Al Gore showed up at the C.G.I. plenary session this morning to deliver a passionate assault on the oil and coal industries, which he referred to as ”carbon companies.” Gore accused them of committing “material fraud” by claiming that there is such a thing as clean coal technology. He raised the ante when he urged Read More
What does U2 sound like?
For a question that seems so absurd to ask-surely, everyone knows!–it’s pretty hard to answer. Not because the band has been around for over three decades and experimented with a number of styles. Its that the answer is tautological: U2 sounds like U2. Its commercial success and attendant ubiquity has Read More
An interesting tidbit from The New York Times: U2 is selling a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting that its bassist, Adam Clayton, bought at a New York gallery in 1989. According to Bloomberg, the band is expected to fetch as much as 6 million pounds (that’s $11.7 million) at a Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Read More
New York suffered a brutal blow to its ego last week when Madonna said she was totally over Manhattan. “It’s not the exciting place it used to be,” the singer said. “It still has great energy; I still put my finger in the socket. But it doesn’t feel alive.”
So when The Observer Read More
In Vogue‘s holiday issue, actress Penelope Cruz unloads on the paparazzi that fueled the story that she and U2′s Bono were having an affair:
Like when I went on holiday to Bono’s house with his wife and kids… we were holding hands because we’re very good friends, and do you know what the paparazzi Read More
U2 lead singer and good-international-causes advocate Bono just left a private meeting with Michael Bloomberg here at City Hall.
A crush of reporters accosted the sunglassed singer, who focused on Bloomberg’s philanthropic potential, and sidestepped the question of whether the billionaire would-be presidential candidate could affect more change in national office.
“He’s a Read More
“You know service is the best Prozac, or any drugs that are out there for stress. Service! It’s cheap, it’s good!” AIDS activist and Keep A Child Alive founder Leigh Blake told audiences yesterday at Condé Nast’s Black Ball in support of her organization.
Ms. Blake, who left school at 14 to follow the Who Read More
We were surprised to see more speculation in this morning’s Post about tenants in Julian Schnabel’s Palazzo Chupi on West 11th Street. This time it’s Richard Gere and wife, Carey Lowell, who have reportedly been seen in the West Village building “numerous times in the past few days”.
This may be the case, but Read More
We were intrigued by The Villager‘s recent item saying that Bono had bought in Julian Schnabel’s Palazzo Chupi on West 11th Street. We can’t find any city records of such a purchase. In fact, the only recorded sale in the new condo was one that The Observer noted two weeks ago, and it Read More
I’d been living in Africa for all of five days when I had my first run-in with a celebrity. It was a good sighting: Bono himself. At the time, I was still living in a hotel, out of a suitcase filled with precautionary measures: pills for the malaria, iodine tablets for the water, tubes of Read More