Stravinsky in the round
Before the Sartorialist, there was Monet
Here they are in their visit to Six Flags Great America. There's Blanket (age 10; second from left), Prince (15, fourth from left), and Paris (14, third from right), with co-guardian T.J. Jackson (Tito's son) and other friends.
Off the top of my head, I can come up with more "controversial" stances Katy Perry has taken than I can count on one hand: "Ur So Gay" being mean, homophobic, and seemingly aimed at Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz; "I Kissed a Girl" being shock-Sapphic and heteronormative; "You / PMS / Like a bitch / I wo ... More >>
The animated-film nominators have a lovely habit of not just going for blockbuster Hollywood fare all the time. In fact, The Adventures of Tintin wasn't even nominated, possibly because of a bias against stop-action technology (though it was amazing-looking, no matter what you thought of the storyt ... More >>
Say what you will about Lana Del Reyand boy, have you ever, Interneteven her most devoted fans would be hard-pressed to call her "profound." Amidst the embarrassing-for-everybody controversy over her Saturday Night Live performance, her lips, her name, her dad, her shelved first album ... More >>
The video for Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Paris" has finally come out, and it's probably not surprising that the setting is one of the giddy live performances of the track that closed the Watch The Throne Tour last year. This is no straight-up "check us out live" video interspersed with shots of the two ... More >>
Here are some of the amazingly tuneful and memorable winners from the glorious history of Oscar's Best Songs: "Lullaby of Broadway" "The Way You Look Tonight" "Thanks for the Memory"
That's what her husband, the Prince von whatever, told CNN, in a fit of crazy optimism! Apparently, it's going to involve all kinds of egg donors, surrogate mothers, sci-fi plot twists, and CGI special effects, but hey, it could happen, as sure as her great niece Paris could become a Mother ... More >>
Dance-rock that actually makes people dance. Pics by Rob.Friendly Fires/The Hundred in the Hands Bowery Ballroom Monday, February 7 Better Than: Sitting around depressed that you didn't get to see Robyn at Radio City. "Oh! I want to feel true love!" moans Ed Macfarlane, perched precariously ... More >>
On Diddy–Dirty Money's harsh, jarring, surprisingly emotive Last Train to Paris
In this week's issue of the Voice, Steven Thrasher takes on the supposed racial discrimination of the New York City "6019" firefighter's exam. Black candidates have passed the test with flying colors and yet have been prevented from joining the FDNY after the test was deemed racist by federal ... More >>
The art of Google Street View
Just when you think New York has everything, an idea morphs into reality that makes people wonder, "What the hell took so long?" This, my friends, is the definition of one of those ideas. At 510 West 42nd Street, appropriately sandwiched between Chelsea and the Theater District, a hotel calle ... More >>
French sisters' duo offer pained poetry
Women's Wear Daily reports today that NY-born author Danielle Steel, purveyor of lurid bubble-bath scenes and star-cross'd cosmopolitan love affairs (not that we would know, okay?), owns "at least" 6,000 pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes. WWD reports that the designer tells an upcoming issu ... More >>
Marie Antoinette would be all over this
All images courtesy Brooklyn MuseumGustave Caillebotte, Oarsmen Rowing on the Yerres, 1877 French Impressionism has a remarkable and, it seems, endlessly renewable currency in contemporary museum culture. The recent show of Van Gogh nocturnes at MoMA spawned an agitated, gelatinous daily mob of fan ... More >>
Tina Howe's Chasing Manet
Plus Film Forum celebrates Italian screen icon Alberto Sordi
Christophe Honoré makes good on classic Salinger territory
Are these four choreographers sloughing off their skins?
If Joe Socks were here now, I'd be a protected guy. Now I'm just . . .
Faith in the spirit world and in the mysterious power of photography
A whirlwind tour of the European collections
Kelly Stuart spins a tangled web for her creepy characters
Guided by Voices
The Lighter Side of Bebop
The Sheltering Sky
A Grief Observed