Via Katie Bakes, we learn that CBSSports.com Presents The Top 200 Popular Fantasy Baseball Team Names.
Names on their list include: Honey Nut Ichiros, Sultans of Swat and Sexual Chocolate.
We might have those beat. The Bad Jews Bears, Mint Jewlips and the Hebrew Hammers are a few teams currently on the roster of The 92nd Street Y Central Park Softball League.
If any women are interested in joining, (sorry guys, men’s sign-up is full) registration is open for the 2010 season. Download an application and learn more here.
Have you ever wanted to hear Garrison Keillor talk about you on air during a broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion?
We won’t spoil the fun, but will just tell you to go ahead and listen to the latest broadcast at the 46:45 mark.
Any budding pianists in here?
The 92Y School of Music is presenting three of our Recanati-Kaplan merit scholars in a free master class with renowned pianist Benjamin Hochman tomorrow, Thursday, April 29, 2010 from 5:00-6:30pm in Weill Art Gallery. The event is not on the calendar. It is free of charge and open to the public, so tell all your friends!
If you think you have what it takes to participate in our Recanati-Kaplan Program for Excellence in the Arts, auditions start this June. Download your application and find more info here.
Of the following upcoming guests: Alan Brinkley and Frank Rich (May 11); Sean Hayes and Jordan Roth (May 24 at 92YTribeca); or Rosie O’Donnell with Sheila Nevins, DA Pennebaker. Chris Hegedus, Al Maysles, and Alexandra Pelosi (May 26), who would you like to ask a question of?
If we use your question during the Q&A—like we did with Ted Koppel— we’ll give you two tickets to an upcoming lecture of your choice, pending availability.
So who…and what would you ask them?
yeehaw! picked up my free tix this afternoon, and in 2 hours i will be at the schoenfeld theatre.
i get to watch christopher walken live. very excited.
also, so far so good. no pics of me on the interwebz. do not want. when i went to pickup the tickets, i was asked to take a picture with the tickets. since they were nice enough to select me, i said sure. i am not a fan of pictures of myself. but, it would have been churlish of me to say no, no? so far, i do not see it posted. yeehaw.
also, i just wanted to use the word churlish. and start and end with an exclamation indicating the excitement i have over seeing chris walken on broadway.
thanks tumblr and blackbook.
show was amazing, and cast was terrific. i was nearly crying a few times during the show and laughing throughout. if you have to see a play, i’d go to this one. catch it before it leaves. also in cast, sam rockwell.
You also won tix to the On Stage with A Behanding in Spokane Featuring Anthony Mackie and Zoe Kazan at 92YTribeca on Sunday. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES?
We would like to ask him for you. Leave your questions for him in the comments of this post and if it is used during the Q&A of his appearance on May 2, we will provide you two tickets to an upcoming lecture of your choice, pending availability.
Hot date Wednesday night? Well we’ve got just the thing for you folks! Two, count ‘em 2 free tickets (Orchestra seats, even) to A Behanding in Spokane. Just you, your mom and Christopher Walken this Wednesday night, 8 PM. You don’t even hafta jump through hoops. Just eff up your neatly packaged and branded blog by reblogging this so that we can be greedy and get some more followers/exposure. You know how these things work. That’s the price one pays for free shit.
Oh, two can play that game. Reblog THIS for a chance to win two tix to a talk with the cast of A Behanding in Spokane - including Sam Rockwell, Anthony Mackie and Zoe Kazan - at 92YTribeca this Sunday.
Major David Faggard (@usaairforce) informs the audience at a panel discussion of the evolution of emergency communications in the era of real time internet, at the 140 Characters Conference (#140conf) being hosted at 92Y, that the U.S. government used Google maps during Katrina as a supplement to their own maps, some of which were outdated.
Watch the conference live on USTREAM.
- Brian Williams at 92Y last night, on why the Tea Party has been depicted the way it has in the media
“If you’re covering a rally and one of them is doing something to a plastic doll…I’m just saying.”
If you missed Sam Amidon at 92YTribeca this weekend, Gothamist has you covered. “Thankfully,” they wrote, “we have musicians like Thomas Bartlett and Sam Amidon, appreciators of R Kelly as well as Woody Guthrie…”
Time Out New York has more photos from the show here.
L-R: Hypernova and Yellowdog
No One Knows About Persian Cats, which won the Special Jury Prize in the “Un Certain Regard” section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, opens tonight in Manhattan at the IFC Center and Lincoln Plaza Center.
A.O. Scott called the film’s critique of Iran “devastating.”
The film features Iranian indie rock phenoms Hypernova and Yellow Dogs, who star in the film, along with DJ Loveletters. The bands’ music is forbidden in Iran, where playing Western music in public is illegal.
OH in the office: “I think I’m gonna move to Berlin”
An Athletic Intelligence: James Wood Talks About David Foster Wallace at the 92Y [The Faster Times]
“At one point during the lecture, it occurred to me that witnessing James Wood at the lectern was similar to witnessing a professional athlete in person and how much faster, stronger, and more graceful they are when they are right there in front of you. Wood’s intellectual acuity is sort of like that. His moves are agile and assured, impressively athletic.”
UPDATE: Or was it a podium??