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Sitting in a booth at a Long Island diner with Brian and Michael D’Addario, it’s easy to forget that they’re on the cusp of a likely and glorious rock-and-roll adventure. The week prior, the brothers and their band, The Lemon Twigs, played The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and a couple days before that they headlined a gig at Manhattan’s Irving Plaza. Do Hollywood, their debut album for UK-based 4AD, one of the most storied tastemaker...
Sometimes, when driving around Los Angeles, Michael Schur sees things that are just objectively bad. Of course, calling something objectively bad can be a slippery slope to head down, but on some of those things we can all agree: cutting someone off in traffic, for one. In instances like these, Schur, the creator of Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine and longtime writer/producer of The Office, started docking people points. That’s the genesis of NBC’s...
Head-to-tail anchovies have proved a perfectly easy sell to the crowds of gastronomic thrill-seekers at Smorgasburg, but how do you push assertively piquant small bait to patrons practically weaned on red sauce-swaddled calamah? Since single concept spots often have a tough enough time just treading water (outside of browsy, idiosyncratic food markets, that is), Bon Chovie has wisely fleshed out the menu for its first dedicated restaurant, located in the culinarily cautious neighborhood of...
The Love Witch is certainly the best (if not the only) gloriously colorful sexy witch movie you’ll see this year. Writer-producer-editor-director-production designer-costume designer Anna Biller’s film centers around Elaine (Samantha Robinson), a young witch who casts love spells with increasingly intense and troubling results. Biller’s vision is one of wild confidence: every detail, from a painting on the wall down to a pair of stockings, embodies an uncanny, 1960s-flavored aesthetic. The eloquent multi-hyphenate auteur...

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