Most years, the Miss America pageant is good for just three things: ridicule, outrage, and jingoistic state pride. It was all true again this year (and speaking of the latter, BOW DOWN, OTHER STATES, BECAUSE IT'S MISS NEW YORK FOR THE THREEPEAT!!!) But this year, it might also be good for somethin ... More >>
The Miss America pageant is not known for being especially thoughtful (the first question asked in the interview segment this year was about twerking, the second question about sexting, the third about Syria). The judges seem unusually prescient this year though, with their decision to award the ti ... More >>
As much as we love floral skirts, it's the men's fashion collections that are wildly entertaining and beyond brilliant this Fashion Week. Sunday morning, while most of New York was deep in slumber, we headed off to Milk Studios for Hood by Air, the menswear collection led by creative director Shay ... More >>
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Water cost a dollar on last night's Summer of Riesling Wine Cruise, but the wine was free, and 300 lovers of the German varietal embarked on a three-hour voyage around New York Harbor to imbibe, part of a summer-long initiative to promote Riesling, engage new drinkers, and dispel any misconceptions ... More >>
Fairway's Red Hook location has been closed since Hurricane Sandy thrashed the piers, flooding the waterside grocery store and damaging its internal structure so badly it's taken months to gut and rebuild. To mark the grand reopening today, Mayor Bloomberg paid a visit and spoke to the crowd in th ... More >>
Here are the ten best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
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Someone's going to get whacked tonight, and they definitely want it, so bring it on. And apparently they want it extra hard because along with the paddling there could be a crowning!
Yesterday, I told you about the illustrious Mr Nude Belvedere pageant held at Daniel Nardicio's Spartacus bash at the Belvedere Guest House in Cherry Grove. It was everything Miss America should be. Well, below is the photo of the fablous trilogy of finalists.
Sabel Scities, the Portland-born dazzler who regularly plays at Stonewall and other NYC clubs! Miss'd America is the annual Atlantic City beauty pageant that has become way more enjoyable than tired, old Miss America. (The latter has gals dressed weirdly like hos as they perform classical music an ... More >>
Update: After the jump, we'll show you the church e-mail that confirms just about everything we were told by Jefferson Hawkins about this sudden ad campaign. The Church of Scientology bought network TV ad time in a big way this weekend. On Saturday, we started noticing Twitter users complaining tha ... More >>
After three more people were found alive Sunday, at least 17 people are still missing from the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that ran aground off the Italian coast Friday night. Francesco Schettino, the captain of the ship, has been arrested for, according to CNN, "investigation of manslaughter, ... More >>
Hmmmm, will flying to Mars for dinner make me seasick? There has always been an element of zaniness in the New York dining scene, ever since pretty girls started selling hot ears of buttered corn down on Delancey Street in the 19th Century - or maybe even before that, because a restaurant b ... More >>
Could there be a better dude bar than Barcade in Williamsburg? Not only is it filled with vintage video games, it also boasts 25 beers on tap and the official Good Beer Seal for carrying quality American craft beers. If you're not a beer geek, don't worry, the staff here is very nonjudgmenta ... More >>
Why cant we all get along?
Well, that's actually the second runner up in the photo. (And though her cones look vaguely Madonna-esque, she' s actually doing Gaga--and very well, thank you.) Below I'll show you which drag queen won the splashy pageant in Atlantic City on Sunday after judges like myself, Mark Segal, Coc ... More >>
Happy Sunday! Enjoy your brunches and precious, precious sleep while you still can. Today will be partly cloudy with a high of 33. There's a joke about "man bites dog" here that I'm not quite coming up with, but yesterday a fox managed to shoot its would-be hunter in Belarus. It escaped ... More >>
Guess who I hear just got offered the role of the female Mad Hatter in Wonderland: A New Alice. A New Musical Adventure, the weirdly titled Frank Wildhorn musical coming to Broadway in April?
Cheesecake at the sub shop: As we rose to leave, a bevy of Miss America candidates burst in the door, beaming. In its emphasis on gambling and the general encouragement of vice, our own Atlantic City is the spitting image of Vegas; in fact, many of the casinos have the same names. But in one ... More >>
Kelly Cutrone, the abrasive reality-TV star and founder of fashion public relations agency People's Revolution, talked to a group of well-dressed, mostly insecure young women today in Bryant Park. A few guys, assumed gay, were also in the audience of about 150 people.
Radio host and Miss America Pageant judge Rush Limbaugh said on the air today, "I love the women's movement -- especially when walking behind it." Jezebel is not amused ("Need a shot of rage to get you going?"); Think Progress' Amanda Terkel notes polling that shows "not that many women really lik ... More >>
It's a big day for gay marriage across the nation. In San Francisco, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker has ruled that a potential legal revolution to overturn Prop 8 will not be televised live, though it will be YouTubed. The judge will preside over the federal trial, Perry v. Schwarze ... More >>
I said she shouldn't be dethroned as Miss California. First of all, the pageant paid for her implants. Would it not be the height of weirdness to penalize her for having taken a semi-nude shot? Also, Vanessa Williams's Miss America tiara was famously ripped off, and she showed them all by becoming a ... More >>
Gersh Kuntzman -- actually one of our favorite newsmen, and the SNA's 2008 Editor of the Year -- has taken a strong stand in his Brooklyn Paper for our state's representative to the 2009 Miss America pageant, Leigh-Taylor Smith. That's understandable -- Smith's a former Miss Brooklyn. But Kuntzman's ... More >>
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''I can't believe that all the underground insanity I skanked around for years now comprises cute touristy entertainment.''
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