Last Monday, 250 people joined the Transom in Russell Simmons’s penthouse apartment in the Financial District, shaking snow and sleet off their fur coats and craning their necks to see over a wall of cameras. Mr. Simmons, the chairman of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, was hosting a ceremony to celebrate FFEU’s young leaders, and Read More
Even as Madonna brings her world tour to Yankee Stadium for shows on September 6 and 8, longtime fans will have a sneaking suspicion that she’s already sung her swan song.
Madonna’s first U.S. tour dates since 2008 will include a stop at Yankee Stadium, it was announced today. The star, most recently seen at Lucas Oil Stadium doing her best Roman-goddess routine, is hitting the road to promote her upcoming album MDNA. She’ll be at Yankee Stadium on September 6, with additional tour dates to Read More
M.I.A. briefly shot the camera a middle finger during her guest spot on the Super Bowl halftime show last night–because nothing is so much fun for everyone as a multimillionaire flipping off 100 million plebeians at once. Anyone who remembers the somehow more-innocent and crasser time of 2004 will remember the months-long “controversy” over Janet Read More
It turns out the New York Giants were prescient when they briefly put their website on a championship footing Saturday: in spite of a strong effort by the Patriots in the 4th quarter including a failed Tom Brady Hail Mary pass, the Giants won their Super Bowl match-up against the New England Patriots, 21-17. The Giants profited as much off Patriot foul-ups as they did from quarterback Eli Manning‘s efficient move into high gear in the fourth quarter, when Mr. Manning led what would ultimately be the game-winning drive, culminating in a touchdown by Ahmad Bradshaw with less than a minute left in the game. The AP reports as many as 100 million viewers may have tuned into the game on NBC.
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Yesterday’s Alexander Wang show took place at the massive hanger that is Pier 94, and after the requisite delay the looks began to emerge from beneath the extraterrestrial Jason Hackenwerth balloon sculpture. André Leon Talley and Grace Coddington sat without companion Anna Wintour, perhaps because there was a certain tennis match of a certain friend Read More
With the summer just about at the halfway point, the future is nearer and scarier than ever. Guiding us through dystopia will be Ray Bradbury, appearing via Skype at McNally Jackson bookstore. The science fiction writer, almost 90 years old, will speak with his recent biographer, Sam Weller, who will read from Listen Read More
The New York Times Magazine has added an editor’s note to its M.I.A. profile.
In the note, The Times concedes that writer Lynn Hirschberg grafted two quotes that were given to her at different points in the interview to make one big quote.
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