Posts Tagged ‘review’

Bubbles Set in Stone

Saint james Mood

By Rory Winston “Come meet me in the sky”, sings Lily Allen in her recent hit single Air Balloon – an escapist anthem that asks us to enter an alternate universe in which ‘monkeys run off from zoos’ and ‘ceilings turn into floors’. Reveling in a host of exotic images, the song entreats us to […]


Birds of a Frotta

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By Rory Winston Shortly after Flatiron’s Ciano closed, the genius of a restaurateur, Stratis Morfogen, insouciantly announced, “Well, I’m going back to Italian-American” – this after realizing that his renowned purist of a chef, Shea Gallante, was taking himself out of the picture. The comment, unlike the resulting cuisine, could have been taken with a […]


Aesthetics Sans Frontières

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Dr. Kassir, The Man Behind the Faces By Rory Winston  |  Photography by Kenji Nakamura Oh darling, I absolutely adore that new dress; and where ever did you buy those lovely lips and matching breasts?” Yes, things have certainly changed – especially on the West Coast and Down South where it has become a sign of […]


An Impresario for Our Times

Stefanie Batten Bland

By Rory Winston For all his flaws, Sergei Diaghilev was the quintessential impresario. Beyond scouting out the most exceptional talents of his day, he inspired them to traverse what were otherwise strict boundaries. He created interdisciplinary collaborations that brought diverse artists the likes of Stravinsky, Nijinsky and Picasso under one roof. Whether or not Mikhail […]


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