Big Apple Idolatry
- Debbie Harry made a pretty cryptic comment on the elections, saying “I am thinking we have been invaded by aliens who have reduced the intelligence level of the entire fucking country to cement.” Did she mean little green men or illegal immigrants from Mexico? And aren’t aliens usually portrayed as being light years smarter than the average Joe the Plumber? They figured out space travel, how stupid can they be?
When we think of Versace we think of couture. We think of cutting-edge design that costs us more than our annual paycheck. We think…H&M? That’s right: last night Donatella Versace unveiled her line of disposable affordable fashion for the retailer at Pier 57 in meatpacking district.
At the opening of the Hotel on Rivington’s CO-OP Food and Drink, The Observer encountered Chloe Sevigny, living in New York once more after the conclusion of her HBO show Big Love, smoking outside. She told us her favorite New York restaurant is kielbasa haven Veselka-”I’m Polish”-and that she was intrigued by CO-OP, if not Read More
In the new film The Mystery of Claywoman, about a 500-million-year-old woman/prophet everyone seems to be looking for, Amy Poehler appears in a series of sketches for the film with Debbie Harry as her French lesbian lover who writes a book about Claywoman. The film, which was written and performed by Michael Cavadias and Read More
Last night, at the opening of The Annex, a SoHo satellite of Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Daily Transom found itself on the red carpet with Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen; later that evening, Debbie Harry of Blondie and Dave Mason from Traffic were to perform.
"Blondie like changed my life!" Read More
“You never want to piss off a drag queen!” said director Steve Saporito at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his movie, Squeezebox! on Friday night.
The after-party for the film was a joyous excuse for drag queens and 90′s-club-scene nostalgistas to gather at the Blender Theatre and relive the nights of Don Hill’s Read More
God, we love Debbie Harry—iconic, sensual, intelligent, fashionable. She’s still relevant decades after she became the queen of the CBGB punk scene. Last week she released her new album, Necessary Evil, and recently approved Kirsten Dunst to play her in a Michel Gondry-directed biopic. We’re not sure about that decision just yet, but we Read More
Ari Horowitz spent his weekend at the beach. He has a house in Waterville, and on Saturday he rented a boat for a while, called The Queen Bee, and went out with a bunch of pals.
Over on Shelter Island, Mr. Horowitz, who is the new president of Vibe magazine, bared Read More
Is the press turning against CBGB’s? After a series of fawning profiles of the legendary club’s woes, recently there’s been a wave of stories taking more complex positions. It’s true that Debbie Harry sounded pretty bad at that benefit.
On August 5, Robin Shulman wondered whether you can trust a punk club over 30. Read More
We’re at millennium’s end, and I can’t figure out whether we are doing more looking back or looking forward. Looking back, I guess, because at least we can see something there. Wars, for instance. Great moments in art, science, society. You look ahead, what do you see? A bunch of question marks and a couple Read More