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- 03/02/12--09:44: Geiss Project
- 03/02/12--10:20: Top 10 Characters We'd Like to See Lindsay Lohan Play On SNL
- 03/02/12--12:00: Peter Davis Launches SCENE Magazine at Desmond's
- 03/02/12--12:55: From the Archives: Steve Buscemi
- 03/02/12--13:25: Sophia Rossi
- 03/02/12--14:30: Gant Rugger Takes Over the Fat Radish
- 03/02/12--14:45: Look at Kim at the Lanvin Show in Paris!
- 03/02/12--15:30: Papermag's Guide to a Very Manly (Muppet) Weekend
- 03/04/12--07:30: Jean-Paul Gaultier Turns It Out at Paris Fashion Week
- 03/04/12--08:30: Street Scenes from Paris Fashion Week
- 03/05/12--06:00: The Morning Funnies: LeBron James's Man Purse + Disney Housewives
- 03/05/12--07:39: What If PAPER Cast the Next Season of Dancing With the Stars?
- 03/05/12--09:55: Carrie: The Musical -- an AndrewAndrew Insta-Review
- 03/05/12--10:10: Fashion Smackdown! Parsons Takes on FIT in the Fusion Fashion Show
- 03/05/12--11:00: Jeremy Lin Should Take Some Style Tips from these NBA Ballers
Mr. Mickey is in Paris for Fashion Week and just sent over this little iPhone video from the Margiela finale. We love all the big, slouchy coats and huge collars pulled up over models' faces. Check back for Mickey's write-up in a bit.
Donning an oversized black furry vest and a welcoming smile, Suzanne Geiss is holding court at 76 Grand Street, once home to the legendary gallery Deitch Projects. The dealer is in her element, giving a tour of the sprawling space, where she spent nearly 15 years as Deitch's executive director, turning the gallery into a New York institution by working on everything from the Art Parade to Keith Haring's estate. Now, almost two years after her boss shut his doors -- in which time the Long Island native realized projects by the likes of Assume Vivid Astro Focus and Chris Johanson, and consulted for clients on their private art collections -- she has returned to that very building to launch The Suzanne Geiss Company.
With over a year of exhibitions already scheduled, the program will partially overlap with that of Deitch's, but there will be some unexpected additions of both undiscovered and established talents, including everyone from Melodie Mousset to Ryan Johnson. "The exact form and who I will be presenting I think will be quite surprising and different from what we did at Deitch. But I do think there's a shared interest in expanding the audience and expanding the meaning of what art can be," Geiss explained. The inaugural show will feature the work of the late graffiti pioneer Rammellzee. Reclusive for the past two decades, this is the first time that all the complete sets of his three-dimensional "Letter Racers" and two-dimensional alphabets ("Wild Style" and "Sign Overture") will be shown together.
"I can only do what I'm interested in, and I'm so inspired by the artists that I'm planning to exhibit. They are the innovators and I'm here to act as their producer, facilitator, sometimes co-conspirator," reflects Geiss, as our tour commences in a large back room, where sun from the gallery's skylights envelops a preview of her May exhibit: four delicious Kristin Baker abstractions. For Geiss, and her eclectic group of young artists, the future already looks bright.
In top photo: (l-r) Alex Hudson, Shea Goli, Suzanne Geiss, Alexxa Gotthardt
Suzanne Geiss on Rammellzee's letters (one of which, a Z, is pictured above): "His work, his world -- Gothic Futurism -- is really so dense that we wanted to focus on one aspect and really start at the foundation, which is his theory of letters breaking free of the constraints of language. It's about mechanizing the letters--they're racing."
With news out that Lindsay Lohan badgered Lorne Michaels to get her hosting gig on SNL tomorrow night, we here at PAPERMAG are curious what that means for Lohan. Will they put her through the ringer and poke fun at her troubles with substance abuse and the law? Or will they play it safe? Will she nail the whole thing and have the "comeback moment" that she's looking for? Who knows. In the meantime, however, here are the Top Ten Characters We'd Like to See Lindsay Lohan Play on SNL.
