Tag Archives: The New York Times

Remembrances of Excellence (Recently) Past: RIP Helen Gurley Brown, Outstanding Cosmo Girl

The late Helen Gurley Borwn was Cosmopolitan’s editor  from 1965 to 1997, as recapped in her New York Times obituary.

Image via The New York Times via Santi Visalli/Getty Images

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Lessons in Excellency: Karen Knorr’s Outstandingly Excellent ‘India Song’

Karen Knorr is an American photographer living in London who was born in Germany, grew up in Puerto Rico and went to art school in Paris and London. Info via The New York Times.

Visual Excellence: The Photography of Karen Knorr. Image via The New York Times.

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Remembrances of Excellency Past: Julia Trotta’s Fake Estate Gallery

The Outstanding curator Julia Trotta at her, now-defunct, gallery, Excellently known as Fake Estate, as seen in the House and Home section of The New York Times.

The Outstanding dealer Julia Trotta at her, now-defunct, Fake Estate gallery. Image via Joyce Dopkeen for The New York Times.

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For Your Consideration: The Charming Excellence of Andy Cohen

Presented via The New York Times, The Six Degress of Andy Cohen, written by Susan Dominus.

Mr. Excellence: Bravo TV's Andy Cohen. Image via Michael Nagle for The New York Times via The New York Times.

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For Your Consideration: Julian Assange, Released On Bail, Imminently

From The New York Times: “In granting bail, Judge Howard Riddle ordered that Mr. Assange appear again in court on Jan. 11. He also said that between then and now he must reside at Ellingham Hall, a Georgian mansion in Bungay, in eastern England, owned by Vaughan Smith, the founder of a club for journalists. Mr. Assange must spend every night at the mansion and will be electronically tagged so the police can track his movements, the judge said.”  Read full report HERE.

The Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrived at court inside a prison van with heavily tinted windows on Tuesday in London. Image via The New York Times via Oli Scarff/Getty Images.

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Excellency Hall of Fame: James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix, Born Johnny Allen Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970)

Jimi Hendrix at Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, 1968. Image via Jeffrey Scales via The New York Times. © Jeffrey Scales/HSP Archiv.

Reading BECOMING JIMI HENDRIX, From Southern Crossroads to Psychedelic London, the Untold Story of a Musical Genius, by Steven Roby and Brad Schreiber, recently reviewed in The New York Times. Excellent. Outstanding.

 

 

 

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Wagnerian Excellence: “The Ring Cycle” Presented by The Los Angeles Opera @ The Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Los Angeles

Applauding the Los Angeles Opera‘s first presentation of Wagner’s The Ring Cycle. “The Los Angeles Opera is mounting its first “Ring” cycle, a fascinating and complex production of Richard Wagner’s “Ring des Nibelungen by the German artist and director Achim Freyer, who has soaked the stage with symbols in a visual version of the work’s leitmotifs. The third of three cycles, being performed here at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, ends on Saturday,” advises The New York Times.

Operatic Excellence: Beau Gibson as Froh in Wagner's "Rheingold" in Los Angeles. Image via Stephanie Diani for The New York Time.

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Art Basel Report: The Outstandingly Excellent Art Critic Linda Yablonsky, Reporting for The New York Times, @ Art Basel 41, Basel, Switzerland

We always listen to, and heed, what Outstandingly Excellent art critic Linda Yablonsky has to say (ex close friends in common, and the like). Linda’s now at Art Basel 41, June 16 through June 20, 2010, in Basel, Switzerland, and she’s reporting on that high-profile scene for T, The New York Times Style Magazine. What’s Linda seen and heard and liked, so far? Please click HERE.

Linda recommends Sergio Prego’s sculpture, “Ikurrina Quarter,” at Art Unlimited. Sebastien Bozon for Agence France-Presse/Getty Images via The New York Times.

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Quote, Unquote

“There are still people who want to criminalize homosexuality one way or another, and I thought it might useful if more heterosexual men admitted that they are a little bit gay, as is everyone, and that homosexuality is a form of love and not just sex.” Christopher Hitchens, The New York Times, June 6th, 2010

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