Today, hyper-popular balladeer Adele released her first new material since her blockbuster 21 album: it’s the theme song from Skyfall, the new James Bond film. Since the Shirley Bassey days, the Bond theme has been a vaunted, if very weird, tradition (after all, most movies don’t come with pop singles). But the anachronism of Read More
It’s not every day that you discover a makeshift organic fruit and cider farmer’s market stand outside a fashion show. But that’s precisely what had been constructed outside Skylight at Moynihan Station at EDUN’s spring 2013 runway presentation this past Saturday afternoon. Breezy Hill Orchards of Staatsburg, New York was stocked with the dozens of varietals of pears and apples freshly picked. Before the show, sweaty fashion editors, stylists and buyers could take a refreshing sip of apple cider. It was a smart pairing considering that Edun, which was founded by Ali Hewson and U2’s Bono, works with African manufacturers to give them an economic boost. Naturally the majority of attendees beelined it to their seats, but The Observer gulped down a bottle before the show.
Tomorrow, the memorial for Whitney Houston will take place in Newark, NJ at the New Hope Baptist Church. Speculation for the funeral’s guest-live began almost immediately after the news of Ms. Houston’s death: Would ex-husband Bobby Brown be invited? (Yes he would.)
For days, it appeared as though they would never be back. Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys and others had sworn off Twitter until $1 million was raised for the AIDS charity Keep A Child Alive, and the goal was nowhere in sight. The first day raised just a fraction of what it Read More
Sorry, Lady Gaga: It looks like people can survive without your 140-character bursts that you post to Twitter. And though your 7.2 million followers have only been neglected for a day so far, they may be kept in the dark for much longer.
The global pop phenomenon was just one of the Read More
Starting today, 7.2 million people will be deprived of something dear to their hearts: Lady Gaga’s Twitter presence. The BBC reports that the world’s biggest pop star will silence the site’s most-followed account today as part of her hiatus from social media platforms until $1 million is raised for Keep A Read More
–It’s difficult to imagine the Lower East Side without Richard Price. But apparently he hasn’t been there all along.
Curbed reports that the novelist and screenwriter has sold his apartment for $9.95 million to John and Jasanna Briton. As if that weren’t juicy enough, the apartment at 142 East 19th Street is Read More
My parents moved to Brooklyn in 1955 when I was almost two years old, and by the time I was four, the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants had played their last home games in the five boroughs. Until Casey Stengel and the Mets arrived in 1962, the only baseball team in town was the Read More
Forbes is making “
Elisabeth Moss a.k.a. Peggy Olson weds Fred Armisen.
The New York Times is not impressed with our senators’ bet on the World Series.
N.B.A. Commissioner David Stern seems to like eminent domain.
The Awl graphs those newspaper circulation numbers. Depressing, Read More
Scarlett Johansson has reportedly let Woody Allen‘s adoration go to her head. [P6]
Like everyone, Lindsay Lohan has an opinion on Sarah Palin; Ms. Lohan is not too fond of the vice-presidential candidate’s sponsorship of a conference to "convert" gay people. [Celebrity Myspace]
Angelina Read More