The man who dressed studio 54
Each of these 10 shows shine bright ... like a diamond ... in the sky.
The building pictured to the right, 40 Bond Street, is not necessarily a new building. The Ian Schrager-developed and Herzog de Meuron-designed residences were completed in 2007 to relative fanfare and approving reviews. The Observer's Max Abelson wrote, "If you can avert your eyes from the building ... More >>
It's the ad for Britney's fantasy twist perfume, which is two scents in one, and that's why we get no fewer than two Britneys in the ad. Can you handle two Britneys? Can you even handle one? What's more, they seem to be popping out of each other's torsos, one of the Britneys being an upside-down ... More >>
Broadway's Jackie Hoffman--known from Xanadu and The Addams Family--is bringing her acidic (and possibly Hasidic) hilarity to the spanking new cabaret 54Below. The place--under the legendary Studio 54 site--is being creatively consulted by Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Smash), and will feature performer ... More >>
In their house
Model-turned-Salvador-Dali-muse-and-singer Amanda Lear brightened the '70s with her disco vamping, which was giddy, chic, and alluringly mysterious. Above is a video of the French star singing about the "Fashion Pack" and their attempts to sashay into the era's top hotspot, Studio 54.
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musicianfinishes up this week, with the Round of 32 scheduled to kick off Monday. (The schedule and results so far are he ... More >>
Iconic women of style behind the scenes
On last night's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Keith and I chewed over the weird way TV and movie cameras have been diving onto Occupy Wall Street, from the Real World casting notice looking for activists to the alleged Dark Knight Rises flirtation with marching extras.
Who knew Ice-T was a role model? Ice Loves Coco, E!'s new reality show about the rapper/actor and his model/fashion designer wife, makes them look like such a perfect couple that you almost expect them to turn into anime characters and see little cartoon hearts popping above their heads as t ... More >>
"Marry The Night," the first song from Lady Gaga's Born This Way released via the uber-annoying "social game" FarmVille, is, like many of the album's other tracks that have been previewed so far, a throwback to a different time. Its minor-key stomp is accompanied by Gaga singing about how sur ... More >>
I dance, I chat with Brooke Shields, I learn about female private parts
Street kids! Monks! Aszure Barton & artists bring Busk to BAC
Plus sizing up other leading ladies, nightlife crime, and Tony hopefuls.
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"The recent bridge collapse in Minneapolis was a sobering wake-up call," the comptroller general of the U.S. told the Financial Times in an interview comparing the U.S. to the Roman Empire in its waning days. Photo by wilhelmina_wonka via Flickr These days it seems that everyone is comparing the U ... More >>
Celebs who won't let you take their picture are bad; non-celebs who demand you do are worse.
Clubland's most inclusive party enjoys its place in the pantheon
Bitchy doormen, '70s porn, and the paragraph that turned Fly Life gay
From bar mitzvah memories to video game worlds, this year's coffee-table books offers sentimental journeys
No crap sales here: Agent Provocateur, Jonathan Adler, and more
James Iha and John Cameron Mitchell take a break from the daily grind
The Lure of Vintage Clothes
The Reopening of a Brooklyn Roller-Skating Mecca
Lisa Kudrow supposedly got jewelry worth $5000 to host the MTV Movie Awards, and Adam Sandler was gifted with a $15,000 flat-screen TV.
Mark Gastineau, NFL 197988
The politics of dancing: what's behind the campaign to close the Limelight
A new generation, mostly white, appropriates the lindy hop