intersection 04.8.11

One Liners
the skint

Today's fantastic main image (above), by Joe Holmes, is titled Moma. Click on it to see the full photo.

One-of-a-kind bikes by Josh Hadar of Hadar Metal Design are showcased at 285 Lafayette [Houston/Prince] from 5/6-5/27—have a look at them here.

And speaking of bikes, support the bike lanes in general, and the Prospect Park West bike lane in particular, at Sunday's We Ride the Lanes event. It will also serve as a needed rebuke to the insufferable New Yorkers who oppose the lanes and who really need to find a hobby more productive than simply annoying their neighbors.

From a reader: "My husband is addicted to watching hockey and While the Men Watch, a sports talk radio show for women, saved me. Now I actually look forward to the games so I can laugh along with the commentary from a woman's point of view."

Want to get up to speed on the fracking debate? Read Abrahm Lustgarten's Hydrofracked? One Man's Mystery Leads to a Backlash Against Natural Gas Drilling—a free Kindle download.

When it comes to Carol Channing, we get a little corny since she's one of the few classic musical comedy icons still with us. And she's rightly celebrated in the new biopic Larger Than Life, screening as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.

The Art Quilt Gallery NYC, 133 W. 25th [6th/7th] 212.807.9451, the only commercial gallery in town devoted to contemporary quilts, is now open.

From a reader: "Maestro D [yesterday's MUG] is also a regular at both morning and evening rush hours at the uptown/downtown express platform of the 34th Street 2/3."

From The Joy of Cheese, the best soft goat's milk cheeses in town: April 12th at the Clerkenwell, $25.

Gotta love today's Post headline about Cathie Black: Last In, First Out!

Travels to Saint-Paul de Vence

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

fri 7pm: 30 rock's tina fey discusses her new memoir, bossypants, with the new yorker's david remnick. b+n union sq, free.

fri 9:30pm: nyc ballet principal dancer/black swan choreographer/natalie portman fiancé benjamin millepied introduces the red shoes (1948) at rma, free with $7 bar min.

fri 8:35pm (thru 4/14): doc. blank city explores the nyc underground film scene in the late 70's and mid 80's through vintage footage and new interviews with jim jarmusch, john waters, steve buscemi, debbie harry, more. followed by filmmaker q+a tonight + sun. ifc, $13.

sat-sun: dozens of artists, scholars, and experts participate in two days of comics and cartoon debuts/signings/lectures/discussion panels at the museum of comic and cartoon art festival (mocca). lexington avenue armory, $10/day, $15/weekend (adv), $12/day, $20/weekend (door)


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