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Day 56: FDR’s Cruise to Hawaii

On July 1, 1934, FDR boarded the USS Houston to begin his three week journey to the Territory of Hawaii. During the cruise FDR and his party made stops in the Bahamas, Haiti, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Colombia, Panama, Cocos Island and Clipperton Island. These stops included visits with foreign leaders and dignitaries, sightseeing through various countries and lots of fishing. FDR landed in Hawaii on July 24th to begin his historic visit.

recently opened:

Overculture
 William Powhida
 
Postmasters Gallery, 54 Franklin St., NYC

You know William Powhida and his colorful painted lists of rants, instructions, jokes and truths. Here they are supersized and in oil paint.

“My studio practice is based in drawing, which I like to think of more as a thought process than a way of working.  My work tends to draw out a concept, often a critique, through some formal means. Primarily, I’m known for drawings of trompe l'oeil lists and letters authored in the voice of “Powhida,” a sensationalist, self-loathing and unreliable narrator… While it doesn’t take much to get me drawing, following a critical inquiry to unusual and uncomfortable ends is where the energy is, like having a long conversation about coyotes with a taxidermist.” - William Powhida to The L Magazine’s Paul D'Agostino

photo by Jason Andrew

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Here is footy from the reading at Franklin St. the other night. Big ups to Jordan and everyone else who participated.

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11.13.14 Mantzoukas and…. at UCB Franklin. Haven’t been to one of these in forever, but I’m so glad we made it to this one! Jason Mantzoukas had his long time friends Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair join him for an hour-long monoscene that had it all - unrequited love, eagles, catfights, loaded descriptions of vomit, and a fused labia. There was even a Q&A at the end. 

I’m ABSOLUTELY THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE that we’re having a launch party and fandom meet-up in honor of the BROOKLYN zine!! A few weeks ago, I got an e-mail out of the blue from the phenomenal Chloe (reserve) offering to throw us a party! I have never been so stoked before in my life. She and I got together, and ever since we’ve been hard at work hammering out the details for what is sure to be the fandom get-together of the year! And now we’re telling you!!

WHEN? SEPTEMBER 20, 5PM-7:30PM

WHERE? WORD BOOKSTORE @ 126 FRANKLIN ST, BROOKLYN

WHAT’S GOING ON? Artist Q&As! An information session about how to run your own fandom zine! Copies of the BROOKLYN zine for sale, as well as prints, posters, and other cool stuff! Drinks and snacks! Meet a bunch of cool fandom people and talk about how upset Steve & Bucky make you!!

ALSO, THERE’S MORE! Free all day that Saturday? Good, come hang out with us!! Meet us at 1PM at Transmitter Park for a picnic potluck: bring something to share!

THAT’S NOT EVEN ALL! After the launch, at 7:30PM, we’ll be moving to Broken Land Bar to drink our feelings!

Mark your calendars, and if you’re planning on coming, RSVP here to let us know! And tell your friends! I can’t wait to see you there!!

#WALMARTWEDNESDAY 12/10/2014

Storm the Walmarts for John Crawford!
TIME: 5PM EST - 2PM PST

NEW JERSEY
400 Park Place, Secaucus, NJ

CHICAGO
4650 W North Ave., Chicago, IL

LOS ANGELES
701 W Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA

CLEVELAND
3400 Steelyard Dr, Cleveland, OH

DETROIT
Fairlane North Shopping Center,
5851 Mercury Dr, Dearborn, MI

SEATTLE
743 Rainier Ave S, Renton, WA

FERGUSON
10741 W Florissant Ave, St. Louis, MO

ATLANTA
835 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr SW, Atlanta, GA

WASHINGTON DC
701 8th St. NW, Washington, D.C.

PITTSBURGH
250 Summit Park Dr, Pittsburgh, PA

BOSTON
57 Franklin St, Allston, MA

DALLAS
6185 Retail Rd, Dallas, TX

MIAMI
8400 Coral Way, Miami, FL

PHOENIX
6150 S 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ

If your city isn’t listed, please organize your own!!!!!!!!!!!