Alongside Alec Baldwin, director James Toback captures his tumultuous affair with the movie-making business in a new documentary
My introduction to filmmaker James Toback when we meet at HBO's midtown Manhattan office is consistent with the reputation that precedes him: a charismatic gambler always with an angle.
"I was teaching at City College when I was 23 and I was in some gambling trouble," Toback tells me without introduction. ... More
The CEO of the Huffington Post Media Group lets readers check out the view of the newsroom
The Huffington Post Media Group, with its 500+ person newsroom, isn’t exactly a mom-and-pop operation, but that doesn’t prevent its namesake president and editor in chief from playing the part of den mother. Arianna Huffington says she “wants everything to be completely open and transparent” in her downtown Manhattan ... More
A master class in personal style by Italian menswear magnate Gianluca Isaia
On an uncharacteristically warm fall evening, I'm late. Practically running through midtown Manhattan, I'm regretting the cashmere sweater I threw on that morning when the temperature barely surfaced the 50s. A change of clothes would have solved my fall dressing problem, I but as I walk into the showroom of ... More
Marchesa's co-founder is directing her first short film and bringing her signature designs to a most unusual place
There's no denying that Georgina Chapman is a perfectionist. The evidence is everywhere—from her fantastical clothing at Marchesa to her managing of a busy bi-coastal family to the way she eagerly tackles new projects. This year in particular was filled with impressive undertakings for the designer. Chapman presented three collections ... More
“Cancer put me on a tailspin so I could come out the other end of it a rebuilt, reinvented person.”
When she’s acting, Fran Drescher likes to take cues from her real life. Last year’s Happily Divorced, a second act in sitcoms for the former Nanny, was based on Drescher’s relationship with ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson. Lately, though, the New York comedienne has been drawing on her experiences for a ... More
In Hatching Twitter, author Nick Bilton chronicles the brilliance—and the backstabbing—that went into founding the world’s hottest website
The social-media site valued as high as $13 billion was not all that long ago an idea bounced around among friends at a failing San Francisco start-up. In his book Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship and Betrayal, published in November, New York Times columnist ... More
From the Windy City comes a reader of original creations for satirists and sartorialists alike
Pick-up artists, improv, Twitter and cave trout: There's nearly no topic that The Point magazine won't take on in its scholarly, sharp and incredibly accessible pages. Founders and PhD candidates at the University of Chicago, Jon Baskin, Etay Zwick and Jonny Thakkar released the first issue of the ... More
Through his Laughing Man brand, the Prisoners star doubles as a coffee connoisseur
Hugh Jackman is known for being many things—singer, Broadway star, action movie hero—but coffee purveyor? It's true. Since 2010, Jackman, via his Laughing Man label, has been producing organic and fair-trade coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
During a trip to Ethiopia, Jackman came to believe that unique products and ... More
With rarefied and refined collections, young designers have gained a following—and a sense of style beyond their years
Call them contemporaries of The Row (or the Jason Wu effect): They run tight businesses. Their collections are worn by the very best dressed. And compared to their long-established counterparts, their labels are only in their infancy.
In recent years, the new guards of sophisticated style have been young designers creating ... More
Wish to run the rumor mill on today's rich and famous? Columnist George Rush has a few pointers
In the heyday of Rush & Molloy—the Daily News' gossip column capstone—George Rush and Joanna Molloy fed millions with their unmatched celebrity scoops. A new memoir by the husband-and-wife team, Scandal: A Manual (out this month), chronicles their ... More