On an unseasonably cold Saturday afternoon, rogue taxidermy diva Divya was setting up scalpels, Borax and a table of colorful items at the prop warehouse-cum-event space Acme Studio in Brooklyn. If it weren’t for the animal heads on the wall, we may have been more disturbed when Divya brought out the day’s “project”: dead mice, ready to be turned into art.
But the strangest plot twist of the day was yet to come: At 6:30 p.m., when most people were still putting the finishing touches on their dead mouse tableaux—a gynecologist named Jerry had created a gruesome/cute doctor mouse who was performing his own internal surgery—the class was ushered out. Acme began to transform into something resembling an old-timey mental institution, complete with working hospital gurneys and what looked to be a genuine gynecologic table. (No word from Jerry on this.)
If you’ve ever thought that privacy and space could only be found in a country setting, you were mistaken. Such luxuries can be found in a private renovated townhouse on a unique gated cobblestone street off Sutton Square. Who knew, eh?
For $15.5 million, you can have this mini-mansion from Sotheby’s and its Read More
Well, that was close. The government almost shut down Friday night, but then didn’t, putting an end to weeks of speculation as to which crucial federal operations (disease control? Toxic waste cleanup?? Passport processing?!?) would be suspended while Speaker of the House John Boehner continued to be paid for providing writers across the country with Read More
A certain amount of grumbling is par for the course in the media business these days–an ambient hum so pervasive you almost forget it’s there. But that disconsolate keening seems to have reached a new pitch with AOL’s staggering $315 million purchase of the Huffington Post, an aggregation-loving site that, in the words of one Web Read More
Pride and Prejudice
So the rumors that Cee-Lo Green would perform his current hit, “Fuck You!,” with Gwyneth Paltrow on Saturday Night Live were overblown (he performed the song solo, she did a weird introductory skit in a wig), but for some reason, America’s finally getting a chance to see this odd couple team up. Cee-Lo Read More
If a British TV star was going to start an international incident, we’d have thought it’d be Ricky Gervais. No such luck: Mexico’s ambassador in London is demanding an apology over a Sunday episode of the automotive show Top Gear in which the stars criticized a Mexican sports car, and Mexico. Host Richard Read More
What’s Playing has a list of contenders for the Lois Lane part in Zack Snyder’s new Superman reboot, following the casting of Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel. Cavill’s casting was the subject of much speculation, with names like Jon Hamm and Joe Manganiello bandied about — and it looks like the Read More
It used to be that pop singers reinvented themselves with each album — Madonna’s Erotica phase, centered on black leather and campy sexuality, was centered around her promotion of the album of the same name, as well as a coffee-table book. It lasted for a while! No longer: Rihanna’s new video, “S&M,” is Read More
Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal’s latest collaboration will hopefully fare better than Love and Other Drugs – but it’s at newsstands, not the box office. The Vanity Fair “Hollywood Issue,” which traditionally features either seasoned veterans (Harrison Ford and Jack Nicholson, 2003) or bright young things (Abbie Cornish and Kristen Stewart, 2010), has Read More