Monthly Archives: January 2010

YSL and Bruce Weber: Ain’t Nothin’ Like the Real Thing

Tino Sehgal at the Guggenheim

I went to the press preview yesterday of Tino Sehgal’s show at the Guggenheim and it was absolutely amazing. I’m hesitant to talk to much about the specifics, because for me part of the fun of the experience was not knowing what to expect, but I will do my best to review it without being [...]

Westside Story: Interview with Alexander Wang at Opening Ceremony

Growing up in Los Angeles, I believed that New York would be the only place where I could get up close and personal with the types of fashion that I love. Thankfully this past year Los Angeles gave me some amazing opportunities to meet or stand merely inches away from such designers as Phillip Lim, [...]

J.D. Salinger, 1919-2010

The mystery wrapped in an enigma buried inside an iconic American literary artist is dead at 91.

Eye of the Storm: Walter Martin of The Walkmen

A storm has seized the streets of Brooklyn.  Vanderbilt Avenue through Prospect Heights is a ghost town—windows shutter and awnings snap in the epic gusts.  But Walter Martin, bassist and organist of the band The Walkmen, lights into a quiet coffee shop the very picture of serenity.  His waxed-cotton biker jacket shows hardly a drop of [...]

When You Say One Thing But Mean Your Mother

Poet Melissa Broder is releasing her first book of poetry February 7 through Ampersand Press, entitled When You Say One Thing But Mean Your Mother. Publishers Weekly just reviewed it and said, ”This debut from Broder…is as funny and hip as it is disturbing…These poems are also quirkily compassionate…sexy, and at times even gross…Throughout, Broder searches for a [...]

Howard Zinn 1922-2010

Photo courtesy of While it was his sweet smile that first captured my attention, it was his brilliant mind that kept me coming back for more. Rest in Peace, Howard Zinn.

Kairos by White Hinterland

The most striking element of White Hinterland’s latest album, Kairos (Dead Oceans), is its focus on the human voice, the strongest and most unique instrument that any on person can utilize. White Hinterland’s (Casey Dienel and Shawn Creeden) instrumentation is light and carefully inserted into each song, and not utilized as a means of overcompensateing for a [...]

Coming Soon to a Sidewalk Near You

photographs by James Ewing, a Hayward Gallery commission, courtesy of the artist, Sean Kelly Gallery, NY, White Cube, London Mad. Sq. Art, part of Madison Square Park Conservancy, will present an exhibition of Antony Gormley’s sculpture this spring. Entitled Event Horizon, it will consist of thirty-one life-size body forms of the artist cast in iron [...]

Paris and the Avant-Garde: Modern Masters From the Guggenheim Collection

As one of the final exhibitions of the Guggenheim Museum’s 50th-anniversary celebrations, Paris and the Avant-Garde: Modern Masters from the Guggenheim Collection presents thirty-four works by eighteen artists from the Guggenheim Museum’s collection, including significant groups of sculpture by Constantin Brancusi and Alexander Calder. During the first decades of the 20th century, numerous painters and sculptors [...]