1. Victoria Gotti
3. A Beverly Hills Housewife (preferably Adrienne Maloof)
4. Courtney Stodden
5. Stefon's party monster sidekick
6. JWoww to Bobby Moynihan's Snooki
7. Callista Gingrich
8. Daphne Guinness (or eccentric heiress archetype) in a "Don't Make Me Sing" sketch
9. Taylor Swift (alongside Taran Killam's Tim Tebow)
10. Ethel from Downton Abbey
HOT LUNCH APOSTLES
This is a revival of The Talking Band's 1983, perhaps prophetic show, which imagined millions unemployed in an economically ravaged USA, where carnival stripper troupes, competing against religious fervor, began performing stories from the Bible. The entire theater will be transformed into a giant fairground, with game booths, food stands and geek shows. Paul Zimet directs a cast of 10, including the very talented singer/songwriter, Loudon Wainwright III, aka Rufus's dad.
The Ellen Stewart Theater, 66 E. 4th St., (212) 475-7710. Mar. 1-18. Tickets here.
THE BIG MEAL
Playwrights Horizons presents a new play by the sterling Dan LeFranc (Sixty Miles to Silver Lake), staged by New York's most sought after director, Sam Gold (Seminar). The story starts small: a man and a woman meet in a restaurant, sparks fly. But then it turns into a tale that encompasses five generations of an ordinary, modern American family, 80 years of parents, kids and family life experiences in one sitting.
Peter Jay Sharpe Theater, 416 W. 42nd St., (212) 279-4200. Previews Mar. 1, opens Mar. 21-Apr. 8. Tickets here.
THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE
Who better to write a play about a late night party, where alcohol flows, games are played, and things get out of control, than Edward Albee, who penned the great American classic, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? This is a revival, directed by David Esbjornson, featuring Tony Award winner Jane Alexander in the title role. Here, in a cast of eight, Sam and Jo invite a few friends over for a few, late night drinks and a game of 20 Questions. An unexpected guest and her mysterious companion arrive, more questions. An architectural bonus is that the show is the inaugural production at Signature Theatre's new home, designed by Frank Gehry.
The End Stage Theatre, 480 W. 42nd St, (212) 244-7529. Previews Feb. 14, opens Mar. 3- 25. Tickets here.
Tina Howe's 1983 Pulitzer Prize finalist play is not about men on ladders sprucing up the outside of a cathedral. It's about the Church family: mom and dad are moving to a new beach home on Cape Cod, and their New York artist daughter comes to help them pack and paint their portraits. The excellent Keen Company, who did a fine production of Howe's Museum in 2002, will again be directed by Carl Forsman. The strong cast features Kathleen Chalfant as the mother, John Cunningham as the father, and Kate Turnbull as their offspring. Life, art and family overlap.
The Clurman Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St., (212) 239-6200. Previews Feb. 14, opens Mar. 6. Tickets here.
This comedy/drama comes to us from a glowing premiere at London's Royal Court Theatre; written by Nina Raine, and directed by David Cromer, who helmed the recent year-long running revival of Our Town. The cast of six includes seven-time Emmy nominee, Mare Winningham. It's about a boy who is born deaf, into a hearing family who are unconventional and politically incorrect. They pay him little mind, but he adapts and gets along. Then he meets a woman who is about to go deaf herself, and his eyes are opened.
Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow St., (212) 868-4444. Previews Feb. 16, opens Mar. 4. Tickets here.
Man-about-town Peter Davis is a longtime contributor of Paper and a general pal, having been part of our family since he had green hair and was our clubs reporter in the mid '90s. We can't, therefore, think of a better person to be editor-in-chief of the new society magazine SCENE. The magazine, whose inaugural issue features model Eletrra Wiedemann on the cover, plays with the increasingly loose concept of celebrity and society in Manhattan, combining downtown, uptown and everything in between. Check out theses shots of Davis and friends at the magazine's launch last night at Desmond's. Go get 'em, Peter!
