Nate Freeman

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.

Viva Giada!

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.

Isabel ToledoĆ¢??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.