Artists reminisce about the Village
Nick Vaughn and Jake Margolin engulf HERE with marriage equality
The reading/soiree for The Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart--by the chichi singer--attracted the literati, as Daniel himself told me. The bash--at the Bartsch/Arias Tuesday night at Soho Grand--packed the room with people of substance, not the usual half-baked poseurs who often go to such things ... More >>
NARS puts out a Warhol collection of lip glosses, including a raspberry one named after performer Penny Arcade. (If they really had guts, they would have named it Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!") Well, Penny is suitably pissed. She wrote on Facebook:
Have a ball with Earl Dax and co.
Downtown’s finest performers get real with Earl Dax
Two poetry extravaganzas
Downtown keeps on kickin'
Drawn and nickled and dimed
Wild woman Gerry Visco hosted an all-star "Gerry Party" at the Wild Project the other night, and even debuted her new song "How To Be A Top" with a bevy of tops and bottoms ("half of which were liars," says Visco). But the real drama happened when performing legend Penny Arcade took the stag ... More >>
Performance art is getting really edgy and dangerous these days. In fact, photographer/writer Gerry Visco says she got a concussion ("no blood, just a BIG HEADACHE") when performer Ann Liv Young threw something into the audience at the 'AmericanPussyFaggot!Realness' show last night at the De ... More >>
The annual HOWL! Festival returns
Performance artist Penny Arcade answers just that burning question in my new column, which you can CLICK HERE to roll around with and enjoy a whole bunch while sipping your afternoon milkshake. The same epic work of literature will tell you why Roastmaster General Jeffrey Ross turned down th ... More >>
And a slice of wry from Douglas Carter Beane about Mr. and Mrs. Fitch.
Time was, Andrew Cuomo would pass a lot of harsh comments about rival politicians. Now, the attorney general mainly lets his indictments do the talking. And they've been eloquent. But has the former bully-boy really changed, or just changed tactics? Tom Robbins looks at the possible second Go ... More >>
A Benefit for Tuli Kupferberg St. Ann's Warehouse Friday, January 22 Nothing crystallizes the identity politics lurking somewhere near the core of pop music quite like benefit and tribute concerts, where donor acts reconstruct the beneficiary in their own image, often to revelatory - or, nearly a ... More >>
That bombshell is in the column this week, and I hope you'll read it even though the President turns out to be Abe fucking Lincoln! CLICK HERE and you'll also learn about:
Plus Abe Lincoln's logs and more than 15 minutes at Warhol's birthday party.
New Yorkers can do a lot of things other people can't: ride the Staten Island Ferry at midnight, have lunch in Central Park, etc. But we can't buy a damn bottle of wine at the grocery store. This year we had a chance to change it -- but the state's liquor stores and their lobbyists blocked it ... More >>
And New York theater indulges its festival addiction
Gay summer in the city
Quentin Crisp was the frilly British poufter who ceaselessly spouted aphorisms, his wit hiding the fact that he had come of age through oppression and abuse in puritanical England. In the '70s, he came to New York to do a live show and stayed, showering us with his wisdoms, hats, and weird viewpoi ... More >>
Sharyn Jackson is your American Idol host for season eight. This week: the Top 11! all photos by Ray Mickshaw / FOXMegan Joy: We are not a fan Welcome to another two hours of Tuesday night Idolatry. We start with a dramatic opening monologue by Ryan Seacrest and then, once again, the judges are an ... More >>
A deer DOES shit in the woods!
Dale Peck plays the tambourine and sings along with the Peacock’s Penny Arcade band on their rendition of "Paperback Writer." The PEN American Center kicked off its annual World Voices Festival Thursday at a luncheon aboard the ocean liner Queen Mary 2. This year's theme will be public life and p ... More >>
Joan Blondell at MOMA
The East Village's Howl festival collapses amid mudslinging, debt, and broken promises
So, Apple can run Windows. Think that'll settle the heart of this geek?
In the wake of Katrina, clubs step it up with benefit shows
Whats happening to the legacy of an avant-garde legend?
Stanley Aronowitz Wants to Build a Progressive PartyCrack by Crack
All the World's a Cyber Stage: The State of Online Theater