This week in the Voice, out today: Camille Dodero profiles the Sucklord, 42-year-old Morgan Phillips, who lived with his mother till the age of 36 but is now an important figure in the designer toy world despite thinking that everyone sucks.
Maura Johnston takes stock of R.E.M.'s breakup in light o ... More >>
Special Disco Version (James Murphy and Pat Mahoney)
Museum of Modern Art
Monday, May 23
Better than: Watching James Franco's "Actors Acting" clip over and over (and over and over) again.
It wasn't too long ago that James Murphy said his goodbyes as the frontman of LCD Soundsystem. Accordi ... More >>
Tomorrow, the Museum of Modern Art, in association with WNYC, will screen Empire, Andy Warhol's 1964 continuous shot of the Empire State Building, which plays silently and slowed-down for more than eight hours. A few New York culture mavens, including the blog Hyperallergic, WNYC and ARTnews Magazin ... More >>
Karen O, gathering a new tribe. All photos by Rebecca SmeyneParty in the Garden, featuring the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Tuesday, May 25
They didn't bust out "Art Star" (too self-effacing for the young moneyeds?) but the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' acoustic set was a wholly perfect centerpiece to the regal ... More >>
Award-winning author Neil Gaiman narrating Peter and the Wolf for The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, in his first appearance as an engaged person. Saturday at 7, at the World Financial Center, for free.
No Age's week beats your year. Last Tuesday, the duo of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Spunt released their new Losing Feeling EP on Sub Pop. They also lined up four shows in the five boroughs that are so random and far-flung as to appear the work of four different bands. Tonight, t ... More >>
Helen Levitt has passed at the age of 95. Born in Bensonhurst, she dropped out of high school and went to work as a photographer's assistant. She sought out great artists like Cartier-Bresson and Luis Bunuel, and made friends with James Agee. Street scenes were her metier and she was especially cel ... More >>
This week Bones, intrepid art-world raconteur, lives down his old bad days as a louche art dealer at The Art Dealers Association of America's disastrous Art Show.
Holger ThossCourtesy ADAA
At the apogee of the last decade's art market boom, a decently connected dealer needed exert only a little ef ... More >>