Three Decades of Rock in Rio
May 27, 2014
In June 1990, on a sunny afternoon in Rio de Janeiro, Roberto Medina—the founder of Rock in Rio, the world’s biggest music festival—was kidnapped by 10 armed men, who stuffed him into a car held him captive at gunpoint for three weeks.
April 28, 2014
Emmy-winning Giada De Laurentiis had her own restaurant, and for the location, she’s chosen the Vegas main drag that boasts boîtes from he-men such as Thomas Keller, Bobby Flay, Daniel Boulud, Mario Batali and Wolfgang Puck—but few female chefs, if any.
Migos on Repeat
July 10, 2013
There’s a certain thrill to hearing Drake lay claim to Illuminati membership on account of his Versace Medusa pendants, and repeating that brand’s name over and over somehow creates a sticky earworm of a chorus. But “Versace” is not a Drake track—not technically, anyway. He just added a verse to a song by the very young and almost famous Atlanta-based trio Migos.
James Turrell: Everywhere is Illuminated
June 25, 2013
The California-born artist James Turrell trades not in tricks but in total experiences, the kind that could produce in viewers something of an epiphany—you see the way light shades a room anew, with planes changing dimension and color as the eye and mind struggle to sync up.
House of Ladosha is C-Word Bound
February 6, 2013
On Tuesday evening at the corner of Clinton Street and Houston Street, a few passersby stopped to look at a t-shirt hoisted for display on the top floor of Superchief Gallery at Culturefix. Most were shocked by what they saw.
The Walkmen Can’t Be Beat
June 5, 2012
Over the last 11 years, The Walkmen—Hamilton Leithauser, who sings and plays guitar, drummer Matt Barrick, guitarist Paul Maroon, and Walter Martin and Peter Bauer, who switch both off between bass and organs—have churned out album after album of sorrow-tinged but triumphant bursts of wit, all set to distinctively American rock-‘n’-roll.
Carly Rae Jepsen Called Us, Definitely
April 9, 2012
What happens when Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez—the first couple of teen pop—invite their friends over to a mansion, put on fakemustaches, film the ensuing silly dance party, and put it on YouTube? Chances are it’ll go viral. But the soundtrack of to the video wasn’t one of Selena or Justin’s tracks—it’s “Call Me Maybe,” by singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen. Perhaps you’ve heard it?
Isabel Toledoâ??s Roots to Cuba and Ruben
March 9, 2012
Since they met as high school students decades ago, designer Isabel Toledo and her illustrator husband Ruben rarely step out solo—it’s always Ruben with his tiny mustache, and Isabel on his arm. As a couple, they’ve gifted the fashion world with looks galore from her, and peppy drawings of the fancy dresses from him.