The crown jewel of northern Manhattan, Harlem's creative and socioeconomic identity has undergone -- as all neighborhoods are subject to -- a series of transformations since the renaissance of the 1920s. And while it hasn't experienced enough gentrification in recent years to qualify as the "William ... More >>
Kenneth Battelle--a/k/a just plain Kenneth (or "Mr. Kenneth")--was so famous and coveted as a hair stylist that he did both Jackie Kennedy and the woman who was sleeping with her husband, Marilyn Monroe. For Jackie, he used lots of rollers and created her famous bouffant which lengthened her head a ... More >>
Selections for the NYC Food Film Festival have been announced. It sold out last year, but for those who aren't familiar with the event -- it's a film festival where you can taste what you see. Highlights include an authentic Lowcountry Oyster Roast, featuring South Carolina Oysters harvested in Bu ... More >>
Sandra Lee -- cooker of "Semi-Homemade" food, girlfriend of Andrew Cuomo -- is the subject of the New York Times Magazine's Talk piece this week, and though the piece is ostensibly about Lee, the second half of it becomes almost entirely about her famous companion. Though interviewer Andrew Goldman ... More >>
Chatting with Alison Arngrim, eavesdropping on Jennifer Coolidge
New York has plenty of cheesemongers and cheese eaters, and now it's going to get a cheese factory, courtesy of the Seattle-based Beecher's Handmade Cheese. Kurt Dammeier, who opened Beecher's in Seattle's Pike Place Market in 2003, told Diner's Journal that he's planning to open the factory ... More >>
Much wood in B'way's Desire Under the Elms revival.
New York magazine, by comparing him to Heath Ledger's Joker character, captured what many had noticed about Bernie Madoff -- that in his comings and goings to court, the Ultimate Swindler continues to wear what can only be described as a slight, inscrutable grin.There's a reason for that subtle rict ... More >>
Presenting the first annual list of style's ugly moments
There's no business like Gaynor's show business; under the big top at Hustlaball
In the cabaret, shots of Bachardy (with Isherwood chasers). Plus, glory holes—do ask and do tell.
. . . with beauty queens, drama queens, and just plain queens. Plus dirt so dirty it'll make you go go blind
Rebooting the Serial Novel
Jenny McCarthy and others on quickies, pregnancy and "the sexy-mom mystique"
Separated from racial mainstreams, the outsiders make their mark
After Johnand Quintana: Joan Didion grapples with grief in a new book of common prayer
Talking with Suzanne Somers, star of a new one-woman Broadway show
Celebrity got Michael into this unholy mess, and damned if it didn't help him get out of it too.
What would Elizabeth Hurley do? How our society goes from wifelust to wifelash
Trent Lott warns Giuliani: Don't you get cute with them there gay people
You can't say that on TVbut Bill Cosby can
'Heeb' Magazine Mixes Humor and Politics
Separated From Racial Mainstreams, the Outsiders Make Their Mark
Yanks: Wait Till Next Year
Can Window Dressing Turn Into a Window?
Formerly Timid Mainstream Magazines Are Now Selling Sex Alongside Cooking and Fashion Tips. Are You Buying?
Don't Want Your Money, Don't Want None of Your Time