Tracy Chambers was Diana Ross's name in Mahogany, the 1975 anti-feminist camp classic about a lady designer who throws away the knitting needle to stand in the shadow of her man.
The film is notable for the great theme song, the incredible outfits, and Diana's bulging eyes when photographer Anthony ... More >>
Has Anna Sui been hanging out at Paris Review parties? This was the thought that immediately crossed our minds when out walked the model with the big glasses, blue cardigan, plaid skirt, and perfectly geeked-out cuckoo-clock print blouse. And then, just to make sure we got the point, Sui showed a ge ... More >>
Olek, New York City's most popular crochet artist and a personal favorite of Runnin' Scared, has been abroad for the last few months, and she's just announced her first UK solo exhibit, "I do not expect to be a mother but I do expect to die alone," at Tony's Gallery in London from January 27 to Marc ... More >>
Olek, an artist who is dear to our hearts, has crocheted pretty much everything: grocery carts, bikes, the Astor Place cube, the Wall Street bull. She has done it in London, and she recently did an outdoor installation for an art festival in Poznan, Poland. At the Polish festival, two teenage boys v ... More >>
OlekIf you thought that crocheted Astor Place cube was cute, you will love crochet artist Olek's handiwork on a London cab. She's traveling, and tells us, "I am from Silesia, Poland. Very industrial, gray, ugly city. Kazimierz Kutz, a film director from the same region, said that you must lea ... More >>
Gina PollackWhere da gangstas at?Culturefix, the bar-slash-art gallery on the Lower East Side, was vindicated last week after deciding to fight back against NYPD charges that it was operating unlawfully. The bar was accused of serving alcohol to minors, but a judge found the case had little m ... More >>
PSP/Laurie RussellPerhaps you live in or have visited Park Slope and have noticed the trees on 16th Street clad in sweaters -- cozy, hand-knit, brightly colored sweaters. Perhaps you've wondered what sort of person would do something like knit sweaters and dress trees in them. If you have, y ... More >>
via Bowery BoogieThis is the most adorable thing we've seen today and it's not even animate! Remember the yarn bike down on the Lower East Side, back in its heyday? Well, apparently it got around. [Insert "town bike" joke here]. And now, some unknown gestation period later, we have the result ... More >>
Tomorrow at McCarren Park in Brooklyn the 2nd annual Punk Rope Games will ensue. They start at 10:15 a.m. (does anyone actually get up and into their skinny jeans/shorts with knee socks that early?) with a "procession of nations." The actual games -- throwing around rubber chickens and styrof ... More >>
If you feel disoriented at the prospect of enduring four years without a single Photoshopped picture of our national leaders in Gestapo outfits, then a dash of nostalgia might be just the ticket. Reagan Youth are back together!
Reagan Youth hail from the primordial NY hardcore scene of 1980--too ... More >>