For all the acclaim the West Village receives for its charm -- (dilapidated) cobblestone streets, (expensive) historic townhouses, and (overrated) Sarah Jessica Parker sightings -- the far western edge of the neighborhood has been surprisingly underserved in a multitude of realms, including coffee ( ... More >>
Anton Perich, the ultimate scenester
"If you're a nice person and you work hard, you get to go shopping at Barneys. It's the decadent reward." That is, apparently, what Sarah Jessica Parker once told Vanity Fair, and the store proudly uses the quote as its Twitter bio. It's taken on an unpleasantly ironic twinge in the last day, howeve ... More >>
Scenes from capitalism's big annual fashion celebration
President Barack Obama will be in the Big Apple tonight to attend multiple fundraisers held by high-profile celebs -- and he'll be touching down at John F. Kennedy Airport just in time to fuck up your commute.As you probably know, whenever the president comes to town the Secret Service blocks traffi ... More >>
The SucklordEarlier this year, New York magazine's culture blog, Vulture, asked Work of Art co-producer Sarah Jessica Parker, after this season's shooting had started, if she foresaw any breakout characters. She laughed. "Um, I suspect there might be one." The one is Sucklord, who went from the de ... More >>
Actual poll currently running on the Bravo site There is a Bravo show called Work of Art: The Search for the Next Great Artist. As we've told you before, it's a reality-TV competition ostensibly about searching every gallery nook and gutter grate for America's Next Great Artist--not a Very Good Art ... More >>
The truck, long a symbol of power, class, and style, has been discovered by a new group of forward thinkers and taste-makers. The truck has been discovered by fashion! Remember when things were sold in stationary buildings, and sometimes online, once the Internet was born? Now things are sold ... More >>
File under odd coincidences. Michelle Matson, the Greenpoint bike-accident victim featured in our August 17 cover story, is going to be one of 14 contestants on BRAVO's Work of Art: The Next Great Artist season 2. Matson, for her part, is an SVA grad and a Brooklyn sculptor/artist who's been working ... More >>
On PBS last night, the legendary star of Funny Girl was shown in her return to the Village Vanguard. I'm talking about Lauren Ambrose! Kidding. It was someone named Babs Streisand. And she was like butter.
Judy Gold grew up wishing she was in a sitcom starring the much happier Brady Bunch or Partridge Family. Years later, she wished her life--as a 6' 3" Jewish lesbian comic with two sons--was the subject of a sitcom, so she could impart meaningful messages and her kids could see their experien ... More >>
Add to the list of things you shouldn't do as a juror (no flirty note-passing, please, or pulling a Sarah Jessica Parker): You should not contact a defendant in a case in which you are a juror via Facebook. You should also not discuss the jury deliberations with said defendant on said case. Y ... More >>
Ralph Esmerian, a Manhattan jeweler who once loaned gems to Hollywood's rich and famous -- including Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Lopez, and Melania Trump -- was arrested on fraud charges today at his girlfriend's Tudor City apartment.
Good things come in little packages
If you're the kind of person who sometimes asks themselves why some people hate Sex and the City so much, you are either (A) not living in New York or (B) one of the imported creatures or various changes in New York City that Sex and the City is responsible for. Well, in the new movie, Carrie ... More >>
Aging disgracefully, the franchise struggles to stay forever young
Pat Kiernan brings you the news, but what can you bring Pat Kiernan? A Gray's Papaya hot dog might win you some points.We wake up with him each morning, and rely on him to tell us what's happening in our city (both "In the Papers" and on PatsPapers.com). But how much do we really know about P ... More >>
I thought nothing could top Spinning Into Butter, the leaden, completely uninspired race drama starring Sarah Jessica Parker, who'll surely live to forget it. But we already have a new nadir in '09 cinema: I Hate Valentine's Day written by, directed by, and starring three-time loser Nia Vardalos, wh ... More >>
Fortunately, lots of people—well, gay people—still care about Broadway.
It's been a long fashion week. Voice editors Araceli Cruz and Stacey Anderson say goodbye. Stacey AndresonBest model at Betsey Johnson AC: Ok, I'm sad. I feel my life becoming ordinary again. SA: And I'm sick. It is so exhausting, this fabulousness. AC: That's what happens when you cover a gazil ... More >>
Presenting the first annual list of style's ugly moments
If it strikes you as churlish or belated to complain about Sex and the City: The Movie, now out on DVD, consider that the much-needed backlash for another odious summer hit, The Dark Knight, has only recently begun. Sex and the City: The Movie is episodic television brought wholesale to the big scre ... More >>
As someone who regularly deals with bold-faced names in all their glitzy grandeur, I appreciate the celebrities who are gracious, charming, and slap you on the back, not with a restraining order. Through the years, I've brilliantly noted that some stars are way more savvy in dealing with press wretc ... More >>
Bushwick and Chelsea go head to head; whoever has more free beer usually wins
This redux is a rare device: a TV remake for the big screen that works on its own terms
In the cabaret, shots of Bachardy (with Isherwood chasers). Plus, glory holes—do ask and do tell.
Despite the labels and levity, the big-screen SATC is a poor-man's knockoff
Apparently our intrepid tabloid reporters were hard at work over the weekend putting together exclusive scoops for our Monday morning commute. Some are serious (the fate of Atlantic Yards), while others are fluffy (OMG, the first review of the Sex and the City movie!). Here's a quick roundup: For t ... More >>
"Our Man Sietsema" ventures out on the Sex and the City tour around Manhattan
Commiserating with fellow club columnist Romano. Plus playgoing and going to play.
Cutting remarks from the queen of the silicone scene
Slackjawed sketch comedy adaptation struggles on the big screen
Mademoiselle Buried; Bazaar Resurrected
French Tries, by Romanian Eugene Ionesco, Come Alive
The 'Times' Strikes a Pose
The State of Weight
E-Commerce Stimulates the Vibrator Market