We're all about the Colette X Cobranake Vans collaboration, which features a pair of Vans lace-ups with a hamburger print on them. Colette's Sarah Lerfel and Mark "the Cobrasnake" Hunter hosted a Paris Fashion Week party in honor of their collab last night and, above, are a few photos from the evening. We love how serious and chic everyone looks as they color their place mats with crayons. That's Paris Fashion Week for you.
Meanwhile, we're also having a Vans giveaway right this very second, in which the winner gets free custom shoesies for 1 who year. Crazy! Click on the banner below for more details.
Hey guys, we're not sure if you knew this, but PAPER has a Tumblr -- and a pretty great one at that! On it you'll find outtakes from editorials, images from the Paper Archives (like the 1996 shot of Steve Buscemi, from a piece by Tom Murrin, posted below), and things that we think are worth looking at. Check it out (and see more of Steve!) at Papermag.tumblr.com
Since Sophia Rossi launched the website HelloGiggles last spring with her friends, 2 Broke Girls writer Molly McAleer and perennial "It Girl" and New Girl star Zooey Deschanel, the site has created a female comedy movement. "We started it out of a mutual frustration with not seeing the kind of content that we wanted," Rossi says. "Our intention was to create a girl version of Funny or Die or College Humor. But then we discovered that our audience isn't really into sketch. They like it, but they like back story, too. We appeal to the twenty-something girl, but also to teens who want to feel like they're older, and to women in their thirties who want to feel like they're in their twenties."
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Rossi worked as a producer for The Hills and The City before co-creating HelloGiggles. She befriended McAleer after becoming obsessed with her podcast, and she and Deschanel bonded in an exercise class. The trio creates a youthful and positive vibe on HelloGiggles partly because the content is provided for free by legions of contributors who are enthusiastic to have their voices heard. Rossi plays the site's ringleader, corralling Hollywood's cool kids to support HelloGiggles (her Twitter feed -- @sofifii -- reads like a chat room where Lena Dunham, Samantha Ronson and Mindy Kaling occasionally stop by to talk about spin class).
Along with McAleer and Deschanel, Rossi helps define the tone of the site, which features articles ranging from Judy Blume tributes to breakup haircut tips. Rossi also hosts BFF, an intimate livestream talk show on the site, which allows readers to ask for advice (on bad roommates, bad boyfriends, etc.) from Rossi and a different friend each week. "I wake up pretty early, around 6:30," Rossi says. "Then I'll go for a hike, and afterwards I'll have a lunch meeting. It's kind of annoying about L.A., but most meetings take place at lunch. Then I go back home to work. I basically have my day scheduled like a mom."
As the site's readership numbers explode, Rossi and the HelloGiggles gang have begun hosting a series of popular live shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's outposts in L.A. and New York. When asked about the future of HelloGiggles, and potential "dream contributors" Rossi immediately lists off Fran Drescher and Roseanne Barr. "We all love The Nanny, and Roseanne is just our favorite -- for all of us."
Stay tuned for from more from our Dirty Dozen feature, including 11 other movers-and-shakers taking Los Angeles by storm.
Like many food-minded New Yorkers, Gant Rugger designer Christopher Bastin is a big fan of the popular Chinatown farm-to-table hot-spot the Fat Radish. Last night, Bastin presented his fall collection in the restaurant's rustic, comfy space, where even the waiters were wearing the brand. The result: both the food and the tailoring were delicious. Below, we break things down.
