On Monday evening, approximately 30 high-profile businesswomen gathered in the Maserati of Manhattan on York Street in Tribeca. But they weren’t there to buy cars. Culled from the Rolodexes of Alexandra Lebenthal and Michelle Smith, they were there to play for keeps at an event billed as “Ladies Poker Night” led by a “Poker Diva.” Read More
‘Love Letters’ At Carnegie Hall: Alec Baldwin Reads (Not From a Phone Book) and Shirtless Vikings Give Us Vodka!
Last night as we entered the hallowed halls of Carnegie to see Alec Baldwin and soprano Renee Fleming in a staged reading of A.R Gurney‘s Love Letters, we thought of a funny joke to explain our tardiness. “We couldn’t find the street called ‘Practice,’” we apologized as we picked up our tickets. Zing! Read More
We felt woefully under-dressed as we stepped into the 2nd floor foyer of the Waldorf-Astoria, the entrance to Bette Midler‘s Hulaween party. The theme was Día de los Muertos – the Mexican Day of the Dead – and although we felt like zombies after occupying Wall Street earlier that Friday evening, we weren’t decked out in any apparel that suited the $1,000-a-plate dinner. Read More
You have a lot of options when it comes to Halloween parties in New York. From free parades to art shows to celebrity-hosted galas, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. That’s why we’ve found 10 of the best parties over the next four days for you to pick and choose from. So if your taste runs Read More
Last night at Drom, a metaphor comparing (of all things) the hand of a friend about to give one his first pubescent homosexual handjob and a sucking starfish helped to win The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt author Jon-Jon Goulian first place in the Literary Death Match. The 5-year-old event is currently on a two month tour through 31 cities, the New York version of which included an unlikely cast of literary, tech, and comedy types.
Mr. Goulian was matched for a seven-minute reading in the first round against Emily Gould, who read a new piece about a girl in Kansas who had kind of a shitty boyfriend and didn’t like to jog (but did it anyway). Read More
“Was it hard?” Bill Moyers asked John Lithgow. He was either referring to the actor performing naked in his first Tony Award-winning role in The Changing Room, or to a body part which Mr. Lithgow had exposed to shocked Broadway theater-goers at the ripe age of 27.
If it wasn’t for the serious pseudo-sexual vibes the esteemed men were giving off at the New York Public Library’s event yesterday evening we might have been less interested in the sycophantic reminiscing. But this was just weird. Read More
TimesUp!, a New York “direct action environmental organization” had big plans for today. They were going for their 3rd annual “fountain ride,” which is exactly what it sounds like: splashing around in public fountains and evading the police. But in solidarity with both Occupy Wall Street and Columbus Day (?), the event was renamed “Occupy Fountains.” And though the event ends in half an hour, so far there hasn’t been much of a ripple about the spectacle on Twitter. Read More
After a four-month hiatus, the reading series Refresh Refresh Refresh will once again take over Happy Ending, a bar on the Lower East Side. It all goes down this Friday, April 29th, at 8:00 p.m., and promises to be another night of witty prose related somehow to the Internet.
The lineup includes Slate media Read More
Planned Parenthood commemorates Roe v. Wade‘s anniversary with the fourth Roe on the Rocks benefit Monday, April 4–the title is a simultaneous reminder of the peril family-planning services face in America and an invitation to make some bad decisions! The evening’s emcee, comedian Sara Benincasa, told The Observer she’d relied on Planned Parenthood in the Read More
Over 1,000 fans of Mixed Martial Arts are expected to rally today in front of Radio City to call on lawmakers to legalize the sport in New York State.
A study commissioned by Ultimate Fighting Championship, an MMA sports association and production company, found that regulating the sport would generate $23 million in economic activity. Read More