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The L Train Is Back + Professor Bambaataa = Eight Items or Less

1. Photographer Martin Parr has selected twenty-six shots (one for each letter in the alphabet) for Lifelovers ABC, a new booklet put out by Spanish shoe house Camper. The book will also include essays by novelist Barry Gifford (Wild at Heart), philosopher Fernando Savater (Complutense University, Madrid), director Isabel Coixet (My Life Without Me), and writer Donna Leon (Death at La Fenice). [Image: Tokyo, JAPAN. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos]

2. Don't tell Trump, but Barack Obama was born in Kenya! Barack Obama Owuor that his, whose mother Millicent gave birth on Election Day and named her twin sons after the 2012 American presidential candidates. [Standard]


3. Forty Lower East Side merchants who were without power on October 31 will be giving out candy to trick or treaters this Saturday. [NYPost, photo via WikiCommons]


4. L train service has resumed between Manhattan and Williamsburg, where participating restaurants are donating a portion of tonight's proceeds to the Red Cross. [photo via WikiCommons]

5. Afrika Bambaataa has been named a visiting scholar at Cornell. [Village Voice]

6. Reconstruction efforts continue apace on Sesame Street. [Sesame Workshop]

tumblr_md6j34JiqB1qzptwgo1_500.jpg7. PSY won a 2012 Guinness World Record for making the most liked video ("Gangnam Style") on YouTube. [PopCultureBrain]

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