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- 11/20/12--11:05: Tilly and the Wall Play the PAPER Kitchen
- 11/20/12--11:50: Cocktail of the Week: The Montgomery Slugger at Maison Premiere
- 11/20/12--12:30: The Finale of The Outs Is Here!
- 11/20/12--13:50: Lil B Raps With His Cat + Veggieduckens = Eight Items or Less
- 11/20/12--14:00: Director Jay Bulger On His New Documentary, Beware of Mr. Baker
- 11/21/12--05:30: Angel Haze's "Love Of My Life" Is Our Music Video of the Day
- 11/21/12--06:30: Tips for Today: Moustache Man at UCB and The T.A.M.I. Show at MoMA
- 11/21/12--11:00: PAPER's Weekend Guide: Post-Thanksgiving Edition
- 11/21/12--12:20: Rihanna's Apology + Slayer's Christmas Sweater = Eight Items or Less
- 11/21/12--13:30: Your Guide to Art Basel Miami Beach 2012: Part VI
- 11/21/12--14:12: Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all!
- 11/23/12--06:00: Steely Dan's "Black Friday" Is Our Music Video of the Day
- 11/23/12--08:30: Morning Funnies: Turkey Hangover Edition
- 11/23/12--11:30: GIFs of the Week: Lakers Bros + Butt Fumbles
- 11/26/12--12:15: PREMIERE: Club Chrissie ft. Pamela Love
When he was a kid, Jesse Carr would curb his hunger for Thanksgiving dinner by snacking on walnuts. "They were always around during the holidays," recalls the Maison Premiere barman. For his Montgomery Slugger cocktail, nostalgia inspired a drink featuring Nux Alpina liqueur, made with freshly picked green walnuts from the Alps that are steeped for months in grape brandy. Carr pours it into an absinthe-rinsed glass along with bourbon and sweet Velvet Falernum, and tops it off with Angostura bitters and a savory burst of Maldon sea salt. It's the addition of coffee, however, in the form of both Mexican liqueur Caffé Lolita and a subtle vermouth infusion that gives this digestif a bold, earthy heft and also pays tribute to Carr's youth. "My mom would put coffee in her sweet potato casserole," he says. Sip this one to gracefully ease your way out of your Stove Top stupor.
1½ oz. Four Roses bourbon
½ oz. coffee-infused Carpano Antica vermouth
¼ oz. Caffé Lolita coffee liqueur
¼ oz. Velvet Falernum
¼ oz. Nux Alpina walnut liqueur
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 pinch Maldon sea salt
Combine ingredients; stir for one minute. Before pouring ingredients into coupe glass, rinse with absinthe.
What were you trying to get when you went back?
Did you have to go over the same material? Was that difficult?
In the opening scene, Ginger warns you not to be putting his collaborators in "my film." How much is it his film?
Did he try to control it more after that?
How much Ginger Baker music do you listen to now?
Why did you decide to use animations in the film?
How long did you spend tracking down people?
Who took the longest?
How did you find him?
Angel Haze covers a hit song from 2002 by Erykah Badu and Common called "Love of My Life" in this clip for a track from her Classick mixtape. The Brooklyn-based 21-year-old poet/rapper recently released a powerful track about being sexually abused as a child and continues to be outspoken and honest about her past. After signing with a major label, Haze -- her real name is Raykeea Wilson -- has been working on an album that's expected to come out in the spring. If the original song was "an ode to hip-hop," then this is an ode to an ode.
We hereby present Jennifer Lawrence with the Kristen Stewart Medal For Excellence In Interview Awkwardness. Here, Lawrence tells Ellen about how she thought her female cat was male for the first week she had her because "she has such masculine energy" (and because there is absolutely no other way to determine an animal's gender) and therefore now refers to her as "Chaz Bono." You know it's bad when you get wan laughter from an Ellen audience, which is filled with moms who just want you to great, honey. [ONTD]
Fidgety Lindsay Lohan tells Jay Leno why she cancelled her interview with Barbara Walters. It's all good.
A very special T.Hanksgiving message from Hanksy.
Strange and unusual Lydia Deeds art nouveau by Kishokahime via Flavorwire.
