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Lena Dunham and Other Women Producers On Why ‘This Is Our Moment to Seize’

Join us LIVE as America Ferrera talks to Girls creators Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner at #Tribeca2017!

Posted by Tribeca on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

At the Tribeca Film Festival this year, female directors made up about one third of the program and took the fest’s top three awards. Debut features included The Boy Downstairs, a rom-com by Stophie Brooks starring Zosia Mamet of Girls, and My Art, a meta drama by Laurie Simmons, featuring a brief appearance by the artist’s daughter, Lena Dunham.

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Tribeca Talks Lineup: Bruce Springsteen, Lena Dunham, Noah Baumbach, and More

The Tribeca Film Festival unveiled its lineup a few weeks ago, and now comes the second big reveal: the lineup of Tribeca Talks, which last year featured J.J. Abrams and Francis Ford Coppola, among others. If you couldn’t bring yourself to shell out $1,000 to see Bruce Springsteen on his book tour, well, good news: You’ll have a chance to see him for a smidge less ($40) when tickets for his talk with America’s other sweetheart, Tom Hanks, go on sale tomorrow, March 21, at Tribeca’s site. The convo will happen April 28 at the Beacon Theatre.

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Manhattan Inn Says Goodbye; Lena Dunham Gets Odeon Tattoo

To say sayonara to Greenpoint after seven years, The Manhattan Inn‘s concerts will be admission-free through November 13. [DNA Info]

According to real estate site StreetEasy, 68 percent of New York City dwellers who relocated last year sought out cheaper nabes. [Buzz Buzz Home]

New tenants are being courted for the Second Avenue building currently housing the Ukrainian Sports Club. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Katz’s Deli Expands to Brooklyn; Lena Dunham’s New Show

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

New mural by Dasic Fernandez on St. Marks. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Yesterday morning a 37-year-old woman died after being crushed by a semi truck near the border of Bushwick and Bed-Stuy. [Patch]

Thursday night a Greenpoint man was attacked and robbed by two assailants outside his Freeman Street residence. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Two thieves stole Apple products and camera equipment from a Thames Street apartment in Williamsburg one week ago. [The Brooklyn Paper]

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What Would Make Someone Say ‘I Want to Kill Lena Dunham’?

Sure, there’s such a thing as too many Lenas — but, come on: what would drive someone to say, “I want to kill Lena Dunham?”

That’s the provocative title of one of the pop-culture-inspired productions at this year’s Fringe Festival. The ominous threat serves as a canary in the coalmine of modern American culture — an attempt at an artistic antidote to the whimsical Williamsburg of Dunham’s Girls.

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9 Pop Culture Homages at Fringe Festival, From Lena Dunham to Patrick Bateman

Baby Hubris (photo: babyhubris.com)

Jacqui Rêgo (Photo by Bailey Carr)

Next week thousands of theater patrons will once again descend on Lower Manhattan for the 19th annual NYC Fringe Festival. “Fringe theater” usually denotes plays located on the edge of something (the mainstream, the city, a performer’s sanity). With 200 shows on offer, several seem to occupy the fringe between high culture and low, floating somewhere between stage, screen and page. These nine offer you the chance to Kill Dunham, Channel Spock and “Van Gogh Fuck Yourself.”

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Wear This Naked Lena Dunham T-Shirt to Your Girls Finale Party

LENA_TEE_1024x1024Here’s the perfect top to sport at your Girls season finale viewing party next weekend (you know, the one where you eat GQ-approved snacks and see how many pals can squeeze into your tub).

Strand sells this very soft “Lena Dunham Birthday Suit Tee,” ($54.95, by Clashist), depicting the multi-talented mogul-under-30 in various states of undress, including the memorable game of ping-pong she played with Patrick Wilson at his character’s Williamsburg manse. This shirt takes up Strand shelf space alongside another tee that that Lena would definitely endorse (“If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t f*ck them.” –John Waters), plus Clashist’s James Franco ankle socks ($19.95). Not to mention Dunham’s memoir.

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Lena Dunham’s Lowline-Print Dress Fetched $3K at Last Night’s ‘Anti-Gala’

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Spike Jonze and Lena Dunham. The Charlie Chaplin hat was also auctioned off. (Photos courtesy of Andrew Einhorn and Jammi York)

Last time the Lowline threw an “anti-gala” (i.e., a gala but cooler) Adrian Grenier and others raised $30,000 for the proposed underground park. It’s uncertain just how much Lena Dunham and her co-host, the Lower East Side’s own Spike Jonze, raised at a $1,500-a-head dinner last night, but we can tell you this much: not only was Dunham’s Lowline-print dress fetching, but it fetched $3,000 at auction.
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