Earlier this week, the rapper Retch dropped a fresh flick to accompany his new "Ademei Porcelana" track. With production handled by FLEXXX GOD, the song resonates with an eerie charm as Retch drops taut street-wrought rhymes that nod to the zone that Roc Marciano and KA represent so evocatively. Wit ... More >>
Two Naked Cowboys, one Spanish-speaking SpongeBob, a headless Hello Kitty, and an ersatz version of Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" all vie for attention on a teeming, muggy, late-summer Times Square afternoon. Unbeknownst to the masses, though, the coolest cartoon character of all is dining on s ... More >>
Enter this one in the annals of rap -- today Riff Raff released his long-mooted and often-delayed studio debut album, Neon Icon. Dropping via Diplo's Mad Decent stable, the 15-track project brims with Jody Highroller's now trademark bedazzled brags. Here's your handy run-through of Neon Icon's most ... More >>
"I had a friend who just so happened to be working in the freezer when I got here and he was able to cut some corners for me," says AG the Coroner, the Brooklyn-based rapper, about what until recently was his day job in the dead body storage department of a hospital. These days, AG has been moved to ... More >>
Last Sunday, the Highline Ballroom hosted The 'Lo-End Theory, an event that celebrated a faction of the New York City hip-hop community's obsession with Ralph Lauren Polo clothing. Conceived by Dallas Penn, the festivities included a Polo clothing swap during the day and a series of live spots from ... More >>
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness, Chop't is "dressing in pink" and offering a limited edition "Pink Goddess Salad" to benefit cancer care and prevention throughout the month of October. It's through a partnership with The Pink Pony Fund of the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation. The salad co ... More >>
Forbes released its 30th annual ranking of the 400 richest Americans yesterday, and there's a 99.9 percent chance that you didn't make the list.Mayor Mike Bloomberg did, though, finishing 10th on the list with a net worth of about $25 billion.But Bloomberg isn't the only person in New York with way ... More >>
Last week we mentioned that Todd English's ex-fiance Erica Wang was busted for shoplifting at Ralph Lauren, where she worked. This week, the New York Post reports that Wang was caught stealing over $1000 worth of merchandise from Sephora in Midtown. This comes after Wang was arraigned and released ... More >>
Pat LaFrieda, the meat purveyor of choice for top gourmet burger places like The Spotted Pig and Minetta Tavern, has challenged Wendy's over its use of the name "Black Label Burger" to describe one of its premium patties.
Natalie Portman, the Oscar-winning, ballet-dancing, pregnant lady has officially spoken out against fashion designer John Galliano for making anti-Semitic remarks. Not long after, Christian Dior officially fired Galliano in response to his Hitler praising comments in a Paris bar, which became ... More >>
In 2009, the New York Observer dubbed Hadley Marie Nagel the "Egghead Debutante." At the time, Nagel couldn't believe she had received a four-year scholarship to Johns Hopkins. ("I mean, I didn't apply for it, so it was totally out of the blue!") She was the youngest lobbyist in Washington at ... More >>
Rap music has had a long history of product endorsement, and although these tributes to the controversial malt energy drink Four Loko ("Loke" for short) may recall the St. Ides commercials of the early '90s, these songs follow more in the tradition of the Pack's "Vans." The next generation's Lil B ... More >>
Request "African Art at the MoMA." Pics by Andrew Friedman, more below.Gordon Voidwell The Apollo Saturday, October 16 Better Than: That show about race and the workplace that's sometimes on PBS at 5 a.m. "Tonight, we're gonna ask a lot of questions and not answer them," warned Gordon Voidw ... More >>
Debrahlee Lorenzana says her no-account bosses fired her over her looks
To the list of goofy, outsized obsessions in the Grand Hustle camp, let us now officially add Polo--meaning the sport, the clothing you wear while you play the sport, and the heretofore unknown acronym that doubles as the title for Young Dro's forthcoming record, P.O.L.O. (Players Only Live Once). ... More >>
Just as all eyes were on the mighty state senator Pedro Espada Jr. and his many escapades, along comes some strong competition for Bronx Schemer of the Week Award.A freshly unsealed indictment this morning by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District, based on a joint city-federal probe, charges ... More >>
Doing his small part to form a more perfect post-racial America, next-gen Atlanta up-and-comer Young Dro is taking the fight to Cate Blanchett with his new mixtape Black Boy White Boy. The rapper's revolutionary philosophy of black dudes wearing scarves is set up nicely by the mixtape's cover: Dro ... More >>
The Walkmen triumph, the pretty people gawk at Tom Wolfe, and no one goes to rehab
Love that cape, Batman!
Taking the political pulse in the corridors of fashion.
With excruciatingly conflicting feelings of nostalgia and consumerism, Lynn Yaeger, with Robert Sietsema as her guide, takes on Bleecker Street in its current state this week. Where there was once a Turk-run bodega, there's now a Steve Madden store; the antique toy shop that inspired Yaeger's own c ... More >>
Yaeger Travels to the Hamptons. Rides Jitney. Eats Muffin.
Mike Gallagher claims NYU is threatening his famous vintage magazine empire. And he wants some payback.
In which an American Idol runner-up tops it all by blow-drying his chest
Lands' End versus J. Crew
Tall-bike clubs live free, ride high, and don't want your stinking logo
A young designer takes on New York Fashion Week
Is Jessica Simpson slowly taking over your world?
What to do after you've slept with the Strokes
Whatcha celebratin' for?
MOMA's first show of fashion photography follows an eccentric, narrative train of thought
DUMBOs Chic Real Estate Titan Lowballs His Workers
Are the Fab Five a Breakthrough or a Stereotype?
Tragicomic Masterpieces Go Unheard
Millions of Refugees Deepen a Nation's Ecological Woes
American Fashion Awards Itself
Attila Richard Lukacs paints his dreams
New York Senator Hillary Clinton?