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She's the bomb: Kathryn Bigelow
Mon Mar 8
We're still riding high on the historic Best Director win for Kathryn Bigelow, as well as The Hurt Locker's victory for Best Picture. It must be biz-significant that a movie so critically loved yet underseen (less than $15 million domestic gross) has beaten out Avatar. Anomaly? Or a new dawn for smarts? One has to stretch back to Unforgiven to think of a winner as challenging and deserving. Bigelow had such a clear vision for this film; here's my interview with the director from last summer—a provocative chat, also with Best Actor nominee Jeremy Renner.
Late-breaking events this week
Mon Mar 8
MONDAY 8 Whether you're a gentrifier or not, rally with Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping to save Ray's Candy Store with an old-fashioned rent party at Theater for the New City (7:30pm, $5--$15), with performances from DiDi of the Brazilian Girls, the roots and jazz band The Bill Murray Experience, and more. WEDNESDAY 10 Feeling parched, but can't pop to London and back for a proper cuppa now that there are no Concorde flights? Then head to the Visit London pop-up store at the Time Warner Center (9am--5pm; free), where you'll be plied with free tea, snacks and info about visiting the British city. Still got questions? Check out our sister publication Time Out London. Lucid NYC, one of our favorite quirky parties, returns to the Slipper Room (8pm; $20, advance $17.50) for an evening of performances, talks and scintillating conversation. Among the guests are Jonah Peretti, who'll be talking about "Mormons, Mullets and Maniacs." The Society of...
Photos: Phagwah Parade
Mon Mar 8
Photos by Eric H. Brown The weather couldn't have been better for the 21st Annual Phagwah Parade on Sunday. Also known as Holi, Phagwah is the Indo-Caribbean Hindu celebration of the new year, and the biggest shindig in North America goes down each year in Richmond Hill, Queens. The huge community gathering is a particularly colorful event—red, purple, orange and green dyes (abrac) are doused on participants to chase away the winter blues, and young'uns often fill up Super Soakers to blast people with the bight powders. Click through the slide show to see all the action.
Relax here: Sip specialty cocktails to celebrate International Women's Day
Mon Mar 8
Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails To celebrate International Women's Day, the Astor Center (399 Lafayette St at 4th St; 212-674-7501, astorcenternyc.com) is inviting guests of all genders to sample some expertly made cocktails at the Winter Warmer Cocktail Tweetup (6:30--8:30pm). Lynnette Marrero of Rye House will be offering fancy-sounding concoctions (Spice Tree, Orangerie) made with Compass Box whiskeys. The event is hosted by LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails), a group that aims to "create a secular 'coven-like' atmosphere in which Classy Broads of today can invoke and honor the spirits of their Forebroads." Sounds like a pretty good cause to us. "Men and women have different palates," Marrero, who is also a founding member of LUPEC's New York chapter, recently told The Village Voice. "And it's good to see women shaking and cracking ice, just like the boys." The event will raise money for Dress for Success, a...
Oscars: What won?
Mon Mar 8
We just finished live-blogging—a dazzling commentary, filled with our usual wit and trenchant analysis. (We had lots of fun.) But for those who want the short version, here's a full list of the winners, in the order the statuettes were presented: Actor in a Supporting Role Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds Animated Feature FilmUp (Pete Docter and Bob Peterson) Original Song "The Weary Kind," from Crazy Heart, by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett Original ScreenplayThe Hurt Locker (Mark Boal) Short Film (Animated) "Logorama" (Nicolas Schmerkin) Documentary (Short Subject) "Music by Prudence" (Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett) Short Film (Live Action) "The New Tenants" (Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson) Makeup Star Trek (Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow) Adapted ScreenplayPrecious (Geoffrey Fletcher) Actress in a Supporting Role Mo'Nique in Precious Art DirectionAvatar (art direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; set...