Thursday, November 15, 2018

Gastronomical Delight at the French Consulate.

If one happens to be either the French consulate general or a diplomat of certain élan then one can be sure to argue that...

Brooklyn International Film Festival takes off.

If one could summarize the general sensibilty of  the film that opened the Brooklyn International Film Festival last night- “Breaking Upwards,” it would be when...

Adrian Alicea; Deep in Vogue.

The first time I came across Adrian Alicea back in 1989 I was stationed out in Milan, Italy. When I say ‘came across’ what...

The etiquette of being drunk in public

We have all been there. Whether it is a business lunch that goes too long, a brunch that sees more mimosas than needed or the...

2009 Annual Benefit to Support the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

The artists who will be impressing us with their talent within the next five years are probably all in high school today, and the...

Putting on the Ritz in tribute to the Gordon Parks Foundation.

Once in a while the titans of media, design, fashion, photography will come to pay homage to those who have excelled in bringing awareness...

ACE silent auction: Did anyone notice?

Beneath the stone walls and metal arches of the Queensboro Bridge on E. 59th st, two young men in navy blue jump suits scour...

Christie’s keeps them coming…and how!

In an unusual move, architecture was the surprise star of Christie’s recent 20th Century Decorative Art and Design event. Around fifty potential bidders were...

Dance Astounds at the Astaire Awards.

This much was clear to anyone in attendance at the recent Fred Astaire Awards- the organizers adore dance. The ceremony did much more than pay...

Matt Assante Blows it all away…

If anyone has had the pleasure of spending their afternoons smashing their brain cells to champagne, rubbing their oil slicked backs up against a...

St.Tropez finally arrives in Manhattan.

This Saturday, I found myself at the Gansevoort Hotel for the launch of their summer rooftop bikini brunch party, and the first hint I...

If only Frank Zappa had sounded like Electric Black…

A lot of bands begin their journey haphazardly enough, perhaps inviting a few acquaintances to their first gig and putting up inscrutable fliers here...

Pump and Dump: the Society of the Spectacle.

Famed philosopher Guy Debord wrote on the Society of the Spectacle, the point at which meaning falls victim to bullshit. It is, in simpler...

Literary titillation at Bomb Mag and Granta Book Expo’s Bash…

The tender breasted coed cavorts coquettishly with the English professor. He is yellowed like so many pages of so many books sitting on so...

Culinary star David Bouley and The Economist’s Tom Standage dazzle.

I haven’t quite figured out what heaven tastes like but I know at this very instant it’s somewhere halfway between my tongue and the...