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Topic: Occupy Wall Street
Yesterday afternoon, thousands of people descended on downtown Manhattan to celebrate May Day (a.k.a. International Workers’ Day) and show that the Occupy Wall Street movement didn’t die when they kicked everyone out of Zucotti Park. And we had some very high profile help! Despite the massively successful attempts of The Man (and the postmodern “whatever shrug”) to convince post-1960s people that combining music and politics isn’t cool, indie hiphop group Das Racist was there, as well as weirdo electronics wizard Dan Deacon, old school hip hoppers Immortal Technique, and that paragon of 90s consciousness raising, Tom Morello. More
Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) implores Batman (Christian Bale) to stop giving his life to Gotham’s 1%, and also the bridges explode, in the third trailer for The Dark Knight Rises. Is it July 20th yet? More
We had a blast interviewing David Brooks, first-time director of the enclosed-space indie thriller ATM. We discussed who survives horror movies, whether it’s better to have a human or a spirit as the villain, and what it means when a bunch of bright young financial employees are the victims. More
With Michael Bloomberg celebrating the 100th episode of Gossip Girl, star Penn Badgley decided to wear his “99%” tee for the occasion. Awkward? More
It’s that time again! Time for The Village Voice‘s Michael Musto to dress up like the year’s most notorious fameballs and mug for the camera, that is. This year, the perpetually cheeky scribe has taken on Kim Kardashian, Michele Bachmann, Charlie Sheen, and several others in a gentle satire of the year’s headlines. See all of them, after the jump. More
Boy, the Occupy movement really has gone global! First New York, then the rest of the country, then Europe, and now the LEGO universe! Someone with a whole lot of patience has created this LEGO set full of protesters and they’ve even given it a Twitter handle – @OccupyLegoLand. The twitter bio reads: “Helping the people of Lego Land’s 99% that they are not Lego ‘Lands’ but a Lego NATION!!!”
Oh, what a year you were, 2011. Some notable events include Charlie Sheen‘s big meltdown, the Arnold Schwarzenegger scandal, Occupy Wall Street, the death of folks like Amy Winehouse and Steve Jobs… oh, and I got a bunch of new Twitter followers! More
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Last night, Occupy Wall Street called to its members to #mockupy: They took over the Law & Order: SVU film set made to look like Zuccotti Park. Some were upset that NBC was profiting off their story with a “ripped from the headlines” episode; others just wanted to party. More
He might look green on the outside, but Kermit the Frog is red to his very core. And not because he’s full of blood and guts! More
Miley Cyrus, voice of the American people, amirite? First her song “Party in the USA” gets co-opted as the celebratory hymn for Osama bin Laden‘s death; now she’s purposefully reached out to Occupy Wall Street to promote her new single, “Liberty Walk.” More
Usually when you hear abou someone creating a statue inspired by celebrities, it’s something gross and invasive like naked Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez fused at the pelvis. It also seems like the sculptor actually likes the stars in his/her odd way.
Not so for artist Daniel Edwards, who’s protesting Jay-Z‘s refusal to share the profits from his Rocawear ”Occupy All Streets” T-shirts. More
The Occupy Wall Street movement may not have a leader, but thanks to Third Eye Blind it now has an anthem. The song written by the aging Cali rock group is called “If There Ever Was a Time,” and it’s a pretty depressing offering. As I often do when I’m overwhelmed by a music thing, I enlisted the esteemed Kasey Anderson to chat. And I think we ended up creating a movement of our own! More