Candance Bushnell, J. Courtney Sullivan and Cecily von Ziegesar discussed writing young-adult fiction at Barnes & Noble. The talk began with von Ziegesar, 40, talking about about why she writes novels about teenagers.
"I'm still coming of age!" she exclaimed, and described the process of "coming of age at all ages." She likened people to volcanoes: "we have big eruptions and little eruptions, and sometimes we are just dormant. The first big eruption happens at 18."
Postedsdfon July 15th, 2010 1:54am
"Every time I see her I think she should wear her hair longer," a Hunter College High School alum wearing patent leather flats suggested when a stock photo of Kagan was displayed on the two flat-screen TVs. "She looks so uncomfortable."
Postedsdfon June 28th, 2010 3:54pm
The party began on the line to get into Milk that stretched eastward down 15th Street. "I just Googled 'coffeeshops' and picked the neighborhood with the most hits," one woman told her friend as they waited for the line to inch forward "Plus there's a Whole Foods." Once inside, guests contemplated a stack of glittery cubes on which different colored lights were projected. DJs played bass-heavy music that one party-goer described as "the sound of a hangover."
Postedsdfon June 28th, 2010 9:40am
Thousands of people in sweatpants and crop tops assembled at the Great Lawn to participate in the World's Largest [Registered] Free Yoga Class. Flavorpill hosted the event, and brought in a troupe of slam-poets and yoga celebs to officiate, including guru-instructor Elena Brower and comedian Reggie Watts.
The lines were long, and the 10,000-ish peace-seekers chatted with each other to pass the time.
Postedsdfon June 23rd, 2010 9:05am
Paul, the bald bartender at Solas, may well have been the only Irish person at the East Village bar's Bloomsday event last night.
That was because the celebration of the 106th anniversary of Leopold Bloom's fictional Dublin wanderings, also known as the novel Ulysses, was hosted by Tablet, an online magazine giving "A New Take on Jewish Life."
The celebration had a dual cause: to celebrate the day Ulysses is based on, as Joycephiles and Hibernophiles do each year on June 16, and to put "the Bloom back in Bloomsday."
Postedsdfon June 18th, 2010 3:52pm
Janis Spindel says she passed on a role on 'Millionaire Matchmaker.' Bravo says she had a clip reel.
Postedsdfon June 16th, 2010 8:58pm