candidness, a hint of self-deprecation seeping through. "I'm lucky because what was essentially my hobby became my job. Some people have their jobs but have other hobbies like fishing, therefore the magazines they read on the toilet are fishing magazines. The magazines I read on the toilet...

As a kid I was a bit of a loner and spent time by myself reading books, fashion magazines and thinking critically about art and anthropology. My mom introduced me to philosophy texts as a kid. I studied literature and ended up doing my graduate thesis on James Turrell, who once said, "Light...

The grounds, meanwhile, will include an on-site display of rare Elvis memorabilia culled from Johnny's personal collection in his Los Angeles home. You could say it's also a tribute to Elvis Presley, although it's called the Johnny Ramone Tribute. But here's the thing. It's the 8th annual...

Despite his acerbic wit, Vidal's prose is often described as elegant and learned. In addition to novels, essays, and presidential biographies, he wrote numerous films (Ben Hur) and plays, two of which became Broadway productions. Ever the controversialist, Vidal could always be relied...

Should the sight of Prada's ad campaign in every fashion magazine not be enough for you this fall, Steven Meisel has started shooting videos to accompany his seasonal photographs. And it is fun to see the models try their hand at acting and hear their still-girlish voices (the...

Along with socialites and muses like Baby Jane Holzer and Edie Sedgwick, many of them artists in their own right, the motley crew included Ultra Violet, who, earlier this week, went to the great Silver Factory in the sky. Born Isabelle Collin Dufresne in France in 1935, Ultra Violet met...

With her penchant for Stephen Jones hats, vintage clothing, colored fur and fearless use of pattern, the Italian iconoclast remained an unmissable presence on the fashion scene to the very end, inspiring designers from longtime friend Karl Lagerfeld to Marc Jacobs, who used her as a muse...

Formed with John Cale and Nico, the Velvets were synonymous with Andy Warhol and the counter-culture of the 1960s. Reed is particularly known for his experimental approach to music and the frankness with which he addressed taboo topics of sexuality and drug use. Reed went solo in 1972 and...

Karen Black, the actress whose portrayals of unstable, fragile women won her wide acclaim, just as her subsequent roles in so-bad-they're-good horror films won her a cult following, died yesterday in Los Angeles of complications from cancer. She was 74. Karen Black opposite Jack Nicholson in...

Not only was he an early pioneer of the cheeky, bold, bright style that came to define the over-the-top 80s look, but he transformed his stores in Milan, London, Beverly Hills, and especially New York into creative hotspots, where celebrities and the demimondaine would collide in performances...

 

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