The Eight-Day Week
Wednesday, September 28
Hip Hop for Haiti
As we head into October, New York again braces itself for the annual autumn spree of charity functions. And though the foundations vary, representing any number of worthy causes, it still seems you can’t go a week in this town without a benefit Read More
The Times Magazine this weekend, in addition to an interview revealing Paz de la Huerta’s bath troubles, features a profile of Wyclef Jean–the would-be savior of Haiti who may be better known for his years with the band the Fugees. The article’s author seems to suffer some cognitive dissonance as he tries to Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The day before Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States, the lunch seating at Café Milano, the Italian restaurant in Georgetown, was booked solid.
Milano is the Michael’s of D.C. But it’s still in D.C. The air buzzed with the chatter of heavily hair-sprayed women wearing pink blouses, dangly Read More
German electropop innovators Kraftwerk claimed proudly in their heyday some decades ago that the robotic sound of their music was not enough: they wanted to become robots. On Akon’s latest album, “Freedom,” out today, the Senegalese-raised, Atlanta-based singer has brought that dream to R&B, though in his case, automatism isn’t the end in itself, just Read More
Attendees expected to attend the Democratic Convention in Denver include Kanye West, Wyclef Jean, N.E.R.D., Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Ed Norton Jr. [WashingtonPost]
Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon are fighting to keep St. Vincent’s hospital from expanding onto West 12th Street, three blocks from Read More
It may be a dark time for rock ‘n’ roll, but things are looking up for rap.
Ghostface Killah got RZA to agree to push back the highly anticipated fifth studio album, 8 Diagrams, of the Wu-Tang Clan—the hip-hop collective to which they both belong—a week, so that he Read More
On the morning of Friday, July 13, a heavyset New York City street vendor named Ron–”I’d rather not have my last name in print, for various reasons,” he said–arrived at the corner of West 68th Street and Columbus Avenue, where he sells used paperbacks, and discovered he was suddenly famous. Or rather, his bottom was Read More
Come to The Hamptons, Get A Free Car!
The Hamptons haven’t exactly been a celebrity magnet this summer, but the folks at Mercedes-Benz managed to find a way to get the famous and the marginally famous to turn out for its pre-U.S. Grand Prix party at the Bridgehampton home of real estate developer Rodney Propp Read More