Bill Werde


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  • 14 years ago

    Only a phalanx of cross-dressing divas at a Junior Vasquez birthday party could match the drama in Frank Owen's Clubland—and then, only if there weren't enough (or far too many) drugs for the clamoring queens. The book revisits the early-'90s...

  • 14 years ago

    Casey Spooner's pants come off so easily. It's his jacket that's pesky. Of course, his cadre of dancers and singers, electro auteurs Fischerspooner, love a good miscue. Nothing exposes the artifice of pop quite like a well-placed flub. They revel ...

  • 14 years ago

    From the morass of Hollywood sentimentality, flag-emblazoned newscasts, and the music industry's recycled clichés (where was Lee Greenwood on the evening of September 10?), one voice rang clear after 9-11: David Rees's. His online comic str...

  • 15 years ago

    Gary Kurfirst, the longtime manager of Talking Heads, illustrates just how irreverent the band was when they started touring in the mid '70s. "They were in Boston," recalls Kurfirst. "It must've been around '77, and we were in a nasty fight with t...

  • 15 years ago

    BLACK ROCK DESERT, NEVADA, SEPTEMBER 1—The starched red pigtails of her wig flying at crooked angles behind her, a volunteer called Evil Pippi speeds across the bleached and dusty desert on her golf cart. To her eyes—sealed beneath opaqu...

  • 16 years ago

    Downtown, way downtown, down Broadway forever, you make a right at the World Trade Center and you're there: an outdoor lunch café, nestled between the twin towers. At noon, it's a depressing place—a smattering of patio furniture on peb...


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