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    Across the globe, partygoers are ditching their all-black wardrobes and perma-pouts for Crayola-colored hair and ensembles. But following the rainbow, is also a state of mind. Below, we paint the town red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet with Colin Self, Peggy Noland, Molly Soda, Clairey Pear, the gals of Bleach salon and the folks from Wild Records. Plus, a one-stop-shop for all of your rainbow-accessorizing needs.



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  • 10/24/12--17:32: Rainbow Bright Nights
  • Across the globe, partygoers are ditching their all-black wardrobes and perma-pouts for Crayola-colored hair and ensembles. But following the rainbow, is also a state of mind. Below, we paint the town red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet with Colin Self, Peggy Noland, Molly Soda, Clairey Pear, the gals of Bleach salon and the folks from Wild Records. Plus, a one-stop-shop for all of your rainbow-accessorizing needs. 



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    We're excited to premiere the first episode of Across the Board, a new skateboarding/surfing/snowboarding-centric show from YouTube's Reserve Channel, hosted by model and (and one of our favorite Parenthood actresses), Joy Bryant. We knew that the gal was a huge snowboarding enthusiast (read our little chat with Bryant at a Burton party HERE) but didn't realize that her interests extended across multiple horizontal, wooden platforms. That aside, check out the show's premiere, which features Bryant chatting and skating -- knee pads, awesome novena candle socks and all -- with Paul Rodriguez III, a hunky six-time X Games medal-winning pro-skater (who appeared on our 25th anniversary cover, and, fun fact, is the son of comedian Paul Rodriguez). And, though you wouldn't expect a skate park to facilitate some heart-to-hearts, Bryant and Rodriguez get pretty deep chatting about religion and family (and then, okay, skating and tattoos). There'll be new episodes of Across the Board each month and head over to Reserve to watch the channel's other newly-launched talk shows hosted by Pharrell Williams and Tom Colicchio.

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    Poor Taylor Swift got tortured by Ellen yesterday, who made her ring a bell to indicate which guy with whom she will never, ever, ever be getting back together. "Do you know how bad this makes me feel!?" Swift pleaded. [via Gawker]

    Anderson Cooper covered in blue goo. [via BuzzFeed]
     Screen Shot 2012-10-25 at 8.19.24 AM.png
    We are enjoying this new Tumblr of literal New Yorker captions.
    We've always wanted to be a headless roasted turkey. Now we can. [via Laughing Squid]
    sigourneyweaversculpture.jpgThis is not Sigourney Weaver. It's a creepy sculpture of Sigourney Weaver. [via Vulture]

    Watch some students engage in an epic dance off with their dean.[via Jezebel]

    Blurp, blurp, blurp. [via imagfave]

    The best/worst porn dialogue ever. "Devray"! Just watch it. (It's SFW) [via Ryan C. Robert]
    Unfortunate billboard placement alert! [via Kanye West Evil]

    Everyone! Out of the water! [via Daily Frenchie]

    tumblr_mc92fyisi81qik1ioo1_500.jpgThis little hedgehog was a sk8er boi, she said see you later boi.  [via Attack of the Cute]

    tumblr_m10tdkcSqS1qa9veao1_500.jpgOccupation: Sing. [via Scarengillan]

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    Great combo of trippy visuals and chill-out music -- maybe we should have another psychedelic music video week?-- from Arca for a track called  "Manners."  The dude has done shows with MoMA PS1 and GHE2O GOTH1K and if you're curious, check out his new album Stretch 2 on UNO NYC records.  The video was made by UK digital artist and filmmaker Jesse Kanda.

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    Screen shot 2012-10-25 at 12.01.11 PM.pngNever one to mess around with subtlety, Katy Perry wore this ballot-inspired dress to a rally for President Obama in Nevada yesterday. Does anyone else see the irony of where Mitt Romney's name is positioned on her dress? [via TMZ]

    Watch children impersonate some of the fashion world's most recognizable personalities in a new video for the re-launch of The Coveteur. From Karl Lagerfeld to Annas Wintour and Dello Russo, Leigh Lezark, Kimye, Rachel Zoe, the Courtin-Clarins, and Bryan Boy, they're all there (though we did notice a gaping hole where a certain Lacoste-and-statement-necklace-wearing someone should have been!). [The Coveteur via The Cut]

