Today at Flavorpill, we looked at photos chronicling the Space Shuttle Program. We got to know Brooklyn band Prince Rama, who will be performing at DUMBO Summer Friday. We wondered who would buy a five-pound replica of fat, square watermelon, and other weird stuff. We sang “Baby Got Back” with the movies. We spotted a Russian nesting doll version of Pussy Riot. We vowed to try the Thomas Kinkade drinking game one day. We saw tacky Olympic souvenirs. We read an interview with French Connection and Exorcist director William Friedkin. We celebrated Jaws week. We checked out Grammy-winning producer Nigel Godrich’s web series From the Basement featuring performances from The Shins, Aimee Mann, and more. We visited Paris through F. Scott Fitzgerald’s eyes. And finally, we watched the animated story of Lego. The company had to overcome layoffs, factory fires, and bankruptcy, but it’s been running 80-years strong.
Written by Alison Nastasi