The news of Amy Winehouse's death this weekend was, while perhaps not a shock, still  devastating. And in the days since, much been made of her addiction, as though somehow she got what she deserved, or what she was looking for; that being an active addict is about having a death wish. But I don't think Amy did drugs or drank because she wanted to die; I think she did them in order to manage living.Like so many true artists, Amy seems to have felt things, ... Read More
In honor of the beloved singer, Amy Winehouse, who was found dead on Saturday at age 27, M.I.A. released an unfinished demo titled ‘27’ via her Twitter yesterday morning. Listen to it here on M.I.A.'s Soundcloud, where she dedicated the song to all of her friends that died at 27. Despite being recorded prior to her ‘mixtape’ VICKI LEEKX, the lyrics are chillingly appropriate for the recent tragedy:   Said ... Read More
Planned Parenthood of NYC’s 7th annual benefit, Summer, Sex & Spirits is tonight, July 25 at Hudson Terrace from 8-11 PM. Get tickets at the door for $50 this evening or you can still purchase them in advance here for $40. Or, for $75, you can enjoy the VIP champagne reception from 7-8 PM, which includes gift bags and cocktails on the Garden Terrace. Sip cool drinks from the all night open bar while enjoying music by Justine D and DJ Ayres, burlesque ... Read More
Review by Michelle Kehm With a budget of zilch, the twin-powered team behind The Polish Brothers (Northfork, Twin Falls Idaho) wrote, directed, shot and starred in this exquisitely intimate and beautifully scored film that pays homage to the French New Wave and Claude Lelouch’s A Man and a Woman. Piratic Mark Polish plays Yves, an American photographer who runs into his ex, Sofia, a model-turned-journalist played by the achingly beautiful Stana ... Read More
We've all lost a great talent today, Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home. While it does not come as a surprise to most, it is still shocking that someone so young and so clearly gifted is gone. I didn't know Amy, but did work with her once back in 07 on her press tour for Back in Black during a photoshoot for BUST.  When that record came to our office, it was just so superior to anything we'd heard in years, and it was instantly loved by ... Read More