yes, this exists, too.)
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Burglaries Up in Bushwick; Cotton-Candy Cone at Oddfellows

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During the first eight months of 2014, there were 313 burglaries in Bushwick—up 39 percent from the same span a year ago—which police partly attribute to thieves stealing new appliances from numerous construction sites. [DNA Info]

Permits were filed for three new apartment buildings on Commercial Street in Greenpoint (30 stories, 40 stories, and six stories, respectively). [Brownstoner]

Today OddFellows Ice Cream Co.‘s Williamsburg location will start selling this cotton-candy cone. [Grub Street]

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LIVE: Editors From Vice News, Buzzfeed and Mashable Talk Global Journalism

As promised, we’re coming to you live from 20 Cooper Square with a panel discussion that asks: “What in the world are Buzzfeed, Mashable, and VICE News up to as they expand their international coverage?” Tune in at 6:30 p.m. as Amy O’Leary of the New York Times innovation team speaks to Jason Mojica (Editor in Chief of VICE News, center), Louise Roug (Global News Editor at Mashable, left) and Miriam Elder (Foreign Editor at Buzzfeed, right).

If you’re unable to join us live, the talk will be archived here later.

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Steampunk Replaces Satanism On Clinton Street, But the Goat Heads Stay

Blue Bayer's Goat Ring.

Blue Bayer’s Goat Ring.

It’s been a hot minute since JJ Brine moved Vector Gallery, or the Official Art Gallery of Satan, from Clinton Street to the southern reaches of the Lower East Side after the landlord broke his deal with the devil and leased the place to another tenant.
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Broad City, Michael Che and Other Stand-Ups Sit Down For Some Conversation

Michael Che (Photo: Phil Provencio)

Michael Che (Photo: Phil Provencio)

Some of your fave comedians are taking part in some scintillating convos. No, seriously.
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Esme Brings Tap Cocktails and Outdoor Dining to Greenpoint

Owner Nathan Ricke behind the bar. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Owner Nathan Ricke behind the bar. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

“How’d you find out about us?” Brandon Chamberlain wondered. After all, the new restaurant he owns along with Matt and Nathan Ricke (with whom he also shares a bar in Williamsburg, The Exley) had its soft opening on Tuesday with little fanfare.
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