When Steely Dan was last a major part of the pop music marketplace, it was the summer of 1980, and their final hit-”Hey, Nineteen,” about an older guy dating a young girl who shares none of his cultural references, like Aretha Franklin-was wedged into the Billboard charts between such sappy ballads as “Endless Love” and Read More
Roger D. Friedman
Six months ago, you might have wanted to be 37-year-old hard-partying money manager Dana Giacchetto. The clients at his Cassandra Group company included A-list movie stars from Hollywood’s younger generation: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Edward Burns, Cameron Diaz, Tobey Maguire and Heather Graham. Michael Ovitz was his phone friend. Leonardo DiCaprio was living in his Read More
The Jell-O Lady
High above Times Square, in bright letters, we see the intimate thoughts of regular folks-intimate thoughts about Jell-O. “I make Jell-O gelatin shimmy, shake, and jiggle just for fun. It makes me giggle,” wrote one Joan Verdeal of Arvada, Colo.
It’s part of a contest. Those who entered were asked to explain Read More
Hamptons castle for sale. Walk to beach. Furnished. Must see to believe. Seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, two kitchens, 5,000 square feet. Turrets. Trompe l’oeil bookcase conceals a lovebirds’ nest. Massive chandeliers. A Wedgwood hallway. Swimming pool. Tennis court. Indoor, outdoor Jacuzzis. Gold leafing. Fake Picassos. Faux medieval tchotchkes. Living room doubles as a discotheque, complete Read More
The word is out all over the Hamptons: Gypsy Boy is back in town.
A short notice in Dan’s Papers proclaimed the existence of a rare Picasso oil painting from 1898, supposedly discovered at a Barcelona flea market and now on sale at the Vered Gallery in East Hampton for $900,000.
Johnny Cossa, a Read More