This week we're adding a bit of fabulousness to your agenda. Partake in a night of Queeraoke (yes, that's exactly what it sounds like), party like a supermodel at Steven Kasher Gallery, and catch rousing dance performances by the lovely ladies of Victrola Burlesque. You're welcome.
Azealia Banks's Mermaid Ball w/Maluca, Wckids, Tigga Calore, House of Ladosha & Jack Mizrahi Bowery Ballroom Sunday, June 3 Better than: Summer Jam. Azealia Banks has become one of many New York musicians flavoring their music with borrowed vogue cultureparticularly from her birth year, 199 ... More >>
In her appearance at xl nightclub, the Mouth that Abhored unleashed it all to a crowd . Christian Freedom was there and told me the highlights of what Janice said. To wit: "Stallone has a penile implant. "Tyra is a greedy bitch who wouldn't give Janice a producer's credit/fee.
As the guest editor of Metro World News for one day, Karl Lagerfeld proved to be a sort of cross between Andy Warhol and the guy who tweeted dumb stuff about the David Beckham underwear ads. Thanks to this Metro World News link, we have the following Lagerfeld emissions -- and bear in mind that the ... More >>
A well-known East Village tattoo artist, who once operated the first legal public tattoo parlor in New York, was arraigned yesterday on more than 100 counts of weapons charges, NY1 reports. 57-year-old Jonathan Shaw -- who's famously inked celebs like Johnny Depp, Marilyn Manson, Naomi Campbe ... More >>
• BP has gotten the okay to begin the next phase of the "static kill" (a/k/a, pouring cement into the well part two), which is something that we never would have thought we'd be excited about 100-some days ago. Things change. Pumping operations are expected to start today. [BP] • Despite ... More >>
Get close to God via Michael Jackson
I've always liked Tyra Banks because the mere mention of her name upsets Naomi Campbell to distraction. That makes her a megastar to me (though I'm careful to avoid saying that aloud whenever Naomi and her cell phone might be anywhere within miles.) But now the departing talk show host is h ... More >>
On sisterly love, sadomasochism, and serial killing
Relax, it's the name of a song Jacko did, way back in 1991. "In The Closet" was the slithery new-jack number from his Dangerous LP, and as the New York Times noted at the time, "Only Jackson would use that title for a heterosexual love song."
In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Below, Scott Poulson-Bryant's review of the Michael Jackson/Michael Jordan convergence that was the video for "Jam," first published in August, 1992. Be Like Mike By Scott Poulson-Bryant August 4, 1992 You've been ruminating on Black Beaut ... More >>
The Costume Institute's latest exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum is "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion," sponsored by Marc Jacobs. The outlandish exhibition captures the evolution of fashion models from the last half of the 20th century while also delving into fashion photography, clothing, and ... More >>
Reflecting on what makes supermodels so super
The non-dish on Nancy McKeon; the worst recession sale in town.
Recently I was reading an online gossip column and came across this un-electrifying bit of non news: "Tobey Maguire is not set to become a dad again." Fine, whoever said he was? (Oh, yeah, a trashy tabloid magazine.) The late-breaking non item reminded me that my least favorite type of informational ... More >>
I was walking with a friend down 12th Street Friday night when I heard a man at the wheel of a parked car call over to me, "Hello, sir!" I looked in, and it turned out to be Alec Baldwin! The movie star, constant SNL host, Golden Globe winner for 30 Rock, and Baldwin brother! I've interviewed Alec a ... More >>
The Post shows that steroids scandals aren't just in baseball with their exclusive on the NYPD's implementation of random steroid tests in the wake of last year's scandal involving police officers obtaining steroids from a Bay Ridge pharmacy. Keeping with their tradition of classiness and sympathy, ... More >>
I have developed a theory about the Friday editions of the Post and Daily News, which is that barring any sort of massive breaking news, the papers stick to "water-cooler" stories on the front page to foster some sort of camaraderie in the work place. It's Friday, you just want to chat it up with yo ... More >>
Hairdresser to the stars tells alland your coif may get done, too
A global model competition that wobbles. Plus, the latest example of displaying shell-shocked beauties.
In case you're just joining us, a little background. Today marks the 25th installment of Hugs and Kisses, a weekly column from UK-based music writer Mr. Everett True, author of Nirvana: The Biography (da Capo Press)--one more fucking book about one of the most overrated bands of the Nineties--and pu ... More >>
The trailer's exciting. If that's not your thing, then try Hairspray. It grows on you.
A former Vice party girl confronts her demons, both chemical and adolescent
Why women of color can't find good cosmetics
Event promoter jailed for crystal brass knuckles?
Pie, Anna Wintour, and the history of fur protest
Björk's swan dress and free dress patterns from John Galliano on the web
Nas, Missy Elliot, and the Beasties celebrate the redesign of the Run D.M.C. Adidas
The most stylish magazine photography of 2004
Brian Murphy's Piercing Analysis
Alas, it's not clear which is the gay Wiggle, since the one who wears purple doesn't also carry a magic purse.