It's 1965, the rainy end of summer on the rocky, isle-strewn coast of New England. Sam (Jared Gelman), a scrawny, bespectacled outcast with an unusual aptitude for cartography, disappears from the Khaki Scout camp supervised by Scout Master Randy Ward (Edward Norton), absconding with a couple of bed ... More >>
Well, it's media reporting day-a-palooza here, which means that seven more people are reading this blog than they are on the average day. So while we're at it, here's how to explain the relevancy and case for a great media reporter like John Koblin, which involves two angry, high-level New Yo ... More >>
David WentworthTavi at Band of Outsiders
What's more fun than supermodels and the celebrity-laden front rows of Lincoln Center? Heading to a random address in Chelsea, walking upstairs past smartly dressed, smiling greeters, and entering a Band of Outsiders fashion presentation that feels lik ... More >>
"I feel a huge connection to Scott Pilgrim: we all grew up playing in bands, we all grew up with the John Hughes-esque emotional drama drowning our lives. So all I had to do was write music and it would work."
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game pixel art by Paul Roberston
Every few years, glori ... More >>
Discussed: Band of Outsiders, Arise Magazine African Collective
David WentworthAn arctic wind whipped down West 15th St., chilling the crowd huddled outside Milk Studios for the Band of Outsiders installation--and inside, the atmosphere was similarly icy. Designer Scott Sternberg, known for ... More >>
By Fatimah Surjani Ortega
Yes, Tiger, this could be your yearSunday ushers in the Year of Metal Tiger, which sounds like a golf club. That's actually appropriate, because things look auspicious for Tiger Woods -- as long as he can keep his dick in his pants.
Just in time for Chinese New Yea ... More >>
Photos by Angela Ashman.
It was the kind of avant-garde spectacle that fashion outsiders would mock. Models, one by one, snipped away pieces of a spiral white dress worn by a model in the center of the room, until she was left wearing nothing but a bandeau top and high-waisted briefs. But ... More >>
Look, Max Fischer is all grown up! Photos by David Wentworth.
"What are you doing to me?" a model was overheard saying to the makeup artist backstage at Band of Outsiders who was covering up her creamy pale complexion with a thick layer of golden-bronze makeup.
Sorry, dear, but you were ... More >>
Our Dylan, in action.
So this is making the rounds lately, and aside from that first quote (the first line of the piece, following a please-young-people-don't-kill-me disclaimer), key sentiments include:
* "Three stages were surrounded by hipsters, and for a short while I actually hung out with D ... More >>
Bored to Death, a new HBO half-hour comedy series about an alcoholic writer (Jason Schwartzman) pretending to be a private investigator, a la Philip Marlowe, and which also features Zach Galifianakis as his comic book-writing best buddy, has a trailer up at HBO. The show was created by Jonathan Ames ... More >>
At the Observer today, Christopher Rosen, stimulated by the unfortunate new The Taking of Pelham 123, decries remakes of 70s New York classics. But his complaint is that "Only '70s period pieces remain locked inside the isolation of past events... We want '70s films to be something other than a ... More >>