While Fashion Week was winding down at Lincoln Center Wednesday night, Diane von Furstenberg was sequestered on the 10th floor of a nondescript Lexington Avenue building. Across the giant storeroom of the mostly digital antique dealer 1stDibs, Patrick McMullan was snapping Bill Cunningham as he took a picture of a small watercolor on the wall. Nearby, Anderson Cooper hovered around his mother, who, in a stunning red kimono, greeted guests to her first solo art show since 2001.
Get your bets in, literary gamblers: the Swedish Academy has settled on a winner for the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature, according to the AP. The Academy will be announcing the recipients of the other Nobel categories starting on Monday, but it will deprive us of the winner in literature until the Read More
Joyce Carol Oates stuck close to her Princeton pals on Tuesday night, April 7, at the National Arts Club, where she was honored for her life’s work with a black-tie and lamb-chop dinner and the club’s hallowed Gold Medal of Honor.
Dressed in a frilly black camisole and a neon pink cardigan, the weightless and elegant 70-year-old author spent Read More
Frighteningly prolific author Joyce Carol Oates talks to Time Magazine’s Andrea Sachs about her latest novel, My Sister, My Love: The Intimate Story of Skyler Rampike.
Since the book is a fictionalized take on the murder of JonBenét Ramsey (12 years later and still unsolved), Ms. Sachs asked the author "What Read More
The National Book Critics Circle, an organization made up of about 700 active book critics, announced on Saturday the finalist pool for their end-of-year awards, which will be held in March.
The NBCC honors books in six categories: Fiction, General Non-Fiction, Autobiography, Biography, Criticism, and Poetry.
In industry terms, Knopf leads the pack with four Read More
I have written the definitive guide to being a bombshell. I have deconstructed their entrances, exits, tantrums, fashions, body language. I have studied their hobbies, reading material, perfumes. I have watched How to Marry a Millionaire at least seven times, Promises! Promises! at least three. If I missed any details-if I didn’t recall the brand Read More
The skinny on Gwynnie? Welcome to Shallow Hal , a movie that purports to be a parable about how fat people should be accepted by our culture -but which ends up offending on two levels: first, by actually making sport of fat people; and second, by asserting that the true ideal of “inner Read More
It’s not enough that those silly boomers are so absorbed in their big, fleshy, collective midlife crisis (see every Time cover and John Updike, Philip Roth and Minot sisters novel of the past decade), now their kids are kvetching as well? Take this book Quarterlife Crisis: The Unique Challenges of Life in Your Read More
Blonde , by Joyce Carol Oates. Harper Collins, 738 pages, $27.50.
Joyce Carol Oates brims with testosterone, and her new book is aggressive and daring. She wants us to re-see a mythic character not through the camera’s eyes but through human eyes. She means to show us how a squalid male culture industry distorted our Read More