CANADA directed the video for Beck’s “Up All Night,” a song which sounds more like Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” than I ever thought a Beck song would.
The City of Providence has installed 10 “giving meters” that are “donation stations” for the homeless. I’m skeptical.
The Fall River house where Lizzie Borden lived for nearly forty years is on the market for $849,000.
In the week’s most horrifying story, one which you might have missed reading all the hurricane news, an eight-year old biracial boy was nearly lynched in New Hampshire.
Boston’s Brattle Theatre is dedicating ten (10!) nights of programming to Tilda Swinton. I would have included Young Adam and ditched Trainwreck (that’s her in the header picture, believe it or not), but overall you kind of can’t go wrong with this one.
Meanwhile in Brooklyn there’s a six-month series of early films by black women. (Because this is American history, “early” means 1970-1991.)
Speaking of New York, the Wall Street Journal recommends a tour of Rhode Island’s carousels. It seemed crazy that they recommended Three Sisters for ice cream after Crescent Park – they’re not exactly close by Rhode Island standards – but WSJ readers are probably too fancy for the Dairy Bee.
Last movie thing: Bruce LaBruce on Taxi Zum Klo, one of my all-time favorites.
Ooh la la! The city of Paris is experimenting with nudist areas in a public park.
New Order once played a Chicago show that was so hot the power failed. They played “Blue Monday” on guitar and drums, and a recording of the show recently resurfaced.