The Clothes: The New Work-Wear
Using heavier fabrics, toned down in color, Bastin describes this collection as "the new work-wear for 2012." Flannels, wools, and denim were crafted into pieces that could easily be incorporated into a man's work or play wardrobe. Standout looks included a smart camel colored suit and a blazer paired with a denim shirt, creating an effortlessly stylish vibe. Also represented were more traditional pieces, including a double-breasted pinstripe blazer, which the designer managed to make far less formal with his tailoring and fabrics. Bastin, who was absent due to an emergency, sent a note that GANT's director of marketing and PR read aloud and was signed: "Rugger Hugs." The man, like his collection, is all charm.
The Food: Less Hot Air, More Vegetables
Ben Towill and Phil Winser of the Fat Radish want their patrons to live better, and they believe it all starts with what we eat -- especially when it comes to vegetables. Winser says all of their eggs come from a farm where "the chickens really are free range, they run around!" Similarly, the produce, meat, and all other ingredients used at Radish all have their own provenance, and are special in their own way. Everything we ate last night, and we ate a lot, including a beet crumble and roasted leg of lamb, was special indeed.
The Fat Radish
17 Orchard St.
Kim getting her hair done. (Photo via @ewhummer)
Kim's view from on stage with Pink Martini, Joey Arias and NPR's Ari Shapiro. (Via @kimpaper)
1. No, those aren't monsters. They're just photos of dogs mid-shake. [Imgur/Pinterest]
2. Check out this "Omniscient Siri" iPhone 4S case. [Laughing Squid]
3. It's Jon Bon Jovi's 50th Birthday and Lou Reed's 70th.
4. Look at these amazing napkin drawings. [Flavorwire]
5. An Archie comic featuring a same sex marriage plot sold out despite boycott instigated by American Family Association's One Million Moms project. [The Daily What]
7. Daphne Guinness is donating 100 pieces from her clothing collection to a Christie's charity auction. [The Observer]
You don't have to be a guy to do most of these things, but they do have a rather masculine bent, what with the hot shave and tailoring appointments. Was I not of the fairer sex, I would definitely get a hot towel treatment and a suit fitting. Maybe I could get a hot shave--I've never tried. I wonder if a barber could legally deny my request to be slathered in shaving cream and carefully shorn? That sounds rather provocative, doesn't it? But that is neither here nor there. Bird or bee, go out into the world this weekend and bro down with these manly things.
Hella Bitter Launch Party: The boys behind these bitters are officially launching tonight in Williamsburg at Windmill Studios. Stop in for endless cocktails, the Bitters Babes behind the bar. They also know how to put a few drinks away.
American Craft Beer Festival: Seventy-five craft brewers. Hundreds of beers. Eight hours. GO! Keep an eye out for the Frito pie. It pairs with just about every beer you can imagine. I've tried it.
Beers at Persons of Interest: Having recently launched their second location in Williamsburg, Persons of Interest is the place for drop-in shaves, shearings and beerings. A constant stream of Brooklyn Brewery suds will ease you into the mood for a midday pampering.
A Muppet Movie: Honestly, this has nothing to do with boozing, but it could -- and it's best suited for a post-Mimosa buzz with all your manly Muppet friends. Start at Astoria's Sweet Afton for belly lining and bloody marys ), then head over to The Museum of the Moving Image for a Saturday of semi-tipsy sing-alonging with all of your favorite Muppets.
Suit Up at Park Avenue Tavern: To continue the weekend's virile vibes (we fully recognize the ickiness of that phrase), head over to Park Ave Tavernfor a tailoring appointment with Crown Tailors & Suitmakers. Pop in after work for an evening for Scotch tasting, shoe shines and lessons in cigar rolling. Monday, March 5th and Tuesday, March 6th. Call for appointments: 212-867-4484.
best, Jean-Paul Gaultier can really turn it out. At the designer's F/W '12 Paris Fashion Week show yesterday, Joan Smalls looked devastatingly chic and in a black, graffiti-splattered dress
under a beautifully tailored tobacco-hued coat. It was the tailored-pieces that were
the stand-outs. Karlie Kloss and
Frida Gustavsson looked chic and modern in
I also loved the knits, which included sweaters with faux sleeves tied in the front and fur-lined wraps that looked like classic shearling bomber jackets turned into stoles. Both were examples of Gauliter's deftness at serving up splashes of whimsy. Check out my iPhone video of the show's finale above.
