Village Voice columnist Michael Musto, Harper publisher Jonathan Burnham, artist Maira Kalman, author James Frey, Vogue editor Sally Singer and others gathered at Diane von Furstenberg’s studio beneath the High Line on Monday, Oct. 26, for a spelling bee to support the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses and independent publishing.
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As John Koblin reported yesterday, Condé Nast is implementing across the board budget cuts. Men’s Vogue was forced to reformat itself down to a glorified supplement to its big sister publication; Portfolio is dramatically scaling back its Web site and limiting its run from 12 issues a year to 10.
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At around 7:45 p.m. on Monday, April 28, writer Carl Bernstein was mingling at the cocktail hour before the PEN Literary Awards at the Museum of Natural History, Coca Cola in hand, looking very healthy. “I ride a bike and listen to a lot of music,” he said. “I mostly listen to classical but also Read More
A few years ago, I spent an afternoon on the Upper East Side with a keen-eyed Frenchman during his maiden trip to New York. There were marvels aplenty, but at the end of the day he had developed a single fixation: What was up with the old people? They looked taut and shiny and strange. Read More
Ralph likes Madison
The Times‘ critical shopper Alex Kuczynski waxes philosophical about Ralph Lauren’s voracious appetite for that WASPy block of Madison between 71st and 72nd.
Who knew things had gotten so bad “in the last couple of years”? Who knew the Episcopalians were resisitng? Who knew Joan Didion cared?
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Better than Night Train?
The New York Times Critical Shopper (and 740 Park resident) Alex Kuczynski on the Two-Buck Chuck chardonnay:
If I may venture into oenological territory for a moment, the chardonnay had a light, lively nose, beautiful legs and a pretty clean finish for something that costs less than Read More
“Eyvette delivered several bras to the dressing room and showed me how to put one on properly: You bend at the waist and shake gently before fastening the bra. (If any 11-year-old boys are reading this, please stop now.) The act of bending over and robustly jiggling allows the volume of the breasts to fully Read More
A reader clips and forwards:
It’s ironic that much of the expanded coverage of both the Times (Thursday Styles, House & Home, Real Estate) and the Journal (the Friday weekend section, the Saturday edition) is dedicated to the sort of high-end consumption that reporters can’t really afford. As a result, there’s a nose-pressed-to-the-glass quality to Read More
In today’s “Critical Shopper” department in The New York Times‘ Thursday Styles, Alex Kuczynski, on her way to buying a $168 pair of jeans, pauses for an aside to the readers:
“Those who follow this column may recall that I recently purchased a pair of blue jeans at Target for $27.”
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The New York Times‘ award-grabbing (and occasionally criticized) ‘Class Matters’ series continues with Alex Kuczynski’s ‘Critical Shopper’ column in today’s Thursday Style section (aka, The Metrosectional).
In Consumer Philosophy by Tar-zhay, Kuczynski visits the Mount Kisco Target superstore and looks deep into the heart and mind of the Read More