This weekend, have some radical fun!
Reading 'Round Blogland:
1. Easily Distracted: Kaavya Viswanathan, Christopher Paolini, and Remixing on the packaging of the young writer and why Viswanathan might have plagiarized.
2. Oso Raro on Slaves of Academe: Dreaming Spires (Part One): The Rocky Road of the Egghead Penitente
3. Ann Bartow on Feminist Law Profs: Caitlin Flanagan on “Why the Democratic Party is losing the housewife vote”
New Yorkers: Read Bloomberg's 2007 budget.
Cinco de Mayo!
Eat: Mercadito is offering a special Cinco de Mayo "Taquiza" feast from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, featuring all-you-can-eat tacos for $25 and $5 Margaritas. After midnight, a mariachi trio adds a little music to the mix. At Mercadito's original East Village location, 179 Avenue B between 11th and 12th Streets.
If you aren't in NYC or don't have $25, even if it is all you can eat tacos, make homemade guacomole.
VivirLatino explains that the holiday is not just about getting drunk, nor is it "The Mexican Fourth of July".
At the Tribeca Film Festival:
1. Carlos Molinero 's and Lola Salvador's The Mist in the Palm Trees.
2. Tiffany Shlain's short film, The Tribe.
3. Valeria Bruni Tedeschi's It's Easier for a Camel.
More in NYC:
1.This Saturday, May 6, 2006 is the official “launch” party for the tiny issue number 2–even though the issue has been out for a couple of months now and is nearly sold out!
Saturday May 6, 2006, 8PM - 1AM
@ the former site of The Grand Press in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(284 Grand St., btwn. Roebling & Havemeyer Sts.;
L to Bedford; L/G to Lorimer/Metropolitan; JMZ to Marcy)
With readings by John Coletti, Amy King & Colin Dodds
Readings will start around 8:30 & will be followed by a dance party featuring DJ Wizzy D
There will be *free beer* courtesy of the good folks at the Brooklyn Brewery.
From Amy King's Blog.
2. Breaking the Band, a talk by Alexandra Patsavas, music supervisor of the hit The O.C., and show creator Josh Schwartz on how they picked the perfect soundtrack.