“This is one of my pimps.”
That’s we thought nightlife queen Amy Sacco had said as she stepped up to the microphone yesterday evening for a bit of karaoke, pointing to the man by her side.
Then she eased into an impassioned rendition of “Midnight Train to Georgia,” done famously by Gladys Knight and the Pips, and it was clear we’d misheard her.
Ernest Hemingway was born 112 years ago today. To celebrate, we’ve been drinking grappa out of a calfskin flask, hunting gazelles, and contemplating the savage grace of war between men.
Others have taken to the Internet to show their affection for Papa. The Tumblr site for publisher W. W. Norton has a nice excerpt from Read More
Dana Karwas had two images mind as she set about planning her 30th birthday party. It was to be the first grand celebration of her life. One image was the scene at the end of Fellini’s 8½, when a small brass band does a brief march on an Italian beach. Another was a persistent daydream Read More
Frank Gehry celebrated his 82nd birthday on the 76th floor of his own perfect “New York” on Saturday evening.
The world’s most famous architect–how many others have guest-starred on The Simpsons?–was joined at his signature apartment building by pals Ben Gazzara, Bruce Ratner, Bono and Carl Bernstein (below) in a penthouse celebration. Read More
Penguin Books celebrates its 75th birthday today, and The Guardian has a short account of its history:
Penguin was launched on 30 July 1935 after publisher Allen Lane, travelling home from a weekend visiting Agatha Christie in Devon, was appalled by the lack of cheap but good quality contemporary fiction available at Read More