It's a sumptuous shot of me in a theme ensemble for a Slaves of New York party in the 1980s. And it's estimated at $4000 to $6000! Paper magazine has the scoop on the auction. If you really love the '80s, start your bidding.
The fashion industry is nothing if not intense. Thousands of designers churn out new collections each season, while a host of glossy-magazine editors and industrious bloggers traipse from show to show, awarding their seals of approval to the worthy. A lot of cutthroat stuff goes down in the proces ... More >>
The last show at the Hiro Ballroom will be on March 31. My personal fave Bebe Buell will be one of the performers, and it will be a fitting tribute to late club owner and mentor Don Hill.
Tom Murrin has passed away after struggling with cancer. Tom was one of the bright lights of the performance scene for years, best known as the Alien Comic, a wackily absurdist funny man who combined trash pail chic with deadpan humor to startling effect.
Erin Courtney remembers the beloved downtown performer
Paper magazine's Elizabeth Thompson called to ask for my most memorable snubs in the golden boy's history, since the kids at Paper know that I live, breathe, and lose Oscars for a living. So here they are.
"Did you see the lady outside with no shirt on?" Wendy Williams asked the crowd as she began her hosting duties for the seventh annual Paper magazine Nightlife Awards last night at Hiro Ballroom. Everyone cheered with recognition as I suddenly wished I hadn't gone in the side entrance. I l ... More >>
Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Krawfish Kräftor Party Red Rooster Harlem Monday, August 15 at 7 p.m. Join d.j. Kim Hastreiter, co-founder of Paper magazine, and chef Marcus Samuelsson in this celebration of cr ... More >>
Paper magazine astutely noticed me and Murray Hill in a video for the Brooklyn band TV On The Radio (one in a cycle of 10 videos they've put together all at once) and promptly did an in-depth interview with me and filmmaker Amy Davis about it.
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHTFriday Night Throwdown, an underground fight club that's been drawing a crowd of "models and hipsters" to a vacant warehouse at 72 Allen Street (on the corner of Grand), is no longer quite so underground. This event has been taking place for over a year now, as referenced in ... More >>
Did you wonder why so many of your friends swapped out their profile pictures on Facebook wearing something purple this past week? It was for Spirit Day, an event which had over a million participants on Facebook, just one of the many ways people are acknowledging the bullying meme and the spate of ... More >>
Mia Moretti, co-winner, Best DJ (seriously). Pics by Puja, more below."There's nothing that says 'party' and 'class' like a bomb-shelter basement in Midtown," joked drag comedian Murray Hill last night. "This is bullshit!" It was one of the many loving jabs taken at the sixth-annual Paper Mag ... More >>
Start your Friday off with a little Happy Hour. The Lower East Side's Panda hosts the appropriately named Pregame to ease you into your night out (or, in our case, ease you back home to a backlog of Boardwalk Empire) with a mix of disco, hip-hop, and funk. DJs Project Matt and Jimmy 2 Times h ... More >>
For best columnist! This was presented recently at Splash by the magazine, which covers gay clubs, music, and I guess columnists.
The Vivian Girls. The Backstreet Boys. Both bands are on tour this summer; both have a penchant for wobbly harmony; both have experienced relatively recent line-up changes. For some, these coincidences wouldn't register, but for savvy Paper Magazine editor (and former Voice cohort) Elizabeth ... More >>
Don't do this again. Photo by Rebecca SmeyneBy now we know that things got so out of hand at the South Street Seaport during Tuesday's free Drake show that the police commissioner himself, Ray Kelly, was called to the scene. Given the fact that by that point, hordes of people were chucking fl ... More >>
So. Drake (and Hanson!) was set to play South Street Seaport last night, for free, at the behest of Paper Magazine. It did not go to plan, unless the plan including half a song by Ninjasonik, enormous crowds, fights, chairs flung from balconies (yoy), Mace, damaged soundboards, and general ca ... More >>
By 7:30pm, Drake already knew this thing wasn't happening, though he came through anyway. That was right around the time the cops began to show up en masse at the South Street Seaport, wading into the throngs of people who had come to see Paper Magazine's potentially ill-advised free summer s ... More >>
Thanks for reading, James.To recap: LCD Soundsystem's "Pow Pow," from their in fact very excellent new record This Is Happening, deigns to take an explicit shot at our very own Michael Musto, i.e. "Eat it Michael Musto/You're no Bruce Vilanch." We interview Musto, who responds with "Suck it, ... More >>
Beth Ditto keeps it wicked
When LCD Soundsystem's song "Pow Pow" was leaked and turned out to include the lyric "Eat it, Michael Musto/You're no Bruce Vilanch" I was simultaneously thrilled, appalled, and confused. Confused mainly because I couldn't for the life of me figure why singer James Murphy was pissed at me, a ... More >>
Last year, Marcus Samuelsson pulled out of his now-closed Ethiopian restaurant, Merkato 55, published a well-received cookbook, New American Table, and cheffed President Obama's state dinner for the prime minister of India. Yesterday, Paper Magazine reported that Samuelsson is opening a new r ... More >>
Fashion Week, Idol chatter, a gesture toward Liza. By Michael Musto
Sherri O'Connor/Paper MagazineFork in the Road has learned from a trusted source that Jacqueline Lombard has taken the position of executive chef at 69 Gansevoort, the new restaurant slated to open in the former Florent space. Calls to Lombard and Corey Lane, one of the restaurant's owners, w ... More >>
Poisonous chatter, but the ending will leave you in Stritches.
Whatever it means, some sloppy fun at Here
Those darned kids—like Alig, Lindsay, Samantha—will do anything to get attention, won't they? By Michael Musto
"Sue Imes loses her leg in a car accident," starts the plot description of Prelude to Happiness, which had me at "Sue Imes." Judging from the trailer, that doesn't stop her from shtupping, emoting, and hobbling up a storm. The movie is an unspeakably good-bad piece of '70s exploitation that's so obs ... More >>
A fashion-plate ingenue vies for the rawer pleasures of rock stardom
Parton also reveals her pray-to-play policy. Plus: The revolution doesn't start without me.
Fashion Week proves wearing, even to us model citizens
Yet another Rhode trip. Then it's back to Manhattan for cock tales.
The dubious highs and extreme lows of Fashion Week
Styles come and go, but the glamour of drugs endures
Announcing the first (and possibly last) edition of the Fly Life Nightlife Awards
Karaoke for a cause in Brooklyn; bitch sessions about bottle service
Death of a courtly radical
Another booze-filled day in the Coney sun, with indie rockers galore
Boo Froebel Sets the Scene for Edgy Performance
The Cozy, Corrupt World of Fashion Magazines