The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show — an enormous, loud and lavish no-holds-barred explosion of sex and skin, wholly and unapologetically resplendent, soaked in excess, overflowing with sequins, feathers, technicolor stripes and oceans of fuchsia-tangerine blast-lighting — took place last night at the 69th Regiment Armory last night.
“Welcome to Club Victoria,” a voice echoed over Read More
A week after he toasted the inauguration of President Barack Obama at the Heineken- and Hennessey-sponsored Hip Hop Inaugural Ball (see Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Green Carpet in this week’s New Yorker), hip-hop oligarch Russell Simmons has a new gig: Editor-in-chief of Global Grind, a Web site that touts itself as presenting, "The Read More
German electropop innovators Kraftwerk claimed proudly in their heyday some decades ago that the robotic sound of their music was not enough: they wanted to become robots. On Akon’s latest album, “Freedom,” out today, the Senegalese-raised, Atlanta-based singer has brought that dream to R&B, though in his case, automatism isn’t the end in itself, just Read More