Sriracha sent from above. [Tumblr}
Basset hound taking a shower wins second place for best bathing dog ever. (Casper the bath-loving dog is still number one.) [TheClearlyDope]
Was Justin Timberlake totally t-shirt shopping from the Signals catalog circa 1999? [MattStopera]
Oh no, photographic evidence that Mick Jagger was once not very cool at all. [ThisIsNotPorn]
Ahead of Thanksgiving tomorrow, we asked some of our friends to share their favorite dish on the gut-busting Thanksgiving menu. You might be surprised to hear that even fashionistas and downtown kids like those deliciously gross green bean casserole onion straws, too...
Jenna Lyons, President and Creative Director at J. Crew
"Wine! I am [also] a cranberry sauce devotee! Always have proportionally more [of it] than anything else and the best part is putting it on Thanksgiving leftovers and just about everything else I can find in my refrigerator. "
Derek Blasberg, Writer
"Green bean casserole. When I was little, I thought I was being healthy by eating green beans. Nevermind they were covered in cheese, butter and topped with fried onions."
JD Samson, Musician
"My favorite Thanksgiving food is probably mashed potatoes. My grandma's are the best you've ever had."
Mike Q, DJ
"I love everything! It's my favorite holiday of the year and I could eat that food all year round!" [Photo by Benjamin Lozovsky/Billy Farrell Agency]
Alexandra Richards, Model/DJ
"The desserts. All the women in my family bring their own specialty, as tradition, and my favorite is the custard. And side of vanilla ice cream -- definitely the last thing you can squeeze in before you pass right out!"
Max Silvestri, Comedian
"My favorite Thanksgiving food is mopping up the leftover gravy and mashed potatoes with a buttered Parker House roll. It settles the stomach to have 3 or 4 buttered rolls at the end of a huge meal, before moving on to three desserts."
Ladyfag, Nightlife Personality
"I love being a Canadian on Thanksgiving. It means everyone wrongly feels bad that you have nowhere to go you and you end up being invited everywhere! Pumpkin pie is to me as cherry pie is to Twin Peaks. I'm going to enjoy [Thanksgiving] even more this year since my whole life I thought I hated brussels sprouts because of Rudy on The Cosby Show. I just found out I love them, now if only the Huxtables would invite me..."
"My favorite thing is my mom's mashed potatoes. They're obscene. There's butter, evaporated milk, cream cheese, something called whipping cream... Ob. Scene. We usually have between 20-30 peeps for Thanksgiving so mom makes A LOT to satisfy all tastes: turkey, baked chicken, ham, crab-stuffed red snapper (Dad only eats fish on the big holidays -- I have no explanation for it). One year a cousin brought some random dude. They were sooo late we were starving by the time we finally sat down to eat. The random dude insisted on saying grace. He prayed for about 7 minutes and then proceeded to eat the entire tray of Red Snapper. Ever since then, my mom prepares two red snappers so my dad isn't forced to choke someone out at Thanksgiving."
"Champagne. We are completely inept in the kitchen so people always ask us to bring the wine. They seem to think you need red and white but everything goes better with champagne. Andrew likes to sabre it at the table. Sabreing champagne is a Napoleonic method of opening champagne with a sword and it tastes better and gives us an excuse to bring a weapon to a family function."
Julie Klausner, Comedian
"Stuffing, obviously. Chestnuts, celery, bread crumbs, DO IT!"
Bevy Smith, Gal About Town
"I guess it would be my famous mac & cheese, baked with a golden brown crust!" [Photo by Joe Schildhorn/Billy Farrell Agency]
Peter Davis, Writer/Editor
"The whipped cream that comes with the pies. I scoop it into a bowl like ice cream and dig in. Needless to say, I have been a serious sugar junkie since I was a toddler. I still am. Someone should call Candy Finnigan of Intervention and intervene and make sure I never touch a gummy bear again." [Photo by Carly Otness/Billy Farrell Agency]
Yoko Ono is designing a menswear collection for Opening Ceremony, inspired by John Lennon's "sexy bod." (Yes, she said that.) [via Refinery 29/Styleite]
Lindsay Lohan wore this regrettable dress to the premiere of Liz and Dick. [via Fashionista]
There's still hope for procrastinators looking to go out for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Here are some restaurants who can, as of now, squeeze you in (but definitely call them to confirm first).
