One of the hazards of spending the better part of your adult life in nightclubs is that you often attract fly-by-night friends who are drawn to your glittery allure--which means that when someone comes along with more glittery allure, these heat seekers won't even throw a glance your way.
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"There are things in my life that no one can understand except Aaron," Mickey Melchiondo noted of his bandmate Aaron Freeman in 2007, when theyas Dean and Gene Weenput out their last album, La Cucaracha. "We kind of have a parallel life. We went through everything together: junior high ... More >>
At the Townhouse bar last night, a guy told me he was one of the guests at the illustrious Calvin Klein party for his paramour Nick Gruber.
So how was it?
"It was a total shitshow!" he declared as some of the bar's customers suddenly looked alive.
"But get this," he went on. "Calvin's furious at ... More >>
"I didn't choose to be gay," says Kayla, a high school senior at Maria Carrillo High School in Wyoming, during an assembly for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with the theme of "Breaking the Silence." It's easy to tell she's a drama kid even before she speaks frankly about her first sexual feelings -- ... More >>
My new best friend Pee-wee Herman inadvertently ticked off some of his La-La-land supporters when he moved his show (the same one that's now on Broadway) to a larger theater.
A pretty major comic tells me that he had bought second-row seats to see Pee-wee's show when it was announced for a c ... More >>
Surely you remember my contest where the best travel essay won a free month on JetBlue.
Well, Courtney Sampsell nabbed the prize, and though she never sent me a postcard, she did come home with a lovely new essay about the experiences she enjoyed around the country, and that's good enough ... More >>
The grilled octopus with beans at Bay Ridge's Athena Express is a contenderEveryone has their favorite restaurants--the ones that are dependable after a long day, where they make the fried eggplant exactly how you like it. These places might not be "the best" but they're the places you're dra ... More >>
Having already used Cee-Lo's fantastic new single/burgeoning Internet meme to chart the history of songs named "Fuck You," let us also point out the excellent work of our good friends at Dallas Observer music blog DC9 at Night, who've taken the liberty of inserting the tune into classic film scene ... More >>
Balade, a new Lebanese pitza joint at 208 First Avenue, will open to the public next Monday. Run by Roland Semaan and Youssef Said, two childhood friends from Beirut, the restaurant will serve pita wraps, pitzas, salads, and a selection of mezza.
YouTube user sl0wgrind records this altercation between what appear to be a couple of nurses on a moving Bx28 bus. Quality is poor, but the combatants seem past the point of coherence anyway. One combatant, encouraged by a perception that "I don't think everybody's puttin' their arms on me," steps ... More >>