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tv/website… The superb six-part series on PBS called "design: e≤" which explores environmental issues from green buildings to Boston's Big Dig to organic farming, comes with a bonus: an equally superb website. In addition to a gorgeous design, the site has podcasts, green resources, and additional info on each of the episodes (plus broadcast schedules).


indie rock… Thursday: Everyone loves the enigmatic Neko Case. Catch her at the Pool with anti-folkster Joanna Newsom. Friday: Come to the 'port early for buzzed about Tokyo Police Club, but stay for Ted Leo. Just Announced: 9/20 + 9/21 Sondre Lerche. 10/12 + 10/13 Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins. 10/13 Violent Femmes


movie… Subtle and refined it's not, but "The Girl Can't Help It," starring Jayne Mansfield, couldn't be more fun, and kicks off a Frank Tashlin retrospective at the Film Forum, starting tomorrow.




hunt… Beer and teamwork are all that's needed this Saturday when City Hunt offers their West Village Pub Tour Adventure, 4pm, meeting at Kettle of Fish, 59 Christopher [7th]. In between drinking, teams solve clues as they make their way to four local pubs. $20.


photography… You may have seen a lot of Walker Evans images in your time, but, to our way of thinking, you can never see too much. "Walker Evans: Carbon and Silver" opens today at the UBS Gallery, 1285 6th [51st/52nd] 212.713.2885, where it will be through 11/17 (weekdays only, 8-6, free). This exhibition will compare photos printed during Evans' lifetime with inkjet prints made from digital files that reveal details previously hidden.


out of town… A quick getaway this weekend to Nantucket is $99 roundtrip on Continental, according to the good folks at Travelzoo.




cd… We're not sure who the coolest New Yorker is, and that's not the kind of thing we'd think about much. But if forced to put together such a list, there's no doubt that singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco would be on it. Her excellent new CD "Reprieve" is out now.
The third annual Shop 4 Class starts tomorrow and runs through September 8th. Buy something at any of the participating retailers and the store makes a donation to the Fund for Public Schools, which in turn will help improve the city's public school libraries. Some participating retailers include Borders, ABC Carpet, J & R, Macy's, Barnes & Noble, and Gracious Home. You can also make a donation directly to the Fund for Public Schools here.


ludlow street (2004)

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