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Amy Winehouse's Jazz Supergroup + The Williamsburg Independent Film Festival = Eight Items or Less

Gary Pini


1. The Williamsburg Independent Film Festival starts tonight, November 17th, and runs through the weekend at IndieScreen (285 Kent Avenue at South 2nd Street, Williamsburg).There will be screenings of new indie features, shorts and docs in a new state-of-the-art screening room.You can see the complete rundown and buy tickets here.

2. Amy Winehouse was supposedly planning on forming a Jazz supergroup with ?estlove from the Roots before she died. [HuffPo]

3. The U.S. government is about to make pizza a vegetable. Bowing to food-industry and lobbyist pressure, Congress is expected to vote this week on a bill that will continue to allow tomato paste and French fries to be served in unlimited amounts at school cafeterias. [Palm Beach Post]

4. Pre-order your own pair of 50 Cent headphones here. That's assuming you've got a spare $300 or $400 lying around.

5. Are smart kids more likely to use drugs? [The Week]

6. The Brooklyn Paper rounded up the 30 best dishes in Brooklyn, among them the city white bread at Roberta's and the pecan sundae at Buttermilk Channel. [Via Eater]

7. Speaking of Brooklyn, Megan McCain is not having very much fun there! [Daily Intel]

8. Starbucks denies that they're closing restrooms in NYC. [AMNY]

 

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