Kanye West and Lana Del Rey Mash-Up.
The Gaslight Anthem “45” Video.
Bear in Heaven at Dave & Busters.
Video Essay: Wes Anderson’s Favorite New York Movies.
Wes Anderson’s Animated Take on Moonrise Kingdom.
Pulp Fiction in Chronological Order.
Mrs. Doubtfire Recut as Horror Movie.
Living Movie Stills.
Download: Community Video Game.
Awesome: TV Showrunners uncensored.
Spill Your Guts Supercut.
Pete and I were super pumped for the opening of Moonrise Kingdom. We went to the 12:30pm show on Friday (we always know where the old folks are), and savored Wes Anderson’s newest masterpiece.
Afterwards, we indulged in burgers (mine veggie), fries (Pete’s old), and decadent strawberry rhubarb pie shakes at Edzo’s in Evanston. Edzo himself mans the register and manages the line—like his hot dog counterpart, Doug. We highly recommend lunching at this little yellow nook–even if you aren’t in the neighborhood!
On Saturday afternoon, after SociaBulls and a nap, we headed down to Wicker Park for the Do-Division fest (we always know where the bros are). Pete and I bounced our heads to sets by In Tall Buildings (one of our local faves–I love when lead singer Erik Hall plays his cute green guitar), Mannequin Men, Craig Finn, and The Besnard Lakes. We were joined by our friend Matthew, many guys in salmon colored shorts, and were visited by a pair of adorable Chinese Crested dogs–Tasso & Tula. Mannequin Men light-heartedly heckled the bro heavy audience. They put on a great show–and Pete remarked that he enjoys a band with both a dude in polyester pants and a dude in jorts. As a longtime Hold Steady fan, I was tickled to see Craig Finn walk into the fest with his guitar, make his way behind the stage, and visibly enjoy the Mannequin Men set. This was his first solo performance without a backing band—just a couple of Miller Lites. I found it to be charming.
Sunday was lovely, and we spent it taking Stickers to the beach, enjoying dinner in my parents’ backyard, and battling on the tennis court. That Pete can really pull out an amazing serve when he wants to. Must be all that French Open coverage on in the studio.
Watch: Wes Anderson Accessories.
Louis C.K. in Woody Allen movie.
Watch: Burning Love Episode 1
The Toys of Reggie Watts.
Listen: New Fiona Apple.
The Making of “Lady” with ?uestlove and tUnE-yArDs.
NPR First Listen: Tallest Man on Earth.
Dinosaur Jr. Bug: Live.
Free PBR With Purchase of Shockwaves by Summer Girlfriends.
Shepard Fairey & Neil Young.
Johnny Galecki & CBGB.
First Look: LiLo as Liz.
Bars Without TVs.
Aragon Ballroom: Most Complete List of Shows 60’s-90’s.
Does It Come With Del Griffith?
Time-lapse: Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant.
A Farewell to Peanut.
@MottRomney. Obama is The Best.
Sex Advice from Aubrey Plaza.
Zola Jesus at the Guggenheim:
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We have yet to see Men in Black III, but the trailer through the eyes of Wes Anderson, looks great.
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1. This interview on Fresh Air with Randall Poster, the music supervisor for Wes Anderson’s films. I’m really looking forward to Moonrise Kingdom opening tomorrow.
2. NBC reported, through all of their networks, that they will provide 5,535 hours of Olympics coverage this summer. I plan to watch most of it.
3. The French Open begins on Sunday. Summer and the tennis season are officially here! As for our tennis season, Pete is up 2 matches to 1.
Can’t wait to see this movie.
We do it so you don’t have to. Fun stuff from the last couple of days:
RIP: Donna Summer. NY Times. NPR. Village Voice. EW. Also, Chuck Brown.
Donna Summer Did Not Sing “I Will Survive”
New Yeasayer: “Henrietta”
Best Coast on Letterman.
Live on Yours Truly: Willis Earl Beal.
Hot Chip on Jools Holland.
New Fang Island: “Asunder”
Watch: Lemonade “Neptune”
Disappears on WFMU.
Here We Go Magic Picked Up a Hitchhiking John Waters!
Preview: POP ETC “Keep It For Your Own”
Anchorman 2 (image) Teaser Trailer.
Bill Murray is Awesome.
Greg Mottola to pen The Marriage Plot?
Community “Digital Estate Planning” Preview.
Childrens Hospital Spin-off: Newsreaders.
Landry joins Breaking Bad.
Mick Jagger’s SNL Promos.
10 Great Digital Short Songs.
Aaron Sorkin’s Syracuse Commencement Address. Best Yearbook Quotes Ever.
Sex Advice from Hannibal Buress.
Flies like Joe Biden. Joe Biden likes Ice Cream.
Blah Blah Blah Hey, Barack Obama ordering a hoagie!
Metta World Peace: Lakers Idiot.
Say It Ain’t So Joe. More.
Adele v. Baltimora.
The 50 Best “Very Special” Episodes.
Zuckerberg: The Musical.
Now or Never Moments.
How Common is Your Birthday?
Kids School Lunch Blog.
TOC: Summer Festival Guide.
The Drums, Lucero headline Wicker Park Festival.
Serengeti at Summer Sessions on the Square.
Doughnut Vault Time Lapse.
Phil Vettel’s Summer Eating List.
Best Milkshakes in Chicago.
Logan Square Kitchen Closing.
Plans Tonight: Go See Summer Girlfriends, Coffin Pricks, Radar Eyes, and Hollows.
Neil Young Journeys:
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