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Spend the Next Three Minutes Blissing Out With Roberta’s

To celebrate its sixth anniversary, the one and only Roberta’s just dropped a new promo video. Unlike the absurdist mindfucks the Bushwick pizzeria has unleashed in the past, this one is rather ethereal, with languorous slo-mo footage of pies being fired up for the Bushwick Block Party and the Frieze Art Fair. Never has funneling a beer looked so chill.
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Vice’s Shane Smith: ‘Will We Eventually Be Old and Shitty? Yes.’

Previewing season two of HBO’s Vice to an audience of NYU students last night, Vice Media co-founder Shane Smith admitted there was a time when “we were concerned about rare denim, cocaine and super models — we weren’t the nicest people.” Of course, times have changed. The HBO show was nominated for an Emmy (“a bunch of dirtbags from Brooklyn finally make good,” Smith said last year) and the Williamburg-based media empire launched Vice News this week.
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Petra Collins and Jeanette Hayes on Girls: ‘I Would Follow Ray’s Soul Patch On Twitter’

Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls.

Jessica Miglio/Courtesy of HBO

Jessica Miglio/Courtesy of HBO

Petra Collins takes a selfie

Petra Collins takes a selfie

The text in blue belongs to Lower East Side photographer Petra Collins. Recently, Petra received major press when Instagram took down one of her racy self portraits. Her magazine work has appeared in Rookie, Purple, Vice and Vogue Italia. She has designed clothing for American Apparel, and she’s working on her first book.

Jeanette Hayes takes a selfie

Jeanette Hayes takes a selfie

The text in white belongs to painter and multi-media artist Jeanette Hayes. Based in Soho, she has shown with Half Gallery, the Hole, Bleecker Street Arts Club, M&B Gallery, and Motelsalieri. Also, Hayes Hayes has made animated GIFs and videos for Proenza Schouler, CHANEL and Opening Ceremony.

 

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Karley ‘Slutever’ Sciortino and Dev Hynes on Girls: ‘She’s in ConTroll’

Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls.

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Karley Sciortino takes a selfie in her Williamsburg apartment

The text in blue belongs to Karley Sciortino. Based in Williamsburg, Karley is best known for her filter-less blog, Slutever, on which she doles out anecdotes and advice about sex and sexuality. She frequently contributes to Vice and Purple and has recently launched a twice-monthly column for Vogue.com entitled Breathless.
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Sunday: Join Us For an Evening With Cat Marnell and Richard Kern

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Before the B+B Newsroom launched, we promised you cats — and on our pop-up’s final night tomorrow, Sunday, we’re giving you Cat. That’s right: Cat Marnell. And because one East Village firebrand deserves another, we’re pairing her with photographer Richard Kern for what’s sure to be a lively discussion about pushing boundaries and pushing buttons.
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Monday, Join Our Conversation With the Editors of Vice

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Last week, Ad Age named Vice its Publishing Company of the Year and neatly summarized the bohemian behemoth’s acid-laced ascent: “What had started in Canada as Voice of Montreal in 1994 has now morphed into a Brooklyn-based multimedia empire that can land a deal with HBO — for ‘Vice,’ the Emmy-nominated documentary ‘news magazine’ series that was renewed this summer for a second season — while also playing with the magazine-world big boys (Vice was a 2012 National Magazine Award finalist in the General Excellence category).”

Monday at the Newsroom, top editors Jason Mojica (editor-in-chief of Vice News) and Rocco Castoro (editor-in-chief of Vice Media) will stroll over from their Williamsburg headquarters to tell us how, exactly, the skate-brat rag you used to pick up at Beacon’s Closet rose to such prominence that 21st Century Fox recently bought a 5 percent stake for $70 million. (That’s right, Murdoch is IN.)

Incidentally, we’re told the company has no plans as of yet to expand next-door into the Beacon’s space, as was widely reported — but it’s expanding just about everywhere else: the magazine boasts 25 editions covering 30 countries and a global circulation of over 1 million, the record label has over 50 artists, the publishing arm has put out a dozen books, and nearly 3.5 million subscribers watch YouTube shows like “Fresh Off the Boat with Eddie Huang,” in which the East Village chef bounces from Mongolia to Detroit.

Meanwhile, Vice.com continues to probe everything from sex on the Lower East Side (by B+B contributor Taji Ameen) to Obama’s drone strikes, via long-form video and gonzo reporting that — for better or worse, depending on where you stand — delivers a Fightland-style kick to the face of conventional journalism.

Join us Monday at 7 p.m., at 155 Grand Street, off of Bedford Avenue, as we explore Vice’s evolution from the fringes to the front lines. The event is free but seating is limited; let us know you’re coming.