My old neighborhood not only teems with good Italian food, but they got wit too. At Lioni's, they hawk dozens upon dozens of heroes, each named after an Italian-American celebrity and each one described with a cute little quip.
Yes, I'd cleaned out all the clutter and sworn off kitsch for life, but then I spotted these fruit-and-vegetable-themed singing dolls in a wholesale store's window and gushed about them to a friend, Erzen Krivca (the filmmaker husband of radio star Anita Sarko). I nearly started shrieking with deli ... More >>
I got dozens of them, actually, but two stand above the pack for their unique mixture of kitschy appeal and downright usefulness. First of all, I can now brush my teeth to the sound of Justin Bieber singing "U Smile!"
Jason Russo/HeyMrJason PhotographyAnita Sarko not only cooks up the best minestrone in the world, she also whips up a helluva Musto casserole. The writer/DJ--who's always been a delectable cross between Mother Earth and Mother Courage--did just that in this interview with me for New York Soc ... More >>
EJ CampIf you're sitting there and feeling queasy, you can look over to my beaming puss and feel safe again. Or vice versa. It's at CO-OP Food & Drink, the restaurant at the Rivington Hotel, which was seized with the lovely idea of getting photographer E.J. Camp to capture the faces of vari ... More >>
Lunesta, Ambien Halcion, Sonata... No, they're not the seven dwarves. They're popular sleeping pills that enable you to get your beauty rest and wake up a supermodel. I'm lucky I have no problem sleeping without help. In fact, it's my favorite thing to do and I'm really good at it! But ... More >>
Moscow does not believe in tears, but it does believe in good DJs, so they're spending many a ruble to import a good friend of mine, legend Anita Sarko, to spin there. And not only will she spin, but she'll DJ, too!
The '80s were so fabulous, darlings. We would all drape ourselves around nightclub banquettes and photograph each other on a regular basis--and the photos would actually appear in real publications! The New York Daily News ran this huge picture of "the crowd" to accompany an article about the state ... More >>
Don't tell anyone this, but in between my carousing and throwing my life away on show biz minutiae, I am someone's godfather! (No fairy godfather jokes, please.) My godson is Liam McMullan, the son of noted photographer Patrick McMullan, and his godmother Anita Sarko and I swell with pride over his ... More >>