Let Billy Hough stuff your stocking
Gay porn star Erik Rhodes--who died in his sleep last week--battled a variety of problems, all of them exacerbated by the fact that he was a smart, deeply feeling person with full-throttle awareness of himself and his oppressions. According to Jacob Bernstein's piece in today's New York Times, Eri ... More >>
Have you ever wondered what Alex Rodriguez's favorite works of art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art are? Would you have guessed they include a Manet, a Thomas Eakins, a 10th-11th century Sicán funerary mask and a Rauschenberg among others? Well, that's what the museum's newest ad campaign with the ... More >>
Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here!Coast to Coast Wine and DineRestaurant Marc ForgioneNovember 15Satisfy your appetite for community service and epicureanism Tuesday night. Forgione's tasting features the talents ... More >>
Jeremiah Moss, the creator of the blog Jeremiah's Vanishing New York, has responded to yesterday's dispiriting denial of a rent reduction to St. Mark's Bookshop by Cooper Union with his own petition. (Nearly 44,000 people signed the petition to save the store, though those signatures did not ... More >>
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 >>
Rachel Shteir tracks the history of shoplifting
Tomorrow night's gay lounge Beige--at B Bar--will be the last after many years of twink schmoozing and celebrity drop-ins. Here are my misty, water-colored memories of the bash: Shockingly, in this age of bombardment via twitter and facebook, there wasn't any promotion at all for Beige! T ... More >>
style.comL.A.M.B.If there were a venn diagram of the final three shows we saw for Fashion Week, the central overlap would simply read "these are clothes" - because beyond the very basic scale of function, these designers had absolutely nothing in common in terms of aesthetic, quality, or succ ... More >>
In 2009, the New York Observer dubbed Hadley Marie Nagel the "Egghead Debutante." At the time, Nagel couldn't believe she had received a four-year scholarship to Johns Hopkins. ("I mean, I didn't apply for it, so it was totally out of the blue!") She was the youngest lobbyist in Washington at ... More >>
Guess who? Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.Alright, let's do this, before I change my mind. With apologies to The-Dream, Sleigh Bells, Ted Leo, Kylesa, Swans, Zola Jesus, Marnie Stern, and all other vestiges of my punk rock past, and especially you Nicki Minaj, who missed both of my lists this year. ... More >>
We're in it for the long haul
Jamie MacDonaldYesterday in the Lincoln Center plaza, I watched a man dressed as some sort of spelunking Little Lord Fauntleroy pose for a wall of photographers, glowering for all the world like his own personal Lost Generation, before storming out of range and berating his friend for sewing ... 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:
via PoshLittleTutus.comIf you have a young child and you're involved in the fashion industry, you probably want to scream and pull your hair out this week, both Fashion Week and the first week of school. Realizing what a bitch these two yearly milestones can be, the New York Times wrote about bo ... More >>
Channeling Foster, who identified Bros Icing Bros as Your Latest Internet Meme way back in May and then chronicled it through its multi-layered existential crisis of a life and maybe-or-maybe-not demise: Have you heard tell of the "game" in which men of a certain age -- the type prone to exce ... More >>
Fashion Week wraps up today, and sadly bids adieu to its Bryant Park home of nearly 17 years. We took a camera out earlier this week to interrogate the show goers and sidewalk spectators. Here's who we met.
This cryptic facade on Sixth Avenue refuses to identify itself to the passing rabble. What restaurant is it? Such a profusion of restaurants and small cafes the West Village offers! Though the opportunities for budget dining have dwindled the last few years, as pirates like Marc Jacobs and R ... More >>
We recently published our Best of NYC issue, the Voice's annual opportunity to give out awards like Best Mini-Golf in Bushwick and Best Impersonation of Brett Favre. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things. Scott CampbellAwwww . . . He's inked the ... More >>
'Live Forever''s glamour clamor
The catwalks, the clothes, the chit-chat: "Which of the Palin men do you think is cutest?"
A review of the Broadway season's best leg-breaking, plus some arm-twisting
Open bars, closed bars, quickies on Broadway (See also these blind items)
Instead try Canal Street.
In search of that perfect 'candidate-beater' tank top
Hanging with a rapper who has close ties to his home. Maybe too close.
Taking the political pulse in the corridors of fashion.
How much is that mosh pit in the boutique window?
Michael Shannon flies first-class in a new thriller; Olbermann gets an award named after a former thriller. Plus other gnats and tats.
What does your H&M say about you?
High times at the low end
A Roundup of Thanksgiving and December Sales
Ralph Lauren comes to University Place
(And not one supermodel DJ in attendance . . .)
Getting hot and bothered on the 'pork chop' of Manhattan and beyond
Smelling Like a Tsar
A Pro-Weasel Shopping Survey
Of Chinoiserie, Hardware, Surf, and Other Purported Trends
The Department Store January Sales
Good Gifts From Cheap Stores
Mademoiselle Buried; Bazaar Resurrected
The Fall 2001 Fashion Shows
''Most high-minded of all was Madonna, a spiritual lady who wears her heart on her jewel-encrusted sari sleeve.''
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