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Fiona Apple’s Baddest Video, ‘Criminal’ Turns 20 and Gets a Queer Tribute

If you were even a slightly sentient being in the ’90s, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you can sing along with most or maybe even all of Fiona Apple’s “Criminal”– it’s the kind of song that sticks with you forever, with its piano bang-bangs, a sing-along ready chorus that swings from shrill highs to lowest lows. The song even shares its opening line (“I’ve been a bad, bad girl”) with an old prison blues song. We’re a long way from 1996, when “Criminal,” Apple’s hit single and award-winning music video dropped (20 years ago, almost to the date), but it still vibrates with the same fiery angst, tight-fisted rebellion and, yes, youthful sexual energy the day that it premiered.

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Line Up to Get Your Slab Poked at Meattt, Bushwick’s Freshest Tattoo Shop

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Marina Heintze at her Bushwick tattoo shop, MEATTT, Inc. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Another tattoo shop. In Bushwick. Next to an esoteric record shop. OK… you might be thinking. But your attention please, because the mind of Marina Heintze, bled out of her ears and solidified in tattoo parlor form, is anything but the embodiment of that triangle tattoo you’ve seen on everyone and her sister since Miley Cyrus revealed that anyone, so long as they’ve got a sewing needle, some India ink, and a bottle of vodka, can permanently press ink into skin.

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‘Break Open Your Sexy Side’ at Brooklyn’s New Pole Dancing School

Sally Sutton, owner of Brooklyn Pole Dance Studio (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Sally Sutton, owner of Brooklyn Pole Dance Studio (Photo: Nicole Disser)

“I’ve seen it all,” says Sally Sutton. “Every type of venue, from topless, to nude, to burlesque, to bikini, pole, every level of every club in six different states.” Over the course of two decades, her career took her “from a girl to a woman,” and now she wants to do the same for her clients at the Brooklyn Pole Dance Studio.
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Not Enough Lena On Wythe Ave Today, Too Many Lenas On Stage Next Month

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photo: Kirsten O’Regan)

We didn’t spot Lena Dunham when Girls filmed at Café Mogador in Williamsburg this morning — though, as you can (barely) see above, we did spot Zosia Mamet wearing a cute blue-and-white printed dress and Ugg boots, her hair newly shorn into a bob.
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10 Funny Things Allison Williams Said at the Apple Store Last Night

(Photo: Natalie Weber)

(Photo: Natalie Weber)

Girls star Allison Williams did not come in character to her Q&A last night at Soho’s Apple Store. While we regretted the missed opportunity for a Marnie TED Talk, Williams was lovely — in a blousy, pink patterned dress, with black tights and heels — and her conversation with Harper’s BAZAAR executive editor Laura Brown was as silly as we could have hoped for. These were Williams’s best quips.
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What Marnie From Girls Might Talk About at the Apple Store Tonight

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Is Marnie Michaels embracing her unsolicited Internet fame? Tonight at 6 p.m. Girls star Allison Williams will be at Soho’s Apple Store to promote season three. On everyone’s mind: Marnie’s music video, which debuted in Sunday’s episode. If we know Marnie Marie Michaels, she’ll be giving some sort of small-scale TED Talk. A title has not been announced, but we took a few guesses.
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Here’s How Hannah’s Neighbors Feel About the New Season of Girls

(Photo: Amy Lombard)

(Photos by Amy Lombard)

If the streets of the East Village seemed eerily deserted last night, it’s because everyone was packed into Professor Thom’s to watch the season premiere of (cue Santigold riff) GIRLS. And over in Greenpoint — at Alex “Ray” Karpovsky’s favorite bar, Greenpoint Heights — the audience was equally rapt. That’s where we chatted up 15 of Hannah Horvath’s neighbors to find out what they thought of the first episodes, and what they’re looking forward to this season.
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