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Hear An Oral History of NYC in 1993 Via Pay Phones


The New Museum has a new campaign called "Recalling 1993" and it sounds great, especially if you need to duck into a pay phone. If you go to most of the working phones in Manhattan and call 1-855-FOR-1993, you'll hear a recording of someone -- often a notable New Yorker -- telling a story about what the neighborhood you're calling from was like in 1993. There's one involving James St. James and a murderer that we'd really like to hear. And here's an interactive map with all of the participating phones. [via GalleristNY]

2.  Here's a post-card themed teaser for Broadway Bares, which on will be on June 23rd at the Roseland Ballroom. We're excited. [via Queerty]

Screen-Shot-2013-03-25-at-10.21.42-AM.png3.  In "what the hell am I doing with my life?" news, 17 year-old Nick D'Aloisio just sold his app, Summly -- which uses an algorithm to scan news articles and spit out summaries that dispense of all the unnecessary details  -- to Yahoo for around $30 million. [via Death and Taxes]

25artsbeat-barcl-blog480.jpg4.  The MTV Video Music Awards is coming to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Doesn't that mean that Jay-Z has to host? [via New York Times]

tumblr_m41bvrgMHY1qlwguqo1_500.jpg5.  Jane Goodall is postponing publishing her book after the Washington Post discovered that some passages were taken from other sources without retribution. [via NPR; image via]

met-budget-admission-price.jpeg6.  Two lawyers are filing a class-action suit against the Met for making the recommended $25 donation for admission seem mandatory. While this is a completely unnecessary suit, we did learn a few things: the Met doesn't have to pay rent or income tax, and only about 11% of its operating expenses were covered by admissions charges in 2012. Who knew? [via Gawker]

Bill-Clinton.jpg7.  Something we absolutely need to tune in for: Stephen Colbert interviewing Bill Clinton on the Colbert Report. No official date has been released yet, but it will air sometime the week of April 8th. [via EW]

384799_Lily-Tomlin.jpg8.  In 1975, TIME offered Lily Tomlin a cover if she came out in the issue. She told Entertainment Weekly, "I was a bit insulted that they thought I'd trade my personal life for the cover of TIME. It's probably just as well. Being such a big TV personality at that time, it probably would have been tsunami-like." [via Greg in Hollywood]

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