The math here is a little fuzzy, so bear with us as we attempt to untangle this press release we received yesterday.
Apparently, ladies, by not agreeing to go out with men for money, we are losing money! In fact, according to a new website, New York is on the top three “Pickiest Women” list, and we’ve turned up our nose on a collective $5,692,285 last year alone.
What do Mother Teresa, Ethel Merman and Lee Lehman all have in common?
Recently, more than 100 people gathered at a rented mansion off El Cid in Florida, New York’s largest retirement community, to find out.
At a party thrown by big-time Broadway producers Fran and Barry Weissler, Tony Cointreau, the 71-year-old heir to the Read More
Upon arriving at the cocktail reception for the annual gala of NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House last week at the school’s Kimmel Center, the Transom quickly learned two key facts about parties thrown by Irish organizations: Rather than discreetly tucked into a corner, the bar will be located smack-dab in the center of the room, and Read More
On a recent Thursday, a nondescript beige sedan pulled up to the Broadway Theatre’s stage door on 53rd street, and out stepped Carly Rae Jepsen, until recently known only from her international hit single, “Call Me Maybe.” She is now the new Cinderella on Broadway. Petite and donning a gray cap, she jumped over piles of Read More
There is a wonderful line in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America which reads, “One wants to move through life with elegance and grace, blossoming infrequently but with exquisite taste, and perfect timing, like a rare bloom, a zebra orchid . . . One wants . . . But one so seldom gets what one wants, does one?”
That may be true, unless one attended last evening’s New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental. Then they do. Providing, of course, that what they want is to bid several hundred dollars on exceedingly rare orchids to benefit the Orchid Collection and Orchid Show.
Currently on display at the New School is an exhibition about a civil rights lecture series that was held at the university a half century ago. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the most notable participant, and days after his appearance at the school, the House of Representatives passed the Civil Rights Act. Curiously absent Read More
The latest documentary from lauded filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, The Last of the Unjust, tells the story of Benjamin Murmelstein, who was tried for being a Nazi collaborator after the war. As a prominent rabbi in Vienna, Mr. Murmelstein was enlisted to work under Adolf Eichmann to oversee the deportations of thousands of Jews and later Read More
Breaking News and Water
Matthew McConaughey strode into the Film Society at Lincoln Center late last Friday afternoon as the Polar Vortex hesitantly gave way to a soggy mess. He’d just driven up town from shooting “Inside the Actors Studio” among other pre-Oscar rounds in the city. The man — known for sauntering around the globe with no shirt, Read More
Safe for work, if you’re interested in this sort of thing. Though we happen to find it a little shady that a Fox 5 News team just “happened to be driving by” 63rd and 3rd Avenue yesterday evening while a woman tried to hail a taxi, and, failing that, just gave birth on the middle of the sidewalk. How often does THAT happen? #OnlyInNewYork
Forget an Emmy. Someone should give True Detective‘s Nic Pizzolatto a Pulitzer.
This is what I thought/tweeted (is there a difference anymore?) on Saturday, way back when we were all still high on the discovery of the meta-textual references in HBO’s new killer crime series. After an interview in The Wall Street Journal where Pizzolatto, a Read More