The dungeon-black walls of the hip Ace Hotel's underground room, appropriately called Liberty Hall, are relieved by vintage speakers stacked floor-to-ceiling like a rock wall. The decorative recycling of defunct gear, lit with candles like a sanctuary, made a righteous backdrop for a reading of lett ... More >>
The Clean w/Times New Viking
(le) Poisson Rouge
Tuesday, June 5
Better than: Another night watching four or five episodes of The X-Files and snorting whenever Mulder is earnest, yet craving the same impossible widescreen truths.
Just got back and my ears are clogged with noise. I'd hate to be som ... More >>
Anyone who's read On Beauty knows that author Zadie Smith's attitude towards academia is ambivalent at best. But this is what passes for a day job in the novel writing world, and so this semester finds Smith up at Columbia, teaching a fiction seminar called "Sense and Sensibility." The syllabus fo ... More >>
This week Bones, intrepid art-world raconteur, is humbled at the MoMA retrospective of the live-fast, die-young German artist Martin Kippenberger. Call him both tank and gnome...
There are people you encounter, perhaps twice in your lifetime, with more magnetism and extreme enthusi ... More >>