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Onur Tukel On His Bushwick Vampire Comedy Featuring Alex Karpovsky of Girls

One of the buzzed about movies at the Tribeca Film Festival this season is Bushwick filmmaker Onur Tukel’s Summer of Blood, a vampire mumblecore rom com that Vulture describes as “what might happen if Woody Allen and Lena Dunham found themselves collaborating on a Roger Corman movie.” The Dunham comparison is apt: Tukel co-starred in Alex Karpovsky’s Red Flag and now Karpovksy (Ray from Girls) appears in Tukel’s movie, as an office drone who watches his neurotic, lazy manchild of a co-worker descend into insatiable blood lust.
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Natasha Lyonne and the Broad City Girls Talked Lou Reed, Hangovers and Pocket Pussies

Lyonne, Glazer, and Jacobson (Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Lyonne, Glazer, and Jacobson (Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Last night Kevin Corrigan interviewed three stars who’ve each completed a very successful first season on TV (or Netflix). Seems he’s hoping their good fortune will bode well for The Talk Show Series–last night’s event at Over the Eight in Williamsburg was recorded as a prospective pilot.
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Don’t Call Him a Pick-Up Artist, But This Man Will Help You ‘Live Like a Stud’

(Photo courtesy of Anthony Recenello)

(Photo courtesy of Anthony Recenello)

Two Anthonies walk into a bar.

The first Anthony – a tall, swarthy man with a thick Russian accent – surveys the packed crowd at Pianos with quiet determination, and walks slowly towards the back of the room.
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Jackpot, Tiger On Their New Album: ‘It’s All Pop, It’s All Music, It’s All Awesome’

unnamed“Caught In Love” by Jackpot, Tiger is a humorous, if slightly cautionary, tale of lust gone wrong. Highlighted by a ’60s-style chorus, buoyant melodies, and a thoroughly desperate protagonist, the single fully represents what the band does so well: straight-up pop music.
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Thurston Moore and Anne Waldman Talked William Burroughs, Then Jammed

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So how did Thurston Moore and Anne Waldman observe the centenary of William S. Burroughs last night at The Stone?

If you guessed that Waldman, a preeminent poet prone to fiery performances, read/chanted from Burroughs’s work while Moore (with his brother Gene also on guitar) did his best impression of a guitarist high on “black meat,” you’re correct.
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Bushwick Bodega Worker Killed; Bay Ridge the New Williamsburg?

Brooklyn Brewery, Williamsburg, Rolling Out The Barrels

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Yesterday morning a 52-year-old father of 13 was shot and killed while working behind the bodega counter at 427 Central Avenue in Bushwick. No one has been arrested. [NY Post]

With DNA Info wondering, “Is Bay Ridge the new Williamsburg?”, Free Williamsburg compiles a list of every city or neighborhood that has achieved new Williamsburg or new Brooklyn status. [Free Williamsburg]

Drinksmith Thomas Waugh talked about the cocktails he has planned for the Ludlow Hotel’s new restaurant, Dirty French, on the Lower East Side. [Grub Street] Keep Reading »

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The Brooklyn Artists Ball Had It All: Crocheted Skulls, Foam Butts, and Padma

Olek's table (All photos by Liz Ligon unless noted)

Olek's table (All photos by Liz Ligon unless noted)

Chuck Close and Jenny Holzer

Chuck Close and Jenny Holzer

Olek's table

Olek's table

Marc Schiller and Sarah Schiller

Marc Schiller and Sarah Schiller

Nina Katchadourian's table

Nina Katchadourian's table

Dean Winters and Padma Lakshmi (Photo: Elena Olivo)

Dean Winters and Padma Lakshmi (Photo: Elena Olivo)

Oliver Clegg's table

Oliver Clegg's table

Steven Harrington and Olek

Steven Harrington and Olek

Adam Parker Smith's table

Adam Parker Smith's table

LE1f performs

LE1f performs

Amirah Kassem of  Flour Shop (Photo: Elena Olivo)

Amirah Kassem of Flour Shop (Photo: Elena Olivo)

Ghost of a Dream's table (Photo: Elena Olivo)

Ghost of a Dream's table (Photo: Elena Olivo)

Ghost of a Dream's table

Ghost of a Dream's table

Adam Eckstrom of Ghost of a Dream with Paul Outlaw Jen Catron of Catron and Outlaw

Adam Eckstrom of Ghost of a Dream with Paul Outlaw Jen Catron of Catron and Outlaw

Orly Genger's table

Orly Genger's table

Sweatshoppe (Photo: Elena Olivo)

Sweatshoppe (Photo: Elena Olivo)

Brooklyn Museum (Photo: Elena Olivo)

Brooklyn Museum (Photo: Elena Olivo)

Olek's table (All photos by Liz Ligon unless noted)Chuck Close and Jenny HolzerOlek's tableMarc Schiller and Sarah SchillerNina Katchadourian's tableDean Winters and Padma Lakshmi (Photo: Elena Olivo)Oliver Clegg's tableSteven Harrington and OlekAdam Parker Smith's tableLE1f performsAmirah Kassem of  Flour Shop (Photo: Elena Olivo)Ghost of a Dream's table (Photo: Elena Olivo)Ghost of a Dream's tableAdam Eckstrom of Ghost of a Dream with Paul Outlaw Jen Catron of Catron and OutlawOrly Genger's tableSweatshoppe (Photo: Elena Olivo)Brooklyn Museum (Photo: Elena Olivo)

“Doesn’t every day celebrate Brooklyn artists?” joked Manhattan-based artist John Gordon Gould at yesterday evening’s Brooklyn Artist Ball. Be that as it may, the decadent event truly put Brooklyn artists front and center (those that were invited, anyway), showcasing their works as table displays and decorations at the Brooklyn Museum.
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Greenpoint Gets a Hip Kids Clothier That’ll Soon Be Designing For Adults

(Photo: Courtesy of Wovenplay)

(Photos courtesy of Wovenplay)

Man, Greenpoint kids are the coolest. First they get Flying Squirrel, then the place with that giant Gummi Bear chandelier, and now this: a children’s clothier specializing in “creative couture for the every day artist and adventurer” (#littlehipsters) is coming to the quiet nook where Achilles Heel was the only sign of life.
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Clayton Patterson Had a Farewell Show: Is It Really Goodbye For the LES Legend?

Word that Clayton Patterson was leaving the Lower East Side for Austria really rattled those who considered him the neighborhood’s “last bohemian,” as the Times headline dubbed him. Could the man who documented the Tompkins Square Park riots and the underground scenes of the ’80s and ’90s East Village, founded a gallery of “outlaw art,” and edited epic histories of LES radicalism, filmmaking and Jewish culture really be leaving the hood whose denizens he’s photographed religiously? We, for one, had to find out.
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Where to Find Kevin Corrigan Before He Chats Up the Broad City Girls Tonight

Maybe you don’t recognize Kevin Corrigan’s name, but when you see his face and hear that Bronx accent, you realize, “Oh, yeah. That guy. I LOVE that guy.” He’s been in countless movies you like: GoodfellasPineapple ExpressSuperbadThe Departed. On TV, he’s known for FringeDamages, and The Mentalist.
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