John Waters Conversation Portrait

ROLE MODELS by John Waters  From NYPL LIVE  “Pink Flamingoes” director and Pope of Trash JOHN WATERS discusses how his odd roster of role models inspired him to achieve neurotic happiness. In this conversation with Paul Holdengräber, Waters also offers subversive tips for how to dress, steal flowers and die. —————————– JOHN WATERS is an […]

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White Trash Punk Playground

The two books go well together, giving a representative look at the intersection of music, art, scene-making, fashion, hustling, and hanging out that made the early New York City punk scene so indelible. Vintage Photos of New York City’s 1970s Punk Playground By Mark Murrmann    Two notable recent books from Glitterati Incorporated take readers […]

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The Boston Tea Party VU 1967

ANDY WARHOL SHOOTS THE VELVET UNDERGROUND LIVE IN COLOR, BOSTON, 1967 Last week I recovered video of the Velvet Underground performing live in Boston in 1967. This would be notable on its own, being one of only two known films with synchronous sound of the band performing live also happens to be the only one that was […]

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Unsolved Case File/The Cecil Hotel

The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam  Elisa Lam was a 21-year-old Canadian student at the British Columbia University in Vancouver although she was not registered when she left her home in January 2013 for a trip to Southern California. Reported missing since the beginning of the month by her worried parents whom she talked to everyday, her naked […]

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Alexander McQueen

The Rebel King of British Fashion. He was the son of an East End taxi driver who took over one of the grandest fashion houses of the world. McQueen reinvented the catwalk and created clothes who silenced his audience. Brilliant, offensive, beautiful, outrageous. Always making a statement, constantly pushing everything to the edge, British Designer of the Year in 1996, […]

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