As people filed into the Marc Jacobs show at the Lexington Avenue Armory last night, there were more than a few concerned faces and audible groans. The trouble was a fiery golden sun hanging from the ceiling, which cast an unflattering sepia tone on everyone in the room. "I forgot to wear sunblock," ... More >>
As fashion week comes to a close today, we'll take this opportunity to reflect on some of the things we've seen: A leopard print, ankle length cape. Black eye makeup coordinated to match Ash Wednesday smudges. People--lots of people--turn down free beer. Some really high, like suborbital high, heels ... More >>
Could there be anything more thrilling to the Fashion Week crowd than waiting for a Marc Jacobs show to start? The excitement had been mounting all week with talk that Jacobs was in negotiations to take over at Dior after the departure of John Galliano. Adding to the anticipatio ... More >>
Angela AshmanAnna Sui
Sometimes Anna Sui, who is known for her love of everything retro, can design collections that feel too groovy to be modern. But for her spring collection, which she showed last night at Lincoln Center, Sui pulled her influences from all the right sources for a collectio ... More >>
Photos by Angela AshmanSofia Coppola.
After a week of dashing around to shows and enduring more than a few disappointments, attending Anna Sui was as comforting as getting together with an old friend. While other designers scramble to guess what women want now, Sui happily does whatever she ... More >>
In this week's issue of the Voice, J. Hoberman helps us understand the year in film that was 2010. The Social Network is this year's top choice in the annual critic's poll. Hoberman also provides an amazing top 10 list of the year's best films.
Back from the Lido, I learned that Somewhere, Sofia Coppola's slight, stringent, not-quite sentimental tale of a movie star on the edge of a nervous breakdown and the 11-year-old daughter that loves him, had won the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice Film Festival--the "unanimous choice" per jury ... More >>
From Meek's CutoffMidway through the Venice film festival, the competition is notable for a pair of features by American women: Sofia Coppola's Somewhere and Kelly Reichardt's Meek's Cutoff -- both minimalist, open-ended exercises in myths debunked and protagonists lost.
Evidently inspired ... More >>
The 67th Venice Film Festival, where I'm currently on jury duty (although not on the jury headed by Quentin Tarantino) opened majorly pop with Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky's warmly received and borderline risible follow-up to his 2008 Golden Lion winner The Wrestler.
Although a generic horr ... More >>
Sitting on a park bench in Washington Square Park on a Thursday afternoon, with a small silver transistor radio clutched in his left hand and his trusty Minolta AF2 Hi-Matic camera slung around his shoulder, 49-year-old Ricky Powell breaks off from conversation to yell at a gaggle of teenage girls ... More >>
Pierce Brosnan's singing in Mamma Mia!
Sofia Coppola's performance in The Godfather III
Jar Jar Binks
Dancer in the Dark
McDonald's chicken fajitas
So shoot me!
Estimate the combined cost of those haircuts.
Buoyant French fluxpop artistes Phoenix return May 25th with Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix; as that's a ways away yet, please accept a free MP3 of the excellent track "1901," which deftly anticipates springtime and, like, the band's best work, boasts a suga ... More >>