    Screen shot 2012-10-25 at 12.23.56 PM.pngThe boys of Girls were shot by Terry Richardson for a new GQ spread and -- is it just us? -- doesn't Andrew Rannells look like he's a porn star who just wrapped up a shoot in the Castro c. 1977? [Terry's Diary via Fashionista]

    Screen shot 2012-10-25 at 12.28.55 PM.pngWhoa. In our dreams, this Juun.J sweater is what Tumblr would look like if it was a piece of clothing. [via High Snobette]

    The other day we mentioned the exciting news that Prabal Gurung would be the latest to create a capsule line for Target and now we've got a video from the designer talking about his collection and the number one thing that it's inspired by: love. Collective awww. [via Fashionista]

    Screen shot 2012-10-25 at 12.35.35 PM.png
    Grazia Daily got a sneak peek at Heidi Klum's Cleopatra costume that she'll wear this year at her infamous annual Halloween party. Can't wait to see what kind of hair/make-up she steps out with.

    2012-10-asos26-thumb.jpgAfter featuring Lena Dunham in a previous ad, ASOS has tapped Azealia Banks, Charlotte Free and Ellie Goulding as the latest faces in their Christmas campaign. So they're basically using PAPER covers now to find models? [via Racked]

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    We gave our regular "5 Under $50" a Halloween makeover, with 6 spooky-dooky items for under $66.


    1. Kitty Kat Loafer, $52, by Fred Flare, available here.

    Screen shot 2012-10-24 at 4.24.58 PM.png2. Scary Shower Curtain, $29, available here.

    il_570xN.381320480_tvqt.jpg3. Ghost pouch, $7.50, by boyfrengirlfren, available here.

    843467.jpg4. Halloween soap finger set, $5, by Howard's Home, available here.

    1995312.jpg5. Halloween White Black Orange Plantlife Socks, $12, by HUF, available here.

    Screen shot 2012-10-24 at 4.52.01 PM.png6. Japanese 3-D Nail kit, $18, available here.

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    Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? at Booth Theatre

    Albee Damned! They changed Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?! How could they and, more importantly, is it better or worse for the edit? Find out in our full review whether we think they should have stayed faithful or if, like the manic Martha, we think it's okay to cheat a little now and then.

    Neutral Hero
    at The Kitchen

    Neutral Hero, now playing at downtown institution The Kitchen, is Richard Maxwell's first play in five years that he's both written and directed.  In the Iliad-like piece, he sets himself the unenviable task of achieving total neutrality on the part of his protagonist (and, impossibly, on the part of the audience and their feelings toward said protagonist). What would compel someone to do such a thing? Are the results worth the effort of creative team and more importantly is it worth the effort of the audience? Find out in our full review!

    Wild With Happy at The Public Theater
    Colman Domingo is a force. His over-the-top personas are a font of fun. From a closeted Baptist and a West Berlin performance artist in Passing Strange to a foul-mouthed Maya Angelou on the brilliant but cancelled Big Gay Sketch Show, his characters never disappoint. But how does he fair in the more intimate and emotional territory of a play he penned himself about his mother's death? In Wild With Happy, now playing at The Public Theater, we get a chance to see if his softer side is as engaging as his outrageous one.

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    Many a bottle of newly unveiled booze is sent to chill Williamsburg lair Ba'sik with the hopes that co-owner Jay Zimmerman will become smitten. Angostura 7-year-old rum is one such success story. Zimmerman says he was instantly impressed by the Trinidadian import upon first taste and, he says, "I made some cocktails with it and everything was coming out delicious and complex."

    Brandon Bramhall, one of Zimmerman's bartenders, also started experimenting with the rum, combining it with fresh grapefruit juice, lime juice and simple syrup to elicit the Picket Fence. With its vegetal artichoke note, compelling Italian liqueur Cynar lends a touch of bitter roundness.

    "Something about the drink reminded me of sitting on a porch and staring out onto a big lawn on a summer night; the image of an old picket fence came to mind," says Zimmerman.

    Although the temperatures are finally starting to dip, we suspect a scarf and hat is all that will separate us from sipping a few of these long into fall on Ba'sik's own lovely backyard perch.

    The Picket Fence
    1 oz.  Angostura 7-year-old rum
    ¾ oz. Cynar
    ¾ oz. fresh grapefruit juice
    ½ oz. lime juice
    ½ oz. simple syrup

    Shake ingredients and serve up in a cocktail glass.

