Reminder: There's A Free M. Ward Show Tonight

All the info is here.

The Gutter Opens In Greenpoint

Anybody been?
From Gothamist [Thanks Jeff]

The first bowling alley to open in Brooklyn in (we can’t even believe this) nearly 50 years is about to open up! The Gutter is new… but the feeling old. Brought to you by two of the same people who brought you Barcade, expect a similar vibe. There’s a Schlitz globe spinning over the shoe counter, vintage bowling items adorning the bar, old lamps throughout, and even some TVs with rabbit ear antennas.
You won’t find flashy flatscreens displaying your scores and advertisements hanging above the lanes. The scoring machines are straight out of the past, and the only advertisements are on the pin clearing machine. Those ads are likely for establishments in a town far far away, however — as the equipment was all purchased from an old bowling alley in the midwest.
Some more fine details: the bar overlooks the lanes, there are no league nights, the bathrooms are unisex, and the bar is stocked with good beer (you can get pitchers too) and spirits. Located at 200 North 14th Street just west of Berry in Greenpoint, it’s near Automotive High School — but you can rest assured this is a 21+ establishment.
Regular Hours: Monday-Thursday 4pm to 4am; Friday-Sunday 12 noon to 4am.
How much money you’ll need: $4 shoes, $6 games Monday-Thursday, $7 Friday-Sunday
For groups of 4 or more: $48 per hour during the week and $56 per hour on weekends
Cash only for bowling, but credit cards accepted at the bar for alcohol

Wes Anderson Cashes a Fat Check From AT&T

Here’s one of the hipster director’s new commercials. [Via Goldenfiddle who has them all.]

Barry Manilow Does Something That's Actually, Well, Cool

Elisabeth Hasselbeck
From The Vulture & TMZ

Barry Manilow’s appearance on The View tomorrow has been canceled after the singer demanded that Elisabeth Hasselbeck not be there for his performance. “I strongly disagree with her views. I think she’s dangerous and offensive. I will not be on the same stage as her.” Producers say there was a time when they might’ve complied with his request, but that was 30 years ago when he used to not quite blow

Greenspan: Iraq War Was About Oil

From The London Times

In his long-awaited memoir, to be published tomorrow, Greenspan, a Republican whose 18-year tenure as head of the US Federal Reserve was widely admired, will also deliver a stinging critique of President George W Bush’s economic policies.
However, it is his view on the motive for the 2003 Iraq invasion that is likely to provoke the most controversy. ‚”I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil,” he says.

Sunday: Dan Dean & USA Is A Monster at the Yard

This promises to be a great show and the space (on Carroll Street) looks amazing. They’ll also be hosting the Starry-Eyed Festival [hat tip BrooklynVegan:

Budos Band, Miho Hatori and Tim Love, Melanie Moser & the 11th Hour Band, Kaveh Nabattan & Barrett Lindgren
Sunday 9/23
Doors 3pm
Admission $15
On Sunday Sept. 23rdthe Starry-Eyed Festival will give New Yorkers another chance to enjoy some great outdoor music and locally grown food at Brooklyns coolest new music venue The Yard.

Free Screening Tonight: Darkon the Movie

We missed this when it came to Galapagos a few months ago, but we hear it’s hilarious. Check out the amazing trailer here. Info about Thursday’s screening (in Williamsburg) is at Rooftop Films’ website. Thanks Jeff.

And Another: "Mom's Gonna Be So Proud"

Clearly, this one can’t be for real…. [Thanks Jeff.]