Head over Heels for Hedwig

Hedwig and the Angry Inch : Theater Review / NY / Broadway / Time : 2014 Spring

By Rory Winston

What would I be writing if Hedwig and the Angry Inch was the name of a real band rather than the fictitious one in the play of that title? Since suspension of disbelief rarely gets easier than when one is under the spell of Neil Patrick Harris, let's begin with our very own mock-rock concert review:

Born of the rubble that had once been the Berlin Wall, the heavily underpublicized glam-meets-punk rock band Hedwig and the Angry Inch hijacked the Belasco Theatre last night in an once-in-a-lifetime performance that showed New Yorkers that tearing down the walls of gender and musical genre alike is still one of the best ways to ‘bring down the house.’ But how did a spin-off project that had recently been no more than the supporting band for rock legend Tommy Gnosis get booked in one of the most prestigious houses on the Great White way? The story seems as twisted as the transgender East German lead singer of the band.

To the Manner Reborn

Interview with singer Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin Artist Profile / NY / By Rory Winston Photos by Michael Loccisano for Getty Images Jewelry by Homage from Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin for Sintessi Fine Jewelry Clothing by Maggie Norris The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you,” stated Gloria Vanderbilt,…

A Conversation with President Clinton

Clinton Global Initiative Meeting on Boosting U.S. Economy

By Trish Regan

I was in Chicago for the third annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting where the focus was on restoring growth to our economy. Bloomberg TV was the exclusive broadcaster from the event and, while there, I had the opportunity to speak with the creator of the event himself, Former President of the United States Bill Clinton.  Bloomberg viewers heard his views on everything from repatriating offshore profits (he’d like to bring money back for use in an infrastructure bank) to the NSA, to Syria and energy independence in the US.  When I asked him if we’d see a Clinton in the White House in 2016, he delivered a line that drew both laughter and applause from the audience. “Chelsea’s still too young,” he joked.  He then went on to stress the importance of looking beyond politics and beyond elections. You can read an excerpt from my interview with the President here.