As NYFW hedged off its last full day, only the discreetly buffed security and a few visibly twitchy out-of-towners suggested that it was the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Yes, as if to issue forth a collective "suck it, terrorists," the tents were more energetic than we've seen them all week, wit ... More >>
The Internet explodes for Brooklyn's own Stoya, America's sweetheart of smut
I recently told you about Farewell, My Queen, the movie about the time Adam Lambert was booted off American Idol. Kidding. It's an excellent, imminent drama involving the turbulent reign of Marie Antoinette, with a heavy, historically accurate focus on her love relationship with a ducky Duchess.
And that's dramatized in a marvy new movie called Farewell, My Queen starring Diane Kruger as Marie Antoinette and Virginie Ledoyen as the object of her royal affections, the Duchess Gabrielle de Polignac. In the film (which will open in July just in time for Bastille Day), Marie Antoinette gushes ... More >>
If you want to pick a New York neighborhood to stand for snobby elitism it's easy to turn to the Upper East Side. And though that's a broad stereotype, a new controversy is helping to reinforce it. The Times brings us the story of the residents of East 69th Street near Lexington Avenue, who are join ... More >>
Lauren BloombergFist o' fishies Upscale tacos, artisanal kimchi, and brick-oven pizza are typical items at the plethora of weekend outdoor markets, but anchovies? Now that's a little more unusual.
Echoing and denying Marie Antoinette's admonition to "Let them eat cake," OWS took the protest to Washington Square Park Saturday afternoon, complete with call-and-response slogans and plenty of homemade signs, often humorous.
It's that time of week again. The time when those of you who were not utter dirtbags in the comments get rewarded! We've rounded up the comments that made us laugh, cry, ponder, nod and/or shake our heads, and the authors of those comments can get their very own lovely Village Voice t-shirt. If we c ... More >>
Yes, FIAF has already hosted its annual Bastille Day bash, so 60th Street has been cleared of cancan girls, but the fête isn't over yet. Le quatorze juillet is actually Thursday, and in the spirit of the revolution, we will be celebrating all week. Below, a daily guide to keep the party going. Vive ... More >>
StuffHipstersDon'tLike, circa 2008Have you heard about the Rockaways? They are a place that you might want to go! The New York Times wrote about them back in 2008, that's how much you might want to go -- "There are Brooklyn hipsters, Japanese twentysomethings and even Hasidic surfers from Far ... More >>
Following the Spaghetti Incident of '11, in which a woman and another woman behaved quite badly pursuant to a fight about food on a New York City subway train, the MTA has been thinking, and a board member has posited the "informal" idea of banning food and drink altogether on trains. This is ... More >>
The sculptor conjures a low-budget cosmos. Plus, Alejandro Almanza Pereda's concrete cascade.
All photos by Stacey AndersonThis season, Marc Jacobs recalled melancholic, Taxi Driver-era Jodie Foster with his eponymous line, but he took off Tuesday afternoon to play in the sand. His younger diffusion line, Marc by Marc Jacobs, surprised ready-to-wear loyalists with sharp strides away f ... More >>
Last week Judge Vaughn Walker's decision setting aside Prop 8 in California unleashed plenty of grumbling from rightbloggers. As it involves gay people, this was to be expected. There was also rightblogger outrage, also expected, that Michelle Obama and her daughters had a swell, privately-funded v ... More >>
Japanese women go a little crazy in France
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Sightings are Brooklyn's greatest living noise band--period. The avant-bruisers have been making jagged, nauseous, pig-fucked chip-'n'-sizzle for over a solid decade and have only gotten better with ... More >>
We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked, starting from the bottom. Remember back in the 90s, when you loved the internet? When you saw it through a child's eyes, and clapped with delight at dancing hamsters, cruddy Flash animation ... More >>
Baroque crew takes you captive for a weekend
One of the zingiest presences on the scene, Dirty Martini--aka "the chairman of the broad"--is a Rubensian beauty who knows how to shake it up (literally) while stirring an audience so fervently they're afraid to get up because the seat is wet. I gave the good-time gal a call (and no, it was ... More >>
Folks interested in food art ignore the burgeoning crop of design blogs at their peril. On the left is a sculpture of a dress on a hanger by designer Lauren Wyrick Kennedy, as seen on Flywheel Design's blog, okaygreat.com. Entitled "Gently pull up," the art is made of tea bags stitched together ... More >>
Gourmet has an interesting Q&A with Tom Standage, Economist business editor and author of the new book An Edible History of Humanity. Standage says that food has driven our technological evolution, citing maize and other staple crops as the foundations of civilization. Makes sense, but he makes an i ... More >>
One place where it's still the Gilded Age
"One city lawmaker called it Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s 'Let them eat cake' attitude." This is kind of a breakthrough for the New York Times -- though its commenters frequently quote Marie Antoinette in reference to the Mayor, the paper itself usually eschews such vulgar class war tropes. But ... More >>
A Saw director gets musical
all photos by Sam Horine. designer above by Love Brigade The Fashion Indie Week Brooklyn folks said their "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" show would turn the Brooklyn Bridge into "six thousand feet of runway." Well, yes and no. There were models and they did credibly work the wooden-planked walkway. But t ... More >>
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