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 >>
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
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 >>
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 >>