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This week's column, as you know, is a riotous romp through Fashion's Night Out, including my encounters with reality stars, singers, and even a pig. But there was more. I went to some actual shows, like Academy of Art University's, which trotted out students' touchingly inventive designs in hopes ... More >>
Growing up, my grandfather had an above-ground pool annotated by the sign "Welcome to our Ool. Notice there is no 'P' in it. Please keep it that way." Grandpa loved that pool and I remember lots of good times in it, none of which involved me relieving myself (for fear of triggering the mythical dye ... More >>
Tonight is an important, landmark event in American culture. It's a night that will sway minds and change history. It's a crucial evening of essential viewing which no serious American can afford to miss.
MOMA becomes a flea market
No city in the world can assemble a musical motley crew of disorderly young gents like New York, although simply forming a quartet isn't enough. Wu Tang Clan, Boot Camp Clik, The Diplomatswe're talking wolf pack numbers. The A$AP Mob's A$AP Rocky has been getting worldwide attention this ye ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images. After the mildly terrifying journey that was Fashion's Night Out, Debbie and I wanted to return to more familiar territory, which for us means the holy trinity of p ... More >>
OAKWould you like a candle that smells like unwashed artists and bed bugs? Or one that smells like trash and vintage clothing stores? Or how about one that has a whiff of poppers and disco pants? All of these candles are now available at Oak, the intimidating clothing store on Bond Street wit ... More >>
Araceli CruzHot! "Oh, I get it, Fashion Week is like Comic-Con," someone obviously not in the fashion world said to us. After we got over the "How dare you mock fashion?" notion, we realized he was right. Fashion Week is much like the the annual comic book convention in which comic geeks dres ... More >>
Masters of the game
Social media in full effect at SaksBedlam broke out in the streets of Manhattan Thursday night for the 3rd annual Fashion's Night Out. Even though we sort of knew what to expect, the evening turned out to be a clusterfuck--in a good way. We're still grappling with the events that took place ... More >>
Sharyn JacksonEven the hair had to wait in line at LouboutinFashion's Night Out, despite sounding grammatically incorrect when spoken, is a hugely successful idea. There's amazing talent and food and some decent freebies, but for the most part it encourages pretty people to dress up, buy stuf ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images. Debbie and I arrived at Fashion's Night Out like lambs to the slaughter. Never having attended before, we had no idea what kinds of mewling, puking throngs would fi ... More >>
Nicki Minaj performs at Yves Saint Laurent tonight. Let's be honest: Shopping isn't really the main attraction of Fashion's Night Out. Who has time to sift through sales racks when there are so many parties to go to? Some eventsDrake's DJ set at Versace, Neon Indian's invite-only gig a ... More >>
Wolfgang WesenerI'll be on NBC's New York Live, which airs from 3 to 4 PM, talking about my new book (everybody now: Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back). I'll no doubt also touch on celebrity gossip stories and the fact that we just launched into the madcap glitter of Fashion Week and tonig ... More >>
Drag legend Lypsinka (a/k/a John Epperson) will be performing in the window of Bergdorf Goodman tonight as part of the Fashion's Night Out festivities, so Dirty Magazine did an advance shot of the diva looking fab as a sort of real-life display mannequin, but with way better accessories. And ... More >>
Those were (will be) the daysTonight's Fashion's Night Out, which means more extravagantly stupid shit than usual is going on in our City! There's Pauly D and Miss Piggy and Nicki Minaj, and oh just read these damn lists for yourself, will you. Not one to be outdone, Nike today unveiled the Holy Gra ... More >>
We have to hear 'I'm Too Sexy' again, and 40 other angry reasons
Health advocates are worried about fast-food chains trying to get in on the food stamp program. Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut are all lobbying to get involved. [USA Today] More on the effects of Tropical Storm Irene on farms in upstate New York, New Jersey, and Vermont: Greenmarkets are abou ... More >>
Back in 2009 when Fashion's Night Out launched, Anna Wintour, the brainchild behind the event, aimed to celebrate the fashion industry and its consumers with an all-night party at shops and department stores throughout the city, in an attempt to spruce up retail sales in the wake of the marke ... More >>
Hurricane Irene is nothing compared to this
Behold the amazing talents of Ryan Dombal.In the week someone introduced us to the term "rap sabbatical," we got investigative, bringing news of the newfound hip-hop ban at Savalas (which sent DJ Ayres packing), HARD Fest's harsh words for M.I.A., Lil Wayne's prefe ... More >>
Jamie MacDonaldThis season's tally is in. For Spring 2011 Fashion Week, the Voice can rightly claim: -3 reporters -29 shows -564 downed promotional Chambord and bottled Frappuccino cocktails (they were kind of repulsive) The fabulously exhausted final thoughts:
Plus Amy Ryan: not your everyday Jane
The annual Fashion's Night Out last Friday was a big hit, the streets swarming with zombie-like fashionistas looking for a photo op or a bargain. It was like Halloween all over again, but for people who didn't realize they were wearing a costume.
AraabMuzik, dropping jawsDuring Friday's Fashion's Night Out spectacular, we were faced with a dilemma: Should we head to SoHo to elbow our way through boutiques for a free cupcake, attempt to walk in heels around the cobblestone of the Meatpacking District, or wait in mobs of lines uptown ju ... More >>
As much of the Boom Boom Room as you're ever likely to see. Twitpic via grekotvFashion Week is a biannual rite in New York, and with it comes another biannual rite--awkward, private late night performances from bands that are either at the center of the zeitgeist (Kanye West on the bar at the ... More >>
Last Friday's Fashion's Night Out event had little devils wearing Prada and crowding into stores where they grabbed free peanut brittle, then inadvertently smeared it all over the clothes. It was so edifying!
Kanye West had a better Fashion's Night Out than you. He called it "the best night" of his life "uuuum so far." The New York Times, in a more staid description, called it "the unofficial start of fall fashion." But according to Times writer Stuart Emmrich, "it did one more thing on Friday nig ... More >>
All photos by Stacey AndersonBarney's welcomes youFriday evening, somewhere between the Gucci-jostling melee outside Bergdorf Goodman's and the raucous, champagne-tippling dancing at the Soho Prada boutique, the second annual Fashion's Night Out established its firm identity: it is Halloween, ... More >>
If you're a fan of rap music, you don't believe in promises. From release dates to teased collaborations to entire albums, you'll believe it when you see it. So for those waiting for Kanye West to slip up on his GOOD Friday promise -- a new track every week until Christmas -- last night seeme ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater listed its top 10 most potentially game-changing neighborhood restaurants, including Kin Shop in Greenwich Village and Mary Queen of Scots on the LES. Grub Street offered a brief history of cars crashing into restaurants, following the recent accident at The Bean. ... More >>
Last one of these, we swear. Photo by Nate "Igor" SmithIn the week we got real cozy with some our subjects, Camille Dodero spent four days at the Gathering of the Juggalos and came back best friends with Tom Green, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope (who say it's happening again next year), the worl ... More >>
Recession-proof shopping for vintage-gear geeks!