When news broke yesterday afternoon of Lou Reed's passing, the inevitable torrent of Tweets followed shortly thereafter. It's now a common part of the "famous person dead" cycle, folks far and wide remembering their first encounter with the recently deceased's work in 140 characters snippets. But th ... More >>
It's hard and tedious, the day-to-day rightblogger work of promoting impeachment, stirring racial enmity, scrambling for a position that can encompass both a desire to bomb Syria and a desire to thwart Obama, and so on. Their traditional relief valve has been culture war -- shaking fists at some r ... More >>
Zinno Park / I Love EVThere's Kim Kardashian with sister Kourtney, two members of the Kardashian Klan, shopping in the East Village today, surrounded by cameras. The news -- it slows down before Labor Day, you know?
via @MariahCareyMimi's "attempt @ festiveness."It's cute when kids get their faces painted. It's scary when Tom Cruise does. It's just plain weird when pregnant women get their bellies painted, but that's a trend, according to the New York Daily News.
Annie Leibovitz, struggling artist, has been shooting ads for Disney depicting celebrities as everyone's favorite Disney stars. The Disney Dream Portraits, their official name, kind of look like what would happen if the Vanity Fair Oscar party took place on Halloween. The Disney Parks Blog, t ... More >>
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Annie LeibovitzDespite being one of the most famous and well-recognized photographers of our time, Annie Leibovitz continues to struggle as a financially viable artist, according to a huge feature in the Financial Times. The paper uses Leibovitz as a microcosm of the divide between "specialis ... More >>
Gotham gossip loses grip, fights off rabble. Rattled tattletales tell all.
Santiago FelipeWhen 300 pounds of perspiring flesh take the stage to recite the lyrics of a band the New York Times refuses to pronounce, reverse psychology occurs. To alleviate our fear of what is, by any standard, a very large man, we flip the classic stage fright device-- "picture your aud ... More >>
Photo by Dennis Hopper, Courtesy of Eric Firestone Gallery.Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney, and Jeff Goodman in 1963.Warhol fans won't want to miss the largest ever collection of Andy images -- including 100 previously unseen photos of one of our favorite quintessential New Yorke ... More >>
What's going on in the world, both near and far? We'll tell you. Here's your morning update of things to talk about on Tuesday:
The White House has released this official family portrait of new Hitler President Obama and his family, taken by famous near-bankrupt Annie Leibovitz. They caution that "the photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emai ... More >>
After weeks of speculation, celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has will get to keep the rights to her work, WWD reports today. Art Capital Group -- to which the beleaguered photographer owes $24 million dollars -- has just agreed to extend the terms of a loan it granted her last year, w ... More >>
Purple Fashion, which gave us yesterday's celebrity nude, has also published a hommage (N quite SFW) to the famous Annie Leibovitz photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, starring the couple's son, Sean Lennon. Only this time the man is fully dressed, and the woman -- Sean Lennon's model/girlfrien ... More >>
Nate Appleman isn't the only ex-A16 chef in town. Christophe Hille, who was formerly in the kitchen at A16 and later was a private chef for Annie Leibovitz, is teaming up with another San Francisco chef, Nathan Foot, and designer Chris Ronis to open a retail shop and restaurant in the East Vi ... More >>
Photographer Annie Leibovitz has teamed up with Lavazza Italian espresso for a calendar featuring half-naked ladies sipping steaming shots, like this beauty bathing in a plate of spaghetti. [CHOW via The Food Section]
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