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James Morrow and intercontinental ballistic monsters
Tue Feb 17
Writer and all-around silly person James Morrow, author of the recently released Godzilla satire Shambling Towards Hiroshima, reads from his book of atomic superbeasts at KGB tomorrow. It's full of the Lugosi-era Hollywood schlock, offbeat humor and gargantuan, rampaging chimeras of our darkest nightmares (stomping the Japanese mainland, naturally), which so appeal to our better angels. Obviously Morrow's book got us thinking about what our perfect monster invasion would look like. (1) Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (1966): Part Western and part monster movie, it's all quality when it comes to the dark count of Transylvania going heels against the prince of outlaws. Besides, we need someone to ride shotgun as we roll into the Czech Republic. See the other members of the Monster Expeditionary Force (MEF) after the break. (2) Leprechaun 4: In Space (2001): Because every army needs a lucky charm. (3) Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964): Is that Lee Majors? (4) The...
What's Going On: Transport and torture
Tue Feb 17
Here's what we're doing today: MUSEUMS"The Future Beneath Us: Eight Great Projects Under New York" You might feel better about the MTA fare hike when you see what's coming down the line. EAT OUTTxikito Small plates of big Basque tastes. MUSICESP-Disk Live Relive the freaky free-jazz '60s with this local label and see the first performance in nearly 40 years by Giuseppi Logan. THEATERGreat Hymn of Thanksgiving / Conversation Storm Downtown theater that will blow your socks off. BOOKSYiyun Li Li's new book, The Vagrants, puts ideology on the block at Asia Society. More events today >>
Fashion Week Fall 2009: Vena Cava
Tue Feb 17
Luckily, I arrived early for this presentation at the Eyebeam art gallery, because when I left there were at least 100 people in line. Designers Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock took their boyish Greta Garbo style in a different direction this season: cyberpunk. Studs, sequins, zippers, leather and Sid and Nancy--inspired mohair sweaters evoked St. Marks in its heyday, while pompadour hairdos and pointy oxfords added a Rockabilly layer. This event gave me newfound respect for models—especially those in presentations. The poor undernourished souls were baking under spotlights while standing in the same pose for several hours. Only a few of the girls were subjected to stilettos (I guess they drew the short straws!) and the rest were at least lucky enough to wear flats while they roasted like rotisserie chickens. But the clothes were truly incredible, so their job wasn't entirely thankless. I mean, personally, I'd do anything to get to wear that green dress.
Poke someone on Genitalbook (not safe for work)
Tue Feb 17
Onion News Network writer Chris Kelly imagines a new kind of social networking. FYI, we weren't joking about the not-safe-for-work part.
Hot recap: Singles party at (Le) Poisson Rouge
Tue Feb 17
Judah Friedlander and Ellen Stagg First off, Judah Friedlander was there, surrounded by women and more than a few men, including a John Travolta impersonator. By midnight, four brand-new couples were sucking face; two ex-girlfriends were spotted (one was avoided); a woman fell over backward on a banquet and then proceeded to drop ice cubes down her cleavage; one guy announced that he was "so fucking drunk [he'd] make out with a dude if he asked nicely"; and more than 280 secret-admirer valentines were dropped in a heart-shaped letter box; they'll be delivered the old-fashioned way (you know, like, with a stamp—you lick it and everything) later this week. Tune in later for a full-blown slide show with dozens of pics, plus more lewd and lascivious tales of reckless mating dating. [Photos by Katie Osgood] Time Out New York singles party Time Out New York singles party Time Out New York singles party Time Out New York singles party Time Out New York...