Rock and roll, 62-ish, died Friday at 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan after a courageous battle with poor taste. At the time of its death, rock and roll was surrounded by friends, family, and comedian Jimmy Fallon, as Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon -- the former wife and son (respectively) of Beatle Jo ... More >>
After a recent boisterous and discordant performance at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Deerhoof's dressing room briefly felt like the center of the indie universe. Hanging out and sipping on the beer and wine that usually go to waste (Deerhoof is more of a tea-swilling bunch) were members of The Di ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images.
Debbie and I arrived at Fashion's Night Out like lambs to the slaughter. Never having attended before, we had no idea what kinds of mewling, puking throngs would fi ... More >>
This year's River to River Festival, which runs from June 19 to July 17, marks the 10th time that its mix of free shows takes over Lower Manhattan for the summer. The 2011 bill has a decidedly New York-centric bent, with Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Rufus Wainwright, and the New York City Op ... More >>
Better Than: Getting harassed by Lou Reed's manager.
There's many perfectly valid reasons to find Sean Lennon deeply dubious. The main knock on the guy is that he uses the obscene wealth and ridiculous connections to date models, to hang around in feathered fedoras, and to release solo albums per ... More >>
This lady knows how to party (really).Dear Anna Wintour, Thank you so very much for creating the best party of the year!
Last year's awesome debut of Fashion's Night Out -- Wintour's response to the dour economic and retail state -- concluded that the only way to make people shop again is to ... More >>
Doing their best to put the "mercy" in "Gramercy," the compassionate minds of Ian Schrager's richster (rich hipster) haunt Gramercy Park Hotel have finally bestowed upon the 99.9999999999999999% of the five borough's humans who don't live in New York City's most inclusive, snotty neighborho ... More >>
Today, Yoko Ono is busy assembling the year's most disparate backing group. After yesterday's "dress rehearsal," her reincarnated Plastic Ono Band will be performing at BAM, with guests ranging from Eric Clapton to Sean Lennon to ... the Scissor Sisters? Also included in the lineup are Mark R ... More >>
Photo by David WentworthBeauty is hell.
We have long been led to believe that being a fashion model is one of the more ridiculously fun and exciting jobs a young person can have in life. But during Fashion Week there's always at least one show that makes us question this notion--if only for ... More >>
Photos by Angela Ashman.
It was the kind of avant-garde spectacle that fashion outsiders would mock. Models, one by one, snipped away pieces of a spiral white dress worn by a model in the center of the room, until she was left wearing nothing but a bandeau top and high-waisted briefs. But ... More >>
Purple Fashion, which gave us yesterday's celebrity nude, has also published a hommage (N quite SFW) to the famous Annie Leibovitz photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, starring the couple's son, Sean Lennon. Only this time the man is fully dressed, and the woman -- Sean Lennon's model/girlfrien ... More >>
Alternative link here.
The answer to the third of the three questions in yesterday's teaser quiz was The Newbeats, whose song "Bread and Butter" easily made it onto either the 10 Best or Runners-Up lists, but which one? Listen to this Youtube clip and see if can figure out in which position ... More >>
--The full lineup to Brooklyn's "Woodsist Captured Tracks Festival" has been announced. Organized by Blank Dogs Mike Sniper's label, the shows will be at Broadway Backyard July 3rd and 4th. The lineup includes Woods, Kurt Vile, Vivian Girls, Thee Oh Sees, Psychedelic Horseshit, Blank Dogs, and Crys ... More >>
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 >>
David WentworthCory Kennedy at Karen Walker
The lights have dimmed at the United Bamboo show. Someone backstage is shouting "Right now! Right now!" But nothing is happening. We stare across the runway at front-row celebrity Sean Lennon and Angelina Jolie Jr. (a/k/a his stunning model girlfriend Cha ... More >>
photos courtesy of David Wentworth
From my angle--sixth row, toward the end of the runway at Charlotte Ronson's Bryant Park show--I'm perfectly situated near the DJ booth, a blinding corridor of flashbulbs and hysteria. Samantha Ronson, the DJ, is at least half the show here; she spins country ba ... More >>