Dita Von Teese might be offended when we call her the Founding Mother of Modern Burlesque, but the shoe fits. Teese spent the 1990s dragging striptease back from the grimy brink of tawdriness, recovering a lost, pre-war world of fan dance glamor. So if you've enjoyed a burlesque show in the last 20 ... More >>
New Yorkers, brave New Yorkers, have largely kicked that old, nasty, but sometimes oddly seductive habit of putting semi-flammable cancer-causing objects in their mouths and lighting them. Today Mayor Bloomberg said that the number of smoking New Yorkers is down to 14 percent. Back in 2002 th ... More >>
Really? This had to happen? Ugg boots, smelly, slouchy, ridiculous-looking (but comfy!) foot-fungus-encouraging Ugg boots, now have a very special New York City skyline -- yep, that's the Empire State Building -- iteration, and of course they are also encrusted with Swarovski crystals, becaus ... More >>
#76, Golden Girls Xmas OrnamentsSo many gift guides, so little time. But how many lists of gifts under $50, or gifts for moms-to-be, or gifts for boyfriends and girlfriends and dogs can you really look at before wondering, where is the gift guide to end all gift guides? Where is the gift guid ... More >>
The New York Observer's man-tastic new look! Big ups to Bill O'Reilly. Breitbart wants us all to die, or something. Hugo-a-go-go at the Times Magazine. Pissy paywall battles, angry clowns, the Lloyd Grove Orgy, and more! Press Clips, Day 17, Lunch Edition, right here.
Not Cuomo's actual BT CruiserRVs: They're not just for Middle America anymore. In fact, Andrew Cuomo, the very Cuomo who's running for governor of New York (and the boyfriend of the Food Network's Sandra Lee) will be cruising 'cross the U.S. in a Gulf Stream this summer for an 11-day campaign ... More >>
A friend of Runnin' Scared spotted this new Keith Haring-esque Dickchicken on Bowery, a street that E.V. Grieve points out is so changed (and changing) as to resemble almost nothing of its former self -- not to mention, quite possibly doomed.
• There were no party crashers at the second Obama state dinner last night. But Eva Longoria Parker and Whoopi Goldberg were there, as well as "bold shades of fuchsia, tangerine and crisp blue." Also, White House Chief of Protocol Capricia Penavic Marshall fell on the steps, and Michelle go ... More >>
Today in things that make us dry heave, an advancement in the art of Vajazzling. You may remember a few months back when "actress" and John Mayer dumpee Jennifer Love Hewitt revealed in her horrendous self-help book, The Day I Shot Cupid, that she had bedazzled her "hoohah" (her word) with Swarov ... More >>
Jennifer Love Hewitt's legacy may finally be realized. After years of toiling away on Party of Five, two I Know What You Did Last Summer films, and Ghost Whisperer, it now appears that she'll be most remembered for her 2 Live Crew-esque contribution of bringing forth the trend of "blinging ou ... More >>
You've never heard of Morgan Blair. No one has, really--she's an illustrator fresh out of RISD, four months into a Bushwick lease, probably still unpacked. But last fall, some of her drawings showed up on Juxtapoz's online "Reader Art" section--a recurring feature that ranges from undiscovered talen ... More >>
The season's big-store displays include the artful and artless, plus Mike the Snowflake
A soiree that exists only to give you the business on your wedding day
In search of that perfect 'candidate-beater' tank top
What will your little pup be wearing this fall?
Pinup porn, stainless-steel butt plugs, and sheriff-starred strap-ons
The soul-sucking moments of Pet Fashion week
Event promoter jailed for crystal brass knuckles?
Tristan picks out the priciest sex presents of the season
Nolita's greatest treasure will soon shutter its doors
Barefoot on a stage and sneaker-shod in the park, two companies build sunlit images
Liz Collins and Gary Graham Get Ready for Fashion Week