    323 Graham Ave.
    Williamsburg, Brooklyn 
    (347) 889-7597

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    asher_levine_masks_honey_boo_boo.jpegCooler than cool young designer (and former PAPER Beautiful Person) Asher Levine (whose following of devotees includes Jared Leto, the Black Eyed Peas and, most notably, Lady Gaga) has a line of cuckoo crazy Halloween masks this season featuring everyone from Honey Boo Boo (above) and "Count" Lagerfeld to Andy "Were'hol" and The Editor From the Black Lagoon (who bears a suspicious resemblance to Anna Wintour). Though at first we mistook the Honey Boo Boo version for a mask looking like an eighty-year old woman, we think that could actually be a brilliant move by the young designer because aren't HBB's bon mots occasionally just as insightful as those coming from a beloved granny?

    The masks, which go for $100 a pop (just rationalize them as collector's items), can be purchased on Levine's website.

    Screen shot 2012-10-25 at 4.38.58 PM.pngLeft to Right, Top to Bottom: Andy "Were'hol," Dawn Davenport, "Count" Lagerfeld, The Editor from the Black Lagoon

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    LOL cat by Johannah O'Donnell from MF Gallery's Halloween art show.

    Friday the 26th

    MF Gallery is hosting their free 10th annual Halloween art show at the Gowanus gallery. This year, artists on display include Lisa Petrucci of Kickass KrutiesGWAR singer Dave Brockie, and Michael Mararian of Inky Dreadfuls. [via Time Out]

    Environmental group Times Up is having their annual Halloween Party. Dress up in your scariest costume, and head to Union Square Park where you'll bike en masse to the party under the Williamsburg Bridge featuring music by DJ Money. The bike ride demonstrates how "scary" the streets will be without proper public transportation. [via Village Voice]

    Saturday the 27th

    Go to CLUB HELL at the Knockdown Center to rave all night (and morning) with DJs Fatima Al Qadiri, $hayne, Venus XTC, Nguzunguzu, Total Freedom, and more. There will be an installation by THUNDERHORSE along with buses trekking people to the space from Bushwick, dancers, lasers, and more. If there's one party to be at this weekend, this is it.

    Santos Party House is hosting a particularly wicked "Fright Night" that is sure to be one of the best non-stop dance parties of the night. In the past, they've nabbed the "Best New Club," "Best Night Club," and "Best DJ" categories in our annual Nightlife Awards, so you know it's got the Paper stamp of approval! [via Joonbug]

    Celebrate Halloween and New York Night Train's 7th anniversary by hitting up the Haunted Hop at Brooklyn Bowl. Dance to DJ Jonathan Toubin spinning spooky 45's, catch Dionne Werewolf (an orchestra made up of wolf-women), and bring your most imaginative get-up for their costume contest. [via Flavorpill]

    Get mysterious and put on your best Victorian garb before heading out to the Masquerade Halloween Ball at the Brooklyn Lyceum for fortune-telling, face-painting, and snake-charming. We repeat: snake. charming. Woah! [via Flavorpill]

    Sunday the 28th

    a56ycoccmae2r0u.jpgKlaus Biesenbach of MoMA PS1 and Courtney Love of...well, of Courtney Love -- are hosting a Halloween fête as PS1. The event includes a costume workshop for participating artists (of which there are many), a costume parade, and a Halloween party with music by weblebrity Mykki Blanco. Expect for shit to get crazy and to see Courtney and Klaus in un-pixelated, un-watermarked form. (Apparently PS1 has better things to do, like, say, organizing this costume contest, than to set up a account?)

    Tuesday the 30th

    Join artist Paco Cao in connecting with the celebrity dead in his latest performance exhibit Eternal Rest at (Art)Amalgamated Gallery. Cao has taken images of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse and combined them with European Renaissance portraiture, which he then turned into tarot cards that he will use in live readings at the exhibit.

    Electronic music and fashion label Kitsuné Maison is throwing a Halloween party with music by The Twelves, Yuksek, New Moods, and JDH & Dave P at Le Poisson Rouge. [via Flavorpill]

    freakinhalloweenlogo.jpgWednesday the 31st

    Brightest Young Things are putting on Freakin Halloween at The Gallery at Dream Downtown, a crazy Hallows Eve bash featuring music by artists Rye Rye and Stalley and DJs Autorock and Jasmine Solano. The party will have everything from mummy dancers to scream booths to free candy. [via BYT Presents]

    Head to Glasslands Gallery for their 7th "Monster Mash," a night of bands dressing up as and covering some of their favorite acts like Led Zeppelin, Wham!, Fleetwood Mac and more. [Flavorpill]

    "Webster Hell" presents the official Halloween Parade After-Party. In addition to having four full floors of dance music, the party will also hold a serious costume contest with a $5000 cash prize. And, at midnight, a virgin will be chosen from the crowd and sacrificed on a giant pentagram hanging from the ceiling. Wait, what?! [via Joonbug]

    Christie's is hosting an invite-only 'Factory Chic, Halloween Drag' party and preview of their upcoming Andy Warhol show, featuring 350 Warhol photographs, prints, paintings and works on paper. 

