Old-Fashioned Prostitutes(A True Romance) 2 stars
It’s hard to keep count of just how many times Richard Foreman, the avant-garde guru of the East Village for nearly half a century, has threatened to retire from the theater and stop making his creepy, chaotic, perplexing, dreamlike and disturbing spectacles.
Having already given up his longtime space at St. Mark’s Church, the 75-year-old... » more
Success in their native England came fast for Palma Violets. Before they even released an album, one of Britain’s biggest music magazines had already proclaimed them the country’s best new band.
Many groups would have been swallowed by the hype, but Palma Violets lives up to it with raucous live shows and classic rock influenced songs that have elements of The Clash, The Velvet Underground... » more
Just in time for Mother's Day, a bevy of high-powered NYC moms gathered to share their secrets to success -- both professional and personal -- with a room full of New York ladies.
Designer Rebecca Minkoff, Gilt Groupe's Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, celeb stylist June Ambrose, Flywheel founder Ruth Zukerman and fashion and nonprofit maven Mary Alice Stephenson were among the panelists at the May... » more
The Great Gatsby 3.5 stars Directed by Baz Luhrmann Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan Rated PG-13
Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” filters F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel through the unmistakable eye of a cinema artist, a paragon of stylistic filmmaking excess. Attaching Luhrmann’s name to a beloved source is an inherent gamble; any movie the “Moulin Rouge” director makes... » more
The Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Click on the related content below for photos from the red carpet. ... » more
‘MC II’ Mikal Cronin 3.5 stars The sophomore album from West Coast indie rocker Mikal Cronin is a companion piece to his debut, which is to say it’s another likeness of a young man working his way toward adulthood. What could be a more well-worn path? However, every coming-of-age story is boring and powerful in the same way: its familiarity is its very strength, and all that sets it apart is the... » more
Nikolai and the Others 3 stars
How very fitting that “Nikolai and the Others,” Richard Nelson’s new play depicting composer Igor Stravinsky and choreographer George Balanchine in 1948 as they prepare the first piece to be produced by the soon-to-be-formed New York City Ballet, should be produced at Lincoln Center, merely feet away from where that company is now located.
This ensemble... » more
Designers Alexander Wang, Jason Wu and Zac Posen getting in some pre-Met Gala pampering at Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa
Kristin Chenoweth shopping for a new bed at Hästens Madison Avenue Boutique
Russell Simmons celebrating Cinco de Mayo by having margaritas and wings with pals at The Windsor
Brooke Shields, wearing a pink lace skirt and denim shirt, having lunch with daughter... » more
Plagued by drama since before it opened, Broadway's "Orphans" is slated to close six weeks early.
Producers announced May 6 that the show will play its final performance on Sunday, May 19 for a total of 27 previews and 37 regular performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
The show was originally scheduled to run until June 30. According to The New York Times,... » more
For the pampered mama
Bliss Spa Mother’s Day Packages (above) In honor of Mother’s Day, relaxation haven Bliss has put together four indulgent spa packages geared toward all types of mothers — including the expectant mom. The packages, which include discounted service prices, vary with massages, facials and manis and pedis, and are available at Bliss’ three NYC locations and Hoboken spa. $184-$328;... » more