Last week, Sean Lennon tweeted a photo of Lady Gaga playing Yoko Ono’s white piano, a gift from John, at Ms. Ono’s residence in the Dakota. The Twitpic — Gaga in a black leotard and thigh-high fishnets, seemingly mid-belt — prompted a firestorm of angry Beatles fans to lambaste Mr. Lennon for letting her do Read More
By Amanda Cormier 7/12/10 6:49pm
In 2006, David Farley moved to Italy to embark on an Indiana Jones-cum-Malcolm Gladwell project, researching the complex history of the holy Read More
By Amanda Cormier 7/09/10 5:12pm
The Onion recently removed all of its newspaper boxes from the Upper West Side, as part of a plan to increase the satire weekly’s circulation in Brooklyn and Greenwich Village.
People searching for the print edition north of Penn Station have called the Onion‘s distributing manager to defend themselves:
Since the move about Read More
By Amanda Cormier 6/28/10 7:49pm
Today’s Senate confirmation hearing for Elena Kagan is already a victory for women in New York City politics. So what better way to celebrate than with a World Cup–style viewing party at Hunter College?
The 40 or so attendees, mostly Kagan supporters or Hunter College affiliates, drank strawberry-infused water instead of imported beer.
Ms. Quinn Read More
By Amanda Cormier 6/24/10 4:15pm
For Nick Sprayregen, the owner of a set of West Harlem warehouses in the footprint of a 17-acre expansion planned by Columbia University, there was a brief glimmer of hope earlier this year. The landlord, to the surprise of most everyone watching, won a state appellate court case that challenged the state’s use of eminent Read More
By Amanda Cormier 6/22/10 3:55pm
Rolling Stone executive editor Eric Bates spoke on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today about the editorial process behind the magazine’s explosive profile of General Stanley McChrystal. Mr. Bates emphasized that the general and his aides knew they were on the record for all of their candid remarks — including a now viral Read More
By Amanda Cormier 6/21/10 3:40pm
With all the young dudes feeling so anxious about how much they have to read, the Luddites who are still reading long articles should seem to have it pretty good. Don’t they just, like, plop on the couch and read The New Yorker through their bifocals until falling into blissful, old-person sleep?
I talked Read More
By Amanda Cormier 6/11/10 7:04pm
In a strange confluence of Internet brands, off-beat humor and chewing gum, a five-minute long digital short for Orbit gum premiered last night at a launch party held at the IAC building.
The video is the first combined effort of Electus, a multimedia studio in partnership with IAC, and DumbDumb, a new advertising and Read More
By Amanda Cormier 6/10/10 1:28pm
Jason Scott wanted to be clear: When it comes to cats on Twitter, his cat Sockington is like the Grateful Dead. Often imitated, never duplicated.
By Amanda Cormier 6/09/10 5:15pm
Shortly after being inducted into Gawker TV’s Fameball Hall of Fame at last night’s Webutante Ball, Internet personality Arthur Kade relished his achievement. On the Internet.
“Omg!!!!!!! I just won prince of the ball!!!!!!!” he posted on his Twitter account.
The 32-year-old blogger/actor/writer hybrid took to the dance floor Read More