    Head to the Wythe Hotel Halloween party (in costume -- it's mandatory!) to party to the music of Ghostly, Chances With Wolves, Terrible Records and more. Invite only. 

    Susanne Bartsch invites you to dance til' your dead at the Copacabana tonight, for a Halloween extravaganza with DJs including DJ Ansoni, Kayvvon Zand, Horsemeat Disco, Johnny Dynell and special guest-host Amanda Lepore. $20 with invite.

    The New Museum is hosting an invite-only Halloween after-party with artists The Denzels, Slim Dollars, Don DeVore and The Historics, and MGMT performing including a video installation by Georgia Canal.

    Celebrate Halloween and the launch of Twin Magazine's 7th issue at the Electric Room at Dream Downtown and then party at Nur Khan's Electric Halloween event at the Electric Room right afterwards featuring DJs Chloe Norgaard, Elle Dee, Kieran Taylor and more. Invite only.

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    Screen shot 2012-10-25 at 5.31.37 PM.pngBuzzy girl band TEEN, fronted by former Here We Go Magic keyboard player Teeny Lieberson, have had quite the busy year releasing their debut album In Limbo and playing shows with Purity Ring, Ariel Pink, and Santigold. The foursome, which includes Teeny's two sisters, Lizzie and Katherine, along with friend Jane Herships create dreamy, New Wave-esque harmonies and psych-pop hooks that seem particularly well suited to accompany a super-hip laser light show (book 'em now, Knockdown Center!). The band recently joined forces with DJ Japanster -- the Paris-born DJ who's been making rounds of his own, playing sets at MoMA PopRally parties, Fashion Week fêtes and "The Cools" Jamboree Party -- who remixed one of In Limbo's tracks, "Electric." We're excited to exclusively premiere the synth-heavy remix, which you can also download, below.  

    Photo credit: Shawn Brackbill

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    Last night Petty Fest took over Webster Hall, with Cabin Down Below band and friends doing Tom Petty covers that sometimes sounded better than the original. Surprise guests Cyndi Lauper, Fred Armisen, Albert Hammond Jr., Fabrizio Moretti and John McEnroe turned up. And who knew Alia Shawkat of Arrested Development could sing? Other musicians who covered Petty's hits included Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner, Father John Misty, Har Mar Superstar, Nicole Atkins, Andrew W.K. and Karen Elson. Jameson sponsored the event, with 100% of the ticket sales benefiting the charity Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. A different lineup will perform at Petty Fest in Los Angeles on November 14th and 15th.

    LR_Email-3204.jpgCyndi Lauper and Sammy James Jr.
    LR_Email-3346.jpgFred Armisen and Nick Zinner

    LR_Email-3431.jpgTangiers Blues Band
    LR_Email-3448.jpgAlbert Hammond Jr.
    LR_Email-3529.jpgAdam Green
    LR_Email-3549.jpgKaren Elson

    Setlist. (Via BrooklynVegan)

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    Screen shot 2012-10-25 at 6.25.54 PM.png1. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Steel Magnolias, David Youse and Four Things Productions have teamed up with L.A. Works to put on a staged reading of the play-turned-film at NYC's Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher St), where the play first ran. Blythe Danner and Annie Potts have already been announced to play Clairee and M'Lynn, respectively. [via press release]

    Screen shot 2012-10-25 at 6.29.55 PM.png2. Celebrate Christmas (or, okay, Christmastime) the PAPER way by attending A John Waters' Christmas at Tarrytown Music Hall on December 3. The filmmaker will perform his much-loved one-man show with special guest Kimya Dawson. Ho ho ho! [via Facebook]

    Screen shot 2012-10-25 at 6.35.51 PM.png3. Complex has a fun little gallery of some of our favorite rap album covers photoshopped with some of our (not so) favorite politicians.

