Occupy Wall Street's International Day of Action + John Waters' Christmas Show = Eight Items or Less

Gary Pini
1. Following the shut-down of Occupy Wall Street encampment-sites across the country this week, the group has declared this Thursday, November 17th, an "International Day of Action." Here in NYC, the "action" starts at 7 a.m. in Liberty Square, continues in several subway stations at 3 p.m. and winds up at 5 p.m. in Foley Square. Go here for all the details.

2. Celebrate the launch of "The World's First Perfect Zine" hosted by Tumblr at Other Music (15 East 4th Street) tomorrow night, November 16, 7 to 9 p.m. TWFPZ was created by David Shapiro in a limited edition of 500 copies at $12 each. There are lots of cool contributors including director and occasional PAPER contributor Lena Dunham, Choire Sicha, Bucky Turco and Victor Vazquez from Das Racist, who's also DJing at the launch party.

3. London's Abbey Road recording studio announced the eight winners of their year-long competition to compose an "anthem" celebrating the studio's 80th anniversary. Here's the list of winners, including two Americans. All will get the opportunity to record their song at Abbey Road.

4. Woo! Pope of Trash John Waters is back with his annual Christmas show, "A John Waters Christmas -- Putting the X in Christmas." He's in NYC on December 19th and 20th. Don't be a pussy willow! Get your tickets here.

5. Darren Aronofsky's disturbing anti-meth ads. [StumbledUpon]

6. R.I.P. Laura Kennedy, the founder and original bass player with the NYC 80s no-wave band Bush Tetras, passed away yesterday in Minneapolis. (BrooklynVegan)

7. Guess what? Beautiful women work as waitresses in New York City. Some of them may even by models or actresses on the side. Check out Refinery29's photo roundup.

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