There was, for slightly better than a decade, a “golden era” of insanely decadent, yet terribly smart and sophisticated New York City nightlife.
If you don’t know about it, the Mormon Church has a curious habit (tradition? doctrine? what would it be called?
“Libertarian feminist” Camille Paglia is getting press again, and damn it, every time Camille Paglia gets press feminists are immediately obliged to declare their respective camps.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?: eBay listing is here. I never thought I’d be blogging about shower curtains, but here I am blogging about shower curtains.
David Chang, the culinary mastermind who created the Momofuku restaurant empire and elevated the stature of porkbelly buns in the hierarchy of tasty treats, has long been known as a Pavement junkie.
As a female reading this, it wasn’t immediately apparent to me what this reviewer was referring to.
Like many audio gourmands, I love recommending music to friends and colleagues. But while I’d like to think I give a fairly convincing endorsement of this jazz singer or that proto-punk band, I find that many otherwise open-minded people possess a remarkably unyielding aversion to folk music.
An energetic New Yorker wants to have the intersection of Ludlow and Rivington streets in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where the remarkable 360-degree album art for the Beastie Boys’ classic 1989 album Paul’s Boutique was photographed, renamed “Beastie Boys Square.” Here’s some of the news report, from DNAInfo’s Serena Solomon: A Brooklyn resident wants to name the intersection of Ludlow and Rivington streets after the hip-hop trio, marking the corner shown on the cover of their groundbreaking 1989 album “Paul’s Boutique.” “I think the Beastie Boys represent New York in a certain way,” said LeRoy McCarthy, 46, who earlier this year proposed a street co-naming for rapper Biggie Smalls in Clinton Hill.
It must have been a quiet day at 6 News when they reported on complaints over the bloody effigy of a crucified Santa Claus, exhibited outside a house in Corpus Christi, Texas.
I will freely admit I got chumped. When these images of Daigo Fukawa’s Rough Sketch Products furniture started blowing up the design blogs over the last few days, I figured I was looking at photos of models digitally superimposed onto sketchbook pages, and, accordingly, I thought “meh.” But no, this is actual furniture, made of bent wire to resemble scribbles.
Behind-the-scenes footage of Queen filming their second last video for “I’m Going Slightly Mad.” This footage has been posted along with a mixed selection’s of Freddie Mercury’s home video footage, which includes a brief tour of Freddie’s home Garden Lodge, a group of his friends chatting in the kitchen (including his personal assistant Peter Freestone, the singer and actor Peter Straeker, and cook Joe Fanelli), some of Freddie’s cats playing, and the morning after Christmas.
There’s less than a week left before Christmas. You’ve got someone on your list who is really difficult to buy for?
Adam Ant was featured as a hero in a comic book series published in a short-lived British magazine called TV Tops.
I wish there were more photos of this chihuahua skeleton sculpture made entirely from typewriter parts by artist Jeremy Mayer.
Harlan Ellison describes himself as “a child of the Disney era,” whose first taste of the magic of cinema was Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
1940 Let’s face it—if you want to see a top-notch Christmas card in action, it probably helps if you’re buddies with an old Disney hand or Chuck Jones or Tex Avery or somebody groovy like that.
The forlorn feelings elicited by unloved, unattached furniture just sitting around in some public place make them a fit canvas for the lyrics of a sublimely lofty balladeer like Lionel Richie, once of the Commodores.
Not much to say about these but DAMN. Award-winning London illustrator Daniel Mackie has created a gorgeous series of animal images, all hand-rendered in pencil and watercolor on paper, an increasing rarity in this age of digital art.
Check out legendary ripper Tony Alva doing what he does best in a pool at an abandoned Hollywood Boulevard apartment building in this gorgeously sinister testament to the beauty of skateboarding as an art form.
My original plan for this post was a silly little holiday essay, something to give us a laugh, something flip.