“Look who it is: it’s Edwina, the Edwina,” Isaac Mizrahi exclaimed to The Observer this past Saturday, as he approached Edwina von Gal, the designer who, Ross Bleckner told us, “did the landscaping at my house in Sagaponack.”
We were at Cindy Sherman’s new East Hampton home at a benefit for the Azuero Earth Project, the Panama-based ecological nonprofit of which Ms. von Gal is president. It was a cozy beginning-of-the-end to the Hamptons summer season. Guests sat on benches under a white tent to eat empanadas and watch performances by Suzanne Vega, Rufus Wainwright, Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed. Children climbed into pendulous bamboo cocoons, stuffed with pillows, that swayed from the trees.
“We have a Shakespearean, Elizabethean temper,” Al Pacino informed a seated crowd Monday evening in Central Park. As part of its 50th Anniversary Gala, the Public Theater was honoring Mr. Pacino with an award, in the form of a prop rapier he had once wielded on stage, “I’m a little nervous,” he laughed. “I wish I had water, but I have a sword,”
The red-carpet procession at the premiere of Julie & Julia, which stars Meryl Streep as Julia Child and Amy Adams as the blogger Julie Powell, was a big celebrity stew. It included musician Yoko Ono, restaurateur Drew Nieporent, food personality Rachel Ray and fashion designer Rachel Roy, as well as Katie Lee Joel, Steve Buscemi Read More
Tim Robbins seemed a little worn out at the dinner following last night’s screening of his new film, The Lucky Ones.
“I don’t really feel like talking,” the actor said when we got alongside him early in the evening. “I just kind of want to relax with my friends and family.”
Being neither, Read More
After spending the better part of last year penning The Diana Chronicles in relative isolation at her beach house, erstwhile New Yorker editor Tina Brown is, at least for the time being, happy to soak up the odd wingding.
"I didn't want to go back into my cave right away, if you know what Read More
On the sunny afternoon of July 24, Bob Balaban held a meeting with a drainage specialist at his Bridgehampton home to discuss, among other issues, the death of his hydrangeas.
“I tried sprinkling them with aluminum-chloride flakes,” he said woefully to the man from Hampton Irrigation. Mr. Balaban addressed him as “Steve.” Steve wore work Read More
Running After Luck
Cyndi Lauper avoids red wine. It turns her teeth an unsightly hue, she said. Someone handed her a goblet of the stuff shortly after she arrived at Tony’s Di Napoli restaurant on 43rd Street on the night of Friday, March 24. She accepted it with grace—but then, in a slick maneuver Read More
Robert Altman’s Gosford Park , from a screenplay by Julian Fellowes, based upon an idea by Mr. Altman and Bob Balaban, manages to be derivative and original at the same time through Mr. Altman’s patented polyphonic virtuosity with intermingling ensembles in an ever-fluidly-shifting mise en scène . Hence, Gosford Park may remind you at times Read More