-- Reynard at the Wythe Hotel
Can take six people at 4:15, all other availability is for parties of two or three around noon
-Red Rooster/Ginny's Supper
Red Rooster has a few openings for small parties around 11/11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.; There's availability for larger parties around 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Ginny's.
-Prime Meats and Frankie's Spuntino
Both restaurants are booked but will have tables set aside for walk-ins.
-The Tribeca Grand Hotel
Can accommodate parties up to 8 and have availability through out the day.
-Jack's Wife Freida
Availability through out the day, reservations necessary for parties of 6 or more.
-The Standard Grill
Serving a three-course a la carte menu for $50 per person. Availability for parties of six from 10:30 p.m. and on.
-- Colicchio & Sons
Can take parties of four at 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
-- Cafe Boulud
Can take a party of 4 at 11 a.m., 12 p.m.
-- The Breslin
Taking reservations for parties of 7 or fewer for an a la carte menu, which will include Thanksgiving themed specials, but will not include turkey.
Breaking News: It looks like the UR1 Music and Arts Festival scheduled to take place in Miami on December 8th and 9th has been canceled due to poor ticket sales.
Fab South Beach boutique The Webster (1220 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) is hosting several events this year including: a "Tea Party" with Stella McCartney, a breakfast for Stefanie LaCava to celebrate her new book An Extraordinary Theory of Objects, a sunset cocktail party in honor of Webster co-founder Laure Heriard Dubreuil and a launch for Pools Reflections -- the latest photography book by Kelly Klein. If you didn't make the invite list for those events, stop by the The Webster for a little shopping during the week and be sure to check out the hotel's new cafe and bakery, Crumb on Parchment. It's a spin-off of acclaimed Miami chef Michelle Bernstein's Miami Design District spot.
The Standard Hotel Miami (40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach) is jam-packed with cool soirees during AB/MB. The hotel is hosting the annual SPiN Galactic Ping Pong Tournament on Saturday, December 8, from 3 to 6 p.m. and the Lazy Sunday BBQ during the afternoon of the 9th with The Hole Gallery and Andre Saraiva -- who'll sign copies of a book created for his "Andrepolis" art exhibition. Terry Richardson celebrates his latest, Terrywood, with a book signing and afterparty on December 7th and Bruce Weber will by signing copies of his new book on December 6. New York-based artist Jose Parla is opening a pop-up Cuban cafe called Cafecito Neptuno next to the Standard's gift shop from November 26 through January 3.
Nirvana fans can look forward to a unique, three-part performance and exhibit called "KURT" at Miami's Gusman Center for the Performing Arts (174 E Flagler Street, Miami) on December 6. The tribute to the late Kurt Cobain includes an appearance by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, a short film by Adarsha Benjamin and a 15-minute live version of the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" music video directed by Los Angeles choreographer Ryan Heffington. Tickets are HERE.
One of the week's biggest and best parties, Basel Castle (41 NW 20th Street, Wynwood, Miami), returns on Saturday night, December 8. This year's combo of art + music includes performances by Purity Ring, Twin Shadow, Brenmar, a Dave 1 (Chromeo) DJ set, Jacuzzi Boys, Nick Catchdubs and tons more. On the visual-arts side, look for works by Anthony Lister,Buff Monster, Ron English, Anthony Ausgang, Mike Bode and more. A $25 ticket gets you guaranteed admission all night, but there are also a limited number of FREE and "early bird" tickets available. Go HERE for more info and tickets.
Works by 22 artists have been selected to be part of Art Public -- an outdoor exhibit in Collins Park (Collins Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets, Miami Beach). Produced as a collab with the Bass Museum, the works include large-scale sculpture, video, installations and live performances. It all starts with a big opening night party on December 5, open to the public from 8 to 10 p.m. with performances by Jason & Alicia Hall Moran, the Broke People's Baroque Theater and Alex Israel. Also look for an "art-bar" installation called "Guiro" that's open daily from 5 to midnight and is sponsored by Absolut. The oval-shaped bar was created by the artist collective Los Carpinteros.
