You won’t find NYC’s coolest new cocktail spot in Williamsburg or the West Village this summer. Rather, it’s all the way out in Queens, at the just opened – and most hotly anticipated – TWA Hotel at JFK International. Yes indeed, you will find the cognoscenti hanging at the airport this summer, as the stunningly revived Eero Saarinen-designed masterpiece that was his 1962 Trans World Airlines Terminal now houses not one, but three new venues from hospitality hotshots Gerber Group – who forever changed the way we think about and drink at hotel bars starting with The Whiskey at the Paramount back in 1991.
If you happen to be in the general vicinity of Yuma, Arizona between now and May 30th, and are looking for something to intrigue (and possibly startle), you may want to detour to the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area . There you’ll find artist Tim Youd under a tent in the intense pre-summer heat, typing Cormac McCarthy’s 352-page novel Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness of the West , first published in 1985 but set in the mid-nineteenth century West . And he’ll be hammering away on an ancient typewriter, not a computer
Images: @scottruddevents / Scott Rudd Mixed media artists Raul de Nieves and Jessie Stead, of performance art band Hairborne , debuted their new installation I Feel So Crazy yesterday, May 22, at Missoni’s New York flagship boutique at 1009 Madison Avenue – where they also performed for an invitation-only audience. The piece is the latest exhibition to be part of the Missoni ‘Surface Conversion’ project, a series of works curated by the Italian fashion house’s creative director, Angela Missoni
For the last five years or so, the online dating game has been rigged. The big-name dating websites from the early ’00s would simply present single people to each other, and the apps littering singles’ phones today give a never-ending stream of faces and torsos demanding the smallest amount of attention
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Rome For many of us, the shock still lingers, a sense of loss still hangs heavy in the air. The heartbreaking June 2018 suicide of Anthony Bourdain was not just about the passing of a beloved celebrity – but that of someone who affected us in a significantly more profound way, allowing us to understand the joy of food and the complexity of people all over the world, at a time when it seemed most necessary to do so.
As if it even need be said, few things command our immediate and full attention as a woman in a chainmail headdress. And Brooklyn based model-songstress Sara Kendall dons exactly that in the video for her new single “Fantasies” – though with strings of stark black beads cascading down on either side, and her clutching a pair of broken chains, she’s admittedly a particularly intimidating presence. The lyrics tell a story of pushing on through a poisonous relationship, something which probably hasn’t changed all that much since the 13th Century
After many an escape to the heat of Miami from a curiously cold New York spring, we’ve developed a bit of a magic city routine that inevitably involves strolls along the beach promenade, shopping on Lincoln Road, and many a bevvy at one of the plush hotels that line Collins Ave. More recent trips, however, have had us upending said routine by venturing into parts unknown – like our recent introduction to SoFi, South Beach’s Tribeca-shaped southernmost wedge between 5th Street and the ocean. 5 th St is a natural demarcation line between the hard-partying Ocean Drive scene to its north, where Lummus Park starts, and the more subdued residential area to the south.
Since the last real Jarvis Cocker solo record – 2009’s Further Complications – everything seems to have gone completely off the rails. The West has spiraled into economic decline, right-wing populism has spread across America and Europe…and, perhaps most shockingly, a vast number of people don’t realize how much Post Malone and Bon Iver actually suck. So, clearly, we need the legendary Pulp frontman back in our lives more than ever
In an age when social media assures that everyone will be ever aware of what breakfast cereal and what brand of motor oil their favorite bands are partial to, Detroit’s The Bodies Obtained (a moniker nicked from the Joy Division song “Day of the Lords”) have maintained an almost absolute secrecy.
When 24 Hour Party People was released in 2002, the zeitgeist of cool was in the throes of an exhilarating post-punk revival. Interpol was nicking from Joy Division, The Rapture sounded for everything like Gang of Four, Mick Jones of The Clash was producing The Libertines…we could go on. So not only had the Manchester music scene that the film documented already defined a generation – its dramatization fit squarely into yet another generation-defining moment.
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Images courtesy of Gaetz Photography The Canadian Opera Company (COC) in Toronto asks if you are “opera-curious.” For those who are veteran art patrons, the answer is a resounding yes. However, for most millennials, even if their curiosity had ever been piqued, there remain obvious barriers to entry – some cultural, some financial. Fortunately in the last few years, the COC has been spearheading programming and hosting events to entice a younger demographic and to get them more interested in supporting the more than 400-year-old art form.
Images by Jimmy Fontaine John Ryan would seem to have something of a charmed life. A kid growing up in Upstate New York during the ’90s, he eventually graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 2010, and headed straight for Los Angeles. By 2013, he had a publishing contract with Big Deal Music, and was hobnobbing with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Sam Smith.
When the D.C. Cool campaign was launched a few years back, you could readily understand where it was coming from.
With winter but a memory and summer beckoning, Stockholm returns to its most glorious state of being. Meaning, of course, warm enough for an extended visit
One might risk one’s safety by saying so, but even Beyoncé will likely never achieve the iconic status of Madonna . (Calm down, Bey Legion.) Indeed, Ms. Ciccone still holds the title for the highest grossing tour by a female of all time, with 2008-2009’s Sticky & Sweet pulling in a mind-bending $408 million.
Above, London With all due respect to Asia, Africa, and those other four wonderful continents, we’d pretty much always rather be in Europe. We’re not alone in this, as 2018 saw the visits to EU member nations rise by 2%. Some cities, like Amsterdam and Barcelona, are actually struggling to deal with too much tourism.
Roy Choi is nervous. He’s about to launch his first ever television show, Broken Bread , on KCET and Tastemade…and he doesn’t know how it will be received. “Are people going to get on that bandwagon of like, Who is he to cover these topics?,” Choi wonders aloud
In the bitingly sardonic Talking Heads song “(Nothing But) Flowers,” David Byrne snarks, “There was a shopping mall / Now it’s all covered with flowers” – in a reverse, of course, of the troublingly concrete direction of the modern world. The song immediately popped to mind as we entered the lobby of the just opened Moxy Chelsea hotel…through a flower shop.