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Leo Fitzpatrick Has a Timely Message For the World’s Pinheads

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Leo Fitzpatrick, the Lower East Side actor who played a street kid in Kids and, hilariously, a street adult in the Broad City finale, just created a pin that’ll strike a chord with anyone who saw the terrifying documentary Among the Believers at Tribeca Film Festival this week (or, for that matter, anyone who’s read the news lately). The “NO GODS, NO WARS” pin, a collaboration with Sin Amor, is one in a series of five that are now going for $20 each at The Gift Shop. The art-object store was launched last month by Alldayeveryday (who did The Newsstand at the Lorimer stop) in conjunction with Red Bull Studios, where it’s located.

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Watch Monty Python Reunite For Tribeca Film Fest (Plus: Their Best Zingers)

The last remaining members of Monty Python (left to right, above: Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, John Cleese and Michael Palin) funny walked into a rollicking press conference this afternoon to kick off this weekend’s Monty Python Celebration at Tribeca Film Festival, which will feature screenings of Holy Grail, Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life, and – most exciting – the premiere of a new documentary, Monty Python: The Meaning of Live, about their stage shows.

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Will Anyone Save This Mural By Legendary Grove Press Publisher Barney Rosset?

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

Time is running out to save a mural painted by literary trailblazer Barney Rosset on the living room wall of his East Village apartment. Best known as the provocative publisher of Grove Press who introduced U.S. readers to authors like Samuel Beckett and waged court battles to release books by D.H. Lawrence, Henry Miller and William Burroughs, Rosset lived on Fourth Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets, with his wife Astrid Meyers Rosset for nearly 30 years. Now the building has been sold and his widow, along with a team of supporters, has until June 30 to raise funds to extract the living room wall. Once the mural, which is the subject of a forthcoming documentary, is removed, it will need to find a home.

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If NYC Is a Girl, Public Access TV’s John Eatherly’s Probably Feeling Hurt

Public Access TV (Photo courtesy of Terrible Records)

Public Access TV (Photo courtesy of Chad Moore)

John Eatherly has been doing the music thing for a while, having dropped out of high school at 17 to pursue music. “I’ve played in a lot of different bands over the years,” he explained. But Public Access TV seems to be his most focused effort to date. The band has just dropped their first proper release in the United States, Public Access EP on Terrible Records, and Eatherly’s not just songwriting, he’s also spotlighted as the lead vocals and guitars. The fact that Public Access TV really sees Eatherly coming into his own probably has something to do with the fact that he’s supremely close with all the other band members. In fact, three of four members (all except for the drummer) lived together in an East Village apartment. New York’s always been somewhat tough, Eatherly admits, but when their apartment burned down in the East Village fire last month, he realized things could always be harder.

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How the ‘Man in a Cube’ Video Got Made; Tenement Museum Launches Fundraiser

Above, go behind the scenes of the making of Man in a Cube, a stunt about a man who pretended to call the Astor Place Cube his casa. [Curbed NY]

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum launched a fundraiser to help repair the Orchard Street building’s infrastructure. [Bowery Boogie]

Next week Evolve Health + Wellness will open in the ground-level space at 36 Rivington Street. [Bowery Boogie]

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Week in Film: Ryan Gosling Tries to Direct and Punks in Escobar-Era Colombia

Welcome back to another week of exciting film picks by us. Again, you ask? Yes, again. Relentless? Perhaps. Hint: it will never end. So get used to this undeniable brilliance mixed with essential despair because based on what the stars are telling me, this will never subside. That is unless of course Waka Flocka Flame actually does win the Presidency. In that case, the revolution will have come and gone and only a perfect utopia will remain. At that point I can’t make any promises. Until then, we have each other.

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This Guy Committed a LES Gallery Heist (But Didn’t Take Any Art), Police Say

The security footage above shows a man trying to get into an art gallery at 153 Stanton Street this past Sunday night. He eventually succeeded in breaking in and took some electronics and a bike, the police say.

The gallery’s owner, who asked that we not use his name or that of the gallery, didn’t paint a pretty picture of the scene: he told us that after the hooded hoodlum “crashed through the door” he helped himself to two computers and a bike, making off with some $2,000 in goods. But the heist was a “sloppy attempt” given that he could’ve also pinched some projectors, cameras, and art.

If you recognize this artful dodger, give the folks at the 7th Precinct a call.

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Girls at Tribeca: Zosia Mamet in Bleeding Heart vs. Adam Driver in Hungry Hearts

Zosia Mamet in Bleeding Heart.

Zosia Mamet in Bleeding Heart.

If you’re going through Girls withdrawal (it’s been almost a month since the season ended), the Tribeca Film Festival has just the methadone you’re looking for. Not only do a couple of the show’s producers appear in Very Semi-Serious and Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead (Bruce Eric Kaplan is also a New Yorker cartoonist and Judd Apatow is a National Lampoon fan) but Adam Driver and Zosia Mamet are the leads in Hungry Hearts and Bleeding Heart, respectively. Both are dark psychological thrillers in which the characters get caught up with a deeply disturbed romantic partner and run to their parents for help. Spoiler alert: neither of these films end well. But are either of them heart-worthy?

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Greenpoint Surf Shop Making Waves, Breaking Into the NYC Surf Scene

From left: Jeff Schroeder and Christopher Williams (Photo: Nicole Disser)

From left: Jeff Schroeder and Christopher Williams (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Shaking hands with Chris Williams and Jeff Schroeder immediately made me feel not only very un-tan but also very un-rad. The two friends recently moved from California and have opened up Union Surfboards in their new neighborhood, Greenpoint. We met inside their studio that’s just big enough to sand off a board and drink a few beers in the process. The place is dusty, but in a clean beachy sort of way and is by no means a faddy showroom– it’s a real workshop. As we spoke, Williams, despite having a broken hand, would compulsively polish one of the boards propped up on a saw horse.

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