Donna Karan hosts a book signing for Stephan Weiss: Connecting the Dots on Friday, December 7, in the beach club at the Delano Hotel (1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach). The book is a tribute to Karan's late husband and proceeds from the book benefit the Urban Zen Foundation.
Steinway & Sons' "Pop-Up Piano" is back this year with a big fundraiser at the Perry Hotel (2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) on Wednesday, December 5, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. The party benefits Miami's New World Symphony and includes performances by Elew, Yuna and DJ YSL and there's also a silent auction. Tickets are available HERE.
Swarovski collab'd with UK-based architect Asif Khan to create "Parhelia" -- that's Greek for "beside the sun." The immersive installation incorporates over one million crystals in a structure that's almost 20 feet tall and "explores the relationship between crystal, light, architecture and nature." Check it out at Design/Miami from December 4 to 9 inside the Swarovski Crystal Palace.
Odds & Ends:
Nicolas Jaar is at Bardot (3456 North Miami Avenue, Miami) on December 6.
The University of Miami hosts their fifth annual exhibit of works by their Masters in Fine Arts students with an opening reception on December 8, from 2 to 10 p.m. in the Wynwood Building (2750 NW 3rd Avenue. Suite 4).
Ruinart Champagne will unveil their "Miroir" ice bucket, a new work by French designer Herve Van der Straeten in a limited edition of 50.
Paradox Designs hosts a Wearable Art Gallery on December 6 and 7, 6 to midnight, at Zen Loft (1233 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach)
We're taking off the rest of the week to eat turkey, take naps, and make these ah-mazing Kanye West greeting cards from our friends at Bun B's Jumbo Coloring and Rap Activity Book. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! See you Monday.
Other than its title, this "Black Friday" has absolutely nothing to do with today's big shopping orgy. The song was originally released in 1975 on Steely Dan's fourth album, Katy Lied, and our oldie-but-goodie video features the band performing live at Sony Studios in New York City in January of 2000. So what's the song about? Supposedly it refers to Friday, September 24, 1869, when the feds uncovered a plot by greedy investors to artificially inflate the price of gold and then upset the scheme by dumping tons of gold into the market and forcing the price down. So there you have it. Ha
Oh dear. [H/T Rebecca Smeyne]
What ... is ... "turkey basting playing?" [AfternoonSnoozeButton]
Mmm, Kramkey. [DailyDot]
Thanksgiving with friends. [PopCultureBrain]
This is where food babies come from, kids. [LaghingSquid]
This Thanksgiving dinner has everything. [Buzzfeed]
The supremely delicious, Los Angeles-based Handsome Coffee Roasters became available in New York this year at places like Iris Café and Marlow & Sons in Brooklyn and at Joe Pro Shop in Chelsea. One of Handsome's owners, Michael Phillips, formerly of Intelligentsia Coffee, won the U.S. Barista Competition in 2009 and 2010 and then took home the top prize at the World Barista Championship, the first American to do so. On a recent visit to New York he offered some helpful coffee tips.
Are you planning on opening a Handsome Coffee bar in New York?
We are looking around but don't have a location just yet. It's certainly one of our longtime goals.
When you worked as a barista did you get a lot of burns?
Baristas don't burn. We're a special type of people. We've killed off the nerve endings in our hands. I still work the bar at Handsome sometimes. It's fantastic to make someone happy with something as simple as a cup of coffee. I'm very much into hospitality. I'm not one of those people who's disgruntled.
What do you think of people who keep coffee in the freezer?
It's not a great idea. Coffee is a dry, porous material, so if you put it in the fridge or freezer where there's humidity, coffee will take on moisture and flavors of whatever else is in there. It's best to keep it in an airtight canister at room temperature.
Drip or French press?
I tend to prefer it poured through a paper filter. The French press is too muddy and sedimentary. But if I do a French press I give it four minutes. If coffee is fresh it'll rise to the surface and form a little crust at the top. If you break that crust with a spoon after a minute or two and skim it off, and depress the plunger very, very slowly, it will help mitigate the sediment. Whatever you do don't pour out every last drop. Leave three or four ounces.