    Screen shot 2012-10-25 at 6.46.03 PM.png4. A new study purportedly answers the age-old When Harry Met Sally question and says that no, heterosexual men and women can never truly be "just friends." Huh. [via Death + Taxes]

    Screen shot 2012-10-25 at 6.50.00 PM.png5. Artist James Turrell will have a solo show at the Guggenheim Museum this June and will use the entire building as part of his project. Gallerist reports that he'll "close the museum's ramps and use its architecture to create a mass of shifting color." Check out the cool rendering above.

    Screen shot 2012-10-25 at 7.05.57 PM.png6. Kanye West (and 2 Chainz!) surprised fans last night by giving an hour and a half long performance at a party celebrating the launch of Samsung's Galaxy Note II. (Photo by 13thWitness/Getty Images)

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    664409_10151809048771165_1826487213_o.jpgFor his new show at SoHo's Opera Gallery, street artist Ron English collaborates with his former child self, creating a subversive, fever-dream pop-mash-up of 8-year-old English's interests in comic books, super hero figurines, sugary breakfast cereal and busty female aliens. Per the show's catalog, English's "Crucial Fiction" features works that "address a fantastical question: What might happen if a 50 year old man at the height of his powers as fine artist and painter, could finally animate the elaborate visions constructed by his 8-year-old self, that boy who dug holes to China in the backyard while imagining every blade of grass as a green army soldier laid low by the advancing plastic hordes of cowboys, indians and assorted disposable heroes?"  Check out English's pieces below, which go in display November 1st. 

    last-fat-breakfast.jpgLast Fat Breakfast

    the_virgin_diaries.jpegThe Virgin Diaries

    Homer and Barney at the crossroad

    Star Skull Lady Lips


    Bubble Headed Bunnies

    Combat Rising

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    Lena Dunham
    made this suggestive "'Your First Time' video for Barack Obama targeted to first-time college-age voters. And don't even try to pretend like equating voting to losing your virginity here is totally inappropriate, since we have all thought about having sex with Barack Obama. Bottom line, per Dunham, "Your wanna do it with a great guy." [TheNation]

    Michelle Obama was on Jimmy Kimmel last night and showed him what she'd do if he forgot to vote. [Towleroad]

    Triumph the Insult Comic Dog went to the final presidential debate and it was of course, amazing. "They're telling the crowd to turn off their cell phones, because it might interfere with Mitt Romney's circuitry." (P.S. Conan has corn rows and a spray tan because his fans raised over $60,000 for autism research.) [Gawker]
      complimentemergency.pngOur new favorite website = the Emergency Compliment generator. [ThisIsntHappiness]

    enhanced-buzz-23203-1351172552-5.jpgenhanced-buzz-2061-1351172584-3.jpgPhotos of Jessica Pare and Jon Hamm filming Mad Men in Hawaii! Love that Don's beach read is The Inferno and that underpants-phobic Jon Hamm apparently will wear underpants under a swimsuit. What a complicated, beautiful man. [Photo: FameFlynet via Buzzfeed]

    ddlabraham.png Presented without comment from Time magazine: "I'd hear that twinkle-twinkle on my phone, and he would have sent me some ridiculous limerick," says Field, who plays the 16th President's wife Mary Todd in the new film Lincoln. "He'd sign it, 'Yours, A.' I would text back as Mary, criticizing him for the waste of his time when he might have been pursuing something more productive."  [via AfternoonSnoozeButton]

    TurkeyCake.jpgAs if you don't already hate yourself enough after eating giant holiday meals, Baskin Robbins is selling seasonal ice cream cakes that look like roasted turkeys. [LaughingSquid]

    tumblr_mc9ohw8BBK1rggrn8o1_400.gifTurn, turn, turn. [TheRumblr]

    tumblr_mce9rmg7IT1qzk2upo1_500.jpgYou're such a disease, Kevin. [FYeah1990s]

    tumblr_mc7hvye07F1rubozqo1_500.jpgAlbert Einstein with an Albert Einstein puppet. [Buttoween]

    beyoncemic.jpgWhen Beyonce tells you to sing, YOU SING, DAMMIT. [RoboShark]

    Farm Sanctuary rescue pigs eating pumpkins while festive banjo music plays in the background is too, too much. [Jezebel]

    tumblr_mch5kl9il01qg39ewo1_500.gifHow we feel about having to come up with a Halloween costume by tomorrow. [GIFMovie]

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    If you wore a Band-Aid on Halloween in 2002, you were Nelly.  Wear one this year and people will ask: "What happened to your face?"  Yes, costumes were simpler then and today's oldie-but-goodie music video, "Hot in Herre," was a giant step backward for proper spelling, but what a song.  Pharrell wrote it, Nelly sang it and it went to #1.  Can you spot Carmelo Anthony?

