Eight Items or Less: Samuel L. Jackson's Bedtime Story + Chris Taylor's New Band

Gary Pini

1. Watch Samuel L. Jackson reading part of Adam Mansbach's best-selling book Go the F**k to Sleep.  Mad funny!

2. NYC's 9/11 Memorial Museum is planning to charge $20 to $25 for admission.  Fortunately the negative reaction to this announcement will likely lead to a much more realistic price.

3. "How Did I Get Here," a new group exhibition curated by Angelo Lanza and Edourd Nardon opens Friday, June 24, from 7 to 10 p.m. at 186 Orchard Street.  The show includes new works by Bianca Casady (CocoRosie), Brendan Lynch, Dylan Forsberg, Tom Patterson, Winston McCarthy and more.  It's only up until June 27.

4. There's a big birthday celebration for DJ Soul tonight, June 17, at Santos Party House (96 Lafayette Street) with ?uestlove and Max Glazer plus Andrew WK, Spencer Sweeney and more downstairs.

5. Listen to "The Birds (Part 1)," a new track by Abel Tesfaye's The Weeknd (it's pronounced "weakened").  It looks like there's two more mixtapes coming in the summer/fall and we hear that Abel is close to signing a big deal with Warner Brothers who plan to release an official album before Christmas. T or F?

6. A college student interning at the Lincoln Presidential Library found two previously undiscovered documents hand-written by Abraham Lincoln while organizing a stack of manuscripts. 

7. Check out this "History of Modern Music" conveniently compiled into eight playlists.

8. 2011 PAPER Beautiful Person Chris Taylor is releasing his first solo album, Dreams Come True, in September on his record label, Terrible Records.  Taylor, who also plays bass with Grizzly Bear, hooked-up with Twin Shadow's George Lewis Jr. to form a new group called Cant while Taylor was producing the new Shadows album.

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