Some DJs are quiet, let-the-music-do-the-talking types, but not Jonathan Toubin. Interviewed for this week's Voice profile, the 4Knots Music Festival Afterparty host was enthusiastic and opinionated, generating a novella's worth of transcript. More highlights from our conversation are below, as Toub ... More >>
As the world awaits the September release of my next collection (see image above), let's take a self-indulgent and totally whory trip back to my last one, La Dolce Musto, and revel in the praise that was fulminated my way by a variety of media outlets, all properly adoring and slobbering. I ... More >>
Guestofaguest.comMax Fish, out of water.What is it about deaths always coming in threes? A day after news spread that Mars Bar is planning to close for two years to accommodate the development of low-cost housing on Second Avenue, there are sad tidings of the imminent demise of Max Fish, and ... More >>
Awardsthey're a girl thing. Mostly, anyway, but the shows are bitchin'
In the week one of this blog's authors inspired a short play about juggalo zombies and Lady Gaga, we celebrated by announcing the 2010 Village Voice/Redeye Distribution Day Party, featuring the great Marnie Stern, Hooray For Earth, and a bunch of others, including a wonderful special secret g ... More >>
Big stars are always bragging about having won Oscars, Tonys, and shit like that, but excuse me, I've got some plaques and trophies, too. Pictured is just one little shelf bearing some of the incredible honors I've achieved in the last year alone:
Paper magazine reporters learned that precise factlet at the magazine's own "Sounds Like Paper" concert at Roseland, where the Hanson brothers proved they're still more musically proficient than anything Jonas. The Q&A went like so: Paper: So, Taylor, we noticed that you've been reading S ... More >>
Marcus Samuelsson has been a busy, busy man lately, what with winning Top Chef Masters, designing cookware for the Manhattan Target, and getting the Red Rooster up and running in Harlem. Samuelsson shared some details about the restaurant with Paper magazine, and from the sounds of it, he has ... More >>
It makes total sense to her, probably. Photo by Palika.Honestly, I'm not quite sure where to begin with last night's Paper magazine event at the Roseland Ballroom, featuring Rye Rye and Ke$ha -- before I get into how immeasurably pissed off I get about having to substitute the "s" in Ke$ha wi ... More >>
A typical occurrence at reOPENed; just make sure it's voluntary. Pic from Mel D Cole/Village Slum Santos Party House's Friday-night situation has been a little dramatic lately. The club's weekly fete OPEN--featuring Q-Tip, Rich Medina, and Vashtie--seemed to be doing immensely well, even winn ... More >>
America's harp-plucking sweetheart scales back on her new, uh, triple album
Hey, you with the short attention span! Read these items, please.
Our first lady may have some controversial sartorial taste, but at least she goes for bold designers who are one of us, if you know what I mean. Gone are the uptown days of Oscar de la Whatshisname and Arnold Isaacs-spelt-backwards. Michelle favors kooky clothiers like the different-drum-following T ... More >>
Estrogen at the New York Women in Film & Television Muse awards; nights in drag with Murray Hill
Pearls to swine, and back again
In this week's column, I dish on my various recent casino escapades, clamoring through the new MGM Grand in Connecticut and the jazzy Showboat in Atlantic City like a eunuch at an orgy. (I don't gamble. Then again, I go to bars every night and I don't drink. Hey, all my fun seems to be in watching o ... More >>
Taking the political pulse in the corridors of fashion.
But only because the Golden Globes were crippled by the strike
Plus items of purely prosthetic appeal.
Beware the hair-dryer throne! The Art Parade returns for its third year.
Tonic's demise triggers the 15,000th or so 'New York City club life is dying' frenzy
Sarah Lewitinn has become New Yorks premier tastemakerand that's what makes the haterati squirm
Get your glow sticks out of storage, everybodyyou're going to the Ruff Club
The Drudgery and Dreams of Fashion Week
New York Theater Folks Gaze Back at the Off-Broadway Year