A Burroughs Doc via Adam Yauch + The Black Brooklyn Renaissance in Today's Eight Items Or Less
1. Beastie Boy Adam Yauch's Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up the distribution rights to the William Burroughs documentary A Man Within. The film was directed by Yony Leyser and should be out in the fall.
2. Toxic Shrek! McDonald's recalled 12 million drinking glasses tied to the Disney film because they contain the carcinogen cadmium.
3. Why don't rock stars trash hotel rooms any more?
4. Yo weatherman, you're out of a job. Download this free desktop weather landscape and "see" a simulation of what's outside your window.
5. The Black Brooklyn Renaissance summer series launches tomorrow, June 5, with a free drumming demo in Grand Army Plaza, 2 to 5:30 p.m. The complete schedule is listed here.
6. If you're headed upstate this weekend, check out several works-in-progress by Daniel Arsham, Jonah Bokaer and Snarkitecture tomorrow, 4 to 8 p.m., at 73 North 2nd Street in Hudson, New York.