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Watch: 3D-Printed Boats Go For Gold at the Red Hook Regatta

Gentlemen, print your engines!

The Red Hook Regatta, an annual race of 3D-printed boats, returned to Valentino Pier Park on Sunday. This year’s festivities promised to be pure “mayhem,” according to the folks at Pioneer Works (the artist residency program and events space teamed up with Red Hook Initiative, an education NGO, to put on the regatta). Which didn’t stop some 100 people from braving the cold and rain to watch the homemade boats shred water. Participants used remote controls to steer their vessels halfway up the pier, where they delivered bricks to a person with a red-colored hook (get it? Red Hook?). The boat that delivered the most bricks was declared the winner.

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Art This Week: Immigrant-Made Paper Sculptures, The Opioid Trail + More

(image via Superchief Gallery NY / Facebook)

Ron Wimberly
Opening Thursday, October 5 at Superchief Gallery NY, 7 pm to midnight. On view through October 26.

Ronald Wimberly is not only a visual artist creating compelling and colorful images, but has also designed and completed narrative illustrations for multiple graphic novels and companies like Nike and Marvel. He’s even drawn a comic combining Brooklyn gentrification and vampires. This week, you won’t just find Wimberly’s work within the pages of comics like Prince of Cats and Black History In Its Own Words, but on view in a solo show at Ridgewood’s Superchief Gallery. There, you can see unique renditions of sports players, rappers, bubblegum-colored cartoon creations, and surely much more, as Wimberly has a lot of work out there. Keep Reading »

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Free Pizza Alert: &pizza Giving Away Pies at Astor Place Opening

Another Washington, D.C. import is joining Sweetgreen near Astor Place, and they’re giving away free pies to the first 100 people in line tomorrow.

No, &pizza isn’t one of those “jumbo slice” joints that attract Adams Morgan frat bros. The brand bills itself as “counter-culture” and believes in “celebrating the individual” and employing “people who think differently… who live with passion.” To show just how hip they are, they’re giving away free “&” tattoos, which allow the wearers to get free pizza for a year, to the first 23 people in line tomorrow. The store also features a sculptural installation by local artist Jason Woodside.

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Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying Explores the Soldier’s ‘Intense, Love-Hate Relationship’ With War

L to R: Darryl Ponicsan, Lawrence Fishburne, Bryan Cranston, J. Quinton Johnson, Richard Linklater. (Photo: Film Society of Lincoln Center on Twitter)

Richard Linklater isn’t really sure how to categorize his latest movie, Last Flag Flying, which premiered at the New York Film Festival last night.

“Is it a war movie?” he asked himself at a press conference at Lincoln Center yesterday afternoon.

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Musicians Recall Dylan’s First Big Gig and 25 Years of Music History at Gerde’s Folk City

Gerde’s Folk City, on West Fourth Street. (Photo: New York University Archives Photograph Collection)

Greenwich Village in 1960 was ground zero for folk music. Beat poets of the ’50s gave way to folk singers in Village coffee houses like the Gaslight Café and Café Bizarre. Musicians gathered at the Kettle of Fish bar and Izzy Young’s Folklore Center, which sold books, records and instruments.

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Can Hallucinogens Have You Seeing Dollar Signs? Attend ‘The Psychedelics of Money’ to Find Out

Tricia Eastman (Photo: Dana Jonas)

Short on cash or struggling to pay bills? The answer, says Tricia Eastman, may lie in using powerful psychedelics like DMT and Iboga to address internal traumas and expand the mind.

Eastman, a medicine woman who trained in facilitating Iboga and DMT experiences for others at a treatment center in Mexico, will give a talk on money and psychedelics at East Village herb store The Alchemist’s Kitchen.

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Noah Baumbach On The Meyerowitz Stories, a Portrait of a Dysfunctional Family in Which ‘Art Is Religion’

Noah Baumbach, left. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Have you seen the Noah Baumbach movie about the sons grappling with their father’s divorce and his legacy as an artistic has-been? No, I’m not talking about The Squid and the Whale. I’m talking about Baumbach’s latest movie about this, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), which will have its North American premiere at the New York Film Festival on Monday and comes to Netflix Oct. 13.

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The Art of the Prank Unmasks Joey Skaggs, Father of Fake News

In Art of the Prank, set to release on October 9, longtime New Yorker and media hoaxer Joey Skaggs is gearing up to pull off the largest and most demanding hoax of his career.

Long before “fake news” or “alternative facts” had become a part of the public consciousness, Skaggs put together elaborate hoaxes to feed the media, like claiming to run a brothel for dogs or his portable confessional booth, to satirize the media’s gullibility and explore the media’s role in shaping and molding public opinion.

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