This week it's all about Mardi Gras madness, eating a ton pancakes, and art fairs. Plus, punk rock pioneer Richard Hell discusses his memoir with music critic Robert Christgau at PowerHouse Arena. So. without further delay ...
You think you have what it takes to roller-skate with the best of them? Test out your dance moves on wheels, donate a couple of bucks at the Bayanihan Spirit party to benefit typhoon victims, and take your frustrations out on some really hideous art, all before the end of the week.
Winter is coming
Over the past month, we've been trying to keep up with Lindsay Lohan's Manhattan escapades, for whatever the reason (still unsure why, exactly). But, (un)fortunately, the star loves to create news and we're here to capture it all together and put it into blog format. So here we go again:Last night, ... More >>
Last week, a trial in Brooklyn started off with a strange twist. At the federal criminal trial of James Rosemond -- a/k/a Jimmy Henchman -- one of the first things Rosemond's attorney did was kick an unemployed journalist named Chuck Philips out of the courtroom by naming him a witness in the case. ... More >>
Mick RockTheophilus London, as shot by Mick Rock. Anyone interested in rock photography knows the name Mick Rock, and anyone interested in rockparticularly of the classic and punk varietiesis aware of his images. "I started taking pictures in late 1969," says Rock. "The first ... More >>
The New York Post rubs its hands gleefully today with a new "scoop": they've found two people connected with Occupy Wall Street who stayed in a fancy hotel. Therefore, the entire movement is a sham. Peter Dutro, "one of a select few OWS members on the powerful finance committee," and Brad S ... More >>
photo by Liz BarclayGoing to Miami.It's that time of year again, when the food media begin to obsess and chitter over the restaurants set to open in the fall. Among the forthcoming newcomers is more than a handful of foreign transplants, restaurants from other countries that hope to translate ... More >>
You had us at beard. At Refinery 29's Oscar Viewing Party at the W Hotel in Union Square last night, we waited eagerly to be wowed by the celebs on the red carpet. Alas, that moment never came. We mostly shrugged, "meh"ed, and nodded. Not even Helena Bonham Carter, whose eccentricity has kept ... More >>
Stylist.comYup, she was there. We're in the midst of Fashion Week, and we find ourselves barely breathing. The Kim Kardashian-sighting backstage at Charlotte Ronson caused major madness with everyone trying to get a bit closer to the booty, but that's not what has our head spinning. The sigh ... More >>
This post is basically going to write itself, but hoo boy, Matt Gross' breathless feature on the Ace Hotel in the Times Styles section this weekend is a doozy. It's a portrait of arch-hipness that is so complete and detailed as to be an achievement in its field. There's a lot to unpack here.
Spice Market Seven years after opening its doors in the Meatpacking District, Spice Market is expanding to London. Jean-Georges Vongerichten will export his Southeast Asian restaurant to the city's W Hotel on February 14, with Vong veteran Tim Tolley as the chef de cuisine. If the above image ... More >>
Today President Obama did his annual Thanksgiving thing in the Rose Garden, reflecting on our grand holiday traditions and wishing Americans a happy turkey-day. And, most importantly, pardoning some turkeys.
Time editor Richard Stengel, Gayle King and MSNBC's Savannah GuthrieHappy May Day! Or happy White House Press Correspondents Dinner Day, depending how famous you are, how closely you follow the high school side of politics or how much you wish you were famous. Or! How much you wish you were c ... More >>
Even classic London Dry gin goes seasonal.Bartenders from around the city filed into the W Hotel at Union Square yesterday for gin school. Sponsored by Plymouth and Beefeater, the Gin Symposium featured a tasting of 10 different gins, as well as presentations from various bartenders from arou ... More >>
Photo of Drake hanging out with the drapes at the W Hotel via Necole BitchieIt's as if a cheetah were attempting to hide in the middle of an elderly woman's Central Park West apartment. Or maybe some wallpaper at the W Hotel, where Jay and LeBron James hosted their annual Saturday night Two K ... More >>
Whoopi Goldberg will appear on October 20 at the Women of the Congo Benefit at the W Hotel on Lexington Avenue. The event is billed as "A Night to Benefit Survivors of Sexual Violence in the Congo"; proceeds will benefit The City of Joy, an all-female village in the Congo where local victims ... More >>
New York's getting spanked on a few fronts this week. A Global Language Monitor survey showed we'd lost status as Fashion Capital of the World to Milan. Hotels.com's survey found New York's taxis second to London's in quality of service -- and our cabbies the worst drivers of all. But at least the ... More >>
You won't see edgy Bernie Madoff-related work like this in U.S. mainstream papers, but New York's own Jewish Daily Forward, as always, is up to the task of covering Jewish politics and news with a minimum of politically correct tiptoeing. Above, an excerpt from Eli Valley's "The Shonda!" in the F ... More >>
Elvis sightings, ethnic humor, and tomcat cruising, plus a peek at Jodie Foster's panic room
Anti-war underdogs take on Clinton, put Sheehan in a pickle
Isabelle Huppert brings suicide to life in Sarah Kane's final play
Karaoke for a cause in Brooklyn; bitch sessions about bottle service
They're building again in America's black meccabut not necessarily with black labor