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2005 Stories by Corina Zappia

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  • Hide-and-Seek

    published September 20, 2005

    Gwen Stefani, whose iconic style H&M appears to have modeled a good portion of... More >>

  • Your Living Room, But With Hot Italians

    published September 20, 2005

    There's an intimate little wine spot in Nolita? Fat chance. The said cozy, cavernous cellar bar will be discovered within a week or two. A month... More >>

  • Don't Call it 'Project Runway, the Art Exhibit'

    published September 20, 2005

    It's difficult not to reference Project Runway, when discussing "Open Stitch," More >>

  • The Unacknowledged Triumphs of Fashion Week

    published September 13, 2005

    Even for the sartorially-obsessed, fashion-week broadcasts can be embarrassingly lame, interspersed with those over-boisterous announcements from... More >>

  • Hop State Pride

    published September 13, 2005

    At last week's New York Beer Fest, three men arrived wearing their own snack food, pretzel necklaces they proceeded to gnaw on between beers.... More >>

  • Workers of the World, Your Spirit Don't Come Cheap

    published September 6, 2005

    Call us naïve, but we've never contemplated the flame resistance of our underwear. Fit, price, strange color choice, or daffy logo, perhaps.... More >>

  • Behind the Bar

    published September 6, 2005

    Mishelle Meow at Hank's Saloon is the kind of bartender we like: sassy, seeing... More >>

  • Here Today, More Expensive Tomorrow

    published August 30, 2005

    On the cusp of New York's Spring 2006 Fashion Week, we check in with three talented young designers aspiring to those hallowed fashion-show... More >>

  • Your Labor Day Gonna Suck, Too?

    published August 30, 2005

    It's all a bit sad for those of us who know that we've come up with no bangin' superhero escapee plan to flee the city's rotting summer... More >>

  • Pay Up, Boss Man

    published August 23, 2005

    Situated not-so-coincidentally close to corporate giants Viacom, Time Inc., and Lehman Brothers, a place like Sortie is conceived for one purpose... More >>

  • When You Can't Make it on The O.C . . .

    published August 16, 2005

    You can scarcely measure the infinitesimal time span between a hot band's press hype and their first corporate check. It's hard to blame 'em... More >>

  • Hopped Up

    published August 16, 2005

    Think of beer devotion like an onion: The top layers are disinterested Bud drinkers; the mid-level, microbrew devotees; and beyond that, exists... More >>

  • Graffiti vs. The City (Again)

    published August 16, 2005

    Score one yesterday for the waning street art of graffiti, as urbanwear designer and self-described "navigator of youth culture" Marc Ecko was... More >>

  • My Soul Needs Cold Hard Cash

    published August 9, 2005

    Always happy to see a little incongruity in the mix, we welcomed the opening of Believe Lounge, a two-story gypsy museum now converted into a... More >>

  • Drinking With Dr. Feelgood

    published August 2, 2005

    Clearly not content with some wank Surreal Life spot or fronting a reunited Crüe, our boy Vince Neil has embarked on an even more... More >>

  • A Radiant Baby Leaves Lafayette

    published August 2, 2005

    Like everyone else, we were very sad to learn that the latest victim of Soho's stratospheric rents is Keith Haring's More >>

  • Quite Sporting, Eh?

    published August 2, 2005

    Historically, the sport of golf has been reserved for cantankerous C.E.O.s and their obsequious underlings, eager to make good with the old fossil... More >>

  • And Fashion, For All

    published July 26, 2005

    In fashion, the creative process, not to mention the product, is a largely closed-off universe—more personal involvement with these artists... More >>

  • Secret Garden

    published July 19, 2005

    Funny how a night of clipping our toenails still ranks higher than boozing it up on the Upper East Side. Post-collegiate frat-houses like More >>

  • Discount Delirium

    published July 19, 2005

    For months we've been visiting the same raw-silk skirt, petting it, fondling it, hiding it in the back of the rack, fearful some foul... More >>

  • G.I. Joe, You've Been Replaced

    published July 19, 2005

    A nation of young parents weekly weaned on stereotype-skewering shows like Family Guy and The Simpsons don't want to toss Little... More >>

  • One Mighty Flop

    published July 12, 2005

    Because apparently this week our goal is to publicly humiliate ourselves, we'll share with you some deluded vision we have each summer. In this... More >>

  • Scent of a Woman

    published July 5, 2005

    Daughter: Mom, do you ever get that . . . not-so-fresh feeling? Mom: But of course! Daughter: So how do you deal with it? Mom:... More >>

  • Nuke 'Em

    published July 5, 2005

    Frozen dinners are a woefully underrated cuisine--and were it not for new bar Palais Royale, we'd have gone our entire lives none the wiser. Who... More >>

  • Packing a Punch

    published June 28, 2005

    I'll be honest—when I think punch, only three things come to mind: (1) The winning bridal-shower concoction of orange sherbet and 7-UP,... More >>

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