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    An anonymous source reported that Karl Lagerfeld and Kanye West had lunch yesterday to "discuss design ideas." We can only imagine what that collab would look like. [via Fashionista]

    ritaora.jpgCongratulations to Rita Ora, our PAPER Beautiful Person who is the new face of Superga! [via Press Release]

    Watch this little girl tell Pippa Middleton that she "hates princesses" and will not in fact stop being a tomboy. Pippa's response? "Better not talk about that one." Well played all around. [via Telegraph TV]

    Otaat-PartyHat-08.jpgFor all you professional partiers out there, Californian brand Otaat has created these leather and ribbon party hats! We'll be ordering one for Mr. Mickey. [via Selectism]

    Watch Bruce Weber's short film "A Highland Friendship," featuring Stella Tennant and her daughters Iris and Jasmine, a few of Tennant's famous friends, and a some lambs. [Style Bistro via Selectism]

    kardashian-mm.jpgIn other Beautiful Person news, Rob Kardashian named his sock line Arthur George because it "sounds classy" and "doesn't scream Kardashian at you." [Racked LA via WWD]


    When asked by Jimmy Kimmel how she'd spend an hour as a normal person sans celebrity, Michelle Obama responded "I'd go to CVS...I'd buy toiletries, I'd pay money, I'd get a receipt." We feel you, Michelle. [via Daily Intel]


    If you want one of these very cool Day of the Dead rings from jewelry-maker Han Cholo, you'll have to look for it: there are four rings hidden throughout Los Angeles and you'll have to use Twitter clues to find them. [via HypeBeast]

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    Accompanying the upcoming MoMA exhibition of the same name, Doryun Chong's new book Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde explores the provocative and radical art produced in post-war Japan. The book is filled with over 200 pages of vibrant pictures and illustrations that feature the paintings, sculpture, photography, dance and more that was being created in this transformative period of Tokyo's history. Some of it is brilliant, some of it it's really strange, but all of it is fascinating. The exhibition runs from November 18, 2012 to February 25, 2013. Take a sneak peek at images below.

    Kojima Nobuaki. Untitled (Figure). 1964. Painted plaster and strips of cloth coated with polyethylene resin. 67 5/8 x 35 1/2 x 19 3/8″ (171.7 x 90 x 49 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Given anonymously. © 2011 Kojima Nobuaki

    moma_tokyo_daid_majorette.jpegMoriyama Daidō. Baton Twirler (Baton towarā). 1967. Gelatin silver print. 18 7/8 x 14 11/16″ (48.1 x 37.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the photographer. © 2012 Moriyama Daidō

    Yokoo Tadanori. Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (Sōzōsha) (Shinjuku dorobō nikki [Sōzōsha]). 1968. Screenprint. 39 1/4 x 28″ (99.7 x 71.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the designer. © 2012 Yokoo Tadanori
    moma_tokyo_akasegawa_sheetsofvagina.pngAkasegawa Genpei. Sheets of Vagina (Second Present) (Vagina no shītsu [Nibanme no purezento]). 1961/1994. Vacuum tube, car-tire tube, car wheel, and wood. 71 5/8 x 35 13/16″ (182 x 91 cm). Collection of the artist (long-term loan to Nagoya City Art Museum), courtesy SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo. © Akasegawa Genpei

    moma_tokyo_nakamura_circulartrain.pngNakamura Hiroshi. Circular Train A (Telescope Train) (Enkan ressha A [Bōenkyō ressha]). 1968. Oil on canvas. 71 5/8 x 89 9/16″ (182 x 227.5 cm). Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. © Nakamura Hiroshi, courtesy Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo


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  • 10/26/12--12:30: PAPER's NYC Weekend Guide
  • Check out our Halloween Weekend NYC Party Guide HERE

    Friday 10/26

    Listen to the moody goth act The xx play songs from their latest critically acclaimed album, Coexist, at the Loews Paradise Theater. [The Bowery Presents]

    Into Tim Burton? Into burlesque? Then catch the Tim Burton Burlesque show at Bar Matchless featuring performers Vada James, Vanil LaFrappe and more dressing up (and taking off their clothes) as characters like Edward Scissorhands, The Joker, and more. [Flavorpill]