What about blade grinders?
They should never be used. Extracting or brewing a cup of coffee is a pretty scientific process. If you use a blade grinder it produces a range of particles from gigantic and coarse to tiny. Pour water over it and you get a very uneven profile. A burr grinder is much more consistent.
Your coffee sells for $17-$22 for 12 ounces. What makes it so expensive?
If you're into buying a pound of coffee for $6.99, chances are it's being sourced at a level that's horrendously achieved both socially and environmentally. There's a very large gap in terms of flavor, quality and sustainability. For us, the raw product itself costs more than $6 a pound. Even at $20 for 12 ounces coffee is one of the best bargains you have going. It's removed from trees by hand multiple times throughout the season as the beans ripen. Climate change is pushing the amount of available land where it can be grown farther and farther up the mountain. As temperatures rise the land keeps shrinking. Coffee production has a big carbon footprint and its cost should be significantly higher than it is. Let's say you have to pay $6 for the best cup of coffee in the world. Where can you go anywhere in the world and get the best of anything for $6?
Your packages list where the beans come from but you don't have a house blend per se. What does 'house blend' really mean?
It's sort of tricky. Historically it represents a flavor profile a company is trying to consistently produce. But it's less than fantastic in some cases. Your very common insider knowledge of the practice is that it's a way to hide cheaper beans. The darker you roast the beans to cover it up, you break down the organic components and reduce them to a char until there's a carbon quality not unlike burnt rubber. It's actually to some extent beneficial if the coffee is horrific. Blends have a very prominent place in our society and large roasters create these brands that people can latch onto and then they try to find the cheapest way to produce it without driving away their base.
Is your coffee organic or direct trade?
We're definitely supporters of organic products but we're simply too small to be able to be certified. There's a lot of regulation that makes it difficult for small producers in Ethiopia or Colombia. We look for coffee that's sustainably produced in regards to the farmer's health. But the thing that we look for most is amazing, delicious coffee. Organic has no bearing on the flavor.
How did you decide on the name Handsome?
Our partner Tyler Wells thought it up. The big problem coffee has is being associated as a fancy lifestyle product, built up by people who are intolerably rude and ill-mannered. We wanted to create a more accessible experience but still great in terms of quality. The word 'handsome' goes back to when thing were handcrafted. It adds a touch of class.
How much do we need to pay attention to the expiration date on a bag of coffee? Can you keep it around for three months?
Whoa! Would you eat three-month old bread?
What about buying coffee from bins?
Bins don't seal in freshness and you don't know how old it is. With our coffee, we pull it off our shelves after seven days. You're going to get your best flavors within two weeks. Once it gets older than two weeks you definitely start to see the intensity fade.
So you're not a fan of buying a bunch of coffee on sale and keeping it in reserve.
Buy small amounts and buy fresh.
These two bros won the week. [Deadspin]
How can we be sure that they won? Their GIF is still perfect in reverse. [Deadspin]
In second place for best basketball game GIF of the year, this kid discovering boobs. [Buzzfeed]
Daniel Craig in the '90s with long hair can't be unseen. [TopherChris]
This red panda is everyone reacting to Daniel Craig in the '90s with long hair. [Buzzfeed]
In Sports, on Wednesday, Kevin Durant kissed an old lady in the stands. [Buzzfeed]
On Thursday, Mark Sanchez ran into his teammate's butt. [Buzzfeed]
Everyone shopping on Black Friday. [Reddit]
And finally, everyone who didn't go shopping on Black Friday. [Reddit]
Thanks to this week's episode of Club Chrissie, we've now learned three girl crush-inducing fun facts about jewelry designer Pamela Love: 1) Before she got into metal-working, she was a master friendship bracelet-maker; 2) She studied film at NYU; and 3) She played drums in a band called Scorpio Rising and currently has a new unnamed music group. After learning these tidbits, we wish Love could've brought her drum set to Chrissie Miller's pad but that aside, we're still entertained by watching the twosome make funky leather necklaces and dish about jewelry. Check out the clip above.
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