This is way better than that time Mick Jagger signed your aunt’s chest in Sharpie and she didn’t take a shower until 1988: On June 8th, Tina Wargo took to Twitter asking for help getting Girls creator Lena Dunham to handwrite the phrase “All adventurous women do,” for a tattoo.
Not only did Ms. Dunham comply, but she sent several samples of her script, neatly drawn in cursive on a napkin, to Ms. Wargo via Instagram. Ms. Wargo, who apparently had no qualms about spending her life with a reference to contracting HPV on her ankle, uploaded her new ink last week.
An NYU spokesman has just exclusively informed The Observer that Geoffrey Miller will keep his post at the university.
As reported earlier today, Dr. Miller, a visiting evolutionary psychology professor at NYU, is under fire for divulging his distasteful feelings on the PhD application process.
His since-deleted tweet read: “Dear obese PhD applicants: If you don’t Read More
It seems that for NYU’s PhD programs, fat people need not apply.
Geoffrey Miller, a visiting evolutionary psychology professor at NYU, is under fire for divulging his distasteful feelings yesterday on the PhD application process.
The since-deleted tweet read: “Dear obese PhD applicants: If you don’t have the willpower to stop eating carbs, Read More
"slice" of life
The riveting Patrick Stewart pizza saga continues today with the news that Sir Pat-Stew enjoyed a slice of Deep Dish pizza in Chicago, this time with a knife and fork.
Mr. Stewart made good on a promise to New York magazine that he would likely “take another slice” on a Read More
Lost and found
In February of this year, Abbi Jacobson, an aspiring actor, writer and artist living in the West Village, received a 70 year-old love letter originally from a military training facility in Jacksonville, North Carolina. She made a website, a YouTube video, a Facebook group and Twitter hashtag, aimed at using crowdsourcing Read More
"slice" of life
As the world went bonkers over the discovery that Patrick Stewart was eating his first “slice” of pizza in 72 years, New York magazine’s Daily Intelligencer got in touch with the star to get the scoop–er, slice–on the Tweet that brought a nation to its knees.
Turns out, it wasn’t that Read More
Patrick Stewart has boldly gone where every other New Yorker has already gone before.
This afternoon, the 72-year-old Park Slope resident and X-Men alum ate his first ever slice of pizza, according to his Twitter. He flawlessly implemented the famous New York fold.
Responses on Twitter range from “WTF?!” to “What’s with Montreal Canadiens cap?” Read More
As Katy Perry and John Mayer touchingly reunited this Memorial Day (and thank goodness!), Lena Dunham drew conservative ire for the zillionth time with a dynamic duo of pee-related tweets. Her punishment was swift and severe.
Enraged conservative writer Noel Sheppard blasted Ms. Dunham’s tweet as a searing indictment of “liberal Read More
Although many journalists are on Twitter and use the social network on an almost obsessive basis, they want to take it official. To use the parlance of another social network, they want to go from “It’s Complicated” to “In a Relationship.” And how better to do that than to create a position? Today, Twitter posted a link to a new job description: “Head of News and Journalism.”
It’s not every weekend that Kerri Gristina, a schoolteacher living in the Bronx, manages to round up her three daughters and load them into the car for a Manhattan outing. When she does, she’ll take them to a Broadway play, to a museum or just to frolic around Central Park. But no matter what else they do that day, the busy mom always manages to carve out some time for one special stop along the way.
“They have natural options, organic options,” Ms. Gristina, who writes a blog called Raising Three Savvy Ladies, told The New York Observer of her favorite place to buy beauty products in NYC. “It’s like a designer store. Maybe it costs more, but having more variety is worth it.”
No, it’s not the Laura Mercier or Bobbi Brown counter at Bergdorf’s. Ms. Gristina’s guilty primping pleasure is Duane Reade.