Monthly Archives: March 2009

Goodbye Swedish meatballs

Beloved Swedish restaurant Good World is closing, drawing to an end an almost decade-long era of late-night gravlax and martinis. Tonight, the restaurant will bid farewell to their Orchard Street location — the building will be torn down and replaced with yet more downtown condos — with a proper Swedish send-off party. The owners plan [...]

Collier Schorr at Dashwood Books

Kids Behaving Badly

The highly publicized Kids Behaving Badly, a new group show at Clampart, features the work of fifteen photographers, all of whom seem immoderately concerned with what American kids are doing on Saturday night. The photographs on display include enough pubic hair, binge drinking and cross-dressing to repulse the most gutter-minded viewer, and while this is [...]

Yuko Sueta Art Auction Benefit

Purple Fashion

The Spring/Summer issue of Purple Fashion includes a story on Barack Obama, a candid interview with “French New Extremist” filmmaker Gaspar Noe, and enough glossy fashion photographs to wallpaper Robert Longo’s Manhattan studio (which, by the way, is also featured in the issue). Readers will recall Longo’s drawings from Dossier’s first issue, and the chance [...]

Mark Borthwick at The Journal Gallery Tonight

Ambrosial Imagery, Savory Prose: Two Food Blogs

Luvin Spoonfuls Julie Miller and Mina Stone are two Brooklynites—the former working in media production and the latter a private chef and fashion designer. Their blog, Luvin Spoonfuls, combines Stone’s palate with Miller’s eye for layout; both have a keen sense of design. While the saying goes that a dish’s appearance means nothing if it [...]

Anna Sheffield Sample Sale

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs

If the world is not black and white, perhaps love is. In his new show at Kumukumu, Fernando Mastrangelo renders the rawest of human emotions in dichromatic figures and shapes. This is not to say that love is simple, of course—only that it eschews gradation. Like fellow-Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, Mastrangelo uses ‘symbolic’ media: in [...]

Warm nights at SXSW

The SXSW blur of daytime drinking, sunburned shoulders and a renewed love for agave plants has finally come to an end. The highlight of the week was last night’s Viva Radio party at Club Deville, with Brooklyn bands Iran and Violens, as well as Warlocks, Ponytail and others. The neon lights against a backdrop of [...]