Remember when Abbi finally decided to ditch Bevers and tasked Pam, the broker-from-hell played by Amy Sedaris, with finding her a new apartment? Lines like “Where isn’t the bathroom?” didn’t do Pam any good– this time around, Broad City is looking for an apartment and they’re doing it the same way Dan Perino looks for a girlfriend, by posting flyers around the East Village. A notice that went up today on Avenue A (not far from where the St. Marks episode was shot) indicates that production company Jax Media is looking for an apartment that will pass for a dorm room. The ideal pad will be on the first or second floor (or accessible via elevator) and have an open floor plan and at least two bedrooms. Filming will occur between April 3 and 14, the notice says.
Hillary Clinton has finally come “out of the woods”– or so she said while wearing what looked like Mac’s duster from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Now her daughter Chelsea is also stepping back into the spotlight, with the paperback release of her book, It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going. She’ll be appearing at Housing Works on Tuesday, April 4. If you go, can you ask her if she’s running for office, or what?
In February, the Daily News aired speculation that Chelsea might go after Kirsten Gillibrand’s seat should the senator run for president in 2020. Earlier this month, The Hill opined that Clinton was only fueling that speculation with politically charged tweets, but today Chelsea makes it clear in an interview with Variety: “I am not running for public office,” she says. Like any good politician, she leaves herself some wiggle room: “If someone steps down or something changes, I’ll then ask and answer those questions at that time. But right now, no, I’m not running for public office.” Note that she says “if something changes”– by 2020, women will be required to shovel 500 pounds of coal into the mouth of a sea otter before they can get an abortion, so it’s a safe bet something will have changed.
Speaking of Trump: This week, he’s been trying to deflect attention from investigations into his administration’s Russia ties by raising questions about those of the Clinton Foundation, which Chelsea vice-chairs. And then there are those rumors about Hillary weighing a mayoral run! And is Huma getting back together with Anthony?! Needless to say, there’ll be plenty to goss about when Chelsea shows up at Housing Works for this conversation and book signing. Just don’t expect the line to be as long as her mom’s.
And if you miss this one, Chelsea has another book, She Persisted, coming out in May.
To condom or not to condom? That’s the question in the pilot episode of brand new web series, Ovulady. In it, comedian, writer, actor and creator Abby Feldman’s namesake character and her new lover engage in a bizarre sexual battle over whether to use protection. Fingers are sucked and bellies are blown on while Abby tries to impregnate herself. Feldman, best known for her work in Netflix comedy Gringolandia, talks to B+B about the series and her process.
Unless your mind is addled by poppers, you’ll recall that John Waters gave a commencement address to Rhode Island School of Design’s Class of 2015. Now the text of the speech– which includes pearls of wisdom like “go out in the world and fuck it up beautifully”– is being published in the form of an illustrated book, Make Trouble, and the Prince of Puke is making some local appearances to promote it.
Now that LCD Soundsystem is back on the touring circuit, they’re kind of the Dave Chappelle of dance rock— they disappeared at the height of their game, reemerged with a surprise show and these days are pretty easy to catch live (we caught them at Panorama last year), but there’s still some residual mystique that makes doing so feel kinda special. (Just witness all the hoopla over Chappelle’s recent appearance with Chris Rock.) And so it’s with some fanfare that Brooklyn Steel announced, today, that it will open with five LCD shows, April 6 to 11.
When Lou Reed died in 2013, we looked back on his early days on the Lower East Side. Reed began collaborating with John Cale at 56 Ludlow Street, in the $25-a-month apartment of Tony Conrad; the name of the band Reed and Cale formed, the Velvet Underground, came from an S&M novel Conrad found on the street. Unlike Nico, Warhol, and others associated with the Velvets, Conrad isn’t a household name, and wasn’t mentioned when The Velvet Underground & Nico turned 50 this month. But Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present, opening at Anthology Film Archives this Friday, seeks to remedy that.
Looks like throwback anti-Trump comics are officially a thing.
At the Spring/Break show earlier this month, Mr. Vinyl’s pop-art series, The Cisco Kid Vs. Donald Trump, paired Trump takedowns with images pulled from the 1950s comic strip. Tonight at The Living Gallery, “Pussy Grabs Back: A Night of Anti-Trump Comics” will feature the work of Christine Stoddard, a self-proclaimed “fairy punk” who pairs anti-Trump sentiment with fairy tales.
Last time we spoke with Jeremy Nguyen, he had created a custom crayon for his newly released book of cartoons, Stranger Than Bushwick. The crayon’s color– Gentrify White— spoke to the wry satire found in his comics for Bushwick Daily. Volume three of Stranger Than Bushwick will debut this weekend at the MoCCA Arts Festival. It’s longer than the others, but will be “the last issue I publish for a long time while I move on to other projects,” according to the 27-year-old. That’s sure to disappoint his many local fans, but it’s hard to blame Jeremy for moving on. In January he started submitting cartoons to the New Yorker, a process that is notoriously selective. Incredibly, he sold his first one three weeks later, after pitching just 30 pieces. Since then, he has sold two more.
We all know that so-called cinephiles jet off to places like SXSW just to booze it up on the company dime, but just try getting them to admit that they can’t read the notes they took after that third jalapeno margarita at Alamo Drafthouse. A film fest coming to Greenpoint in May, however, is pretty upfront about all that. An announcement for In Vino Veritas: Secrets of the Intoxicated Life says the program of shorts will explore “how getting wasted can elevate the spirit, enhance our creativity, make us wiser, deliver us onto freedom or otherwise improve the human condition.” Unless, of course, you’re Mel Gibson.
Students and faculty members of NYU protested an appearance by controversial sociologist Charles Murray today, accusing him of racism and junk science. But the demonstration didn’t approach the fervor of one in Vermont earlier this month that left one professor with a concussion.
You wouldn’t know it from the ratsicles frozen to the subway tracks today, but festival season is almost upon us. Hot on the heels of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival’s lineup, the folks over at Northside, which returns for its ninth year June 7-11, just dropped their initial slate of artists.
What was the tuba player doing inside of Jack’s Wife Freda?
On Tuesday night, a marching band passed through the restaurant’s Carmine Street location to celebrate the publication of Jack’s Wife Freda: Cooking From New York’s West Village. Actress Piper Perabo, a partner in the restaurant, was among those hobnobbing and swilling New York Sours. The recipe for that and other cocktails can be found in the book, whose cream-colored cover matches the bistro’s walls.