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movieWinnebago Man, aka Jack Rebney, makes Lewis Black look sedated. He's the explosive RV salesman who achieved a kind of unintended fame when VHS tapes were the way to go viral. And then there was round two on the web (nsfw). Mr. Rebney be at Sunshine Cinema this weekend—with Michael Moore!—for the profanity-strafed (and hilarious) debut of the documentary about his life.

indie rock… Friday: Zola Jesus haunts your pop dreams. See her for free at South Street Seaport. Sunday: Xiu Xiu and Deerhoof play Joy Division for free at Williamsburg Waterfront. Just Announced… 8/19: Devendra Banhart. 9/17 & 9/18: Of Montreal.

books… One of our favorite books of recent years, Sum: Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman, now has an audiobook version with narration from, among others: Gillian Anderson, Emily Blunt, Nick Cave, and Jarvis Cocker.

architecture… The name Grosvenor Atterbury ring a bell? He was the architect who created Forest Hill Gardens (with the Olmsted Brothers). Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker remind us of that and his other achievements in their new book The Architecture of Grosvenor Atterbury and give a talk at the Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Pl [Little W.] on July 13th, 6:30-8pm. Free, but RSVP.

out of town… A sweet deal to Costa Rica: Roundtrip airfare, six hotel nights, SUV, and breakfast: $559, plus taxes and fees.

heads upPee-Wee Herman and his Playhouse gang arrive on Broadway for six weeks this fall (performances begin October 26th) and if past is prologue, Broadway will never be the same.

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