I was probably 8 when I saw Mötley Crüe's video for "Home Sweet Home" for the first time—we got cable around 1986—but in the mid-80s MTV was playing it in heavy rotation, as they say, so I saw it a lot. And for an 8-year-old there was a lot to process, like that part in the beginning when Vince Neil kisses the crotch of a scantily clad lady on a poster. Also, the concept of the tour bus: It was clear that this was not just an ordinary bus, but rather some sort of magical, mystical lair where Adult Things went down. I did not yet know what I [...]
"They're cool, fashionable, interesting, compelling — they have something to say. I love that they've grown into their style. One of the things about getting older is you do grow into your sense of self. You don't look victim-y anymore." -Laura Brown, projects/features director at Harper's Bazaar, explains why the covers of all the September issues of fashion magazines are filled with old ladies.
Last evening, Marisa Meltzer and Doree Shafrir went to the 30th anniversary celebration of the London Review of Books.
Marisa: Where do we even begin?
Doree: I think it needs to be said that somewhere there is a party planner who might be losing his/her job.
OMG! Following in the footsteps of her mentor, Doree Shafrir-who we all love-is RETURNING TO GAWKER. Hopefully she will bring back the dildo with her!
UPDATE: OOH! And also Richard Lawson! It's like nostalgia or something! Something GOOD!
ALSO: It should be made clear that Doree is only returning as a two-day-a-week contributor. A two-day-a-week contributor, okay? It is apparently very important that we clarify: Doree Shafrir back at Gawker as a two-day-a-week contributor. We hear those days are Thursday and Friday, but whatever days they are, it will only be two of them.
"Unlike many of the burgeoning brownstone revival districts of Brooklyn-Brooklyn Heights, to begin with, then Cobble Hill, then Boerum Hill, now Park Slope-the Carroll Gardens neighborhood (Carroll Park, two blocks away, provides the name) did not require a renaissance," proclaimed New York magazine on Dec. 31, 1974. "Since its first occupancy by Italian families, it has remained in single-family occupancy, by and large. An unrenovated house on President Street might be bought for about $50,000, if (and this is a very big if) one came on the market."
Today, the vestiges of this once almost wholly Italian neighborhood are in the social clubs, behind anonymous doors; restaurants like Sam's, at [...]