The first feature I wrote for the Village Voice when I came to New York was a profile of Bert Randolph Sugar. It appeared in the May 3, 1983 issue. When it was published, I got a note from Sugar: "Not bad, but you violated one of the cardinal rules of journalism - you buried your lead. You didn' ... More >>
Thursday, January 5
Better than: Listening to David Lee Roth's Spanish-language version of "That's Life" at home alone.
The crowd drawn to Macdougal Street in advance of last night's Cafe Wha? show by the reunited-once-again Van HalenDavid Lee Roth on vocals, and the Va ... More >>
The GOP Presidential race has had its share of joke candidates -- all of whom rightbloggers have taken seriously. There was Donald Trump; then the black Trump, Herman Cain; then Paul Ryan, Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry, Chris Christie, and Herman Cain again.
As erstwhile frontrunner Cain's campaig ... More >>
Variety reports that Yankees record home-run hitter Alex Rodriguez will be fielding a role in the new Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis movie, Friends With Benefits, about two friends who take to the sheets to cope after ending disastrous relationships. Though the plot of the film may be predictab ... More >>
You may remember that last year, art dealer Lawrence Salander was indicted for scamming a lot of rich and famous people out of tens of millions of dollars -- including Robert De Niro, whose father's paintings, it was alleged, Salander sold without permission and without paying the actor his cut.
T ... More >>
As Runnin' Scared reported yesterday, the Manhattan D.A.'s office has
brought a second indictment against alleged art pilferer Lawrence Salander for scamming, among others, actor Robert De Niro.
Some of De Niro's dad's abstract expressionist paintings were on
consignment with Salander and were i ... More >>
Art dealer Lawrence Salander was indicted in March for a $88 million art scam in which he allegedly failed to recompense several high-end customers, including tennis star John McEnroe. Now the Manhattan D.A.'s office has re-indicted Salander for selling off paintings by the late artist Robert De Nir ... More >>