The Eight-Day Week
Recently P.J. Clarke’s, that very Mad Men-like eatery, shut the doors to its second floor—but just to the common folk. The special people, or rather its loyal customers, received a membership card that grants access to the rarefied sanctum of floor two, known as the Sidecar. The upstairs space is more elegant and thus quiet, Read More
British GQ gave Keith Richards its “writer of the year” award for his autobiography Life. The award was presented to Mr. Richards by Johnny Depp, whereupon Mr. Richards disclosed that Life was being made into a film. This is funny because there really is only one actor who might be qualified to portray Keith Richards in a film.
SHINE A LIGHT
Running time 120 minutes
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Starring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood and others
Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light, featuring the Rolling Stones onstage with their talented friends—including Christina Aguilera, Byrdie Bell, Buddy Guy, Kimberley Magness and Jack White—rattled my old bones to nirvana Read More
Alexandra Richards, daughter of Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards and onetime Calvin Klein model Patti Hansen, was DJing last night in front of fewer than 10 people at Bella’s, where we last ran into her on Halloween.
It may come as little surprise that Ms. Richards, 21, credits her euphonious childhood home Read More
Halloween comes but once a year, and it can seem like you’re writing about it for weeks afterward. With that in mind we burp up the following remainders from our All Hallow’s Eve treatbag. Don’t spoil your supper.
First up, we negledted to mention Alexandra Richards, daughter of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and boyfriend Read More
Rudy Giuliani said it’s “fundamentally irresponsible” to set a date-specific timeline to withdraw troops from Iraq.
Eliot Spitzer wanted to borrow millions of dollars and spend it on pet projects for legislators.
Bill Thompson said some landlords got tax breaks from the city they didn’t deserve.
The city may Read More
After two years on the market, our long Noho nightmare is over. Britney Spears has finally unloaded her condo in the Silk Building for $4 million, according to the New York Post.
When The Observer last checked in on Britney’s real estate woes, the pop princess had just slashed Read More
In 1994, urban romantics seeking refuge from the decidedly suburban concerns of grunge and indie rock were treated to Portishead’s Dummy , the grainy soundscape of trip-hop noir featuring the melancholic singing of British chanteuse Beth Gibbons. Ms. Gibbons’ unsettling moan teased uptown cabaret out of a downtown beat, giving New Yorkers the perfect soundtrack Read More
Although its launch won’t speak with the volume, say, of Talk magazine, Cheap Date –a very different enterprise–is attracting the attention of youthquakers around town.
Described as “the magazine for thinking thrifters,” Cheap Date New York ‘s launch is scheduled in New York on July 1. It was started two years ago in London. “Taking Read More
Combine Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” with young Tom Cruise playing air guitar in his underpants in Risky Business and you’ve nutshelled the sublimity of the electric guitar. Hendrix’s plugged-in national anthem is a perfect example of the instrument’s power to howl, sputter and bend notes while Mr. Cruise’s prancing epitomizes Read More