Armory Week’s closing weekend was marked by two very different art parties. One was a bawdy art opening in a nightclub, the other an exclusive brunch in a private house. Ryan McGuinness‘ Friday night opening of Women:The Blacklight Paintings was held in the Le Bain nightclub (the Boom-Boom Room’s raunchier counterpart) at the Read More
It’s a question that can be polarizing: new Times Square or old Times Square? Some say nothing can be worse than its tenure as a 1970s sin den peppered with strip clubs and porn shops, populated with drug addicts and thieves. Others decry its current state, insisting that the beyond-mobbed intersection is so drenched in Read More
The Last Critic
It’s been over a year since Kanye West grabbed the microphone from angelic country pop star Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards, and they’ve since made up. Kanye apologized in a virtuosic extended Twitter rant, and Taylor wrote the ego-flexing, Lanvin-loving rap star a song declaring him “Innocent.” So now Read More
When I was a boy, “dirty” was the epithet of choice for the hated other. It wasn’t enough to call someone any of the slurs for being Jewish or black or Latino. You had to put “dirty” before it.
The genealogy of the insult was firmly established in the history of the world. Your tribe-your Read More