From Torch Song Trilogy to La Cage aux Folles, Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein has earned a legacy on the Great White Way. And now, his Kinky Boots has taken the theater world by storm, garnering a stunning 13 Tony nominations (the most of any show this year), including a nod for Best Book. Here, as Read More
Oh, you knew this was coming. If there was someone out there willing to make a porn parody of HBO’s Girls, which in itself already kind of a porn parody (albeit one that makes you very uncomfortable and P.S. Lena Dunham did not appreciate being stepped to like that), it was only a matter of time until someone lazy came up with a pornographic version of Game of Thrones, a TV show that’s so NSFW to begin with that Huffington Post came up with a whole slide show about it.
Still, if one can make money off a porny web series called Game of Bones…Oh wait, you say, Game of Bones is a terrible porn name? That Game of Boners would have at least been funny? Do you think you can write a better porn name?
So do we. Read More
These questions regard last night’s episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Please answer the prompts with specific examples from LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE, though supplementary material will be accepted as a secondary source. Please write legibly. No. 2 pencils only. You have an hour to finish this test. See below for questions and sample responses.
1. So after the dust settles, the blood congeals and everyone has done screaming “Holy shit” and swearing they’re breaking up with the show, we’ll all have to admit that not only was the Red Wedding an outcome fully in line with the themes and tone of the show (nowhere is safe, words/promises are just illusions, love does not last) but that it was also very clearly telegraphed by the scenes leading up to it. If you had not read the books, what would have tipped you off the most that something truly devastating was about to happen, and why? Suggestions: Walder’s obvious contempt for Talisa; his line “the wine will flow red”; Roose Bolton’s sobriety (and everything else about Roose Bolton); the fact that everyone seemed to be happy, for once; the title of the episode.
Can we actually just press pause to take a breather here? I know there was no episode last week (although, to paraphrase a friend, there was a nice fan fiction episode in which Jaime Lannister ends up in servitude to Michael Douglas playing my bubby), but last night packed enough developmental and emotional wallop to outdo even the first-season climax of Ned Stark losing his head. So please … just a moment of respect. Read More
By Peter Davis 5/22/13 10:00am
Parsons has produced more fashion stars (think the Proenza Schouler guys, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford) than Barney’s can stock. The school’s 2013 fashion show will be attended by big-name store buyers, magazine editors and movie stars, all on the lookout for the next big thing primed for Seventh Avenue success. Hosted by Read More
By Peter Davis 5/21/13 10:00am
Former Beverly Hills 90210 star Tiffani Thiessen is hosting Redbook’s MVP Awards over breakfast at A Voce in the Time Warner Center, New York’s closest thing to a mall—fitting for the TV beauty whose most-famous character loved shopping in tony Los Angeles malls. The awards honor the year’s best makeup, skin care, hair care, nail Read More
By Peter Davis 5/20/13 10:00am
In Ethiopia, the word natsanat means freedom—something there’s been way too little of in that tragically war-torn part of the world. That’s why the short documentary Natsanat, which shares the heroic stories of young female freedom fighters who helped overthrow brutal tyrants in Ethiopia, is such a breath of fresh air. These women are role Read More
By Peter Davis 5/19/13 10:00am
You might not be able to bring out your blingy gold Martone Cycling Company bike with a Louboutin-red chain designed by Marc Jacobs’s ex Lorenzo Martone, but competitive biking does get you fit and ready for fashionable, less-is-more summer outfits. So get your wheels ready and race in the Campagnola Gran Fondo, which brings Italy’s Read More
By Peter Davis 5/18/13 10:00am
Tribeca is known for big-bucks lofts, celebrity residents and fancy food. The Taste of Tribeca, started in 1994, is a great way to pig out on glamorous grub from eateries like Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Grill, Bouley, Landmarc, City Hall and many others. The family-friendly event benefits the neighborhood’s public elementary schools P.S. 234 and Read More
By Peter Davis 5/17/13 1:23pm
Designer Oli Spencer founded his label Oliver Spencer in 2002. A self-taught tailor, the British designer marries traditional cuts with street wear while drawing inspiration from Americana, Japan’s cool kids, hunting and military clothes, and the costumes of Sandy Powell, who did the Martin Scorsese films Gangs of New York and The Aviator. Spencer launched Read More
By Peter Davis 5/16/13 10:00am
El Museo del Barrio is New York’s leading Latino museum and cultural institution. Its yearly gala is a who’s who of Spanish-speaking society figures, thanks to gala chairs like Valentin Hernández, Fe Fendi, Marie Unanue and Valentino D. Carlotti. This year’s black-tie 20th-anniversary bash honors Raúl Esparza, the Cuban-American stage actor, singer and Broadway star, Read More