Occupy Wall Street
If you’re a visitor to New York, here’s a little trick to play on your hotel concierge: Slip him or her a nice tip, say $100, and let it be known that you’d be so eternally grateful for a pair of tickets to Elective Affinities, the new one-woman show starring Zoe Caldwell.
It’s not going to happen.
You’ll have no better luck if you’re a New Yorker, but the experience will be less fun, because the abject failure will be yours alone.
Elective Affinities, you see, is a very tough ticket, probably the toughest in town.
When Fox News turned their cameras on the 31-year-old Daily Kos writer Jesse LaGreca last Wednesday, they didn’t know what they were in for. Not only did Fox producer Griff Jenkins get schooled all over the Internet — forcing Greta Van Susteren to respond on why they didn’t air the footage of Mr. LaGreca’s statements – but suddenly the somewhat haphazard movement was given a clear and distinct voice.
“Fox News wants to laugh at us,” Mr. LaGreca told us in a phone interview Tuesday evening. “To say that we’re unruly, that we’re to be laughed at….because that fits into their narrative, which is that only free markets can save us. Only unregulated capitalism can save us. And anyone in opposition to that needs to be attacked and marginalized.’”
Last fall, Vanity Fair writer Bob Colacello decided to sell a portrait that Andy Warhol made of him in 1980, when Mr. Colacello was working for Interview, and decided to take along a Vanity Fair camera crew to document the experience. The video was just released and, boy, is it good!
The painting was Read More
Wet pearls against red lips. Sparkling high heels walking through filthy water. A tongue encased in silver.
Before she became famous, Marilyn Minter was a product of much of the same “nightclub kid” scene of the 1970s and 1980s that begot Madonna. And the artist’s works–hyperrealistic close-ups of gleaming body parts–were as censored and controversial Read More
Welcome to the latest installment of our ongoing interview series, Meet the Neighbors! Toni Martin grew up in Queens, lived in Manhattan but settled in Brooklyn, where she is now a specialist for the Corcoran Group. She has sold units all over the borough since joining the firm two years ago, thanks in part Read More
Welcome to the latest installment of our ongoing interview series, Meet the Neighbors! Barbara Godson has been working in city real estate for decades since coming to New York even longer ago from the United Kingdom. A doyen downtown, Godson knows every building inside and out, as well as all the streets she traverses Read More
Welcome to the latest installment of our ongoing interview series, Meet the Neighbors! Steven Leon has only been with Citi Habitats for six years, but real estate has been in his blood forever. The rare Soho native, Leon got into the business while selling some of his family property and realized he had a Read More
Welcome to the latest installment of our ongoing interview series, Meet the Neighbors! Beth Benalloul is a senior vice president and associate broker with Corcoran, where she specializes on selling apartments in her own backyard of the Upper East Side–for the sake of expertise and convenience. When not selling, selling, selling, she spends time Read More
Julian Assange, speaking with the BBC, says that the accusations of sexual misconduct made against him in Sweden are a smear campaign, that it’s working to tarnish his image, but that in the end the attention only makes Wikileaks stronger.
“Two days ago I did a search on Google for my name, some Read More
Carrie Fisher’s touring show Wishful Drinking was recently filmed for an HBO special that debuts December 12. The show, which began on Broadway, is taken from her book of the same title and provides a broad overview of her many tabloid scandals — though Ms. Fisher says she’s actually not that much of a drinker. Read More