Protestors took to the East Village on Sunday afternoon to beat on the walls of the empty Charas Community Center, on 9th Street and Avenue B to demand its reinstatement to the people. In what could have passed for OWS looking for a residence, demonstrators held a traditional rally with a human microphone, music and of course, the drum circle. This time however, they bought their own batons in the hope of ”turning the wall into a drum”, which unfortunately for the neighbors they achieved. Read More
By Henry Krempels 12/08/11 6:11pm
At the recent New York premiere of We Need To Talk About Kevin, a scruffy looking kid with thrift store apparel and long-unattended to hair, told The Observer of the decision he’s made to never play a character he doesn’t deem “honest”. We had just seen him depict an intense psychological battle with his on screen mother, Tilda Swinton, which concluded in the most unforgiving of ways. Read More
By Henry Krempels 12/05/11 5:11pm
On Sunday night, The Cinema Society and Piaget had the pleasure of welcoming Madonna, for the New York screening of her new film “W.E.” The film is, to quote producer, Harvey Weinstein, the “renaissance woman’s” directorial debut, and follows dual love stories: a contemporary affair and the storied romance of Wallis Simpson and Prince Edward. Read More
By Henry Krempels 12/02/11 12:09pm
Eager holiday shoppers who shuffled their way around a tightly packed Bloomingdale’s on Thursday, were treated to the personal appearance of: socialite, philanthropist, actress, author and designer (amongst other things), Cornelia Guest. Her early evening drop-in was a chance for delighted fans—many of whom Ms. Guest appeared to know personally—to talk with the all-round do-gooder. The topic for the Read More
By Henry Krempels 11/24/11 6:44pm
Protestors at Zuccoti Park, were giving thanks for the hordes of turkey dinners donated by supporters. Celebrations began at around 2pm on Thursday afternoon, as pre-plated meals were delivered to the park. From then on, the meals kept coming. The amount of people present also grew steadily through the afternoon, as word of the meals spread Read More
By Henry Krempels 11/23/11 5:30pm
Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson is a photographic glimpse into the woman behind the meat-wearing, coffin-bearing, gregariously surreal pop singer. It launched yesterday at the New Museum, much to the delight of New York’s Little Monsters.
This hardback begins with a short address, entitled “Terry And Me,” which talks of the bond the two of them forged while Mr. Read More
By Henry Krempels 11/22/11 11:28am
The Ziegfeld Theatre was the chosen venue for the world premiere of Martin Scorcese‘s Hugo, his first venture into 3D cinema. Cast and crew, along with the finest that New York has to offer, turned out in full force to watch this epic.
The evening began with the anticipation of the long walk down the red carpet for the likes of Steve Buscemi, Courtney Love and Ewa Da Cruz at least one of which was (hopefully) going to be adorning the red and blue 3D glasses. Unfortunately for us, and for them, they waited until they were in the confines of the theater, thus banishing us to use nothing but our imagination.
Here are some pictures of them (and everyone else) without any eyewear to help you along the way. Read More
By Henry Krempels 11/22/11 10:00am
The tradition of hard-boiled eggs being offered at a bar goes back hundreds of years, prior, even, to the opening of Keens Steakhouse, which was established in 1885. Of late, however, the quaint practice has run afoul of increasingly zealous governmental inspections. Read More
By Henry Krempels 11/20/11 8:49pm
Occupy Wall Street made their way up Fifth Avenue on Sunday armed with drums, frying pans—some so recently used they still had remnants of lunch in them—buckets, cow bells, sticks, tambourines, flagpoles, paint pots, lids, hands, harmonicas, trumpets, guitars and children. In short, anything and everything they could find to use as an instrument. This was with the aim of “annoying the rich people who live around here,” said protestor, Charles Young. The more specific aim was to “annoy” mayor Bloomberg, whose residence on 79th and 5th, was the chosen location for the Sunday afternoon, 24 hour drum-circle. Read More
By Henry Krempels 11/17/11 11:15am
Chiu-Ti Jansen, publisher of YUE magazine, hosted a tea party on Tuesday afternoon to exclusively showcase the vintage FENDI fur collection for the 2011 Fall/Winter collection. Ms. Jansen, whose guests were greeted with a champagne reception at the FENDI store on 5th Avenue, played host to fur clad fashionistas including Lucia Hwong Gordon, Michelle Gerber Klein, Jean Read More