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Baltimore native John Waters, the filmmaker brought to mainstream fame with his movie Hairspray, featuring Ricki Lake, Divine, and Sonny Bono, is currently on tour promoting the paperback edition of Role Models. While most of us think of Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, and JFK when we hear that phrase, Waters, a true subversive, thinks of Little Richard, Johnny Mathis, and Leslie Van Houten, a former Manson girl still in prison for murders she committed under the influence of one of the world’s most notorious psychopaths. John still advocates for her release today.
If you’re not fortunate enough to catch him in San Fran, LA, or Baltimore, you should check out his interviews on NPR’s Fresh Air, WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show, and WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show. And while you should definitely check out the films he’s directed and produced, his stand up on This Filthy World, now available for streaming on Netflix, is amazing.
from the mission statement:
3rd Ward is an incubator for innovation and possibility. Our members come from all walks of life to realize their potential and find additional meaning in their lives through our supportive community and top-of-the-line creative resources, including photo studios, media lab, jewelry studio, wood & metal shops, and a huge education program.
Anyone can come to 3rd Ward to work, play, learn, grow and, ultimately, transform.
195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY
:: [join in] ::
moviehouse :: every second sunday / doors.7pm . . . film.8pm / free
this series presents the best local filmmaking. music, drinks, snacks, and people to talk to.
sweatshop social :: every last monday / 7 to 10pm / $10 suggested donation
you bring fabric and 3rd Ward gives you sewing machines, more fabric, advice, beer, and music.
drink n draw :: every wednesday / 8 to 10:30pm / $15.person . . . $10.w friend . . . free for members
bring your drawing tools, they have the model and beer.
classes :: interdisciplinary courses in art, digital multimedia, photography, fabrication and craft.
since jay-z’s book decoded hit the streets in november the legendary hip hop artist has been doing, what seems like, limited publicity. two highlights from the media rounds have been his interview with terry gross on npr’s fresh air and the video of his appearance at the new york public library, where he was paired in conversation with philosopher, scholar, and blues man cornel west. the talk was moderated by nypl event curator, paul holdengräber.
nypl link will open with sound. both are available for free audio download from iTunes.
union square holiday market
until december 24th
11am to 9pm daily / 11am to 4pm december 24
we were on the J train headed towards manhattan. just as we crossed over the bridge, as we rolled past the projects on the lower east side, she leaned towards the window and said, “this is it. my favorite place—because it looks like you’re flying.” then she made a whooshing sound and possibly some superhero arm movements. it did look a little like we were flying: the steel poles were out of sight and the cars, pedestrians, and cyclists were just below eye level.