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Ticket alert: More tickets on sale for 12 Years of DFA Records at 2pm
Mon May 20
Celebrate the influential NYC label's birthday at the Grand Prospect Hall—more tickets go on sale today at 2pm. One of the coolest events happening this weekend is Red Bull Music Academy's celebration of DFA Records, the super-cool label started by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy that has released records from such artists as the Rapture, Holy Ghost! and YACHT. Tickets for the show—which will include performances Juan MacLean, Black Dice, the Crystal Ark and Murphy himself, among others—sold out almost instantaneously (no surprise there), but we've got good news for you: RBMA will release more tix for the event today at 2pm. Get your ticket-purchasing fingers ready now and follow this link at 2pm. RBMA also produced "Too Old to Be New, Too New to Be Classic: 12 Years of DFA," a short documentary tracing the label's history and featuring interviews with Murphy, label manager Jonathan Galkin, past and current acts associated with the label, and even more. Check out the film, narrated by...
Watch: Improv Everywhere turns a subway car into a talk-show studio
Mon May 20
For its latest stunt, the NYC pranksters set up a late-night talk show in the N train—and invited commuters to be guests. In the decade-plus that Improv Everywhere has staged pranks around New York City, the subway continues to appear as a background setting—stunts like High Five Escalator and, of course, the No Pants Subway Ride, have used the transit system and its commuters as a stage. The group's latest, Talk Show Subway Car, is no different: They set up a small late-night talk-show set, complete with desk and branded mugs, at the end of an N train, and invited commuters to chat. We love the idea—you never know what sorts of interesting people are riding next to you on the train, as the snippets of interviews prove. Check out the video, embedded below. You might also like Improv Everywhere stages Black Tie Beach 2012 (SLIDE SHOW) Improv Everywhere, which organizes the annual No Pants Subway Ride, hits Coney Island for the third Black Tie Beach stunt. Cities all around America,...
Photos, video: Doctor Who's Matt Smith and Steven Moffat at the Way Station
Mon May 20
Doctor Who’s star and head writer made an impromptu visit to the Way Station Sunday night, just in time for the season finale. Doctor Who fans who showed up at the Way Station last night to watch the finale of the show's eighth season got a hell of a surprise—and we don’t just mean the episode’s big ending reveal (in the words of River Song: spoilers!). Among the assembled crowd were none other than 11th Doctor, Matt Smith, and show runner Steven Moffat. This isn’t the first time the Brits have stopped by the Prospect Heights bar, renowned in sci-fi circles for its bathroom, which is tricked out to look like the Doctor’s TARDIS. Moffat and Smith settled in for the episode (in the company of Sue Vertue, the producer on Moffat’s other current series, Sherlock) at one of the Way Station’s swanky red leather booths to watch “The Name of the Doctor” alongside fans.Afterward, Moffat stood to give a brief, delighted speech about fanboys who become head writers, and to express his thanks....
LGBT New Yorkers rally after the murder of Mark Carson
Mon May 20
A Brooklyn man was gunned down in the Village on Friday night; New Yorkers took to the streets Saturday and will again this afternoon. On Friday night in Greenwich Village, 32-year-old Brooklyn resident Mark Carson was shot in the face at point-blank range moments after a group of men were seen taunting him with homophobic slurs. Carson bled to death around midnight near the corner of Sixth Avenue and 8th Street, just a few blocks from the Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay-rights movement began more than 40 years ago. This shocking attack was the latest of several recent high-profile crimes against LGBT people in Manhattan. At a candlelight vigil on Saturday night (see video, above), organized by TONY staffer Adam Feldman, hundreds gathered at the scene of the crime. Prominent community members, including Assemblyman Micah Kellner, State Senator Brad Hoylman and artist Justin Vivian Bond, were in attendance, and speakers—including performers Justin Sayre and Dan Fishback, and...
Day four of Cannes is all Coens
Sun May 19
Our critic loves the brother filmmakers' latest I've got just one film for you today, but it's one of the festival's most anticipated titles. Joel and Ethan Coen's hilarious and moody portrait of a down-and-out '60s folk singer is a melancholic delight. Click here for my thoughts. Read more of our dispatchesSee more in Film You might also like Review: Star Trek Into Darkness The 50 most classic movie mothers Review: Frances Ha The 100 best films set in New York City