1. President Obama just participated in an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit.  One of our favorite questions: "What's the recipe for the White House's beer?" President Obama: It will be out soon!  I can tell from first hand experience, it is tasty."  So cool. [via Reddit]

2. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will host SNL's season premiere and Frank Ocean will perform. [via Celebuzz]

3. The Center for Jewish History is hosting "Gefilte Talk," a discussion of Jewish food featuring speakers that include Elizabeth Alpern, co-founder of Gefilteria; Zach Kutsher, founder of Kutsher's Tribeca; and Jack Lebewohl, co-owner of 2nd Ave Deli.  Taking place on September 6, the $15 admission ticket ($10 for Center members, seniors and student) will also include a food tasting (that, yes, includes gefilte fish) as well as a kvass cocktail. [via Gefilte Talk]

4. Hey girl, Ryan Gosling is making his directorial debut with How to Catch a Monster, a "noir thriller" movie he also wrote that will star Christina Hendricks and be produced by the folks behind Drive. [The Hollywood Reporter via Buzzfeed]

5. Someone made a site that lets you convert text into "Riff Raff speak," named after the boonanas rapper and his DiSTiNCT STYLE OF TWEETiNG and BRANDiNG.  If you wanna write like the MC who provided inspiration for James Franco's character in Spring Breakers (and also showed off his style in PAPER's Summer Music Issue), it's a pretty fun time waster. [via Riff Raff Converter]

6. Heads up: Prince Rama is hosting a dance contest inspired by their single "So Destroyed" and they're giving away some sick prizes (if we do say so ourselves). All you have to do to enter is make a Youtube video of yourself dancing to the song and the best clips -- as judged by PR themselves -- will make it into the official music video.  Additionally, the grand prize winner will be given custom-made dance shoes designed by the band, an autographed record and the chance to perform onstage at one of their concerts.  Submit your private Youtube link to sodestroyed@paw-tracks.com and the contest ends on 9/24. [via Press Release]

7. An artist created an ice sculpture spelling "Middle Class" outside of the Republican National Convention in Tampa FL and, as you might have guessed, the message behind the installation was evident as soon as it started melting. [via Bloomberg]