Posts Tagged ‘Rory Winston’

The Brand Wagon: #3

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Spring Fever By Don Winter & Rory Winston “And every vine-stock is clad in new brilliancies. And wild desire falls like black lightning” wrote Ezrah Pound in his poem Spring. Although Pound didn’t quite have New York in mind when he wrote his paean to Ancient Greek civilization, the local parks are none the wiser […]


LinZ’s Locker: #2

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MOMO WARS : A Bite-Sized Review Written by Lindsey Winter  Drawing by Istvan Ocztos Last weekend my parents and I went to two restaurants. One was Tibetan and the other was Nepalese. Even though the restaurants were different, they both had me begging for more. We went to Phayul Restaurant (the Tibetan restaurant) and Dhaulagiri Kitchen (the Nepalese restaurant.) […]


The Brand Wagon : #2

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The Hook, the Line, & the Unsinkable DeVito/Verdi By Don Winter & Rory Winston “I feel like the advertising of the 60’s, they were nervier. You know why?” proclaimed Jerry Seinfeld, “Because there was less at stake.” Although someone like Don Draper of Mad Men would likely have disagreed with the assessment of having less […]


Country to Country

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By Rory Winston Photos by Mike Coppola​/Getty Images Hair/Makeup: Bella on Demand Beauty Alexander Acosta It’s not enough to be American. You always have to be something else, Irish-American, German-American, and you’d wonder how they’d get along if someone hadn’t invented the hyphen,” wrote the late great Frank McCourt, in Tis: a memoir. Another Irish-American […]


Dressed to the Teeth and Beyond

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By Rory Winston Photos by Michael Loccisano​/Getty Images Hair/Makeup Bella on Demand Beauty Angel Morales Didn’t even need therapy to rehabilitate my smile,” croons Regina Spektor in her song Rejazz. Lucky her. Unlike the Russian born singer-songwriter most people need help with their teeth and occlusion. It’s almost easy to imagine Spektor’s phrase being answered […]


The Brand Wagon: #1

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Airborne with Avión By Don Winter & Rory Winston Privileged Access… Tips from the Top… Memos from a Mogul…? No. We didn’t need one more of those columns that brandished recycled quotes from industrial magnates as though they were surefire formulas for amassing fortunes. Our age had a surfeit of how-to books where Google-searched aphorisms […]


Hearing is Believing

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  By Rory Winston Photos by Noam Galai/Getty Images “I’m waiting for better angels” sings the recently deceased ‘it’s my party’ legend Lesley Gore on her last album Ever Since; and not since Johnny Cash did the legendary cover version of Trent Reznor‘s Hurt has an aging icon found a better fit. Had Stephen Sondheim’s Desiree in A Little […]


Back to the Future

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By Rory Winston Photos by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images Hair/Makeup Bella on Demand Beauty Angel Morales Shortly after Ballet Russe’s Parisian debut of Scheherazade in 1910, couturier Paul Poiret ran from the theater as though seized by a revelation. For the next few months he immersed himself in studying everything from harems to geishas to […]


Media’s Heir Apparent

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By Rory Winston “One day all this will be yours’ begins the hackneyed phrase. As for what ordinarily follows: ‘A tract of land,’ ‘a house,’ or ‘a list of inconsequential chattel.’ What we don’t expect is a gun used by Bonnie and Clyde, an amusement park, a valley’s worth of dolls; that is unless we’re […]


Budapest Drama Festival is a Knockout

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– Enter New Hungarian Dramatists Stage Left, Right and Politically Centered By Rory Winston ‘As shameful as it seems, artists working in a totalitarian dictatorship are often envied by those who work in freedom’, Tom Stoppard related at a conference in the mid-eighties while discussing his recent translation of a Václav Havel play. There was […]


The Pageantry of Promise

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By Rory Winston Expert Guests: Susan Rosenberg & Gabriella Kelen “It’s waltz time once again,” sing the voices onstage as András Deák conducts an excerpt from Merry Widow in this year’s Salute To Vienna at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. Sitting next to me: my very own pair of ‘Wary Widows’ (sic) – two Jewish […]


The Brothers Kassir

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By Rory Winston  Photos by Andrew Walker/Getty Images Hair/Makeup: Bella on Demand Beauty Alexander Acosta and Michael Hodgins​ In 1783, the Montgolfier Brothers launched the world’s first hot air balloon. In 1903, the Wright Brothers invented the first fully powered airplane – a feat that would revolutionize warfare, commerce, travel, technology and society as a […]


The Alt Alternative

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By Rory Winston Photos by Larry Busacca/Getty Images Eliana and Luisel Ramos, Ana Carolina Reston, Isabelle Caro: While the list of renowned models succumbing to anorexia has become all but too familiar, it wasn’t all that long ago when most of the media was oblivious to the damage elicited by the fashion industry in their […]


In Bed with Pop

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By Rory Winston Photos by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images As the mellifluous voice of Ariana DiLorenzo nonchalantly scampers across the unmistakably jagged line “Just because I’m in your bed doesn’t mean I’m yours”, one suspects that the identity of the culprit being addressed could as easily have been all of pop music as the lover alluded […]


THE INDELIBLE DEL

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By Rory Winston Although you may have heard the legendary skull allegory, few people today working outside the field of comedy are familiar with the name Del P. Close. Yes, he’s the guy who on his deathbed bequeathed his skull to be used as a credited prop in the Goodman Theater’s upcoming rendition of Hamlet. […]


Feast between the Lines

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By Rory Winston “I had not understood Parisians until crossing the Pont-Neuf’, wrote Benjamin Franklin. Of course, he failed to mention that to really understand Pont-Neuf would demand an understanding of four hundred years of cultural history. As for trying to understand Les Bouquinistes, the little French restaurant draped alongside the Pont Neuf, well, I […]


Mount to Mount Resuscitation

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By Rory Winston Apex, summit, zenith… it’s difficult to avoid allusions to altitude when referring to outstanding events. Whether it’s the ‘highpoint’ of a journey or the ‘peak’ of one’s career, excellence is something that hangs perpetually overhead. We scale grand heights, live with our heads in the clouds, and – after a lifetime of […]


A Sleeper Hit

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By Rory Winston Without warning, the baritone voice had gone off in my head: “From the People who brought you Cannes Jury Prize winner, Queen Margot, and the Academy Award winner A Man and a Woman, comes an all new rollicking adventure for cinephiles and travelers alike: Sebastopol 123. With a cast of thousands, this […]


Bubbles Set in Stone

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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 […]


Nell’s Bells

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By Rory Winston ‘Luxurious?’ Not in that typically gauche way. ‘Opulent?’ –Wrong track; nothing vainglorious. ‘Posh?’ Well, for a five star hotel with the finest design and amenities it’s actually more friendly than snobby. Elite…? Yes, certainly; but not in that trying-hard-to-make-an-impression kind of way – nothing parvenu about it.


A History of Hedonism

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By Rory Winston Ensconced within a muted realm of marble busts and ivory floors, one can still hear the faint sound of muffled tittering and languid sighs. Perhaps, Philippe the First is at it again – still wandering down a nearby corridor in a lady’s dress while watching Antoine Coypel redecorate his palace; or, perhaps, […]


Wall to Wall: New York, Paris & Helsinki

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Sampsa’s Street Art: a genre 70 years in the making By Rory Winston It was in 1944 at the height of the holocaust when a locally renowned actor staged a performance in Budapest’s largest theater – one regularly frequented by Nazi officials and soldiers alike. The event took place just a few weeks after the […]


Head over Heels for Hedwig

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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 […]


To the Manner Reborn

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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, […]


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