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Check out these pics by Pierguido Grassano and Anzhelika Ardasheva of models in the wild on the streets of Paris during Paris Fashion Week. Tres chic!
Josephine Meckseper's "Manhattan Oil Project" Opens
Here's a photo of LeBron James carrying a very small (Steampunk-esque?) man purse. [via Buzzfeed]
Dancing With The Stars recently announced their Season 14 line-up and other than Jaleel White (a.k.a. Urkel), the cast leaves a little to be desired. That got the wheels a' turning in the PAPERMAG offices and we daydreamed about what would happen if PAPER cast the next season.
Herewith, we present to you Dancing With the PAPER Stars:
1. Andre Saraiva
2. Amanda Lepore
3. Johnny Knoxville
4. Beth Ditto
5. Michael Musto
6. Pee-wee Herman
7. Lynn Yaeger
8. John Waters
9. Lady Bunny
10. Brad Goreski
11. Joey Arias
12. Chloë Sevigny
One of the biggest flops in Broadway history, Carrie: The Musical, based on Stephen King's first published novel, is a theatrical disaster of legendary proportions. Opened in 1988 and costing a whopping 8 million dollars to produce, the show ran for only 5 performances. A badge of honor for New York theater fans, years later drama queens proudly proclaim, "I saw Carrie." Jump to March 2012: The MCCTheater company is attempting to resurrect this monster of a show and turn what was considered theatre trash into a sensational smash. In light of the national focus on High School bullying and the It Gets Better campaign, timing might be on their side. Plus, who doesn't like a good underdog story? This bloody musical about a socially awkward girl humiliated by her classmates, whom she exacts brutal revenge upon, has elements of a Shakespearean tragedy. But the stains of this show's past have had a long time to set and may prove too difficult to wash out. Were we "Carried" away or was it just a big bloody mess? Watch our full video review to find out.
Over the week-end, thirty 19-year-old designers went head to head at the Fusion Fashion Show, which pits students from Parsons the New School for Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology against one another. This year, Thomas Todd, Mary Kate Steinmiller, Carole Hochman, Fabiola Arias, and Joshua McKinley were the industry judges, choosing Parsons as the Best Overall School. Several Fusion alums include Alexander Wang, Chris Benz, and fashion's current "it" boy, Prabal Gurung. Here are some of our favorite designs from the show.
Now that Jeremy Lin is a bona fide sensation, he's got to step up his style game -- even other NBA players are dissing the guy's sartorial sense and nobody should be wearing Adidas shower shoes with socks past the age of 17. All a signature look takes is a big dose of individualism, a good stylist or a dinner date with Anna Wintour at Waverly Inn, which is why we've assembled a list of the 12 most fashionable dudes in the league (past and present) whose style ought to rub off on the rookie.
Also below, PAPERMAG plays Jeremy Lin Paper Dolls and dresses him up in some of our top choices for Fall/Winter '12 menswear straight off the runway.
1. LeBron James, Highland Lad
2. Walt "Clyde" Frazier, The Three Piece-er
3. Derek Rose, The Polished Bohemian
4. Amare Stoudemire, Upscale Professor
5. Joakim Noah, The American Apparel Model
6. Dwyane Wade, Dapper Dandy
7. Artis Gilmore, The Fur Trapper
8. Baron Davis, The Intellectual
9. Wilt Chamberlain, The Ladies' Man
10. Michael Jordan, Mr. Clean in Pinstripes
11. Julius Erving, The Man of Leisure
12. Dennis Rodman, The Individual
Jeremy Lin in rag & bone
Jeremy Lin in Billy Reid
Jeremy Lin in John Bartlett
Jeremy Lin in Jeremy Scott