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By New York Natives Staff


We’re reading…

Less Than Zero Native Approved: Ellis, Spike TV, and Tame Impala

Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

Think of this as the West Coast’s lit version of Seinfeld – nothing ever really happens, but somehow an entire city and culture is captured. Whereas Jerry and Co. revealed NYC’s droll anxiousness, Bret Easton Ellis’s teenage clique encapsulates LA’s blithe nihilism.

If books aren’t your thing, maybe read New York‘s recent piece on the author instead.

 

We’re watching…

Tattoo Nightmares Native Approved: Ellis, Spike TV, and Tame Impala

Tattoo Nightmares on Spike TV

Amidst an endless sea of generic “Major City Ink” shows, SpikeTV has come up with something novel and impressive. Real people getting their really awful tattoos covered with works of corrective art.

 

We’re listening to…

 Native Approved: Ellis, Spike TV, and Tame Impala

Lonerism by Tame Impala

Aussie psychedelic rockers that sound remarkably like Sgt. Pepper-era Beatles – right down to frontman Kevin Parker’s eerily Lennon-esque vocals. You may have heard the ridiculously catchy single “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.”

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