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Artist Julia Rothman Informs Us That We Have a Local Troll Museum

Drawings by Julia Rothman/Courtesy of Chronicle Books

Drawings by Julia Rothman/Photos courtesy of Chronicle Books

Around the time of my second birthday, my mom and dad brought me to a kiddie shrink. My favorite activity was lining things up–Cheerios, Easter eggs, trolls dolls–so my parents assumed I had a harrowing case of Baby OCD. Obviously, they were first-time parents. The shrink said there was nothing wrong with me and I was sent home (for now).
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Prove How Cultured You Are by Coming to DenimSkin’s Open Bar Party

This Friday's Denim Skin Party

This Friday’s Denim Skin Party

You know what they say: nothing goes with literature readings quite like an open bar.

This Friday, forthcoming literary and art review DenimSkin is hosting a shindig at The Suffolk featuring readings from the publication’s first issue, live music from Jillian Bordeaux, Milk & Honey and Esta Coda, tasty snacks and an open bar. Guests are invited to bring their own art/words/music to share in between enjoying beverages from an open bar. Did we mention there’s an open bar?!
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How Locals in “Little Ukraine” Are Responding to the Situation in Ukraine

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Maria Shust, Director of The Ukranian Museum (Photo: Mary Reinholz)

When Crimean citizens voted on Sunday to secede from Ukraine and unite with Russia, there was widespread apprehension in ethnic circles within the East Village – sometimes called “Little Ukraine.” Locals worried about an uncertain future for their friends and relatives living in a divided country with historic ties to Russia. Meanwhile, debates continue surrounding whether the vote was even legal.
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We’ve Helped Nitehawk Pick the Top 17 Simpsons Episodes of All-Time

Woo Hoo! Every Monday this March, Nitehawk Cinema will be screening four episodes in its countdown of the 17 best Simpsons episodes of all time (according to Nitehawk, anyway). You can bet the recent episode featuring this Downton Abbey parody didn’t make the cut. Nitehawk’s pick for its #1 Episode screens March 31st, followed by the Simpsons Movie.  Until then, we’ve enlisted the biggest Simpsons fan we know to compile a list of his own. We’ll compare lists at month’s end. 
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Cure Sunday’s Hangover By Drinking Blessed Water at a Full Moon Ceremony

(Photo: Carriage House Birth)

(Photo: Carriage House Birth)

There’s going to be a full moon this Sunday, so naturally women in Brooklyn will be blessing H2O in a sacred bowl, drinking it, and then pouring the remainder into the East River. This Full Moon Water Ceremony will be taking place at Carriage House Birth, Williamsburg’s hippest birth collective (a collective of doulas) owned by Samantha Huggins, Lindsey Bliss and Domino Kirke – daughter of Bad Company’s Simon Kirke, and sister to Girls’ Jemima Kirke.
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Dirck the Norseman Debuts Eight Beers They Love to Drink (And You Will Too)

(Photos: Virginia McLure) Glasses of the Clifford

(Photos: Virginia McLure) Glasses of the Clifford Pilsner at Dirck the Norseman.

So, perhaps you’ve made it to Dirck the Norseman in Greenpoint by now, tasted their pig knuckle, sipped their German beer, admired the murals and thought, This is the life.

It gets better. Yesterday, the people behind Dirck the Norseman, celebrated the coming out into the world (and the bar) of their eight proprietary craft beers, all brewed in-house and the brain-children of Norseman owner Ed Raven and Chris Prout, head brewer.
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Life of a Piformance Artist

Pi Written From Memory, 0-4000. 18" x 24"
Oil on canvas
2013
Pi is used as a pattern on individual plains, echoing the cubist use of lettering and collage. (Photo: Courtesy of the artist)

Pi Written From Memory, 0-4000. 18″ x 24″
Oil on canvas
2013
Pi is used as a pattern on individual plains, echoing the cubist use of lettering and collage. (Photo: Courtesy of the artist)

For approximately π seconds, it seems like Evan Daniel Smith is lost. His dark eyebrows point down towards the almost empty page in front of him while he murmurs to himself. His narrowed eyes focus intently on the sequence of twelve tiny numbers he has etched in black ink: 972177528347. These seemingly random digits have been read aloud to him – a life raft in a sea of numbers. All he knows is this sequence could be anywhere in the first 10,000 digits of pi. Smith taps his pen. The page stares back at him, blankly.
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Corrigan Will Hold Court Again!

Buscemi, Garofolo and Weiner at last month's Corrigan Show.

Buscemi, Garofalo and Weiner at last month’s Corrigan Show.

After orchestrating a historic meeting of the minds between Steve Buscemi, Janeane Garofalo, and Anthony Weiner, actor, musician and occasional Greenpoint activist Kevin Corrigan is bringing his eponymous live talk show back to Over the Eight.
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A Fact-Checking Note for This Bar-Hating Graffitist

Graffiti at 151 Avenue C (Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Graffiti at 151 Avenue C (Photo: Jenna Marotta)

One curmudgeonly graffiti artist is not on board with the watering hole set to open at 151 Avenue C.

The artist should note that Nublu, the bar/experimental music venue taking over this space, previously existed just down the street at 62 Avenue C. The venue, which is a popular haunt for musicians, was forced to temporarily relocate to 1st Avenue back in 2011 when the city revoked their liquor license (it was discovered that Nublu was located too close to a nearby Jehova’s Witness Kingdom Hall to legally serve liquor).

At any rate, Nublu isn’t an additional bar (i.e. “more”). Perhaps our anonymous naysayer failed to do his or her research.