The schedule this week is so crazy, but I always try to find time to support my friends. Fashion designer Richard Chai is one of them, and I’ll be there to support him! In celebration of my new upcoming Target line, I’ll be hosting a private shopping event at Spring Studios in the evening. There will Read More
Emily Anne Epstein
By Phillip Lim 9/04 9:00am
The first day of Fashion Week is always a hectic time, as casting takes place all day—and this is the first time I get to see the models who will be in my show. Read More
Funnyman Scott Adsit is probably best known for his role as perennial sad sack Pete Hornberger on the hit NBC sitcom 30 Rock. A blundering scriptwriter who claims to have been the original bassist for the 80s band Loverboy, Pete is prone to the occasional racist remark and can never seem to satisfy his wife sexually. (To wit, in one episode he brags to a fellow writer: “Last night I was having sex with Paula, and neither of us was wearing a Walkman.”) Read More
As Kilo Kish entered Lil’ Frankie’s Pizzeria, she waved adoringly at the bartenders and waiters who have come to know her well. The 23-year-old musician, model and designer took a seat in a back room that smelled of freshly applied paint, where she ordered chamomile tea to soothe a sore throat.
When asked how it Read More
By Nate Freeman 8/06 7:03pm
When Hank Azaria arrived to meet me at the corner of Central Park West and 75th Street one morning, his look was more Upper West Side dad than movie star—sneakers and gym shorts, water bottle in hand, backpack slung over his shoulder.
It isn’t hard for him to go incognito in the neighborhood where he Read More
Last night The Observer stopped by the opening night of Paper magazine’s Super (Duper) Market. The second annual pop-up store, curated by Paper editor Kim Hastreiter, featured stalls filled with artisanal everything: from babka to sno-balls to crocheted oysters. Familiar faces including Henny Garfunkel, Bill Cunningham, Anna Sui and David Byrne were among the crowd in the Read More
By Emily Anne Epstein 5/30 11:06am
The Observer paid a visit to the Rain Room, MoMA’s latest installation by Random International. Sensors track visitors’ movements, allowing them to traverse through a downpour, lit by a single spotlight, without being touched by a drop of water. We were drawn to the exhibit by the onslaught of Facebook and Instagram photos we’ve actually enjoyed—a Read More
By Emily Anne Epstein 5/07 5:00pm
IT IS AFTER MIDNIGHT in the kitchen of Le Baron, a Chinatown dance club. The chefs we have come to meet are squeezed shoulder to shoulder in the tiny space, chopping and frying for the throngs outside. Jon Gray is giving two waitresses in crop tops a pep talk, telling them to get as far into the crowd as they can before distributing the food. The doors have closed and the venue is over capacity. It’s going to be tough, he tells them. Hold the trays high.
Tonight is the inaugural event of his catering company, Ghetto Gastro, which draws on the talents of rising chefs who have earned their stripes at Le Cirque, Jean-Georges and wd~50, among other big names. “How many can we fit on a tray?” chef Dan Levin interjects, referring to the four-bite portions of chicken and waffles.
We pluck one from the trays and the flavor comes in waves. First the sweet crust. Then the feisty curried chicken. The cool heat of scotch bonnet mango butter. The creamy calm of the coconut waffles. And there are two more varieties to go: a fig waffle with chili chicken and foie gras butter, and a Belgian waffle with buttermilk fried chicken and maple butter. Read More
By Emily Anne Epstein 4/23 6:59pm
While the cover story of this week’s Observer describes the plight of homeless families, the problem is growing among individuals as well.
On the Bowery last Friday, a man who gave his name only as Jay was cleaning his white Nike sneakers with a toothbrush. He had just stayed at The Bowery Mission Read More
By Emily Anne Epstein 4/05 1:25pm
A federal judge has ruled that the government must make the morning-after pill available to women of all ages without a prescription.
Judge Edward R. Korman of the United States Eastern District Court of New York has ordered the USDA to make the emergency contraception available without restrictions in 30 days.
The plaintiffs in the case, Tummino v. Read More