Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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...

Flamenco stars at Soho Art Salon Party.

Gilles Larrain, preeminent SoHo photographer, artist, and flamenco guitarist has added another notch to his belt: supporter of New York City studio artists (and...

Chocolat & Vin, Indoor Decadence during the Rain.

On a beyond dreary, depressing and wet Thursday night, I popped up my umbrella and grudgingly headed through China town to the St. Jude’s...

What happens when you bring an Englishman to NY via LA?

Once in a while in their merry excursions across town one can come across an interesting eclectic group of individuals. That said we did...

DBGB: Daniel Boulud’s got balls…

Daniel Boulud has opened his newest culinary craze - DBGB kitchen and bar at 299 Bowery. Open to the public in June, DBGB stands...

The Etiquette of Eating like a King on a Pauper’s Paycheck.

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” Many of us have heard this quote from Adelle Davis,...

Why you like men in Uniform…

“Guess what, Mom?” I said on the phone. “It’s Fleet Week!” “Oh, I know!” she enthused. “It’s Samantha’s favorite holiday!” Yes, the fictional Samantha Jones’ favorite...

Alix Smith: “The Dislocation of Self.”

  According to Alix Smith celebrated photographer/artist the moment of self arrives not with the construct of self but the deconstruction of self. In a...

Open City Literary Award Benefit; The Zeitgeist’s tongue.

It can be intimidating at first: the highbrow, polysyllabic witticisms; the silent, lidded, critical assessments; the nonchalant stances (always the nonchalant stances…) as the...

The Etiquette of Flying.

This Memorial Day weekend, it was estimated some 2.1 million Americans took to the skies for their holiday travel. Though that number is down,...

Amanda Lepore turns up for DEPESHA, kind of…

Chic and sleek characterized the upper-level, upscale Depesha mag designer charity auction at the Helen Yarmak Showroom on May 21st. From the beautiful faces...

Akut and Hera- if only you were as beautiful as us…

If you Google “Redflagg Herakut opening”, you will undoubtedly be directed to a number of art forums, each with multiple frantic posts from Herakut...