    See Grammy-award winning jazz singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding and her 12-piece backing band play The Radio Music Society. [The Bowery Presents]

    What the heck is a "!Colonial Seed!"?  It's a "crazy night" of performance art over at Grace Exhibition Space (840 Broadway, Brooklyn), that's what. A donation of $10 gets you a front-row seat for tonight's (October 26) show with Rhys Rodgers, John G. Boehme, 2shea, Mathew Silver  and -- all the way from Estonia -- The Non Grata Group. [GES]

    Who you gonna call? Minions of Gozer! Catch these Ghostbusters fanatics as they perform á la Rocky Horror alongside a screening of the film at the IFC Theater [IFC]

    Gayletter continues their Interracial party series with a costumed shindig at Bedlam. Obama/Romney couples are almost a guarantee. [Gayletter

    Saturday 10/27

    If you like cute dogs in cute costumes (who doesn't?) then don't miss Howl-A-Ween costume party and contest for doggies at the McCarren Park Dog Run. [Greenpointers]

    You know you're a slave to the rhythm, so go hear Grace Jones sing at Roseland Ballroom. [Voice Places]

    Performance art collective FCKNLZ will be re-creating early '90s club kid appearances on episodes of Donhaue and Geraldo at the Museum of Art and Design. Watch these and then head over -- this is going to be awesome. [Time Out]

    Lucent Encounter, a show by the performance troupe Lucent Dossier that has been described as being "a darker Cirque du Soleil," at the Liberty Theater. The show, which includes a DJ set, bills itself as an interactive that changes each night. [LibertyTheater]

    See a screening at the Museum of the Moving Image of Alfred Hitchcock's classic psychological thriller The Birds starring Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor and a bunch of really pissed off birds. [Time Out]

    NYC's Storefront for Art & Architecture is hosting their "Critical Halloween" party/benefit tonight at a cool new venue, The Autumn Bowl, in Greenpoint (see pics here). There will be music by DJ N-Ron, Ron Santos and "The Usual Band" plus an open bar and costume competition.  Tickets are $40 for students and $100 for "everybody else" and you can get one HERE. On the 26th, Four Tet and Jamie xx are playing the same venue and on October 31st, it's Andrew W. K., Ice Balloons and a Creep DJ set.

    The Suzanne Geiss Company (76 Grand Street) opens an exhibition of new works by the New York-based artist Ryan Johnson called "Self Storage" tonight, October 27th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. It's up until December 15.

    We should have mentioned this the other day when we picked "Jah No Partial" as our Music Video of the Day but, hey, we forgot. So sue us.  Anyway, the incredible Major Lazer (a.k.a. Diplo and his insane hype man and dancers -- Switch doesn't tour) plays tonight at Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street) with Pictureplane and Brenmar. [Terminal 5]

    Before vampires were sparkly, romancin' dudes (looking at you, Edward Cullen) there were The Lost Boys. Catch this 1980's classic starring the Coreys and Kiefer Sutherland at Nitehawk Cinema. Don't forget your fangs! [via Flavorpill]

    Or, for an even older vampire tale, check out the first film featuring the evil count, when Nosferatu also plays at Nitehawk Cinema [Nitehawk] 

    Sunday 10/28

    Interested in seeing a movie about killer trees, killer clowns, killer closets? 80s classic Poltergeist has all that and more (spooky ghosts!). Catch a screening of the movie at the Museum of the Moving Image on Sunday. [Time Out]

    Folk artist and ostrich-egg chef Devendra Banhart is opening for NYC No Wave legends Swans at The Bowery Ballroom on the band's first tour in over a decade.  [The Bowery Presents

    Take a candle-lit tour of the Merchant's House Museum and be prepared to possibly get spooked by former inhabitants of the 19th century home. [Time Out]

    Head to the old Pickle District (Orchard Street, who knew?) for the Lower East Side Pickle Day street fair where you can sample different - you guessed it - pickles. [Time Out]

    If you're in for a scream, check out Rooftop Films' Indie Horror movie marathon at the Brooklyn Lyceum. Flicks include the slasher-comedy Murder Party, Saturday Morning Massacre, and a bunch of terrifying and suspenseful shorts. Not to mention there will be drinks, food, and music! [via Rooftop Films

    Check out our Halloween Weekend NYC Party Guide HERE

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