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• 23 July 2011 • 3 notes
Stirring The Soul
Just ate a plate of pig knuckles in Munich. Now drinking a beer and watching German women’s soccer on tv while MGMT plays in the background. About to see a Swedish coming of age film that’s part of the film fest. You?
How do you leisure?
• 28 June 2011 • 1 note
Bob Mould is coming to 92YTribeca on Jun 23 for an evening of music and reading.
Have you heard of him?
No, I have not. But I read he sounds like Ted Leo, Dave Grohl, and Ben Gibbard, so I guess I’m familiar with the genre.
Matt Walks, the author of the infamous(?) piece above, writes:
I’ve learned that in this day and age you can’t phone anything in. Every piece, every paragraph, no matter how trivial you deem it, matters. As a journalist, that’s incredibly reassuring and powerful. I’m also reminded that passion plus internet anonymity can be humbling.
• 14 June 2011 • 38 notes
Important question: For anyone familiar, do you know if the “shoe mile” that used to be 8th Street in Manhattan relocated anywhere else?
• 5 June 2011 • 4 notes
Interesting. From a press release email:
EXIT 12 DANCE COMPANY BOARDS THE INTREPID AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Military-Themed Performance Commemorates Fleet Week New York, May 28, 2011
Exit 12 Dance Company, a New York troupe of dancers and military veterans, will pay tribute to Memorial Day on Saturday May 28th with two performances of its signature work “Homecoming” aboard The Intrepid Air & Space Museum in New York Harbor at 11:30am. The ballet, choreographed by Artistic Director and former US Marine Roman Baca, is set to letters to and from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The performance honors those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom and occurs during NYC’s annual Fleet Week, May 25th - 30th, 2011. “Homecoming” focuses on the families affected by the war, both at home and far away.
“I started choreographing as a way to return to civilian life after serving a combat role as a Marine in Fallujah, Iraq,” says Baca. Committed to the healing power of art, the company’s work has garnered acclaim for its portrayal of the rigors of war through dance. “It is an honor to present our work on the Intrepid, a floating symbol to the sacrifices of our military.”
Tickets are available through admission to The Intrepid Air & Space Museum at www.tickets.intrepidmuseum.org. General admission: $22. Students and Seniors: $18. Veterans: $15. Retired Military and Active Duty: Free.
The cast of “Homecoming” features dancers Adrienne Cousineau, Lisa Fitzgerald, Taylor Gordon, Michael Wright and other Exit 12 artists.
Exit 12 is a New York City company of dancers and military veterans that performs cutting edge contemporary and classical ballet centered around critical issues and military themes. Under the artistic leadership of former US Marine Roman Baca, the company strives to educate audiences about important social issues, cultural awareness and diplomacy, and the importance of arts in education. Since its inception in 2007, Exit 12 has performed at Dance Theatre Workshop, Performance Space 122, The Byrdcliffe Theatre, St. Joseph’s College, Lincoln Center, and The Ailey Citigroup Theater. “We pride ourselves in being a close-knit company full of real people, dealing with real issues, real feelings, and movement that speaks.”
Roman Baca enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in early 2000. Deployed to Fallujah, Iraq, Sgt. Baca continued to seek opportunities for his art form and co-founded Exit 12 Dance Company in 2007. He danced with the Nutmeg Ballet and New Mexico Ballet Company. He was the recipient of a 2009 producing and presenting grant from Ajkun Ballet Theatre, a 2010 Access DanceUSA Scholarhsip from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and DanceNYC, and the Connecticut Wartime Veterans Medal. He has been featured on NPR, Reuters, Pointe Magazine, and American Public Media. In 2010 Roman’s military themed holiday ballet, A Soldier’s Nutcracker, was performed for disabled and low-income children and collected a room-full of toys for the Marine Toys for Tots charity.
• 22 May 2011 • 2 notes
It brought back to his mind the time that Perry had walked in while he was taking a bath and remarked, “You’ve got a beautiful penis.”
“I’m sure I might have said, ‘You’ve got a good-looking cock there, my friend,’ but I wouldn’t have used the word ‘beautiful’ about a friend’s penis.”
• 21 May 2011
Lurie worked out hard to prepare for an expected nude scene in the HBO prison drama “Oz.” Afterward, he went to the West Village restaurant Da Silvano, still thinking about ways to enhance his appearance—“I wanted to make my penis look enormous onscreen”—
• 21 May 2011 • 1 note