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Seattle Spelling Bee
(BOOZY ORTHOGRAPHY) What do people like to do when they’re drunk? Show off their big fucking brains, that’s what. Well here’s your chance, poindexter—the Seattle Spelling Bee (hosted by a champion from the Williamsburg Bee in Brooklyn), where contestants win prizes and drink tickets as they slur their way to the top. Just imagine that spazzy kid from Spellbound with a couple of shots in him—now that’s entertainment! (Re-bar, 1114 Howell St, 233-9873. 8 pm, $5, 21+.) BRENDAN KILEY
The Met’s Madonna and Child is “not even a good forgery.”
Zadie Smith’s third novel is still good, nine months later.
David Denby is still wrong. (Not even Meryl Streep could keep me from walking out of this movie.)
Sean Connery: Old, no longer sexy, bookish.
Diana Ross: “Deep.”
The new Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis: “Its structural bravura will certainly please the techno-fetishists.”
Great artists: Still loners after all these years.