Michel Richard made a splashy debut last week when he popped open the doors to Villard Michel Richard (455 Madison Avenue, 212-891-8100), the new fine dining shrine he installed in the former Gilt space at the New York Palace hotel.
Richard Greenberg's adaptation of Truman Capote's classic novella Breakfast at Tiffany's turns out to be earnest, talky, and rather lifeless despite its good intentions. Telling the story of a chirpy socialite/hooker in 1943 New York and her interaction with a writer who isn't exactly straight, thi ... More >>
BuzzFeed's Emily Fleischaker talks to a 45-year-old cannabis baker in L.A. who left her job at a nonprofit to bake edibles professionally. The story, told in the anonymous baker's words, is also full of beautiful photography -- rows of cute THC-rich ginger cookies cooling on a wire rack, and wee bud ... More >>
1) It's not always as dark as you'd think. Illumination streams in from all sort of car lights and other boroughs--plus my shiny outfits, which I craftily hung from doorknobs. 2) I'm way butcher than anyone ever thought. Turns out I do have a pioneering spirit. While climbing stairs to nowheres ... More >>
Did I just turn religious? Guilty as charged. When dealing with the possibility of a power outage, all logic goes out the storm window and desperate tactics are required. The 2003 blackout (see above photo) was an unspeakable horror that had me falling to my knees and praying to a higher power fo ... More >>
Audrey's other New York persona
In the old days, whenever you saw a star dressed up as an "Indian" and saying "How," you wanted to say "Why?" Here are some of the wildest/weirdest of all time.
Photog extraordinaire Leo Fuchs caputured celebs' intimate moments starting in the 1950s. His black and white portraits have gone on sale today at VandM.com. But before you buy, let me sell you on their beauty.
I won't be reading the comments on this one because I don't want to see all the cries of "You forgot about..." I forgot nothing. I know everything. These are my faves. Deal with it or go to hell.
"Moon River" by the river? Maybe not. An online petition is asking people to boycott the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's August 11 Syfy Movies With A View showing of the 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffany's, the Brooklyn Paper reports. Calling the film "horribly offensive" in the petition, ... More >>
Diana Ross, 'Mahogany'Cinematic fashion shows are so much fun because they're usually only about five minutes long. Which are the most radiant? Thanks to Christian Freedom for this blog idea.
You don't have to understand her to get her. Pic by Stacey.Vanessa Paradis Town Hall Wednesday, Feb 16 Better than: Passing out in a nightclub with Kate Moss. So, it's Fashion Week again, as you may have observed from your safer vantage point of flat shoes and carbohydrates. Every season, t ... More >>
Rebecca Marx To be honest, we've never understood the allure of Snickerdoodles. That's probably because they don't match the promise of their name, which suggests some sort of mythical cookie version of a Snickers bar but instead describes a glorified sugar cookie, tarted up with a bit of ci ... More >>
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's film gawks at its stars, visits Venice, has twist
Dear Single Ladies, Halloween is a time to show your true inner beauty, your wisdom and intelligence, your creativity and strength of character. Remember, leaving something to the imagination is always preferred to letting it all hang out. Desperation smells a lot like fake tanner and cheap ... More >>
Nanny McWhatever Emma Thompson is writing a new version of My Fair Lady, and while talking about it in interviews, she's been taking the opportunity to deride fellow Oscar winner Audrey Hepburn, who starred in the original film version. Thompson calls the screen legend "twee, mumsy, and real ... More >>
"We rob banks."Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 8, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 17 Films by Andrew Sarris The readers of The Village Voice have responded in unprecedented numbers to the fourth annual poll of ten-best lists. For the record, the previous winners are "D ... More >>
Last night, at a gay party at the Park, a young gentleman approached me, wrongly thinking my spazzing hand had beckoned him over. Since he'd so gamely sashayed forth, I generously struck up a conversation with the guy. "You sort of look like Anne Frank" I observantly chirped, right off the ... More >>
Our dear friend Emma Thompson has announced that she's writing a screen remake of My Fair Lady and Carey Mulligan will play the street urchin turned grand dame Eliza Doolittle. I think this casting is absolutely loverly. Mulligan--so good as a woman conned in An Education--is just plucky e ... More >>
Don Draper fans can barely keep their girdles on in anticipation of the new season of AMC's Mad Men, premiering this Sunday. If you're planning a viewing party (or you just want to play the 1960s ad man), make this tasty twist on a vodka martini, a popular cocktail of the time. It's made with ... More >>
When I saw In The Heights, the peppy Broadway musical which is very Electric Company comes to your barrio, I brilliantly noticed the smoldering talent of Karen Olivo in a supporting role and told everyone about her hot culo. Now that Olivo is Tony bound for her fiery Anita in West Side Story, I can ... More >>
The Transport Group's Being Audrey
David WentworthKanye West and Band of Outsiders designer Scott Sternberg Standing outside the empty storefront at 408 Broadway at a quarter to noon on Sunday, we wonder for a moment if we have the wrong address for the Band of Outsiders and Boy Fall 2009 presentation. A stylish young man with a red ... More >>
When he wrote "Thank You For Being a Friend," Andrew Gold probably didn't expect it to end up as an anthem for Depends-wearing Golden Girls, but his obscure ditty did find its place as the bouncy theme song to that classic '80s sitcom. Here is his own version of the song, and it's surprisingly almo ... More >>
Yes and no. But there are lots of small consolations.
There are hundreds of great performances through the years that the Academy Awards have strangely neglected, but I like them, I really, really like them! They simply got shafted because they were in the wrong category, they didn't get the right buzz, they didn't ham it up enough, or they didn't give ... More >>
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