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Is ‘Bushwick Girl’ Destined to Be the Next ‘Brooklyn Girls’?

"Bushwick Girl" opens with a nod to the L Train. (Photo: Chuck)

“Bushwick Girl” opens with a nod to the L Train. (Photo: Chuck)

After people spent last summer hating on Catey Shaw’s “Brooklyn Girls,” it’s a bold move to put out a song combining the word “Girl” with anything Brooklyn related. But this coming Monday that’s exactly what CHUCK will be doing. “Bushwick Girl,” which is part of his forthcoming album Happy New Years Babe, is his own ode to that particular type of early-twenties lark who… well, we’ll just quote the song’s beginning.
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‘This Is About the Shadow’: My Emotional Healing Session With a Hoodoo Shaman

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A selection of Khi Armand’s tools (Photo: Angelica Frey)

The room, a sunlit study in Sunset Park, was filled to capacity with bottles of oil and herbs. Altars of La Virgen de Guadalupe, Santa Muerte, and St. Cyprian each had a glass of water, for clarity. Not San Simón, though: next to his statue was a shot of Bacardi.
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#AnnieHall Brings Woody Allen’s Classic Into the Internet Age

J.P. Porter — the hero of #AnnieHall, a new homage to Woody Allen’s classic, essential love letter to New York City — is a rather sassy guy who likes to talk. Admittedly, it’s mostly jabber fueled by neurotic preoccupations that belie an unshaken confidence, but it’s entertaining stuff. Hence his success with women nearly half his age. J.P. is too narcissistic to be considered a depressive, but he would definitely agree with Alvy Singer’s sentiment that life is “full of loneliness and misery and suffering and unhappiness and it’s all over much too quickly.”
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This Week In Film: Vampire Giggles, Larry Clark Is Back (Sort Of), And Spanking New Cronenberg

It’s Awards Season. Apparently. Which means we here at Reel Psyched are staying as far, far away from TV screens as is possible in this day and age, lest we’re tricked into watching the fashion police spew racist crap or pop stars we were 100 percent sure were dead until now jiggle impossibly across some seizure-inducing nightmare of a stage set. It’s all so demonic when you think about it, really. And all of this disturbing spectacle is in the name of… movies? Like, how? Rather than watch perfectly white teeth teetering on top of high heels, fight back against all the inanity and celebrate the movies for reals.
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NYC Porn Film Fest Begins; Bye Bye, Benny’s Burritos

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The city closed Lower East Side lounge and taqueria Los Feliz on Wednesday night following a police raid due to numerous neighborhood complaints. [Bowery Boogie]

British model Lily Cole sold her 625-square-foot Nolita apartment for $920K. [NY Daily News]

Today the first-ever NYC Porn Film Festival begins at Secret Project Robot in Bushwick. A three-day weekend pass is, obviously, $69.

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Developing Story: Bushwick Community Darkroom Finds Bigger Digs

Bushwick Community Darkroom previews its massive new space (Photo: Scott Nyerges)

Bushwick Community Darkroom previews its massive new space (Photo: Scott Nyerges)

Back in 2011, Lucia Rollow set up a small darkroom in the basement of her Bushwick apartment where she could process black-and-white film. Analogue photography isn’t a cheap undertaking– chemicals, photo paper, equipment, and running water can quickly become expensive. Eventually, she invited in other photographers and film hobbyists she knew around the neighborhood and ended up opening Brooklyn’s only community darkroom.
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Ryan Raftery Plays Anna Wintour ‘From the Waist Up’ in a One-Man Musical

Ryan Raftery is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion (Photo: Eva Sakellarides)

He’s She. He’s Anna.

Ryan Raftery’s pop-inspired one-man musical is a sassy, highly exaggerated take on the revered ice queen of fashion, Anna Wintour. Framing the show around Vogue‘s controversial “Kimye” cover, he takes the audience through a comical yet humanizing and emotional journey anticipating what seems like Anna’s looming dismissal from Condé Nast.
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New Round of Tenement Talks: Richard Price, Andrew Kuo and More

Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 12.08.03 PMThe Tenement Museum just unveiled the schedule for the upcoming season of Tenement Talks, its excellent series of readings, lectures, and panel discussions. We’re especially excited about Richard Price, who recently chatted with Vulture about his new urban thriller, The Whites. Read on for the entire schedule of taks, all of which go down at the museum’s Visitor Center at 103 Orchard Street.
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Watch Kim Gordon’s Entire Appearance at the Strand

Kim Gordon week continues here on Bedford + Bowery. Yesterday we shared some choice quotes from her appearance at the Strand, including her comment about the whole Lana Del Rey hoopla and her thoughts about whether a marriage can work between two artists (plus some fun stories about songs like “Swimsuit Issue” and “Kool Thing”). The bookstore has now posted video of her chat with Elissa Schappell and you should check it out if only for the hilarious moment, at 46:40, where Kim hilariously shuts down someone in the back who yells out the inevitable question, “Is Sonic Youth ever going to reunite?”