Big Apple Idolatry
- Just in case you thought those ForeRunner Chronicles that Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones participated in were part of a normal religious vlog, here’s the pastor who started the Chronicles, Christopher Hudson, talking about Jay-Z being a Freemason with demonic links, Obama’s ties to Hitler, and how NYC’s current gas crisis will lead to us eating each other, Walking Dead-style.
Two summers ago, I went to a reading that the poet Paul Muldoon was giving in a black box theater on the third floor of a nondescript building in Hell’s Kitchen. He read from a galley of his 2010 collection of poems, Maggot, and marked copy errors with a pen as he went along. John Ashbery joined him, reading handwritten translations of Rimbaud scrawled out on a yellow legal pad. There were mice scurrying around and about 20 people in the room, who were polite and subdued. A month later I interviewed Mr. Muldoon, who has been The New Yorker‘s poetry editor since 2007, over the course of two days, at Robert Frost’s farm in Ripton, Vt., where he summers. On the second night, we attended a bluegrass festival at the foot of a mountain, which attracted the kinds of backwoods crowds that drive to concerts in beat-up RVs and all-terrain vehicles. We must have heard four renditions of “Foggy Mountain Breakdown.” Mr. Muldoon heckled the bands by shouting, “Go electric!”
I was only vaguely taken aback, then, when I received an email from him in June that read: “I think we need to continue our tradition of going to cheesy shows. Aerosmith and Cheap Trick on July 24? P.”
On the evening of Monday, Nov. 9, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, who reportedly learned of lead singer Steven Tyler’s leaving the band in the press, tweeted that he was positively looking for a new lead singer.
Meanwhile, Mr. Tyler was dropping by Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year awards at Carnegie Hall to cheer Read More
No doubt riding high on the breakout success of David Wrobewski’s The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, the Ecco Press appears to be on something of a spending spree! Matthew Flamm at Crain‘s reports that Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith (not to be mistaken with Sinclair Lewis’ similarly titled book), Read More
When Steven Tyler released a statement last month, saying that he entered Las Encinas rehab center to recover from foot surgery, some in the press connected his treatment with that of Kirsten Dunst, who that same week said that she spent time at Cirque Lodge for depression.
Both clinics publicly stated that they Read More
Gossip Girl‘s Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford post their very private photos on the very public Photobucket. And there is one where Chuck–sorry, Mr. Westwick–is in bed with a girl! [Gawker]
Steven Tyler said he checked into rehab to treat a foot injury, which is of course a specialty of Celebrity Read More
According to her Facebook profile, Lydia Hearst is engaged! After just one week of dating Matt Rains, Trevor Rains’ brother, the twinkly-eyed socialite posted the update: "Lydia Marie Hearst Shaw went from being ‘it’s complicated’ to ‘engaged.’ [Daily Intel]
While giving a commencement speech at the Jesuit-run Loyola College, Lesley Stahl Read More
On April 7, a dozen New Yorkers–architects, writers and artists–feeling gouged by downtown Manhattan prices, bought a building together in Tribeca. They’ll share a mortgage and maybe even child care, creating what sounds a little like a modern-day artists’ cooperative. This being 2001, the starting cost was $7.9 million.
There’s architect Peter Moore, who’s been Read More
ACTRESS LIV TYLER WANTS OUT BEFORE SHE EVEN GETS IN Even before it opens its raw lofts in Soho, 30 Crosby Street has already had its 15 minutes of fame.
Liv Tyler has made it known to brokers that the apartment she intends to buy at the end of January in the new development will Read More