Jim Carroll, the legendary Manhattan poet and punk rocker, died of a heart attack on Friday, Sept. 12, at the age of 60.
On Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 15, the day before a private funeral service for family and friends, some New Yorkers who knew Carroll shared their memories of him with the Transom.
Lou Reed, legendary frontman of the Velvet Underground, and Julian Schnabel, noted artist and filmmaker, were sitting at a rustic wooden table inside the Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea on the evening of Thursday, June 25.
The two longtime friends were there for a book-signing and cocktail party celebrating the forthcoming release of Read More
“I feel like the Benetton ads,” said filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, posing for photos with Senegalese singer Youssou NDour and fellow director Mike Nichols at a screening of her new documentary, Youssou NDour: I Bring What I Love, at the Paris Theater on Thursday night, June 4.
The film follows the recording and reception of Mr. Read More
“I think this year is just a freak year,” said the writer Salman Rushdie, during a wine-and-cheese reception at the Instituto Cervantes on Wednesday, March 25, to announce the lineup for next month’s fifth annual PEN World Voices Festival, “when just to be able to do it at all is an achievement—and Read More
“Have you seen Jennifer Connelly?” a reporter for local CW affiliate WPIX-Channel 11 asked legendary rocker Lou Reed.
The 67-year-old former Velvet Underground frontman, clad in comfy running shoes, jeans and a gray sweatshirt, and standing with wife Laurie Anderson, simply shrugged and turned back to a video presentation that was playing—something about a Read More
Chef David Bouley forced his maitre’d to turn Lou Reed away from his new restaurant because he was wearing jeans and sneakers. [Eater]
Now that Taylor Momsen and Chace Crawford have been spotted making out, we’re starting to think all these Gossip Girl hook-ups are some kind of PR ploy. [Read More
It’s been a good month for Lou Reed. Just weeks after it was made public that the 66-year-old indie icon wed his longtime girlfriend, Laurie Anderson, Sirius Satellite Radio announced that Lou Reed will host a weekly show on Sirius’ Disorder channel, joining other hosts for the radio network like Marky Ramone, Read More
Everywhere at Once, Village East Cinema, 1:15 p.m.
can’t help but think that inspiration for Everywhere at Once must have been born during a late-night heavy-talking/drinking session…in this film photographer Peter Lindbergh and “experimental filmmaker” (uh-oh) Holly Fisher collaborated to “weave together a tapestry of images” using Mr. Lindbergh’s photographs and clips from Read More
Lou Reed secretly married his long-time girlfriend Laurie Anderson in Colorado on April 12 and then celebrated back here in New York with friends like Julian and Olatz Schnabel and Richard Belzer of Law & Order. [P6]
Barbara Streisand might be bailing out of participating in the celebration of Israel’s 60th birthday Read More
The Tribeca Film Festival just unveiled the line-up for its Spotlight, Showcase and Restored/Rediscovered sections, which include titles by Jose Padilha, Julian Schnabel, Harmony Korine, Guy Maddin and Tom Kalin, and world premieres from Peter Tolin and Adam Yauch. Director Julian Schnabel’s new film Lou Reed’s Berlin, a documentary about Mr. Reed playing his Berlin Read More