The man in the vivid purple turban padded silently down the stairs of the East 64th Street town house.
“Most welcome,” he said, bowing slightly and smiling toothily through his snowy beard. He wore a tailored black Nehru suit. “It is our good luck to have a great, learned person with us,” he added, leading Read More
The artist Chris Ofili has aroused the indignation of the
Mayor of New York, or at least has provided said political candidate with a
chance to strut his credentials as a believer and a man of the people, even if
he lives in and off of this city of sinners and wiseacres. Mr. Ofili’s painting Read More
When is someone going to write a candid history–it would probably have to be an oral history–of the role played by Freudian psychoanalysis in the social and intellectual life of the educated middle class in New York in the 1950′s? Alas, it is a subject that would require the combined talents of a Jonathan Swift Read More
April 26: C’est moi, c’est moi , Phyllis Stine. Sorry I haven’t written lately. Think I’m going out of my head. Still recovering from chafed neck which resulted from carrying white Prada shoulder bag slung across the torso as advertised. Consulted skin specialist Dr. Patricia Wexler, who says I take fashion too literally. Read More
Now listen up out there, because I am only going to say this once.
I want to make it perfectly clear-right here, right now-that I do not intend to use this space for the purpose of making inappropriate remarks about the President or our First Lady.
That’s right. I’ve said it. You have Read More
“I didn’t intend to write a book that would upset Lucian Freud,” said Matthew Collings, author of Blimey! From Bohemia to Britpop: The London Art World From Francis Bacon to Damien Hirst .
On March 31, Mr. Collings, the 43-year-old British author and television personality, was escorted by none other than aging-rocker-turned-art-impresario David Bowie into Read More
First it was Weimar, then Vienna. There is something bizarre about the way certain periods of modern cultural history are suddenly transformed into objects of contemporary yearning and nostalgia. Think of the romance that has been made of Weimar Germany in recent decades. Weimar was the prelude and handmaiden of the greatest disasters of the Read More