Christina Latimer: Urban and Organic – The Architecture of the City

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photography by Williamsburg artist Christina Latimer
We missed the opening on January 13, but our friend and photographer Christina Latimer currently has a show at The Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburgh Branch. It’s called Urban and Organic: The Architecture of the City and features photography from around the neighborhood. The exhibit runs through February 28—make sure you find out more about supporting the library when you stop by. One more photo by Latimer after the jump.

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Ra Ra Riot, Regina Spektor Back on Sale 4 Tonight

Tickets for tonight’s show featuring Ra Ra Riot and Regina Spektor are back on sale, reports Brooklyn Vegan:

Regina Spektor and Ra Ra Riot are playing the benefit for Planned Parenthood at Bowery Ballroom in NYC tonight. It was sold out, but now tickets are back on sale.

Get tickets here.

If You Were Scammed… at the Animal Collective Bowery Show

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AC, 2006 @ Bowery, C/O Jason Bergman
We all think very highly of Animal Collective–they’re true musical pioneers. I was fortunate to attend the show last night, but I caught wind of a Craigslist scam charging people $100 a piece for false tickets. It’s unfortunate that this happened. If you are looking for the person to blame, I believe someone at Brooklyn Vegan has the scoop on the jerk.
Whoever you are, I hope you have a great day. 😉

Gene Robinson Invocation at the Obama Inauguration (As Cut by HBO)


Also, Robert Lanham is praying for Rick Warren’s sniffles over at HuffPost.
[Thanks Anna]

Ffffound Obama memes: Nerdabout's top 10 visual memes from the 2008 campaign

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The original draft of what became the ubiquitous “Change” poster
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There were tons of cross-brandings during the campaign, from storefronts in Soho to the new Pepsi logo, including these “Obama Force One” sneakers.
See the rest at our buddy Noah’s great blog, Nerdabout NY.

The Whitest Kids Take Their Boners Everywhere

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The Whitest Kids U Know are in town this weekend to kick off their country-wide tour with a three night run at Comix, starting tomorrow night at 8. If you haven’t seen them live, or their show on IFC, they were the sketch comedy dudes who had this painted ad on Bedford last spring. Anyways, they’re back on IFC starting next Tuesday, January 27 at 10pm ET/PT for a ten-episode run, which will probably be hilarious.
For more of them white kids, visit the youtube channel or their site. To purchase tickets to the Comix shows, click here, orrrrrrrrrrr…too late….Paul won!
be our lucky winner and email me (too late), say “i want kids tickets!”, and you can go for free! Yes, that’s right, I have (2) tickets to their show at Comix tomorrow (Thursday) night, which includes a 3-course-no-joke dinner. We’re talking shit like Plank Baked Salmon people. These tix go for $67.25, So hurry up, grab a date and act fast. First one to email gets both tix.
Otherwise, check out this clip from their upcoming season for a lesson in what not to do with a boner:

Second Stop Café Opens

New coffee shop alllllright! Free wifi? Yesssssirreee, you betcha. Check the slideshow to gather up the images for your caffeine dreams. Location: Corner of Lorimer and Ainslie, W’burg.

Sample Sundance Short Films on iTunes

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The Sundance Festival has put 10 of their short films on the iTunes store, as part of 10 Voices from 10 Films Over 10 Days. It started January 16th and wraps up on the 25th. So watch ’em while they’re free…after the 25th, they zap themselves right back into the internet.
From the site:

This year, 10 short films from the 2009 Sundance Film Festival will be presented as FREE content available for download January 15 through 25, 2009 exclusively on iTunes. In an effort to get to know the 10 for 10 filmmakers a little bit better, here’s a look behind the curtain to see the wizards at play.

My favorite is Instead of Abracadabra, a really funny short about an aspiring magician. The director created it after watching showreel for a local magician. “You could really feel the panic when something went wrong and how he acted to cover things up again,” Eklund said. “I felt I just had to do something that had the same sort of nerve.”
Others of note (actually, they’re all good, so visit 10 Voices from 10 Films Over 10 Days at Sundance for all the links) include:

I Live In The Woods
Really weird, awesome animation about a crazy farmer dude who kills people in the woods. Sundance calls it “insane, gory fun.”
Countertransference
This short film is “textured with both hilarity and depth,” but also known for causing $1,400 worth of damage when their equipment truck hit a parked car. Ah, anecdotes.
This Way Up
Sundance says it “embodies the ideal animated short: perfect length, a ton of laughs and ingenuity seeping from every 3-D angle,” but more importantly, it was produced (?) by Mike Judge of The Animation Show.
Magnetic Movie
Originally “conceived during a six-month venture to the NASA laboratory,” Magnetic Movie is pretty unique, as it really shows you what a magnetic force field looks like, on a head full of perfectly clean LSD. We’re talking no backaches here.

Again, visit Sundance for the rest.