What, you thought the Mets being in the playoffs was the most exciting thing to happen at Citi Field of late? Nah, that’d be the first annual installment of The Meadows Music and Arts Festival. The new fest from the folks behind Governors Ball went off without a hitch this past weekend– er, until headliner Kanye West left the stage in the middle of “Heartless,” about half an hour into his set. His vague apology about a family emergency hardly appeased those who had been waiting in the massive “Kanye merch” lines.
Mychal Denzel Smith presents: Invisible Man, Got the Whole Word Watching
June 15 at 7 p.m. at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street
Growing up black in 21st century America can have its own sense of vertigo–the president is African-American but police brutality and incarceration still disproportionately affect men with your skin color. In his debut book, Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education, Mychal Denzel Smith (Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute) tries to make sense of the political and social landscape he’s grown up in and come to terms with his own education. He’ll be joined by fellow writers Ashley C. Ford and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib.
If you were among the thousands who gathered outside of Webster Hall this morning for a surprise Kanye West show that never happened, and if you were among those who stalked Kanye through the streets of the East Village to no avail, and especially if you were the guy who broke some poor dude’s windshield, you probably woke up feeling pretty empty inside. How to remedy that? With
deep introspection and maybe some community service ice cream, of course! Luckily, it’s the second annual #KanyeIceCreamWeek, which means you can start the cycle of masochism all over again at Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream.
Not only is The Vintage Twin once again popping up at 355A Bowery tomorrow through Wednesday, but next month the space will get a titillating new tenant: Black Boy Place, the Parisian street-wear brand responsible for Jay-Z’s notorious “Tom Ford” football jerz, will make its NYC brick-and-mortar debut there from August 4 to 18.
Okay, we know what you’re thinking: what. is up. with that name. “Unlike what some might think,” explains the fashion house on its website, “Black Boy Place refers to the dark side of men rather than the color of their skin.”
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.